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People-Powered Research Enables Large Scale Projects

Many of us are familiar with the concept of crowdfunding. Companies like Kickstarter allow anyone with an idea to solicit funds to make it a reality by posting their proposal online to invite anyone to donate money. Tens of thousands of people have contributed to the creation of new technology, music, software programs. Even canceled-but-beloved television shows like Reading Rainbow have been reborn thanks to the efforts of Kickstarter campaigns.

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Santa Clarita Library and JukePop: A New Collaboration for Independent, Self-published EBooks

Did you say….Serial fiction??
One library is working with a tech start-up to give patrons “free addictive fiction published one chapter at a time.”

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Kickstarting Projects at the Library

Back in April, I stumbled across an article about a library in Illinois that was trying to crowdfund enough money to purchase a 9 foot tall statue of The Incredible Hulk for their branch. Comic books and libraries, what’s not to love?