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9 Hotel Libraries (And Library Hotels) That Bring Books To Life

That lady next to you on the plane can Kindle all she wants, but nothing beats picking up a real, weathered book upon arrival at your destination.<p>Check in to one of these awesome hotels with libraries -- and some hotels that <i>are</i> libraries -- where both the book shopping and scene-setting are done …

Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

Robert Dawson has been photographing public libraries across the country for almost 20 years. And now, just in time for National Library Week, he has published his photos in a new book called <i>The Public Library</i>. It includes reflections on libraries from Dr. Seuss, Amy Tan, E.B. White and others, but …

Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place

<i>Part of a series,</i> Keys To The Whole World: American Public Libraries<p>Buried in the archives of America's public and academic libraries are historical treasures — old papers, photos and records — that flesh out a detailed picture of our past.<p>Many libraries are trying to make it easier to find that …

Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

You might think that in a world of Google and Wikipedia, people who love technology wouldn't care much about the musty old local public library. But, according to a new report by the Pew Research Internet Project, you'd be wrong.<p>Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries in America in the …

American Libraries Learn To Read Teenagers

Way, way back in the 20th century, American teenagers turned to the local public library as a great good place to hang out. It was a hotspot for meeting up, and sharing thoughts with, other like-minded people – in books and in the flesh. It was a wormhole in the universe that gave us tunnels into …

Hovious Shares Perspective on Future Librarianship at Spring BL Webcast

On Thursday April 10, 2014 over 200 attendees joined together for a thoughtful and educational webcast on <i>The Future of Librarianship: A Blended</i> …

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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Paper books were supposed to be dead by …

A Brief History of Book Vending Machines

There are lots of reasons why a white elephant technology doesn't catch on. Sometimes the technology is ahead of its time. In other cases, no amount of time can make a misguided technology useful or attractive.<p>Then there's vending machines that sell books.<p>The first book-dispensing vending machine …