The Little Big Red Bookstore That Couldn’t

06/08/2011 § 4 Comments

Herald of Borders

Sign waver standing on the corner of Strander and Andover Prkwy E.

I’ve written on my own blog about my feelings as a Borders employee and the company’s collapse. In this post I intend to dissect why Borders failed, and what it means for books, bookstores, and libraries. There are a lot of factors that led to Big Red Books’ down fall, there are a lot of factors that led to its success. These factors affect us in library land as well, so they bear looking into.

The Rise of Big Red Books

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[Series] TMI #1 and #2 – Two Minute Insights

22/01/2011 § 1 Comment

We are proud to introduce a shortcast series to the hacklibschool empire. TMI (Two Minute Insights) will be a semi-regular podcast sort of thing where a member of the HackLibSchool team will call a LIS professional with one question and a two minute time slot for that person to answer. The goal is to get short, interesting insights to the life of someone working in the field, and also to move the conversation out of text and into different media. (Basically, I got tired of reading all the time, and I listen to lots of podcasts.)

Round one of TMI – Melissa Rochelle talking about what it means to be an emerging technology librarian in rural Arizona, and Andy Woodworth explaining his #andypoll series on Twitter. Listen below!

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