Cool Library Stuff

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In case you needed a palette cleanser after last night’s debates, here’s a collection of interesting articles, cool discoveries, and exciting projects around the library world.

Banning books deemed “inappropriate” in the name of protecting children actually serves to marginalize children. The Atlantic explores the disproportionate number of censored books with “diverse content”.

Should we fear the robots? The Infonista blog explores how automation will impact LIS jobs.

Creating an engaged community starts internally. Library Worklife takes a look at how Iowa State University (ISU) Library is building a community culture starting with library staff.

Recent market forecasts shows digital asset management is in growing demand. KM World explains why organizations should give a DAM.

Want to be a beta tester for The Librarian Brain? Sign up to test this new, mobile-first librarian-recommended book database.

Digital preservation meets history. Genus IT asks, “Do you have a microfilm reader older than this one?” Check out the reader responses and slide show.

Speaking of history, check out the last, secret apartments left in the New York Public Library, courtesy of Atlas Obscura.

Who doesn’t love Legos, especially when they are modeled after children’s literature covers? See how you many you can name in 100 Scope Notes‘ quiz.

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