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Library responses to survey comments, questions

In Spring 2010, the library administered two different surveys to GSU faculty and graduate students. Half of faculty and graduate students received an invitation to complete LibQUAL+®, a survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries, and the other half of … Continue reading

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Haunted Libraries

“Last year about this time (just in time for Halloween), George Eberhart of the American Library Association posted on this blog a list of libraries that are said to be haunted. Now the library ghosts are back, by popular demand. Each … Continue reading

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German Libraries Hold Thousands of Looted Volumes Stolen by Nazis

Hundreds of thousands of books stolen by the Nazis are still in German libraries. A few librarians are acting like detectives, searching for the books and hoping to return them to the former owners or their families. However, many libraries … Continue reading

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Modern Cabinet of Curiosities Stuns the Eye and Mind

Jay Walker, 52-year-old founder of the Internet think-tank Walker Digital (known for Priceline.com), has built a library celebrating human imagination. Books and artifacts from a Sumerian clay cone to a Kelmscott Chaucer to a German Enigma code machine and a … Continue reading

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Park Your Car In A Good Book

Downtown Kansas City Library Garage, Kansas City, Missouri New 152,864 SF, 485-car garage adjacent to the recently renovated downtown Kansas City library. An exterior treatment creates the illusion of a row of books, paying homage to great literary contributors of our … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Monastery Library Restored To Baroque Splendour

“Hidden in the Austrian Alps some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of Vienna, Admont’s Benedictine monastery, which was founded in 1074 and spreads over 270 square kilometres (66,720 acres), has always striven for opulence. “During expansion work in the 18th … Continue reading

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The Library In the New Age

“Information is exploding so furiously around us and information technology is changing at such bewildering speed that we face a fundamental problem: How to orient ourselves in the new landscape? What, for example, will become of research libraries in the … Continue reading

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A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries

The Curious Expeditions weblog issue of September 6 carries images of cathedrals of the book from all over the world. Click here to start.

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