This last edition of the column begins with the disadvantages of sleeping in the library and ends with 60-year-old overdue loans, but in between are alternate ways of using different technology to access information!
Sleeping in the library is trending on the internet, not because it is a nice pastime, but because it is one of the most viral trends of the year.
The real advice is that falling asleep in public places such as libraries is not good. A lot of wild reactions to the picture of a girl sleeping in a university library has caused all sorts, as “photo-shoppers”have had a field day, putting the sleeper in all sorts of situations – in Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video, dancing with Michael Jackson and more.
Derrick Lewis on 26th August reported that an Orange County library had made wi-fi devices available for rural internet users.
It is helping rural families make faster connections, and it is free to try the device which can be borrowed for 3 weeks and renewed twice if no one else has booked to use it.
Oyelude, A.A. (2016), "What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere – alternate technology use – 03 – 2016", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 No. 10, pp. 15-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-11-2016-0056
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