In the Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America April 26, 2013 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Uncategorized – Tags: Book Burning, Bookstores, Digital Public Library of America, Libraries, Libraries and Digitization, public libraries
Books are weapons in the war of ideas. Poster 20 x 27.9 , 1942. Published by the United States Government Printing Office.
In the this installment of In the Stacks we visit the newly launched and much anticipated Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
The opening of DPLA represents a watershed moment in the history of American libraries and will undoubtedly become a seminal resource for our nation in the years ahead.
It is safe to say this will be the first of many trips for Book Patrol through the “stacks” of DPLA.
We begin with a couple of posters produced by the Unites States Government to combat the infamous Nazi book burning of 1933, then we feature an exterior and three interior shots of bookshops in the late 19th century, two in Minnesota and one in Idaho, and finally a picture of a book barn in Bozeman, MT from the late 1960’s.
Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Ireland Book Store. Rochester, Minnesota.1896
Country Bookself and Paperback Barn Bozeman, MT 1968
Previously on In The Stacks:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Playing Cards at the Beinecke
National Library of Ireland
The Astor Free Library at the NYPL
Women’s Travel Diaries at Duke University
Charles Darwin’s Library
The National Archives