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Library of the Printed Web
"Library of the Printed Web is a collection of works by artists who use screen capture, image grab, site scrape and search query to create printed matter from content found on the web. LotPW includes self-published artists’ books, photo books, texts and other print works gathered around the casual concept of “search, compile and publish.”

Artists featured in LotPW drive through vast landscapes of data to collect and transform digital information, visual and otherwise, into analog experience; every work in the collection is a printed expression of search engine pattern discovery. Many of the works in LotPW share common production and publishing techniques (e.g., print-on-demand), even as the content itself varies widely.

I’ve assembled this set of materials because I see evidence of a strong, emerging web-to-print-based artistic practice based on the search engine and other algorithmic operations; as this view matures, the inventory of LotPW may grow to reflect new concepts and methodologies.

Rather than draw boundaries or define a new aesthetic with LotPW, I posit this presentation of printed artifacts as a reference tool for studying shifting relationships between the web (as culture), the artist (as archivist) and print publishing (as a new/old self-serve schema for expressing the archive).

Library of the Printed Web exists both as a physical collection of book works and as an online representation of these works. The permanent collection is based in Long Island City, NY and includes one copy of each item in the inventory, except where noted. LotPW will launch as a table-top presentation at Theorizing the Web, CUNY Graduate Center, 1–2 March 2013.

To suggest a title or artist to be included in Library of the Printed Web, or for any other inquiries, contact Paul Soulellis."
art  library  libraries  books  papernet  2012  libraryoftheprintedweb  googlebooks  LotPW  paulsoulellis  screencapture  digital  search  flip-flop 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Calisphere - A World of Digital Resources
[Also at: https://calisphere.org/ ]

"Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere's content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations across California. See the list of contributing institutions.

Calisphere is a public service project of the California Digital Library (CDL). Through the use of technology and innovation, the CDL supports the assembly and creative use of scholarship for the UC libraries and the communities they serve. Learn more about the CDL.

Designed for Classroom Use
A variety of primary sources have been collected into sets that support the California Content Standards in History-Social Sciences, English-Language Arts, and Visual Arts for use in K-12 classrooms. These collections of primary sources make it easy for teachers to find the materials they need quickly:

* Themed Collections: Primary sources organized into historical eras with brief overviews that provide historical context.

* California Cultures: Images of four ethnic groups — African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics Americans, and Native Americans.

* Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive: Personal and official documents, transcribed oral histories, and works of art bring viewers inside the Japanese-American internment experience during World War II.

* Local History Mapped: Five maps overlayed with hundreds of historical photographs show the diverse history and geography of California.

* Browse A-Z: This alphabetical list of terms selected from the California Content Standards makes it easy to locate primary sources for classroom use.

* Especially for Teachers: Information and links about teaching and learning with primary sources, including sample lesson plans, primary source analysis sheets, and more.

Access to Hundreds of UC Web Sites
Calisphere is a single point of access to more than 500 UC web sites that explore the diverse interests of the University of California campuses. This collection of web sites covers subjects ranging from history, math, literature, and anthropology to film, contemporary art, marine sciences, medical and health issues, and much more."
california  history  images  library  reference  references  archive  archives  uc  calisphere  photography  photographs  primarysources  documents  politicalcartoons  cartoons  advertisements  culture  teaching  classideas  universityofcalifornia 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Reanimation Library
"The Reanimation Library is a small, independent Presence Library* open to the public. It is a collection of books that have fallen out of routine circulation and been acquired for their visual content. Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop sales, and throw-away piles, and given new life as a resource for artists, writers, cultural archeologists, and other interested parties."

[See also: http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=6629 ]

[Previously bookmarked: http://pinboard.in/u:robertogreco/b:07c60a1b1f47 ]
andrewbeccone  nyc  reanimationlibrary  presencelibraries  culture  images  archive  photography  brooklyn  libraries  books  library  art 
october 2012 by robertogreco
Cartera de Chester Copperpot | Espacio de José Luky
"Réplica 100% exacta de la cartera que los Goonies encuentran junto al cadáver de Chester Copperpot, y que afirma ser él. La cartera alberga su licencia de operador, la tarjeta de acceso a la librería de Astoria, un cromo del jugador de baseball ’Lou Gehrig’ y dinero de la época."

