Category Archive: Writings on Libraries and archiving

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to… Continue reading

Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone  | The Guardian

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When I was little I loved everything about public libraries. The echoey floor, the ever so faintly dusty air, the ritual and rhythm of book stamping. Nicola Davies Photograph: .We had plenty of… Continue reading

We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature | Chicago Reader

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The Humboldt Park institution has taken an unconventional approach to being a “city library,” and it’s only growing more ambitious. Source: We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature |… Continue reading

Jonathan Basile: Who’s Afraid of AAARG? – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

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The name AAARG was originally an acronym that spoke to its founder’s intentions, Artists, Architects, and Activists Reading Group. The site’s eventual legal troubles forced it to change domains frequently, usually adding or… Continue reading

Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic – The New York Times

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PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of… Continue reading

Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One’s Books | Georges Perec

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2. About OrderA library that is not arranged becomes disarranged: this is the example I was given to try and get me to understand what entropy was and which I have verified experimentally several times.Disorder… Continue reading