Calgary Library System Sets Borrowing Record
From the Calgary Herald:
The Calgary Public Library set a borrowing record in 2011, making it the sixth-busiest municipal library system in North America, behind only Toronto, three New York City libraries and Los Angeles.
Borrowing in 2011 was up more than a half million from the previous year. A record 17 million items were borrowed by library cardholders, including 322,000 e-books for use on tablets and e-readers.
E-books are still only a tiny portion of all the things we lend,” [Grant] Kaiser, [a library spokesperson] said. “At the end of the day, people love books. E-books are fantastic for convenience, but the good old book will be around for a long time to come.”
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.