[via: https://twitter.com/screwydecimal/status/255693103418208256 The things you can learn from the Internet: Chester Copperpot (from "The Goonies") had a library card!]
film  librarycards  joséluky  chestercopperpot  library  libraries  replicas  2007  goonies 
october 2012 by robertogreco
The Interstitial Library
"The Interstitial Library's Circulating Collection is located at no fixed site. Its vast holdings are dispersed throughout private collections, used bookstores, other libraries, thrift stores, garbage dumps, attics, garages, hollow trees, sunken ships, the bottom desk-drawers of writers, the imaginations of non-writers, the pages of other books, the possible future, and the inaccessible past.

In a sense, this library has always existed. However, until now it has had no librarians, no catalog, and no name.

The Interstitial Library does not aspire to completeness. Indeed, we champion the incomplete, temporary, provisional, circulating and, of course, interstitial. Above all, we aim to acquire and catalogue those books that are themselves interstitial: that fall between obvious subject categories; that are notable for qualities seldom recognized by traditional institutions; that no longer exist, do not yet exist, or are entirely imaginary."
temporaryservices  temporary  provisional  unfinished  incomplete  taxonomy  ephemeral  shelleyjackson  christinehill  humor  art  collaboration  library  philosophy  borges  classification  cataloging  2004  libraries  books  interstitiallibrary  ephemerality 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Sorting and searching at the library
"If you ever want to screw over a library, just walk up to any shelf, pick up any book, and put it on another shelf where it doesn’t belong.

Eventually a librarian will stumble across it, see that it’s out of place, and pull it off the shelf. Until then, that book is hopelessly lost. It might as well be on the surface of the moon. Finding a needle in a haystack is easy. When it comes down to it, needles are not hay. Finding one book lost among a million other books? That’s hard.

The only reason such a thing as a library is possible is that it is a gigantic, life-sized, walk-in data structure, tuned for fast lookup.

This post is about searching and sorting, two fundamental aspects of data processing, and what the library has to teach us about them."
sort  code  library  books  search  mergesort  algorithm  quicksort  via:migurski 
august 2012 by robertogreco
n+1: Lions in Winter, Part Two
"The result is a bad dialectic between the casual readers, who like to check out books, & the fussy, over-educated “elite” readers, who want obscure volumes."

"More than anything, this rhetoric reveals the fundamentally anti-democratic worldview that has taken hold at the library. It is of a piece with what the new Masters of the Universe have accomplished in the public schools, where hedge funders have provided the lion’s share of the backing for privatization, & in the so-called reforms to our financial system, where technocrats meet behind closed doors to decide what will be best for the rest of us."

"Communicate & market—this is what “managed democracy” looks like."

"An internal culture of collegial debate, protected by an understanding that senior librarians had a form of tenure which gave them security to express themselves candidly, has been replaced at the library by what… is a culture of secrecy & fear."

