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History and the changing role of libraries in the digital age

Selim Akyol, Managing Director of the digital marketing agency NexMarket belonging to the ERNI Global has half Swiss and half Turkish roots. We’re moving in a world that spins faster than it already does. New technologies are popping up that serve as enablers for the creation of new business models. If you have experienced nearshoring or offshoring, you already know that the choice of the right partner is crucial.

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As soon as I got my own apartment, I lined it with bookcases and loaded them with hardcovers. I used the college library for research, but otherwise, I turned into a ravenous buyer of books. I couldn’t walk into a bookstore without leaving with something, or several somethings. I loved the fresh alkaline tang of new ink and paper, a smell that never emanated from a broken-in library book. I loved the crack of a newly flexed spine, and the way the brand-new pages almost felt damp, as if they were wet with creation.

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Around that time, her mother was diagnosed with senile dementia. She decided that she would write another book for her mother and have it focus on libraries. Libraries have played a integral part of my life from the time I was a kid. My first library was the Bradbury Library where the magical world of reading opened to me and I participated in my first summer reading program. I graduated to more libraries, a larger world of books, conversations with librarians, and a variety of summer reading programs.

The future of libraries is seen as partnering with the internet, not competing with it. To this day the cause of the fire is an unsolved mystery, although several theories are presented. There was a suspect, Harry Peak, an affable and charming pathological liar, but there was not enough evidence to charge him. We, Goodreads readers, are all connected by this true and purest form of love for books and their beloved sanctuary, the Library. Thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for the preview copy of this fascinating bit of history. But then in our own time, during WW2, the Holocaust attempted to wipe out an entire people, including the books.

I think it would have rounded out some of the rougher edges of the book and lifted up some of the more depressing parts as well. As I was reading this, I kept thinking about Anxious People, which I read not too long ago, and how that book did such a good job of being uplifting and sweet without becoming too cloying, mostly because of its use of humor. Nora ends up letting go of that life and returning to the Midnight Library as it is falling apart. Mrs. Elm explains that her desire to live out her original life is causing the destruction. Mrs. Elm tells Nora how to exit, by finding the book representing her original life, and the Midnight Library dissolves. When Nora is back in her original, she stumbles outside for help (post-overdoing) and soon wakes in a hospital.

From the start, she felt the process was a sham, she said in her Blue Shark interview. The first two meetings were held at times when she couldn’t attend, she said, and by the time she arrived at the third meeting, the committee had already voted to return most of the books to shelves. Monica Brown, who served on a school district book review committee in Granbury, has called that process a sham.

With this type of binding, a series of pages are printed and folded in half. The folds of the signature are then sewn together – often by hand. All the signatures of the book are then put together and sewn again by machine to combine these folds into a firm book.

The architecture would rival the central libraries in New York and Chicago and would provide Angelenos space enough to house a book collection now numbering in the hundred thousands. Andrew Carnegie had cemented Los Angeles as an intellectual hub of the west. It was also disconcerting that the fire barely made a blip in the press. Granted, there were other major news stories going on at the time. But, now for the first time, thanks to the amazing work this author did, we can see how the fire effected the city, the patrons, and the librarians.

In her Author’s Foreword, Christie describes “the body in the library” as a cliché of detective fiction. She states that when writing her own variation on this theme, she decided that the library should be a completely conventional one while the body would be a highly improbable and sensational one. In light of these remarks, this novel can be considered a conscious reworking of the genre.

She structures the book as an even pace, blending the most intriguing bits with what might otherwise be less riveting cultural context. For the millions of us who cherish our local libraries, this is the love letter we’ve long held in our hearts but didn’t have the words–or background knowledge–to say it. What stands out for me as special is how well Orlean draws the ambiance, the feel of a library you have come to love. The quietness that pervades a library is comforting and relaxing. I recommend this book wholeheartedly to all readers and book lovers.

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