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No lumpy leather in this bindery « Behind the scenes

No lumpy leather in this bindery « Behind the scenes | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
No lumpy leather in this bindery
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On a bookbinding journey thanks to the Kenneth Binns Travelling Scholarship « Behind the scenes

On a bookbinding journey thanks to the Kenneth Binns Travelling Scholarship « Behind the scenes | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
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The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.
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The charm of the house library | - Country Life

The charm of the house library |  - Country Life | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Despite the growing popularity of e-books, or perhaps because of it, the country house library is undergoing something of a renaissance, finds Jeremy Musson The country house library has once again found itself in-vogue...
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Brilliantly Bookish: 15 Dazzling Library Designs | WebUrbanist

Brilliantly Bookish: 15 Dazzling Library Designs | WebUrbanist | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
From public archives of knowledge to centers of learning at colleges and universities, libraries are cool so why shouldn't they look the part?
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Moonbot Studios: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, v 3.0

Moonbot Studios: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, v 3.0 | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
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Ebooks unlikely to replace cookbooks

Ebooks unlikely to replace cookbooks | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
While ebooks have been exploding in popularity in recent years, scholars, chefs and those who just love to tool around in the kitchen say it’s not time to stick a fork in the physical cookbook just yet.
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Toward a Library-Publisher Complex for the digital era: Where the money is for both sides -

Toward a Library-Publisher Complex for the digital era: Where the money is for both sides - | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
I live in the Washington suburbs, where ?Military-Industrial Complex? is more than just rhetoric in an Eisenhower speech from 1961. Just across 1-395 from
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Least Stressful Jobs of 2013 - 9. Librarian | CareerCast.com

Least Stressful Jobs of 2013 - 9. Librarian | CareerCast.com | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
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Laboratorio de conservacion Nicolas Yapuguay Del Fondo Antiguo de la compana de Jesus « Behind the scenes

Laboratorio de conservacion Nicolas Yapuguay Del Fondo Antiguo de la compana de Jesus « Behind the scenes | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
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Practising paring, ploughing and paperwork. « Behind the scenes

Practising paring, ploughing and paperwork. « Behind the scenes | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Practising paring, ploughing and paperwork.
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There’s still demand for home libraries and bookcases

There’s still demand for home libraries and bookcases | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Is a home library a quaint relic of the past, more often encountered in a novel than in real life?Not according to a number of architects in recent interviews. Although their clients read e-books on...
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Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation's largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art gallery.
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Decorative Leather Bound Book Care - Old Used Antique Books for Interior Designers, Decorators and the Public - Book Decor

Decorative Leather Bound Book Care - Old Used Antique Books for Interior Designers, Decorators and the Public - Book Decor | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Find antique books, decorating books & leather bound books at Book Decor. We offer interior decorating ideas for homes & offices. Your antique book dealer!
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Decorating gets a spine: Lots of books can shape a room's look

Decorating gets a spine: Lots of books can shape a room's look | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
By the looks of things, nothing beats a good old-fashioned book. That stodgy throwback manages to persist in the most tech-savvy homes -- but not always in the way it was originally intended.
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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community.  David Lanke shares his thoughts on the future of the librarian and library, or learning commons.


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Librarian Patience Has Run out on E-Book Lending Issues, Library Association Says | Digital Book World

Librarian Patience Has Run out on E-Book Lending Issues, Library Association Says | Digital Book World | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
Patience has run out for librarians around the unsolved issue of e-book lending at libraries, according to American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan.
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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.
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It's Time for a National Digital-Library System - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

It's Time for a National Digital-Library System - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
We need a national digital library that includes practical as well as scholarly material, and is easily accessible to everyone.
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At the Library: Butchering, Bowling

At the Library: Butchering, Bowling | Random cool stuff about libraries | Scoop.it
To draw crowds, some facilities are offering much more than books.
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