[Part 1: http://nplusonemag.com/lions-in-winter ]
finance  technocrats  schoolreform  privatization  publicschools  elites  power  philanthropy  oligarchy  manageddemocracy  collegiality  debate  inclusion  decisionmaking  management  organizations  fear  secrecy  change  democracy  newyorkpubliclibrary  culture  research  2012  books  library  libraries  nyc  nypl  inclusivity  inlcusivity 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Featuring: Dan Augustine | Library as Incubator Project
That is all to say – if I had my druthers libraries would be some amalgamation of gallery and museum and library. Where one could learn and read, but also witness and interact. And I don’t mean gallery as in the massive oil paintings of the stodgy benefactors and philanthropists that funded the facility hung over the reference section. I want to see Hemingway’s self-decimated pages, or Shel Silverstein’s little scribbles, or Tolkien’s manuscripts (incidentally, a good chunk of Tolkien’s work is housed in some secret, underground vault far, far away from the eyes of the general public at Marquette University). All of these things, framed and on display – enhancing the experience of the library.
I take it as valuable on it’s face. An obvious turn-of-phrase. The collective knowledge of the known universe is housed in libraries all over the globe. It only stands to reason that libraries ARE truly incubators. Every idea ever committed to print can be found within the pages of a book in a library somewhere. How incredible to be able to pour through those pages, to gather up and store and ruminate on those conversations and discourses. Oh, and I could be mistaken, but libraries are free, are they not? Free knowledge? The most precious, valuable thing on the planet for free — and not taken advantage of. Astonishing…
Sue also gave me what remains to be one of my favorite children’s books, Kit Williams’ Masquerade. It changed everything for me. Williams gilded an elaborate golden hare, and ornamented the piece with precious jewels and metals. He then buried the treasure in a secret location in England and created a treasure map in the form of a children’s book. On it’s face, the elaborate illustrations told the story of the moon falling in love with the sun, so much so that she offered him a golden gift and entrusted it to a hare to be delivered. But, the hare lost the gift, and now it was up to the reader to find it. Clues in rhymes and visuals were hidden throughout the story and should one properly decipher Williams’ words, they lead right to his gilded golden hare.
storytelling  library  via:tealtan  libraries  incubators  galleries  museums  learning  lcproject  interaction  interactive  danaugustine 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers -- Engadget
"Strangely, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn't have a public library, even though it hosts the Festival of German-Language Literature. However, an initiative dubbed Project Ingeborg is turning the municipality into a book repository of sorts with 70 QR code and NFC chip-equipped stickers. Plastered throughout town, they direct users to web pages where they can download public domain works, largely from Project Gutenberg. Oftentimes, e-books will be located in relevant locations -- so you'll be sure to find Arthur Schnitzler's The Killer near the police station, for example. Come August, the team behind the effort will partner with local talent to distribute books, music and other digital content too. In an effort to build a stronger bond to the location, the organizers have prevented search engines from indexing the links, so you'll have to visit Klagenfurt to access the curated goods. If you'd like to turn your city into a library, the group hopes to release instructions…"
mobile  2012  publicdomain  projectingeborg  qrcodes  projectgutenberg  ebooks  library  libraries  australia  klagenfurt 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into A Functioning Library - PSFK
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle’s design of the McAllen Pubilc Library in Texas is a case study of creative reuse.
2012  texas  mcakken  design  adaptivereuse  walmart  library  libraries  architecture 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Reading Around - Architecture - Domus
"Devised on board a Freightliner M2 20K lorry, a mobile library devised by Alumnos47 and PRODUCTORA uses whatever changes it finds in the city to create its stage, turning imagination into collective memory. An architecture report from Mexico City by María García Holley"
lcproject  alumnos47  design  architecture  2012  mobilelibrary  libraries  learning  education  mexicodf  df  mexico  library  mexicocity 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Videos of student projects from Jeffrey Schnapp's "Library Test Kitchen" course | Harvard Magazine
"Below, watch videos on several of the projects, including a Neo-Carrel sleeping chair created by Graduate School of Design student Vera Baranova; a WiFi cold spot; and Biblio, a “library friend” that scans books, tracks and shares research, and even makes bibliographic recommendations for further study (both projects created by Ben Brady, M.Arch ’12)."

[See also: http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/07/library-test-kitchen ]
jeffreyschnapp  prototyping  furniture  2012  library  libraries  harvard  metalab  librarytestkitchen 
july 2012 by robertogreco
"In the Library with the Lead Pipe » What are Libraries For?"
Put another way, institutions must understand what they are for in order to properly understand how they should be, especially when the foundations upon which they were built are changing.
As a starting point, here is my proposal for what a community library is for:
1. to disseminate books and information for free or close to free
2. to archive information
3. to provide a community space for people to interact around information
4. perhaps: to give people the tools necessary to manage information in a sensible way.
So what happens to a library when all ebooks in the world are accessible to readers at a cost that approaches a couple of cups of coffee a month, or for more enterprising readers, nothing at all?
At the same time, community libraries may well serve an important role in collecting, archiving, and organizing information important to a local population, whether print or digital.
library  future  via:tealtan 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Personal Libraries Library
"The Personal Libraries Library is a specially-curated lending library located in Portland, Oregon. The Library is dedicated to recreating the personal libraries of artists, philosophers, scientists, writers and other thinkers & makers. The collection has commenced with the personal libraries of Maria Mitchell, the 19th-century astronomer, librarian, educator and suffragist and Robert Smithson (1938-1973), the influential artist, writer and thinker. Recent additions to the Library are the personal libraries of Italo Calvino & Jorge Luis Borges. Subsequent personal libraries of interest to collect belong to: Buckminster Fuller, Hannah Arendt, Lady Bird Johnson and Yoko Ono.

