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Welcome to the Library. It’s here that every story ever written is catalogued and monitored by a single man, who’s begun to notice something strange: the books are rebelling.
Image Comics proudly presents this experimental graphic novella from writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist John Amor, which recounts a troublesome week in the Library via seven short stories—one for each day—that use comics, infographics, prose, and poetry to play with the graphic medium and explore the multivalent world of living narrative.
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Laramie County Public Library, Cheyenne, WY
September 29, 2011
What to do with a huge seventeenth century map found up a chimney in the North East of Scotland? A jigsaw of paper, fabric, pictures, text and images which needs to be conserved and presented. Follow the Claire Thomson’s painstaking conservation project at the National Library of Scotland.
The continuing story of a huge 17th century map found stuffed up a chimney is told by a conservator, a map curator, a historian and an explorer.As the map is painstakingly conserved at the National Library of Scotland, it unfolds stories of exploration, battles, slavery, kingship and knowledge.
The St. James Parish Library in Jamaica. Part of my visit for ACURIL 2008.
May 5, 2009. I’m going to assume this sign is no longer hanging in the library.
Happily, the days of signs like these are pretty much gone. November 8, 2007
On the surface, it may seem that the revolution in information technology is a threat to traditional libraries, but it’s actually the greatest opportunity in the history of the mission of libraries of providing public access to knowledge. Physical availability of collections need no longer be looked at as a constraint. Imagine the wave of creativity unleashed and how many more can contribute their ideas and solutions if anyone can read anything anytime and anywhere. The info tech industry, founded with that mission, has been diverted while libraries have not. Libraries must also ensure access and connectivity, especially for those most in need. And we must help citizens learn how to use digital tools, code, and search effectively, and not be satisfied with superficial data. The mission of ensuring an informed and skilled civil society can now explode in possibilities, with our old beloved libraries at the core. Learn how the library industry is changing, adapting, and capitalizing on the vast possibilities of technology to deliver public access to all.