Arquivo do mês: agosto 2015

National Library of Wales teams up with Wikipedia to share digital images

Those looking for images of the history of Wales, including its medieval past, can now make use of thousands of digital images that have been made available on Wikipedia thanks to the National Library of Wales. In recent months, the … Continuar lendo

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¿Mató la tecnología al libro o le dio una nueva vida?

El libro ha muerto… ¡larga vida al libro! En un momento parecía que el auge de los libros digitales a precios muy baratos y de lectores electrónicos como el Kindle de Amazon y el Nook de Barnes & Noble suponían … Continuar lendo

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Libraries need bricks, not just clicks

Reel-to-reel tapes being moved within the British Library basements Photo: British Library Sound Archive Bricks are the signature material of the British Library. More than ten million of them went into its construction and, since the doors were opened on Monday … Continuar lendo

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How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide

 The 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival drew impressive crowds to the picturesque Colorado mountain town in late June, inspiring audiences to “indulge in their curiosity.” In a conversation with The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, New York Public Library president and CEO Tony Marx … Continuar lendo

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A Library of Good Ideas

In 2010, the administrators of the Deschutes Public Library system, in the beautiful high desert region of central Oregon, had a great idea. As part of their extensive research about their patrons’ library use and needs, they would also film … Continuar lendo

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Libraries Are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States

Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: NancyRoque/Wikimedia Commons) In the Chicago area, there’s a nearly exact replica of a 10-year-old boy’s head. It’s not an exact replica because, last year, he had a cranial defect. Doctors needed to … Continuar lendo

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NYPL and Library Simplified

New York is a place known for risk taking, for innovation, for not being satisfied with the status quo. Nowhere is that as evident in the library world as with the New York Public Library, and their current projects to … Continuar lendo

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