Members can check out books for an initial three-week period, with additional renewals possible. The Library resides in NE Portland, and has Reading Room Hours monthly. Please see Membership and Reading Room information below."
presonallibrarieslibrary  personallibraries  books  writers  lcproject  literature  philosophy  philosophers  yokoono  ladybirdjohnson  abraancliffe  mariamitchell  robertsmithson  italocalvino  borges  buckminsterfuller  hannaharendt  science  art  oregon  portland  library  libraries 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Ideas Circus - Archigram Archival Project
"Proposal for a mobile educational facility to stage and feed back information from seminars, screening, exhibitions etc. Transported by one or several vehicles.

Ideas Circus forms part of a series of investigations into mobile facilities which are in conjunction with fixed establishments requiring expanded services over a limited period in order to satisfy an extreme but temporary problem.

[Ideas Circus is] An educational facility which is able to carry specialised information between fixed centres. Communication and extension of ideas and knowledge is achieved by setting up seminars and teaching facilities at the Centres, which are then fed with accumulated knowledge held by the mechanism. Responses are fed back to origin and also carried forward onto a complete circuit."

[via: http://nomadicity.tumblr.com/post/20789206447/ae-ther-ideas-circus-by-archigram-1968 ]
ideascircus  lcproject  archigram  popupschools  pop-ups  education  libraries  architecture  library  futurelibrary  design 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Library and archive culture
"an eclectic collection of images and documents of the library, archive, and information management profession"
history  posters  graphics  docspopuli  documents  images  humor  information  informationmanagement  archives  libraries  library  politics  culture 
april 2012 by robertogreco
www.librarytestkitchen.org [Library Test Kitchen]
"This is a seminar about making. It’s run out of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Spring, 2012. We will focus on creating products, services & experiences, broadly defined, for the Harvard Library community. With generous funding provided by Prof. Robert Darnton and the Harvard Library Lab, projects will be deployed in «Test Kitchens» — partner libraries, such as the Loeb and Widener Libraries, that allocate portions of their public space to these experiments."
loebdesignlibrary  librarytestkitchen  librarians  harvard  library  libraries 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Harvard Library Lab | Office for Scholarly Communication
"Harvard Library has established the Harvard Library Lab in order to create better services for students and faculty and to join with others in fashioning the information society of the future.

By offering infrastructure and financial support for new enterprises, the Lab offers opportunities for individuals to innovate, cooperate across projects, and make original contributions to the way libraries work.

The Lab leverages the entrepreneurial aspirations of people throughout the library system and beyond and promotes projects in all areas of library activity. Proposals from faculty and students anywhere in the university are welcome and the Lab encourages collaboration with MIT."
harvardlibrarylab  library  harvard  libraries 
february 2012 by robertogreco
The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School
"What is the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory?
We are a small group within the Harvard University Library system that implements in software ideas about how libraries can be ever more valuable.

What do you do?
We hack libraries...in the good sense of discovering and delivering more capability and value.

Can you be a little more specific?
We work in three broad areas:
1. We think in public.
2. We build software that demonstrates how libraries can bring yet more value to scholars and researchers.
3. We amplify our effect by eagerly partnering with other groups with similar passions."
harvardlibrarylab  libraries  future  books  library  harvard 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Cooking up some dishes in the Library Test Kitchen | metaLAB (at) Harvard
"Bibliotheca II, alias “son of Bibliotheca” (last semester’s seminar/studio jointly run by Jeffrey Schnapp & John Palfrey), has now been launched with the help of Ann Whiteside (chief librarian at the Loeb Design Library), Jeff Goldenson (Law Library Innovation Lab), and Ben Brady (GSD). Otherwise known as The Library Test Kitchen or the “library rapid prototyping lab,” it’s being generously funded by the Harvard Library Lab. Questions of every kind are on the table regarding the future of libraries from signage to furniture, policies to experiences. The point is to build stuff: to translate “ah-ha” insights into actual devices, to fabricate the next new online/offline appliance (or at least a plausible iteration of such an appliance). Once these exist, we plan to deploy & test them in partner libraries, such as the Loeb Design, Widener & Fine Arts Libraries, that allocate portions of their public space to experimentation. We’ll be posting our progress to www.librarytestkitchen.org ."
harvardlibrarylab  loebdesignlibrary  harvard  librarytestkitchen  benbrady  jeffgoldenson  annwhiteside  johnpalfrey  jeffreyschnapp  2012  library  future  libraries  metalab 
february 2012 by robertogreco
On the library / from a working library
"I wonder, then, if the promise of an ebook isn’t the book but the library. And if, in all our attention to a new device for reading, we’re neglecting methods for shelving. A search engine cannot compete with Warburg’s delicate, personal library. The metadata of a book extends beyond the keywords held between its covers to the many hands the text has passed through; it’s not enough just to scan every page. We need to also scan the conversations, the notes left in the margins, the stains from coffee, tea, and drink. We need to eavesdrop on the readers, without whom every book is mute. That is the promise I seek."
books  library  reading  mandybrown  via:tealtan  libraries 
january 2012 by robertogreco
About « Sesat Blog [Quote from David Albert's "And the Skylark Sings with Me"]
"Our vision of the perfect learning environment is a library, but like none we have ever encountered. The library would have books and videos and tapes and computers, but that would be just the beginning. There would be lots of librarians, or more accurately “docents” — guides to the trails of knowledge. Primary docents would provide instruction in the technologies necessary to utilize the available resources. … There would be a vast learning exchange of skills, from basic mathematics to auto mechanics. There would be lending libraries of tools and materials, from carpenter’s saws and hammers, to biologists’ microscopes, to astronomers’ telescopes. There would be organized classes, learning support groups, and lectures. Self-evaluation tools would be available for learners to measure their own progress.

There would be large gardens and orchards, staffed by botanists and farmers, where students would learn to grow fruits and vegetables, and home economists who would teach their preparation and storage. There would be apprenticeships for virtually everything kind of employment the community requires.

There would be rites of passage and celebration of subject or skill mastery. There would be storytellers and community historians, drawn from the community’s older members. Seniors would play a vital role in preparing young children to make use of all the library has to offer.

The library would be the community’s hub and its heart. It would be supported the usual ways we support schools, through public taxation, but all users, both children and adults, would be required to contribute time to the library’s success."
lcproject  davidalbert  andtheskylarksingswithme  learning  unschooling  education  deschooling  caterinafake  libraries  library  librarydesign  design  schooldesign  community  apprenticeships  gardens  gardening  parenting  farming  tools  storytelling  mentoring  agriculture 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Biblioteca Pública de Licantén / Emilio Marín + Murua-Valenzuela | Plataforma Arquitectura
"El proyecto como muchos ya habían visto en un video introducción publicado anteriormente en Plataforma Arquitectura, consiste en la recuperación de la casa de máquinas del ramal de trenes Curico-Licantén. abandonada por más de 20 años, para su transformación en una biblioteca pública municipal.

El edificio existente a pesar de su condición de abandono y deterioro, formaba parte de la memoria de Licantén, y por lo tanto tenía un significado importante para la comunidad. Se ubica frente a la única escuela básica de la localidad, por lo tanto perfecto complemento para el nuevo programa, una biblioteca pública. A través de la incorporación de este nuevo programa al edificio existente, rescatando el valor espacial y simbólico del edificio para la comunidad, la propuesta pretende recuperar el edificio y otorgarle un nuevo significado."
emiliomarín  libraries  library  chile  architecture  design  benjamínmurúa  rodrigovalenzuela 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Emilio Marín y la Biblioteca de Licantén | Plataforma Arquitectura
"Interesante video reportaje a la Biblioteca de Licantén del programa Umbrales de la señal HD de VTR, obra de Emilio Marín junto a la oficina Murúa Valenzuela. Emilio ha desarrollado un interesante trabajo que se mueve entre la arquitectura, artes visuales y la editorial independiente, sobre el cual conversamos cuando lo entrevistamos hace unos meses."

[embedded video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvzcnUgk5Yw ]
emiliomarín  chile  architecture  libraries  library  design  glvo  benjamínmurúa  rodrigovalenzuela  umbrales 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Joyce Carol Oates Goes Home Again | People & Places | Smithsonian Magazine
"What is most striking in the children’s library are the shelves & shelves of books...astonishing to a little girl whose family lives in a farmhouse in the country where books are almost wholly unknown. That these books are available for children—for a child like me—all these books!—leaves me dazed, dazzled...The Lockport Public Library has been an illumination in my life. In that dimension of the soul in which time is collapsed and the past is contemporaneous with the present, it still is...I was mesmerized by books and by what might be called “the life of the mind”: the life that was not manual labor, or housework, but seemed in its specialness to transcend these activities. As a farm girl, even when I was quite young I had my “farm chores”—but I had time also to be alone, to explore the fields, woods and creek side. And to read. There was no greater happiness for me than to read...than to make my way along the seemingly infinite shelves of books in the Lockport Public Library"
via:robinsloan  joycecaroloates  libraries  memory  library  learning  books  reading  tcsnmy  cv  possibility 
march 2010 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: The Atomized Library
"The basic idea was to scatter smaller information spaces throughout the city: buildings, kiosks, cafes, computer labs, public-access WiFi envelopes, media production centers, "teen spaces," public meeting rooms, and more. Importantly, though, the entire point of Young's investigation was to ask what libraries might look like if information was no longer accessed through books.



