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Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve ...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

MP & Mayor Launch The New Talking Book Library
2015-06-23
Emmanuel International Canada
The new Talking Book Library has been launched, providing hundreds of audio books for free! Read more about it, or visit the Talking Book Library online at www.talkingbooklibrary.org
Talking Book Library Grand Opening
2015-06-16
Emmanuel International Canada
All Media invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Talking Book Library THIS SATURDAY in Stouffville, ON. The Talking Book Library provides free audio books to those with print disabilities across C...

Sources Select Resources

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles
Doctorow, Cory
Article
2017
http://boingboing.net
Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, rescuing the books from automa...
Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia
Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
Chelala, Cesar
Unclassified
2014
CounterPunch
A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
Charles Darwin's Beagle library
Website
1831
Darwin-online.org.uk
The voyage of the Beagle (1831-1836) was one of the most important scientific expeditions in history. On board was the young naturalist Charles Darwin. His investigations would change science and the ...
South Africa: Former Pharmacist Runs Children's Library Out of Shipping Container
Chaballa, Jeanette
Article
2017
AllAfrica
Reporting on the work of Muzi Nkosi, a South African former pharmacist who runs a library for children.
France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books
Potet,Frédéric
Article
2015
The Guardian
Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as social 'third spaces' beyond work and the home.
Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book
Johnson, Alex
Article
2015
Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes.
An Intelligent Guide to Intelligent Research
A review of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, by Thomas Mann
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Sources
Review of the Oxford Guide to Library Research, a first-rate guide to how to think about research and how to formulate strategies for answering research questions.
The Library
Lang, Andrew
Book
1881
The Loneliest Library in the World
Sainath, P.
Article
2014
CounterPunch
At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books — all classics — are regularly borr...
Red Menace #2
Volume 2, Number 1 - Summer 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Libertarian Socialist Collective
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
Harries-Jones, Peter
Article
2015
Our Right to Know
On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
What is Distinctive about the Library of Congress In Both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them
And The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, And A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of "Books on the Fl
Mann, Thomas
Article
2009
The Library cannot solve its space problems by adoption of a "digital strategy" without seriously damaging our larger mission to promote scholarship of unusual scope and depth. If the Library’s own ...
What is Going on at the Library of Congress?
Mann, Thomas
Article
2006
What is going on at the Library of Congress? Several recent decisions by the current LC administration have produced firestorms of protest, both inside and outside the Library, that LC is abdicating ...
Will Google's Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?
Mann, Thomas
Article
2005
Google Print does not "change everything" regarding the need for professional cataloging and classification of books; its limitations make cataloging and classification even more important to research...
Zoia Horn, librarian jailed for not testifying against protesters
Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
Egelko, Bob
Article
2014
SFGate
Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.

Sources Bookshelf

Charles Darwin's Beagle library
Website
1831
The voyage of the Beagle (1831-1836) was one of the most important scientific expeditions in history. On board was the young naturalist Charles Darwin. His investigations would change science and the ...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
Book
1993
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
History of the Book in Canada
Volume Two: 1840 - 1918
Lamonde, Yvan, Fleming, Patricia Lockhart, Black, Fiona. A.
Book
2005
The second of three volumes dealing with the history of publishing in Canada.
Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries
Johnson, Alex
Book
2015
Improbable Libraries showcases a wide range of images and interviews with librarians who are overcoming geographic, economic, and political difficulties to bring the written word to an eager audience.
Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications
Lancaster, F.W., Warner, Amy
Book
2001
A technical study, funded by the Special Libraries Association, surveying the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to library information service environments.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Mann, Thomas
Book
1998
An overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, with clear explanations of fundamental methods searching.
The Web Library
Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources
Tomaiuolo, Nicholas, G.
Book
2004

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