Weekly Roundup!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!

Heather

“In a sense the library gave me back my life… just like the body needs food, the soul needs books.” