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Book Wash May 20, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Libraries

Note: There is no sound on this videos – please choose your own background music and enjoy! If you do come up with the perfect soundtrack please let us know in the comments.Información Científica Internaciona (ICI) is first Mexican company formed by professional librarians and archivists to serve and cater to the libraries of Mexico and beyond.. These videos, from late 2008, showcase a couple of contraptions used in the cleaning and maintenance of books. The English…

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New York Public Library’s newest branch will be housed in a condo-hotel – Posted in: Libraries, public libraries

When it opens in 2015 it will be one of the largest branches of the New York Public Library system. It will  occupy the bottom 3 floors of a “ritzy new condo-hotel” being developed by the Baccarat crystal company and its parent company, Starwood Capital Group, along with Tribeca Associates. Among its features is a 100+ seat auditorium, a children’s reading room, a technology hub, and a family seating area. “The airy, vibrant structure” is being designed…

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