Tag: libraries

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www.parool.nl > Job Cohen and Patrick Meershoek
Job Cohen over zijn afscheid bij de OBA: ‘Het kan me geen bal schelen welke politieke stroming zich sterk maakt voor de bibliotheek, als het maar gebeurt’
11 jan. 2022 - Na acht jaar neemt Job Cohen deze maand afscheid als voorzitter van de raad van toezicht van de OBA. Het belang van de openbare bibliotheek neemt alleen maar toe, stelt de oud-burgemeester. ‘Het is een reikende hand naar de kinderen met een achterstand in de stad.’
 · amsterdam · libraries

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its five-minute setup makes launching an online archive or exhibition as easy as launching a blog.
 · archiving · libraries

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Tokyo’s Kadokawa Culture Museum Houses an Arresting Kengo Kuma-Designed Bookshelf Theater
19 feb. 2021 - Although it boasts more than 50,000 books, the massive library at the heart of the Kadokawa Culture Museum (previously) isn’t just for bibliophiles or curious readers hoping to stumble upon a new title. Designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma (previously), the towering venue is more accurately billed as a cultural gathering space than a traditional book collection, which Ryosuke Kosuge, who works as RK, recently documented a new series of photographs.
 · architecture · book-porn · libraries · tokyo

www.eurozine.com > Evgeny Morozov
Digital socialism
21 feb. 2020 - The great social democratic achievements of the twentieth century were in institutional innovation. By engaging with the risks posed to democracy by Big Tech, social democracy can both revive this tradition and reimagine its role.
 · antitrust · artificial-intelligence · capitalism · digital-socialism · inequality · infrastructure · institutions · justice · liberalism · libraries · neoliberalism · regulation · solidarity