Category Archives: Libraries

The Possible End of Net Neutrality: Wither the Library?

Pun intended. Lynne Bradley, the director of government relations at the American Library Association, writes (boldface mine): Net neutrality is really important for libraries because we are, first of all, in the information business. Our business now is not just … Continue reading

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Lego Library

In the atrium of the Boylston Street entrance to the Boston Public Library is this neat Lego display of the Boston Library:

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A City of Neighborhoods

Starting today at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library is the “Boston: A City of Neighborhoods” exhibit: During the last decade, Boston as a whole has become younger, and more racially and ethnically diverse. However, the neighborhoods that … Continue reading

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LEGOS!

Today and tomorrow at the Copley Square Branch, some serious competitive Legoing is going on (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?): The competition takes place at the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library, in the library’s changing exhibit room … Continue reading

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Why A Liberal Arts Education Matters: The War on Canadian Science Libraries Edition

So the conservative-led Canadian government decided to digitize historical scientific records and discard the original paper copies. Except it appears they forgot the whole digitization part (boldface mine): Back in 2012, when Canada’s Harper government announced that it would close … Continue reading

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The Good Ship HMS Beagle

Observed in the Boston Public Library’s Map Room, a model of the HMS Beagle, the ship Darwin journeyed on to the Galapagos:

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The BPL Goes Mobile

I’ve wondered when the Boston Public Library (a misnomer of sorts as any Massachusetts resident can get a card) would release a mobile app. Well, we wonder no longer: The Boston Public Library now has a version of our catalog … Continue reading

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