The Last Taboo: abolishing library fines

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2009
Authors
Sifton, Daniel
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
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Many libraries have implemented progressive policies to encourage and increase library usage. In this context of change this article looks at the small but growing number of libraries that have abolished overdue fines in favour of item replacement charges similar to those found at video rental outlets, and encourages other libraries to do the same.
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