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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Of Real and Digital Libraries by Roy Tennant

Of Real and Digital Libraries by Roy Tennant- "I arrived by chance in Jackson County, OR, the day after its 15 libraries were shut down on April 6. I was visiting Ashland, OR, with my family, home to the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival and also to Southern Oregon University, which has a 93-acre park for a city of 21,500 people. The town has many civic and cultural amenities. Except now, that list doesn't include libraries. An election for a three-year property tax was to be held May 15. How Jackson County ended up without library service, especially after recently building new facilities, is a long story, too long for this column...." Library Journal

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