Libraries

Libraries

Turning Libraries into Amazon Stores Is Class Warfare

Public libraries incubate working-class brilliance, and privatizing them would be a terrible injustice.
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
7.24.18
Historic Aromas

Here Is the Chemical Recipe For ‘Old Book Smell’

A dash of ‘old room’, a hint of 2.4-dimethylpentane, and a sprinkle of mothballed acetic acid.
Ben Sullivan
4.7.17
Toronto

A Canadian Telecom Is Limiting a Free WiFi Program For Low-Income Families

Closing the digital divide isn't profitable.
Jordan Pearson
6.17.16
short circuit

This E-Reader App Gives You Instant Access to Your Public Library's Collection

Aldiko also offers quick downloads of thousands of books in the public domain.
Rachel Pick
12.9.15
Internet

​Amazon Will Never, Ever, Replace Libraries

Let’s not pretend otherwise.
Alex Gallo-Brown
11.6.15
News

This One-Sentence Email from the Government Made a Library Shutter Its Tor Node

"Just terrific..."
Jason Koebler
9.24.15
Features

Behind New York's Library Network

A look at how the library infrastructures of New York City work, and the “middleware” that holds them together.
Shannon Mattern
7.21.15
Features

Could Cyberwar Cause a Library of Alexandria Event?

Depends on what you mean by "cyberwar."
J.M. Porup
6.29.15
Culture

​Dawn of the Digital Preppers

It’s the end of the world, and somehow you and your Kindle have survived.
Roisin Kiberd
5.29.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

From Baby Teeth to Aerogel: Take a Tour of a Library of Materials

A 'materials library' in London has thousands of materials in its collection.
Victoria Turk
3.11.15
Internet

Saving Human Knowledge at 800 Pages an Hour

Inside the Internet Archive's book scanning centre.
Victoria Turk
2.5.15
Internet

Why Librarians Are Defending Your Right to Watch Porn at the Library

It's about a lot more than porn.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.11.14
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