Tag Archives: Libraries

How Librarians Can Fight QAnon – The Atlantic

As “Do the research” becomes a rallying cry for conspiracy theorists, classical information literacy is not enough.

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Source: How Librarians Can Fight QAnon – The Atlantic

The Best Book Repair Tape for Maintaining Your Tomes

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A list of the best book repair tape for keeping your collection in top shape.

A broken spine, loose covers, and ripped pages are unwelcome sights in anyone’s library. Thankfully, a simple roll of tape can assist with repairs. While it might be tempting to reach for whatever masking tape or cellophane tape you have on hand, you’ll achieve much better results if you purchase specialty repair tape that is stronger and stretchier to provide better protection over both level and rounded surfaces.

These tapes also tend to be acid free, especially important if you’re fixing valuable volumes. Find the best tape for your needs—whether you’re patching up slim zines, heavy monographs, or beloved art history texts—in our roundup of favorites below.


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Source: The Best Book Repair Tape for Maintaining Your Tomes

Free e-books: Where to get them

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Look: It’s cold. The news is depressing. New movies and TV shows have ground to a halt. It won’t stop snowing. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so tack on six more weeks of winter. Time to curl up with a good book.

Source: Free e-books: Where to get them

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90604895/how-to-get-free-ebooks-kindle-library

Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.
An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.

From cloud services to smart assistants, campus libraries are rewriting the book on innovation.

“A few years ago, for example, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library moved all its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. It has never looked back, says Bob Price, the library’s associate dean of technology and digital strategies.”

Source: Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

In Praise of Public Libraries | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books

Haizhan Zheng/Getty Images Bates Hall, the reading room at the Boston Public Library, 2017
Haizhan Zheng/Getty Images Bates Hall, the reading room at the Boston Public Library, 2017

 

A public library is predicated on an ethos of sharing and egalitarianism. It is nonjudgmental. It stands in stark opposition to the materialism and individualism that otherwise define our culture. It is defiantly, proudly, communal. The sociologist Eric Klinenberg reminds us that libraries were once called palaces for the people. Klinenberg is interested in the ways that common spaces can repair our fractious and polarized civic life. And though he argues in his new book that playgrounds, sporting clubs, diners, parks, farmer’s markets, and churches—anything, really, that puts people in close contact with one another—have the capacity to strengthen what Tocqueville called the cross-cutting ties that bind us to those who in many ways are different from us, he suggests that libraries may be the most effective.

Source: In Praise of Public Libraries | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books

How to find great books online – The Verge

Find fantastic fiction for your phone or tablet…

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

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Library of Congress aims for ambitious transformation

The Library of Congress has an ambitious plan to overhaul the visitor experience. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Library of Congress has an ambitious plan to overhaul the visitor experience. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Library of Congress is preparing a massive overhaul funded through a private-public partnership that aims to “transform the visitor experience.”

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NC State is home to the library of the future — Quartz

Technologies come and go, but libraries are forever.

Source: NC State is home to the library of the future — Quartz

Get Excited: The New York Public Library Is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition | Smart News | Smithsonian

Winnie-the-Pooh dolls owned by A.A. Milne's son Christopher Robin (Jonathan Blanc/NYPL)
Winnie-the-Pooh dolls owned by A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin (Jonathan Blanc/NYPL)

Come 2020, new gallery will feature a rotating trove of artifacts drawn from NYPL’s 46 million-strong collection of treasures

Source: Get Excited: The New York Public Library Is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition | Smart News | Smithsonian

Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Lou Reed Archive has been processed and is now available to users. The Lou Reed Archive documents the history of Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet, writer, photographer, and tai-chi student through his own extensive papers, photographs, recordings and other materials. The archive spans Reed’s creative life—from his 1958 Freeport High School band, the Shades, to his final performances in 2013.

Source: Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library