digital library

Quartz foresees the end of the library (as we know it), but misses the bigger picture

By Nate Hoffelder, editor of The Digital Reader
August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

With more and more libraries going bookless to free up space for other uses, the form of the modern library is rapidly shifting from a primary focus on warehousing books to better serving library patrons. Quartz noticed the trend on Sunday, leading the librarian who wrote the post to argue that: [...]

National digital library endowment proposal makes Education Week

By David Rothman
May 13, 2015 // 3 Comments

LibraryCity’s proposal for a national digital library endowment has now made the leading publication in the field of K-12 education—not just philanthropy (Chronicle of Philanthropy) and libraries (Library Journal). Education Week has published a 1,300-word essay with a home-page link. Also [...]

The world’s largest ever indoor photo – and it’s a library

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most monumental photographs ever made, and still apparently the largest single indoor image (by information density) ever created, is in fact the interior of a library. The Strahov Philosophical Library in Prague dates back to the 18th century, part of an older monastery complex founded [...]

Put your e-books on a shelf with Digital Library Wallpaper

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

One of the problems paper bibliophiles often cite in e-books is that you can’t show off your e-book collection on your shelves. It’s all hidden inside a computer. But Engaget reports that Vodaphone Romania has found a clever way around that as part of its own e-book lending program. which it [...]

Family literacy and K-12 success: How a well-stocked public e-library system for the U.S. could help our students catch up with ‘The Smartest Kids in the World’

By David Rothman
October 21, 2013 // 1 Comment

Amanda Ripley, who has written on education for Time Magazine and the Atlantic, is out with a new book that might upset some traditional PTA stalwarts and other boosters of after-school activities if they don’t pick up the nuances about literacy here. No, Ms. Ripley, a fellow at the New American [...]

The wonderful, virtual world of Minecraft libraries

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

As few geeks will need telling, Minecraft is the virtual world’s answer to Lego, allowing users to build online (and often cooperatively) just about anything they can imagine. And as you might guess, with over 33 million users as of early September 2013, quite a few libraries have been built [...]

Is Holland's DOK Delft the most advanced library in the world?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Netherlands has thrown up one of the more inspiring pieces of modern library design in the shape of Bibliotheek DOK (Library Concept Center) in Vermeer’s old home city of Delft. According to the library architecture resource Celsius, DOK Delft was built “to become and remain the [...]

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer

By David Rothman
January 1, 2013 // 10 Comments

If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up electronically today for 10 e-book copies of The Racketeer, John Grisham’s new novel about the murder [...]

National Library of France revamps online search

By libertyc
March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Information Age: The Bibliothèque nationale de France has revamped the search engine for its online library, Gallica. Founded in 1997, the site contains over 120,000 volumes and thousands of image and recordings. In a bid to improve the accessibility of Gallica, the institution selected [...]

International Music Score Library Project for free music scores

By Paul Biba
March 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here’s what they say about themselves: Welcome to the portal page of the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores [...]

Hebrew University’s Einstein Archives To Go Online

By libertyc
March 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

From an Article by Ben Hartman (Jerusalem Post): Albert Einstein will go digital in the coming months, as the Hebrew University of Jerusalem begins a project to digitize the German-Jewish physicist’s archives. The digitization is expected to take around one year and then the over 80,000 documents [...]

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