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Posted by Joel on September 26 2010 • Current Affairs

Thinking Outside the Stacks

I like this story. In an effort to reach more readers, Dick van Tol opened this traditional library in libraries in busy airports. Sanctuaries of peace and quiet in a most busy space. Van Tol, works for the nonprofit ProBiblio, which aims to help support libraries. In an effort to reach more readers, van Tol opened this first-ever Airport Library. According to the story, it seems to be working. This modern-looking library located in Shiphol airport outside Amsterdam offers readers 1,200 books in more than two dozen languages. From the story:

“Between Piers E and F and alongside the airport branch of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the collection is meant to be read on site and left on the shelves for others to browse. The library plans to offer e-books and music by Dutch artists and composers that can be downloaded, free, to a laptop or cellphone. The library also is equipped with nine Apple iPads loaded with multimedia content, including photos and videos, that is likewise devoted to the theme of Dutch culture. A digital guest book invites visitors to jot down their musings or leave messages for wayward companions.”

Posted by Joel on September 26 2010 • Current Affairs

Federer Again

Once again this year, Roger Federer has entertained the crowds at the U.S. Open with another amazing shot, made to look easy.


Posted by Joel on September 05 2010 • Current Affairs