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googleapis/google-api-python-client: 🐍 The official Python client library for Google's discovery based APIs.
🐍 The official Python client library for Google's discovery based APIs. - googleapis/google-api-python-client
google  cloud  gcp  python  api  client  clients  library  libraries 
yesterday by pinterb
sister-hood interview with Mona Eltahawy. Feminist author and public speaker. - YouTube
[2:00] "For some reason — I don't know who did this because there's no women's and gender studies program in that university to this day — some renegade librarian or professor had put all these feminist journals on a bookshelf that I discovered. And they had all these feminists from my heritage, from the Middle East, from Muslim backgrounds, and also other feminists from different backgrounds. And I remember when I first discovered the word 'feminism' and discovered their writing. [It] terrified me. It terrified me. I would just put these books down and these journals down and just walk away because I was really scared because I understood that the more I got into that, the more it would just unravel everything. And I use that experience now to tell people, "when something really scares you, it's an indication that it's something you really need because it's going to really unsettle all of the things that you need to shake up in you life." Feminism saved my life and feminism saved my mind. And thanks to Saudi Arabia, ironically enough, I became the woman I am today."
monaeltahawy  feminism  change  books  2018  unlearning  learning  patriarchy  librarians  libraries 
yesterday by robertogreco
Culori - A general-purpose color library for JavaScript.
A color library for JavaScript. Culori works across many color spaces to offer conversion, interpolation and color difference formulas.

Culori can compute color differences based on a variety of formulas.
javascript  libraries  html  colors 
2 days ago by callthepolice
Step Inside the World’s 8 Most Futuristic Libraries | Architectural Digest
The library was once a silent sanctuary of books but today—thanks to new technology and trailblazing design—its contemporary interpretations are far from quiet. Step inside the world’s most modern libraries and you’ll find dynamic tools and spaces, from podcast recording studios to game development labs. Robotic book-retrieval systems have made way for communal spaces punctuated with art, turning the library into a social sphere. According to an analysis of U.S. library attendance by Pew Research Center, millennials use libraries more than any other generation. As a result, services and spaces have evolved to appeal to digitally native generations. One tradition has been remained, though: The art of making the library an architectural centerpiece. In the spirit of buildings like Dublin’s Trinity College Library, today’s institutions are designed to inspire. While historians consider the 17th century to be “the golden age of libraries,” these contemporary projects suggest a biblio-renaissance is well underway.
libraries  librarycamp  via:shannon_mattern 
2 days ago by Librarysue
Step Inside the World’s 8 Most Futuristic Libraries | Architectural Digest
The library was once a silent sanctuary of books but today—thanks to new technology and trailblazing design—its contemporary interpretations are far from quiet. Step inside the world’s most modern libraries and you’ll find dynamic tools and spaces, from podcast recording studios to game development labs. Robotic book-retrieval systems have made way for communal spaces punctuated with art, turning the library into a social sphere. According to an analysis of U.S. library attendance by Pew Research Center, millennials use libraries more than any other generation. As a result, services and spaces have evolved to appeal to digitally native generations. One tradition has been remained, though: The art of making the library an architectural centerpiece. In the spirit of buildings like Dublin’s Trinity College Library, today’s institutions are designed to inspire. While historians consider the 17th century to be “the golden age of libraries,” these contemporary projects suggest a biblio-renaissance is well underway.
libraries 
3 days ago by shannon_mattern
Andrew Carnegie, Librarian — Scott W. H. Young
A life-long focus on material gain also informed Carnegie’s contempt for higher education and the liberal arts, two approaches to learning that are often connected closely with the library. With a view of himself as beneficent and wise, Carnegie’s view of learning began and ended with the practical. He believed that education should be useful, such that it could directly produce wealth and capital. The liberal arts and humanities—in contrast to the bleak utility of business training—offered no clear path to wealth. ... I rejoice therefore, to know that your time has not been wasted upon dead languages, but has been fully occupied in obtaining a knowledge of shorthand and typewriting...

This efficiency of space design necessitated an efficiency of service delivery, where the business logic of such a physical arrangement was reinforced by the placement of the librarian herself at the center of the main room... The act of reading—which for much of the nineteenth century enjoyed a tradition as a rich social activity—had given way, in just a few decades, to the Carnegie mold of machine-like order. Information transfer was now reduced to cold efficiencies, where the library and the librarian functioned only to get books into the hands of readers. ... By defining library efficiency as the quick delivery of books into the hands of individual readers, the Carnegie program supported larger cultural trends that encouraged libraries to ignore the issue of how readers used the materials that they did borrow. In contrast to nineteenth-century social libraries which were established specifically to facilitate an active sharing of ideas, the efficiency-driven public library of the twentieth century defined reading as a solitary activity..... our libraries today are finally moving beyond the shadow of Carnegie and reshaping themselves into spaces of rich social interactivity and collaborative knowledge-building....

Like librarians, the work of those in higher education is shaped by the conditions partly created by a Carnegie-style view of learning, knowledge production, and the workplace....

As Donoghue recounts, Carnegie was at the lead: “Andrew Carnegie, the meagerly-educated, self-made multimillionaire, was perhaps the earliest and certainly one of the sharpest critics of traditional liberal arts education and curricula.” 7 Carnegie helped establish the adversarial relationship that has persisted into the twenty-first century.
libraries  Carnegie  philanthropy  liberal_arts 
4 days ago by shannon_mattern

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