Digital Library Lending Up 130% in 2011

If you build it, they will come. Not just words of wisdom from a Kevin Costner movie anymore, but the experience of libraries across America. They’ve seen a triple-digit jump in the amount of digital lending during the last year …

Yes, You Can Surf Porn at New York City Libraries

If you’ve always wanted to surf porn fearlessly and in full view of the world, it looks like New York City’s many libraries are happy to let you.

Or if not happy, at least obliged to. Put another way (and to invoke Cole Porter), it seems just about anything goes at the city’s more than 200 library branches.

Public libraries …

Apple Beats Google in the Race to the Music Cloud

In technology’s newest arms race, it appears Apple may have beaten out Google in the dash to the cloud.

According to a new report from Reuters, Apple has finished working on a new iTunes-based music service that would allow users to transfer their music libraries onto remote servers. In addition to freeing up valuable hard drive …