Think of it as a network of partially prefab, rapidly deployable, plug-in, book-less micro-libraries, with potential for global distribution. EasyLibrary, perhaps.
In fact, it raises an interesting question: when it comes to public libraries, whether we're referring to New York City or Ciudade del Este, what is the architectural equivalent of One Laptop Per Child? Is the future of the community library a modular shed, or has an entire building type been made obsolete by handheld devices?"

[larger images at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bldgblog/sets/72157623284161853/detail/ ]
lcproject  explodingschool  libraries  architecture  design  books  library  unschooling  deschooling  mobility  neo-nomads  nomads  nomadicschool  easylibrary  prefab  tcsnmy  mobilelearning  handhelds 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Ways of reading / from a working library
"Always read with a pen in hand. The pen should be used both to mark the text you want to remember and to write from where the text leaves you. Think of the text as the starting point for your own words.

Reading and writing are not discrete activities; they occur on a continuum, with reading at one end, writing at the other. The best readers spend their time somewhere in between."

"Read voraciously, many books at a time. Only then will you hear the conversation taking place among them."
writing  reading  books  howto  tcsnmy  2009  library  literature  libraries  mandybrown  howweread  howwewrite  howwelearn 
december 2009 by robertogreco
WorldCat Mobile -- Search libraries from your phone [WorldCat.org]
"# Search for library materials—Enter search terms such as keywords, author or title
mobile  worldcat  iphone  libraries  cataloging  catalogs  geolocation  library  search  books 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Archival Sound Recordings
"Explore 44,500 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments: accents and dialects; arts, literature and performance; classical music; environment and nature; jazz and popular music; oral history; sound recording history; world and traditional music"
art  history  music  uk  britishlibrary  library  sounds  recordings  samples  ethnography  multimedia  database  free  audio  sound  online  world  jazz  classical  environment  nature  arts  literature  poetry  accents  spokenword  media  archives  repository  tcsnmy  libraries 
september 2009 by robertogreco
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
"Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories.

The historical map collection has over 58,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 20th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Popular collection categories are antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall & case, children's, and manuscript maps. Search examples: Pictorial maps, United States maps, Geology maps, California map, Afghanistan map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and U.S. Civil War maps. Browse map categories: What, Where, Who, When. The collection is used to study history, art, genealogy, explorations, and family history."
maps  mapping  cartography  database  visualization  geography  collection  library  archives  history  libraries 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Feedbooks: Food for the mind
"“Feedbooks is a universal e-reading platform compatible with all mobile devices where you can download thousands of free e-books, publish and share your own content, and create customized newspapers from RSS feeds and widgets.” "
ebooks  free  kindle  olpc  library  libraries 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Reinvented Software - Together for Mac OS X - Keep Your Stuff Together, Find It Again Instantly
"Together lets you keep everything in one place. Text, documents, images, movies, sounds, web pages and bookmarks can all be dragged to Together for safe keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly."
software  mac  osx  organization  tagging  productivity  library  database  applications  together  notes  via:preoccupations  libraries 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Only Collect « a historian’s craft
"Only Collect; that is to say, collect everything, indiscriminately. You're five years old. Don't presume too much to know what's important and what isn't. Photocopy journal articles, photograph archives; create bibliographies, buy books; make notes on every article or book you read, even if it's just one line saying "Never read this again"; collect newspaper clippings and email them to yourself; collect quotes; save your ideas for future papers, future projects, future conferences, even if they seem wildly implausible now. Hoarding must become instinctual, it must be an uncontrollable, primal urge. And the higher, civilizing impulse that kicks in after the fact is organization, or librarianship. You must keep tabs on everything you collect, somehow; a system must be had, and the system must be idiot-proof."

