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Help Us Please Requests Filipino College Librarian

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:23

Letter received via Facebook message to Save Libraries and reprinted its entirety:

Dear Sir/Madam:

In our effort to continue meeting the research needs of our students of EASTERN SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY GUIUAN CAMPUS, we knock at your kind heart to assist us financially, provide or donate us with books or others reading materials to restart what has been ruined by super typhoon “Yolanda”, in our campus!

Norway is digitizing its whole library

Submitted by Pete on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:31

The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s.

Yes. All. The. Books. In Norwegian, at least. Hundreds of thousands of them. Every book in the library's holdings.

By law, "all published content, in all media, [must] be deposited with the National Library of Norway," so when the library is finished scanning, the entire record of a people's language and literature will be machine-readable and sitting in whatever we call the cloud in 15 years.

Waterstones Response to Amazon's Drone Delivery Plans -- O.W.L.S.

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:52



Originally posted by Birdie -- technical problems were causing embed not to work. She had the following comment with original post -- Hilarious response by Waterstones to Amazon's "Prime Air" concept of drone book delivery. Got to love the closing line.

More Libraries for Libyan Cities & Villages

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:01

Dateline Tripoli, Libya -- The Libyan government has signed contracts to equip and furnish 94 pubic libraries and cultural centers in 22 Libyan cities and villages.

The Minister of Culture Mr. Hbib al-Amin told reporters on Saturday that he signed implementation orders with a number of Libyan companies these centers and libraries to be finished this year.

The cost of these projects is 6.6 million Libyan dinar and come as part of this year cultural projects.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Submitted by Lee Hadden on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:53

Ganesh is the elephant headed god in the Hindu religion, and is a heavenly patron of libraries. Ganesh invented the alphabet, and broke off his right tusk in order to make the first pen. The capital stroke used in Sanskrit letters is made in his honor.

An image of Ganesh is usually placed over the entrance to a library in India.

Something of interest to those who are in to studying library lore.