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Schenectady Library plans same impact on less money

Stability sought over long term

Schenectady County's Central Library is located on Clinton Street.
Schenectady County's Central Library is located on Clinton Street.
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County officials say restructuring the Schenectady County Public Library does not include layoffs or closing branches, even though the system is facing a half-million dollar decrease in its funding this year. The plan, crafted by a panel established by the library’s board of trustees, cuts service hours and shifts personnel. County officials say most library patrons will see a smooth transition to the more fiscally sustainable model, likely go into effect in July. “We like ...

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SchenectadyScott
April 21, 2013
11:53 a.m.

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Video Killed the Radio Star......The Internet...killed the Library...nice building though....seeing that even the lowest of income people have smart phones and the world at their fingertips....the library...is like and 8 Track player.

ajdjr73
April 21, 2013
3:07 p.m.

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Not exactly Scott, close, but no cigar. The internet is available at the library. And in Schenectady and beyond in many many many locales, the LIBRARY is the only place that some people can access the INTERNET for free. (without buying food or high priced coffee) Just like you watch more than one channel on cable TV, people can use more than one form of storage media to review and collect information. Digital information storage and transmission is great, but its not a panacea. I have seen many a business come to their knees when their technology goes down and their employees don't know how to make change for a $10 bill, add a column of 3 numbers representing 3 products a customer wants to purchase, and so on. There is always something to be said for analog processes and low tech.

SchenectadyScott
April 21, 2013
3:28 p.m.

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I am not arguing with you....This is the masses....I am an analog guy...I do not have these modern conveniences...I prefer Tube Amplifiers over solid state. Low tech...which I do not take as low tech...there is warmth to that...I also prefer books and the library over kindle or iPad. I was only stating the place society is in and where the Library fits in today's society...not my place in time.

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