This is a blog about everybody’s libraries: Libraries for everybody, by everybody, shared with everybody, about everything. The reason and focus for the blog is described in more detail in its first two posts: The Rise of Citizen Librarians and Everybody’s Libraries.
The editor and main writer is John Mark Ockerbloom. John works for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and also maintains The Online Books Page. Previous forums and serials he’s run include the Book People mailing list and the Online Books Newsletter. The views expressed on this blog are his alone and are not necessarily those of his employer. Additional authors may be included in the future.
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