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Libraries can be nurturing, awesome, inituitive to use, churlish, brutishly dashing or as drab as yesterday's underpants.
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Libraries Dust Off Quiet Image With Innovations - Newsweek

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... Prototype Fund to test earlier-stage ideas.
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Academia welcomes new skills - Boston Globe

Academia welcomes new skills - Boston Globe | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Demand for professionals to work in online learning, fund-raising, and services for an increasingly diverse pool of students is booming.
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16 Breathtakingly Beautiful Libraries From Around The World

16 Breathtakingly Beautiful Libraries From Around The World | Library obsession | Scoop.it
What book lover doesn't cherish warm memories of browsing stacks at her college, or attending story time in his hometown? The knowledge housed in libraries can be a comfort, but the delights to be had when visiting them are many.
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Queensland Hot Modernism on show: State Library architecture series

Queensland Hot Modernism on show: State Library architecture series | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The unique identity of Queensland architecture is now on display, the State Library of Queensland launching the exhibition 'Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75'. ...
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Massive 'Museum of the Bible' Takes Huge Leap Forward - Charisma News

Massive 'Museum of the Bible' Takes Huge Leap Forward - Charisma News | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Top-tier organizations are joining forces for this one-of-a-kind museum.
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Community Post: 7 Coolest "Little Free Libraries"

Community Post: 7 Coolest "Little Free Libraries" | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Have you seen these book nooks pop up in your town? Check out these seriously cool designs and find out how you can set up your own Little Free Library!
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Vintage Looking Noveltree Bookshelf Ladder Inspired by Classic Libraries

Vintage Looking Noveltree Bookshelf Ladder Inspired by Classic Libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Inspired by classic libraries which hold towering high shelves to store old literature, the Noveltree by Nieuwe Heren is our star design project for the day
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This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One.

This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Who said water and books don't mix!...

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can we have one for Sydney Harbour?

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Libraries Should Be More Like Coffee Shops, Says British Report

Libraries Should Be More Like Coffee Shops, Says British Report | Library obsession | Scoop.it
British libraries might be getting a very Starbucks-esque makeover soon. According to the recommendations from the recently released Independent Library Report for England, the key to saving libraries might be to add coffee shop-like amenities, including free WiFi, a comfortable environment, and

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books? | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how long it takes to read The Great Gatsby (2.62 hours) compared to Atlas Shrugged (31.22 hours)? If so, you'll like this infographic by Personal Creations. It's similar to an infogra...

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This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries

This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Calgary's Snhetta-designed public library will ditch reception desks for something a little more 21st century.
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What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain

What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Looking at buildings designed for contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive, measurable effects on your mental state.

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Books by design make for meaningful decor - Detroit Free Press

Books by design make for meaningful decor - Detroit Free Press | Library obsession | Scoop.it
"Repurposing books honors them," says Meredith Wing, an architecture student.
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Berkeley Public Library West Branch deemed first 'net zero' energy library in ... - Daily Californian

Berkeley Public Library West Branch deemed first 'net zero' energy library in ... - Daily Californian | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Approximately a year after reopening, the Berkeley Public Library’s West Branch has been deemed the first "net zero" energy library in the state.Read More…
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Danish Modern: 48 hours in Copenhagen with Airbnb Co-Founder - Yahoo Travel

Danish Modern: 48 hours in Copenhagen with Airbnb Co-Founder - Yahoo Travel | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Joe Gebbia of Airbnb tells where to go in Copenhagen for a weekend getaway.
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Library Resource Finder: Location & Availability for: Library architecture + design

Library Resource Finder: Location & Availability for: Library architecture + design | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Cool new book: "Library Architecture + Design"/Manuela Roth; features 69 new libraries around the world, incl. photos http://t.co/itHMIo9wZ1
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University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures

University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures | Library obsession | Scoop.it
We invited you to help us document the university library of the 21st century.
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26 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Libraries That Every Book Worm Will Love

26 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Libraries That Every Book Worm Will Love | Library obsession | Scoop.it
This list covers the most impressive old and new libraries around the world!
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First Look Inside The Boston Library's Astonishing, Colorful Renovation - WBUR

First Look Inside The Boston Library's Astonishing, Colorful Renovation - WBUR | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The renovated second floor is sleek, colorful, mod, with lots of sunlight streaming in.
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ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries

ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it

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Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph

Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Boost in visitors to the British Library suggests the rise of the digital age has left people craving 'real human encounters and physical artefacts'

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Living Knowledge – a new vision for the British Library 2015-23 - YouTube

Living Knowledge (launched 12 Jan 2015) is the British Library’s new vision outlining where the Library wants to be by the time of its 50th anniversary in 20...

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Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014

Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014 | Library obsession | Scoop.it
See our top 12 (so far) list of new Australian libraries for 2014.
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