The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

15 October 2019 | By Stuart Kells | Filed in: library science.

Libraries are filled with magic From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zaf n, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places, real and fi

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

15 October 2019 | By Safiya Umoja Noble | Filed in: library science.

Run a Google search for black girls what will you find Big Booty and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms But, if you type in white girls, the results are radically different The suggested porn sites and un moderated discussions about why black women ar

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures

15 October 2019 | By Library of Congress | Filed in: library science.

The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books Featuring than 200 full color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library s magnificent archives, this

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

15 October 2019 | By Cory Doctorow | Filed in: library science.

In sharply argued, fast moving chapters, Cory Doctorow s Information Doesn t Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences This is a book about the

The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide

15 October 2019 | By Rebecca Vnuk | Filed in: library science.

No We can t rid of that Vnuk, author of the popular Weeding Tips column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can A library is an ever changing organism when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are

Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge

15 October 2019 | By Melissa Adler | Filed in: library science.

Cruising the Library offers a highly innovative analysis of the history of sexuality and categories of sexual perversion through a critical examination of the Library of Congress and its cataloging practices Taking the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick s Epistemologies of the Closet as emblemati

The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

15 October 2019 | By Robert Dawson | Filed in: library science.

A gorgeous visual celebration of America s public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many .Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library the unmistakable musty scent, the excitemen

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

15 October 2019 | By John Palfrey | Filed in: library science.

Libraries today are important than ever More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeki