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A Library’s New Life

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/arts/design/helsinki-library-oodi.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FLibraries%20and%20Librarians&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection   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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