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The search for reinvention of libraries from the deepest belief in the social relevance of a save harbour in the public domain
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Deze Colombiaanse vuilnisman spaarde een bibliotheek van 20.000 boeken bij elkaar

Deze Colombiaanse vuilnisman spaarde een bibliotheek van 20.000 boeken bij elkaar | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Bibliotheekvestigingen, Nederland telt er dit jaar – ondanks alle bezuinigingen – altijd nog meer dan duizend. De Colombiaanse hoofdstad Bogotá telt er negentien, op een inwonersaantal van 8,5 miljoen. Reden voor een Colombiaanse vuilnisman om zelf een bibliotheek op te richten.
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Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books

Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A British teacher has set up a library in France’s growing refugee camp, and is asking for donations. We look at other libraries created in crisis situations
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You picked the world’s 10 most beautiful libraries

You picked the world’s 10 most beautiful libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
BBC Culture asked readers to share the most beautiful libraries they’ve ever visited anywhere in the world. Here’s what you chose.
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Berkeley Residents Protest 'Library-Gate' After Books Go Missing

Berkeley Residents Protest 'Library-Gate' After Books Go Missing | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Berkeley booklovers, retired librarians, council members and authors expressed discontent Wednesday at a news conference in front of the city's library over the way library officials are weeding books from the library's collection.

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Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books

Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Members of the public are asked to donate new books to help combat a 'pause' in funding in Birmingham
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Why libraries matter - Macleans.ca

Why libraries matter - Macleans.ca | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Despite the benefits of the digital revolution, the history of the library reveals a mutable survivor that's vital for democracy
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Schopenhauer: On Reading and Books

Schopenhauer: On Reading and Books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
One of the most timeless meditations on reading comes from the 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
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So libraries in Birmingham won't be buying new books and one is asking for donations. - YouTube

So libraries in Birmingham won't be buying new books and one is asking for donations. Unacceptable or fair enough?

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Libraries becoming feature of Abu Dhabi landscape due to public demand | The National

Libraries becoming feature of Abu Dhabi landscape due to public demand | The National | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Plans for four new libraries are afoot, in addition to the three community libraries that have opened since 2012 and the four traditional libraries that have opened since 2010.
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Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality

Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The program is part of a statewide effort focused on early education. 

Children typically come to the library to be read to, but Christina Roseli of the Placerville Library in California’s Gold Country is reversing that dynamic. Instead of the children going to the library, she is going to them, in a one-of-a-kind program in California.

Several days a month, Roseli, an early childhood literacy specialist, drives miles from the library to rural areas of the sprawling county, where she sings and reads to children in family child care homes, which are small day care centers where the adult residents of the homes are the care providers.

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Homeless library patrons must park their gear at the door

Homeless library patrons must park their gear at the door | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

City librarian Misty Jones had a thorny problem for city attorney Jan Goldsmith: how much gear can homeless readers take in from the cold?

“Some library patrons have asked to bring all of their belongings, including four-foot-tall rolling carts containing boxes and bedrolls, into the Mission Valley Branch Library computer lab and the San Ysidro Branch Library,” according to Goldsmith’s July 16 legal memo to Jones on the subject. “The patrons indicated that they have disabilities and keep their medicine in the carts. You have asked what the City’s legal responsibility is with regard to providing reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

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Conference Paper: “Promoting Public Library Sustainability through Data Mining: R and Excel”

Conference Paper: “Promoting Public Library Sustainability through Data Mining: R and Excel” | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The following paper (14 pages; PDF) will be presented at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC 2015)  that begins on August 15th in Cape Town, South Africa.
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UM reopens medical library without books - Detroit Free Press

UM reopens medical library without books - Detroit Free Press | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
After a $55 million overhaul, the Taubman Health Sciences Library is rethinking of what a medical library should be.
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Little library, big skills

Little library, big skills | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Bianca Ayala, 7, of Albany picks out a book Friday from Pat Mason's Little Free Library in the front yard of her Albany home. 

It's just a hunch, but Pat Mason is pretty sure she's right: Little Free Libraries like hers might be more than just a cure for the summertime blues. She's convinced they could help build the literacy skills of children new to English.

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Library Cards Without Libraries? How About Unicorns, Too? - Publishing Perspectives

Library Cards Without Libraries? How About Unicorns, Too? - Publishing Perspectives | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
After the UK government suggested all 8-year-olds get library cards, author Chris White countered with a letter lamenting the lack of library funds. By Dennis Abrams In the UK, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for…
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How libraries changed the lives of visually impaired people in Edinburgh

How libraries changed the lives of visually impaired people in Edinburgh | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Edinburgh City Libraries recently won the annual Jodi Awards for best use of technology to widen access to information, learning, collections and creativity for disabled people in museums, librarie...
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Outrage in Birmingham

Outrage in Birmingham | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Editorial It was the shock of the image that did it.  A picture of a poster from a Birmingham library asking for donations as “we are no longer purchasing any new books or newspapers”.  After all, this is Birmingham, the home of the massive new...
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I love the new Birmingham Library – and I hate what’s happening to it | Lynsey Hanley

I love the new Birmingham Library – and I hate what’s happening to it | Lynsey Hanley | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The city’s new library cost £188m and opened in 2013. Yet with public sector cuts it’s falling to bits and asking for public donations of books
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Did technology kill the book or give it new life? - BBC News

Did technology kill the book or give it new life? - BBC News | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Technology has had a very disruptive effect on the book publishing and retailing industries, but has it also given the book a new lease of life?
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Homeless Pupil Gets Straight A*s And Wins A Place At Cambridge - Ater Spending 12 Hours A Day In The Library

Homeless Pupil Gets Straight A*s And Wins A Place At Cambridge - Ater Spending 12 Hours A Day In The Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

A homeless pupil has achieved four A*s and won a place to study law at Cambridge University after spending 12 hours a day in his sixth-form library.

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Advice for Academic Librarianship: Think Like Ford | From the Bell Tower

Advice for Academic Librarianship: Think Like Ford | From the Bell Tower | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Even if things are going well at your library, it may be a good exercise to question what would happen if things change even more radically then they already have and what we’ve always done is no longer what people want or need.
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ISIS Threat Forces Baghdad Library to Digitalize Library

ISIS Threat Forces Baghdad Library to Digitalize Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The Baghdad National Library is digitizing their papers and manuscripts before militant groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) move in.
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British Library releases over a million public domain images

British Library releases over a million public domain images | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The British Library uploaded over one million scanned images to Flickr, designating them as public domain for all to share and use. Quartz has an article about the project.

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ALA Releases “Library Privacy Guidelines for E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors” | LJ INFOdocket

ALA Releases “Library Privacy Guidelines for E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors” | LJ INFOdocket | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
From the American Library Association: On June 29, 2015, the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee approved a new document, Library Privacy Guidelines for E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors.
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