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Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review

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"So the Occupy Wall Street movement quickly acquired a library-not because information is needed. What with Google, Twitter, Facebook, and various streaming video sites, the movement is awash in information. It's more a way to define the community through a culturally meaningful form of sharing, a physical impulse to pass books from one hand to another. It's what you do when you come together: you pool your books so that they can be browsed and shared. Sharing books is communal nourishment, like breaking bread."

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librarian.net » The temporary autonomous library at Occupy Boston, an interview with Kristin Parker

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“The A-Z Library is a partnership made up of the Boston Radical Reference Collective, the Progressive Librarians Guild of Simmons College and Metacomet Books of Plymouth, MA, run by John Ford who recognized a need for a durable setting for books at Dewey Square (the Occupy Boston site). He graciously installed a military tent and brought in a third of his own personal book collection. Other donations soon arrived through the librarians and members of the public. The library has been up and running for more than 2 weeks now."

 

 

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