The new central library
of Birmingham (England), the largest public building of its type in Europe, is officially opened tomorrow by Malala Yousafzai
. Reviews, pre-opening, have been largely positive [Independent
] [Financial Times
]. [more inside]
The universe (which others call The Twitter) is composed of every word
in the English language; Shakespeare's folios
, line-by-line-by-line; the Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
, exploded; Constantine XI
, in 140 character chunks; Sun Tzu's Art of War
, in its entirety; the chapter headings of JG Ballard
, in abundance; and definitive discographies
of Every. Artist. Ever...
All this, I repeat
, is true, but one hundred forty characters of inalterable wwwtext
cannot correspond to any language, no matter how dialectical or rudimentary it may be. [more inside]
What is a library? What do librarians do?
Librarians from the 2011 ALIA conference in Sydney respond - and their answers can be surprising.
100+ authoritative research sources that are available online.
Various topics, real info. Think of it as a kind of do-it-yourself AskMe, or you know, a research library.(via Making Light)