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It’s an Ad World

Facebook Expands Ad Archive to All Ads and Pages Last October, in the midst and fallout of understanding the full scope of Facebook’s role in the 2016 election, they launched a political ad archive. Their goal was to provide more

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Send in the Clouds: California Community Colleges Move to Cloud-Based Library Management Platform

Article link: On February 5th the California Community College (CCC) system announced that they would be adopting the same cloud-based system wide library services platform. It is expected to be fully integrated into all 115 schools by 2020. This

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No More Dewey Decimal

Deer Park Library, a public library on Long Island, has decided to abandon Dewey Decimal and instead, turn to adopt a bookstore-like spatial organization. The library’s director Rebecca Pool suggested that the existing structure of Dewey is not user-friendly enough.

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The Brautigan Library: Classification in a fictional library made real

On a recent episode of This American Life (“The Room of Requirement,” December 28, 2018), Sean Cole tells the story of the Brautigan Library. The Brautigan Library is a real place based on a fictional library that is the setting

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Posted in Cataloging, Classification, Libraries, Library, Uncategorized

Penn acquires artist Ashley Bryan’s vast archive

When I was very young, my elementary school English teacher helped to foster my interest in books by exposing me to works that she believed I would enjoy. One day, she gave me a book by Ashley Bryan entitled, “Turtle

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A Library’s New Life   Within today’s library and information world, much talk has been had about what it means to be a library or librarian. In Helsinki’s public library, Oodi, the discussion of how a library can be reshaped to fit current

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New Website Envisions Borges’ “Library of Babel” Using Virtual Reality

Borges imagined the Library of Babel comprising a huge number of connected hexagonal rooms lined by bookshelves. “Each shelf contains thirty-five books of uniform format; each book is of four hundred and ten pages; each page, of forty lines, each

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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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