WHAT SHOULD A HOME FOR OLD BOOKS look like in a digital age? The Harvard Library has grappled with this issue (see “Gutenberg 2.0”). Now, the University of Oxford has unveiled its attempt to answer that question in the form of the Weston Library, its new facility for reading, teaching, exhibiting, and digitizing the Bodleian Library system’s rare materials and special collections. The £80-million, five-year construction project transforms the interior of the building once known as the “New Bodleian” (which served mainly as a book depository with some reading rooms and office space attached) into a somewhat eclectic mix of spaces deemed vital parts of a twenty-first-century rare books library: a cavernous exhibition hall, a lecture theater, digital-ready classrooms, conservation and imaging workshops, office space for visiting scholars, a café, and (of course) stacks and reading rooms—all in six aboveground stories, with three more staff-only stories of underground stacks.
Have you ever sat in a meeting and wished silently that the person holding the floor would shut up? Would you prefer quiet time to get work done to a talky decision-making session? If so, you may be an introvert.
Libraries are in rough shape these days. Long treasured as bastions of knowledge, they’re being assailed on two fronts: funding cuts and technological disruption. Why borrow a book when you’ve got the Internet and a Kindle?But rumors of the library’s demise are greatly exaggerated. The challenges that libraries face have spurred their radical reinvention as makerspaces and digital archives built to last thousands of years. The libraries of the future will preserve and transmit knowledge as alway
The city's library presidents will make their case to the City Council this morning for increased funding and a boost in capital dollar spending to repair what they call a “maintenance crisis” across the city’s 207 libraries.
The presidents of the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Library will release a report detailing the libraries' state of disrepair at a press conference on the steps of City Hall ahead of the Council’s Committee on Libraries preliminary budget hearing.
In their report, titled "Long Overdue NYC’s $1 Billion Library Fine," the library presidents say the system is in dire need of capital upgrades that range from fixing cooling and heating problems to repairing broken elevators and malfunctioning windows.
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“She is not about ‘business as usual,’ ” says Neverending Search blogger Joyce Valenza, of Michelle Luhtala. “She pulls us forward in her thought, principles, and actions. She pushes access and intellectual freedom.”
Are you looking for a fantastic library to study in? Then look no further than our list of the top 50 Amazing College Libraries. We examined and evaluated hundreds of libraries from around the country and after careful consideration, have come up with our list of the 50 best. These libraries offer amazing on-campus experiences, …
Libraries are remarkable places. They serve as the collective memory of society, indeed of our civilization. They are places of inspiration, of learning, and of opportunity. They offer opportunity for reflection and for interaction - with...
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