Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'future of the library'

library futures: Scandinavian edition

June 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Via @ hmccormack, this Utne reader article with thumbnail sketches of some interesting libraries. The one that really grabbed me: At the extreme end of this spectrum is an ambitious new library in the works in Aarhus, Denmark. This high-tech “urban mediaspace” is being designed to function as a city center: It will have books, [...]

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libraries as philosophical instances

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

OK, so Jens-Erik Mai is brilliant, and reading his stuff was one of the high points of LIS 419, but still, how is it that I have not before heard anyone theorize library 2.0/future of the library questions as an issue of postmodernism? He points out that the library as we know it is a [...]

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a rant about library architecture

June 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

This death of the library post bewails…well, a lot of things, really. The makeover of traditional monumental/civic spaces into more modern, minimalist/cafe spaces, along with some associated concept that everything we ever know and love and value about libraries is going away. It seems to me there are three separate threads in this article, and [...]

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50 cent/robot/owl city/africa is the future

February 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I promised a meatier post on Wayne Bivens-Tatum’s post, so here we go… * I think Andy is very much right that people are the future. Surely one of the big lessons of the Internet in general and web 2.0 in particular is that people are the killer app — technology that lets us interact [...]

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brief take from a larval librarian

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Am reading through Wayne Bivens-Tatum’s justly hyped post on the future of libraries and quoting it at everyone I know. The husband responds, The future of libraries is as brain-slug repositories. I know; I’ve been there, I’ve heard the hungry mewling of their larvae, heavy with absorbed books, groping damply for unwary patrons. The future [...]

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