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Growing Up in the Library | The New Yorker
Excerpt from Susan Orlean's "The Library Book," describing her childhood visits to the library, and her return to them as an adult.
libraries  books  reading  memory 
8 hours ago by johnmfrench
Collex for Libraries
The Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) offers libraries the opportunity to promote their unique, themed collections by creating an instance of its Collex interface for them and then including the collection in the ARC catalog, porting metadata to various scholarly research communities as well as to the library’s own themed collection interface.
discovery  special_collections  scholarly_communication  libraries 
yesterday by freemoth
A borrower and a lender be - Medieval manuscripts blog
There is a popular perception that medieval libraries comprised rows of chained books, which were never allowed out of sight. Such chained libraries did exist (an example is that at Hereford, and many British Library manuscripts were clearly once chained), but people have always exchanged, borrowed and shared their books.
libraries  history 
2 days ago by miaridge
About Us - Stream Documentaries and Must-Watch Movies on Kanopy | Kanopy
The films that truly resonate with us do more than just entertain. They inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives. Kanopy ensures that these films reach viewers around the world.

We stream thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.

At Kanopy we believe in the power of film to bridge cultural boundaries and bring people together. Start watching today and expand your worldview with us.
Movie  Libraries  Streaming 
2 days ago by ladyace

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