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unfashionable libraries

For $40 you can have a iphone case that looks like it was taken from a library that doesn’t believe in patron privacy. As much as I adore the idea that someone would be checking out a Shakespeare book nearly … Continue reading

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What is going on with New York’s public libraries?

I know people are probably pretty up on the general level of change, upheaval and consternation that are happening surrounding NYPLs big changes, most notably the changes at the Central Library but also the closure and sale of the Mid-Manhattan … Continue reading

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storytime: hunting a time capsule at NYPL and elsewhere

Thomas Lannon occasionally posts on NYPLs blog. He is the assistant curator of their manuscripts and archives department. He also figures into this Fast Company story about a time capsule created by a group called the Modern Historic Records Association. … Continue reading

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living inside the library, some photos

A comment in my previous post led to a blog post, nominally about NYC’s Fashion Week, but including some photos of the apartment over the 67th Street Branch of NYPL. Grandpa’s Grandpa was a Norwegian immigrant. He lived on East … Continue reading

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Angry Birds for the Thinking Person – National Library of Finland crowdsources fixing OCR errors

A nice long post from ReadWriteWeb about how the National Library of Finland has created some microtasking games to help get the OCR errors in their massive digitzation project fixed up. Related, a panel at NYPL from a few days … Continue reading

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