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2 months ago
Research Libraries UK held their annual conference last month in London. The program and several videos of the proceedings are available (and worth ...
3 months ago
With the growing interest in ways that new technologies can carry biases of one sort or another, we might want to consider the bias inherent in library cataloging. A recent piece in CityLab by Amanda Ros calls attention to the issue of bias in cataloging. Note that she advises patrons to consult with a librarian if they encounter difficulty finding items th...
5 months ago
While gathering some resources for our forthcoming library design event, I came across an audio resource that provides sounds from several reading rooms of the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
This American Life recently produced a podcast on libraries! The official title is "The Room of Requirement" - and yes, that's a HP reference.  The podcast highlights a variety of library spaces around the country and reminds us of the library's dynamic purpose. All the stories are pretty heartwarming and inspiring, which is very in-brand for This American Life but feels worth noting...
7 months ago
Check out this article in Fast Company on the new Nike NYC store. In addition to being a large scale showplace for Nike shoes, with the largest collection under one roof, the facility is an experiment in the relationships between physical and digital enviro...
8 months ago
Photo by Johnny Milano for The New York Times Hurricane Michael is yet another reminder that the next twenty years is going to bring devastation to populations of living things around the w...
h/t to Jo for that awesome article “Women, this is How We'll Win.” In the “great minds think alike” world, the next cafe c...
Are you an artist? Do you know any? If so this is a great opportunity. Funded by the Myers Foundation and supported by our very own Design Team, the yearly EdLab Art Commission has made the Gottesman Libraries a place to find great art at the intersection of Education, Technology and Creativity.Please spread the word, info below and on
a year ago
Hi all.  These are my statistics for the year 2017.  Everyday I keep statistics and then record them onto one spreadsheet.  This way I just have to look at one spreadsheet and add it up.  Here they are.Number of New Books Received-504Number of New Books Processed-504    Number of Cafe Items-281Number of Missing Books Recovered- 2,289Number of Books Retrieved- 531Number of Books Shelved-701Number of Books Brought to Reserve-847Number of Books Brought to Hold Shelf-210Number of Books Rush Processed-77Number of Books Searche...
Our amazing resident artists Wearable Media Studios are holding free workshops to share some of their wisdom about combining data, fashion and wearable technology!Please spread the word RSVP zoe.logan@tc.columbia.eduThe incredible installation is on the 2nd floor,