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The Download: Digital Commons, the library of the future?

The Download: Digital Commons the library of the future

The Library NEWS || The Washington Post –   Make no mistake: Libraries aren’t just for books anymore. The D.C. Public Library debuted Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on G Street NW last week. The 11,000 square-foot technology center features 80 computers loaded with the latest software, a hands-on display of e-reader devices and a 3D printer. ...

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A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable

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The Library NEWS || The Library Campaign has accused the government of hiding the exact impact of cuts that could cause the closure of a further 400 UK libraries by 2016. As a long-term supporter of the campaign to keep libraries open, I’ve signed petitions and shared articles promoting the virtues of free access to books. I believe in the ...

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Brand Library restoration: A return to grandeur


The Library NEWS || One year into the $9.5-million renovation and seismic retrofit of Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center, the original 1904 mansion of city father Leslie C. Brand is starting to look like itself again. Drab “popcorn” ceilings installed during the estate’s 1956 conversion to a library have been stripped away and replaced with hand-painted Victorian stencil work ...

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Cyber-Library Facilities Popular

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The Library NEWS || Otago Daily Times – The number of people using free internet services at Dunedin libraries is growing at a rapid rate. Almost 27,000 people used free internet at the library in the last financial year and that number is on course to hit 33,000 this financial year. Compare that with 16,478 people who accessed free wireless ...

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