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9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Starting in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government did something that might seem odd: it paid artists to make art.
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Europeana Releases First Free iPad App | europeana

Europeana Releases First Free iPad App | europeana | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces you to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them. Designed by Glimworm IT during a Europeana hackathon, the app provides an easy introduction to Europe’s glorious art treasury through five specially curated themes: Maps and Plans, Treasures of Art, Treasures of the Past, Treasures of Nature and Images of the Past.
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Downloaded and it looks like a very rich collection!

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Books on Buildings: 20 Bookish Murals From Around the World, By Emily Temple

Books on Buildings: 20 Bookish Murals From Around the World, By Emily Temple | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

...we caught a glimpse of this beautiful bookish fresco over at the Picador Book Room, we realized we’d been missing a whole category — street art honoring authors and characters is all very good, but how about the books themselves? After the jump, we’ve put together a roundup of fantastic book murals on buildings from Russia to Sardinia

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Great mural art from around the world with bookish themes!

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Gurney Journey: Archivist’s Top Ten Tips for art preservation

Gurney Journey: Archivist’s Top Ten Tips for art preservation | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Illustrator James Gurney learns Norman Rockwell Museum Archivist's top 10 tips: http://t.co/ZrjMtYfR...

 

A list of ten things working artists can do to make the life of future archivists and conservators a little happier:

1. Get art and books out of the basement and attic.

2. Store things flat and unfolded.

3. If you must use commercial tape, remove it as soon as you can.

4. Put paper works in acid-free folders.

5. Photocopy thermal faxes.

6. Sign and date each piece, even sketches.

7. Use pencil rather than pen or marker.

8. Keep art out of direct sun.

9. Shoot your art and store the shots elsewhere.

10. Back up your computer work.

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Librarians give old books new life when space becomes scarce - The Collegian

Librarians give old books new life when space becomes scarce - The Collegian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
When library books age, it's up to the librarians to save them — or artists, in some cases. By Kirsten Mahon/nw/multimedia editor To avoid destroying library books deemed old, SE Campus librarian Lillian Cano constructed a wall of books with colors arranged in a rainbow. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian When library books age, it’s up to the librarians to save them — or artists, in some cases. NE library director Mark Dolive has trouble letting books “get chewed up” when it’s time to weed out the dusty novels. “When you buy new books, you may have to get rid of books,” he said. Libraries have limited space, so the process of elimination is complicated. Librarians rely on content, age and relevance to determine which books need the “chew” and which ones get to stay. Historical books normally stay longer while health, science and technology textbooks must be consistently replaced, Dolive said. “Technology can go out of date,” he said. “For health programs, it’s no more than five years.”
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25 hilarious & inspiring street art & mural works about books, libraries and reading - Ebook Friendly

25 hilarious & inspiring street art & mural works about books, libraries and reading - Ebook Friendly | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art
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Very inspiring street and mureal art celebrating books, reading and the library!!

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Mindful reasons to revisit our local libraries » Mindful Living Network

Mindful reasons to revisit our local libraries » Mindful Living Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"With free information online, many people question the value of public libraries. Unfortunately, they're overlooking how important these institutions are to our community..."

 

"Here are Mindful reasons (from Public Libraries online) for why we should revisit our local libraries:

 

Community builders: Local libraries not only address local social problems, but also preserve historic artifacts and relevant histories.

Centers of diversity: They provide information about diverse cultures. They also offer programs and sources for immigrants and non-English speakers.

Centers of art: Public libraries provide space and information for free art exploration and expression.

Education: Writers of this Public Libraries article call libraries “the people’s university,” providing knowledge for all, regardless of socioeconomic statuses.

Guardians of knowledge: Our libraries help with child development, not only by providing books but also programs like summer reading and tutoring."

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