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The Grolier Club: n. 19 of the 50 Obscure and Amazing Places To Visit in 2017

Established in 1884, the stately Grolier Club is a center for the celebration of the beauty and art of books.  As the oldest bibliophilia club in North America, the private club has been in its current home on the Upper

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Nimble – a concept of using augmented reality in library

Nimble – Augmented Reality book-based library from Sures Kumar TS on Vimeo. Nimble is a concept by Google engineer Sures Kumar; it is based on using augmented reality in libraries, such as a digital library card that navigates you to

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The Haskell Free Library and Opera House

The Haskell Library is famous for being built on the border of the US and Canada, in the province of Quebec and Vermont. The black border strip divides the building into two parts, but since all the books – 20,000

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FDR Library Launches Holocaust Project

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project, which will bring together Holocaust documents dispersed in various collections throughout its archive. The papers of Rudolph Vrba, who, at 19, escaped

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Lost and Hidden Cultural Treasures in Archives Waiting to be Discovered

While “wild” and “discovery” are not words people typically associate with conducting research in archives, libraries, and museums, maybe they are more relevant than we might at first think. Turpin points out in his introduction to the University Of Iowa Press’ first edition print, as part of their Iowa Whitman Series, that like Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, “plenty of American authors have left books in the dark” (xiv), which leaves me to wonder what other great works are hidden and tucked away in archives that we are yet to discover. This sense of uncertainty of what items and treasures may lie in our collections still waiting to discovered, make archives, libraries, and museums, a tad wild. — And what’s not to like about that?

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Trump’s proposed budget will eliminate funding to museums, libraries, and artists

This article is about the POTUS’s new budget plan in which he proposes budget cuts for  the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,

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Checking out real stories at the ‘Human Library’

This was an interesting program that the San Diego Central Library ran. Basically, patrons could come and chat with a diverse selection of people in one-on-one interviews about their lives. Some talked about being disabled, others transgender, and others talked

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Cataloging & Anonymous Authors

This February 28th article in Atlas Obscura  discusses the cataloging of texts by anonymous authors and authors who publish under pseudonyms. Inspired by the research of Emily Kopley, a scholar of British and American literature, Sarah Laskow writes about the difficulties

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Borrow Your Next Museum Pass From The Library

More and more, public library offerings are extending far beyond their walls. Denice Rovira Hazlett in her article: “Easy Pass | Product Spotlight” reports that many libraries now offer “free or reduced-cost access” to other cultural institutions such as museums,

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Lou Reed’s Archives Acquired by NYPL

      Musician and Artist, Lou Reed passed away in 2013, leaving an immense amount of material behind to his wife, Laurie Anderson.  With no instructions whatsoever of how to archive, where to archive, and who to involve, Anderson

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