[via: http://www.kottke.org/08/12/collect-everything-indiscriminately ]
education  history  academia  learning  thinking  annotation  research  creativity  information  organization  collecting  collection  writing  practice  context  library  advice  culture  historiography  cv  methodology  productivity  lifehacks  howto  libraries 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog - Blue Skunk Blog - Sanctity of print
"Here is my modest proposal. Drop the requirement that students use print resources. Period. But ADD the requirement that each citation include a sentence that argues for the authority of the source."
bibliography  evaluation  informationliteracy  library  process  research  citations  authority  reference  libraries 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Search Tool
"Boolify makes it easier to for students to understand their web search by illustrating the logic of their search, and by showing them how each change to their search instantly changes their results."
children  classroom  boolean  search  education  library  elearning  technology  students  instruction  teaching  computing  libraries  classrooms 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Ask Ellen: Vision in the Library | Edutopia
"In past, possibilities of real leadership for teachers have been too few. But profession is changing to become more collaborative & collegial and your question is rich with opportunities to lead your school community in transforming your media center."
administration  collaboration  library  libraries  leadership  learning  schools  schooldesign  management  future  technology 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Clothing Libraries: Another Product Service System : TreeHugger
"We love libraries here at TreeHugger. They’re a perfect example of a Product Service System (PSS) where you get the service of an item without having to own it and all the cost and upkeep time that requires."
clothing  library  libraries  sharing  nonprofit  community  reuse  nonprofits 
april 2008 by robertogreco
How do you build a public library in the age of Google? - By Witold Rybczynski - Slate Magazine
Dan Hill puts it well: "Not much innovation here, and save Seattle's magnificent library courtesy of OMA, some very dated thinking in US libraries."
architecture  library  libraries  design  future  reading  literature  via:cityofsound  witoldrybczynski  seattlepubliclibrary 
march 2008 by robertogreco
About the “Learn More” series « LibraryStream
"a series of self-paced discovery entries for library staff interested in venturing out on the social web. Each post is meant as a short introduction to a different social website, tool, or concept. It might not be ground-breaking information to veteran r
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  libraries  howto  tutorials  training  web2.0  networkedlearning  applications  del.icio.us  e-learning  online  flickr  twitter  youtube  tags  tagging  wikis  blogs  blogging  technology  learning  information  library  secondlife 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Many hands make light work « Flickr Blog
"What if you could contribute your own description of a certain photo in, say, the Library of Congress’ vast photographic archive, knowing that it might make the photo you’ve touched a little easier to find for the next person?
flickr  library  libraries  folksonomy  copyright  museums  participatory  crowdsourcing  publicdomain  photography  tagging  commons  archive  tags  loc  community  history 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Flickr: The Commons
"The key goals of this pilot project are to firstly give you a taste of the hidden treasures in the huge Library of Congress collection, and secondly to how your input of a tag or two can make the collection even richer."
flickr  folksonomy  photography  library  libraries  publicdomain  copyright  community  participatory  commons  museums  history  crowdsourcing 
january 2008 by robertogreco
LIQUOR AND LIT
"I went from high school to Caltech as a math major...none of my previous math & science teachers had informed me that I wasn't a genius...I discovered the truth by sitting next to an authentic genius or two at Caltech, I was crushed."
alcohol  writing  library  history  cv  math  science  us  literature  charlesdeemer  libraries 
december 2007 by robertogreco
traer.physics
"a particle system physics engine for processing. Just a simulation, it tells you where particles are and it's your job to draw them. No collisions, you can take care of them yourself if you want!"
processing  algorithms  animation  code  physics  programming  library  visualization  libraries 
november 2007 by robertogreco
[WorldCat.org] Search for books, music, videos, articles and more in libraries near you
"the world's largest network of library content and services...WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world...Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library near
aggregator  books  libraries  database  journals  catalogs  research  search  onlinetoolkit  collections  online  resources  databases  searchengine  cataloging  worldcat  bibliography  literature  reference  library  music  catalog  free 
october 2007 by robertogreco
ThinkeringSpaces, IIT Institute of Design
"ThinkeringSpaces are interactive environments that encourage school age children to tinker with things, both physical and virtual, reflect upon what they discover, and elaborate their ideas in ways they can share with others."
children  interactive  design  innovation  learning  ubicomp  libraries  schools  space  schooldesign  education  lcproject  making  tinkering  thinking  thinkering  interaction  thinkeringspaces  collaboration  technology  creativity  literacy  library  library2.0 
june 2007 by robertogreco

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