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Download More Than 300 Art Books From the Getty Museum’s Virtual Library

Download More Than 300 Art Books From the Getty Museum’s Virtual Library

Over the last five years, the Los Angeles-based Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. Each unabridged volume, drawn from the Getty

Library Socialism: a utopian vision of a sustaniable, luxuriant future of circulating abundance

SRSLY Wrong is a "research-based comedy podcast" run by a pair of Canadian fellas with a background in radical politics, occupy, and the Pirate Party; in a three part series, hosts Aaron Moritz and
In an age of disappearing prison libraries, jail profiteers provide "free" crapgadget tablets that charge prisoners by the minute to read Project Gutenberg ebooks

In an age of disappearing prison libraries, jail profiteers provide "free" crapgadget tablets that charge prisoners by the minute to read Project Gutenberg ebooks

The past couple years has seen a rise in prison profiteers who strike deals with state corrections departments to provide "free" tablets to prisoners (these being the flimsiest, cheapest, least

A Refined Point of View: Ashley McKinney’s Boston

Driving between the historical and the contemporary in Massachusetts’ capital city A hub of history, culture and academia, Boston is a beautiful city to explore—especially in the all-new 2020 Range

Not Just For Bookworms: Helsinki’s Oodi Central Library Connects Residents Through Multi-Faceted Cultural Resources

Readers, researchers, and other curious residents are encouraged to gather together in a massive new ship-shaped library in Helsinki, Finland. Designed by ALA Architects, Oodi Central Library, the

A Booklover’s Guide to New York

Cleo Le-Tan’s A Booklover’s Guide to New York is a thoughtfully selected collection of the city’s most charming book stores and libraries; as well as writers’ homes and favorite cafes, bars and
The Internet Archive's massive repository of scanned books will help Wikipedia fight the disinformation wars

The Internet Archive's massive repository of scanned books will help Wikipedia fight the disinformation wars

For years, the Internet Archive has been acquiring books (their goal is every book ever published) and warehousing them and scanning them. Now, these books are being "woven into Wikipedia" with a new
Social justice is a library issue; libraries are a social justice issue

Social justice is a library issue; libraries are a social justice issue

Radical librarian (and warrant canary inventor) Jessamyn West (previously gave this year's Alice G Smith lecture at the University of South Florida's School of Information. It's called "Social Justice
The Internet Archive's Open Library will let you sponsor a book, paying for it to be scanned

The Internet Archive's Open Library will let you sponsor a book, paying for it to be scanned

The Internet Archive's Open Library scans books that they have physical copies of, then lends the resulting ebooks to its patrons, building on the precedent set in 2014's Hathi Trust ruling. The
These Major Library Systems Don't Charge Late Fees

These Major Library Systems Don't Charge Late Fees

The Chicago Public Library system and Fort Worth Public Library system stopped charging fines for overdue books and forgave all outstanding fines this week. They join a growing list of libraries that
Come see me tomorrow in Portland, Maine with James Patrick Kelly!

Come see me tomorrow in Portland, Maine with James Patrick Kelly!

I'm coming to Maine to keynote the Maine Library Association conference in Newry tomorrow (Sept 30); later that day, I'm appearing with James Patrick Kelly at the Portland, Maine Main Library, from
Come see me in Portland, Maine next Monday with James Patrick Kelly!

Come see me in Portland, Maine next Monday with James Patrick Kelly!

I'm coming to Maine to keynote the Maine Library Association conference in Newry next Monday; later that day, I'm appearing with James Patrick Kelly at the Portland, Maine Main Library, from
Come see me in Toronto and Maine!

Come see me in Toronto and Maine!

I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine
Flybraries are little "libraries" for fly fishing

Flybraries are little "libraries" for fly fishing

Now folks who fly fish have the opportunity to pay it forward, thanks to the Flybrary Project. Much like the little book lending libraries, at "flybraries" people can leave a fly to share, or take one
Librarian Finds Returned Book with Entire Soft Taco Used as Bookmark

Librarian Finds Returned Book with Entire Soft Taco Used as Bookmark

Before all the brands started dumping food in books for #content, a public librarian said that someone actually did this in real life.
Come see me in Toronto and Maine!

Come see me in Toronto and Maine!

I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees);
Come see me in San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!

Come see me in San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!

I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in many places: San Francisco (for EFF's Pioneer Awards); Toronto (for Word on the Street,
Come see me in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!

Come see me in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Toronto and Maine!

I'm about to leave for a couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in many places: Santa Cruz (in conversation with XKCD's Randall Munroe); San Francisco
This Is Quebec City’s Only Library with English Books—Housed in a Former Jail

This Is Quebec City’s Only Library with English Books—Housed in a Former Jail

Formerly a college and, before that, a prison, the Morrin Centre today functions as more than a repository of books.
Library of Congress releases 11,700 freely usable photos of "roadside America," taken by John Margolies

Library of Congress releases 11,700 freely usable photos of "roadside America," taken by John Margolies

For decades, architectural critic and photographer John Margolies obsessively documented roadside attractions: vernacular architecture, weird sculpture, odd businesses and amusements. By his death in