MEXICO CITY — Aeromoto, a small public library founded at the beginning of 2015 in the Juárez neighborhood, evolved gradually and continues to mature as a cohesive and challenging project.
The University of Kansas Libraries recently acquired over 1,000 zines from the former Solidarity radical organization in Lawrence, Kansas.
“Globes have a very low survival rate,” explained Ian Fowler, director of the Osher Map Library (OML) at the University of Southern Maine.
This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.
There are over 16,000 public libraries in the United States, and although photographer Robert Dawson only visited a fraction — 526 over two decades — his series presents a diverse portrait of this community space.
Books aimed at women on pitching tents, cooking on campfires, dressing for hikes, and surviving in the wild were published in the United States, as more and more women went out into the woods.
The Rare Book Room of the New York Academy of Medicine Library in East Harlem has a trove of printed materials connected to camping and outdoor recreation in the early 1900s.
With the rise of e-books challenging public interest in printed matter, some community libraries have scaled down their collections while others are championing physical tomes through unexpected creative endeavors.
In a deal on the fiscal year 2016 budget struck late Monday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an extra $39 million for the city’s libraries.
Arriving by camel in remote areas of Mongolia or on boat along the coast of Norway, contemporary libraries are often mobile, creative, and community-driven, and are adapting rather than fading with the rise of electronic books and decrease in budgets.
On Sunday night, more than 8,000 books and manuscripts were destroyed after ISIS militants bombed Mosul’s Central Library.
Despite the vast and growing resources available online, much of the world’s knowledge and history remains ephemeral and under threat of disappearance.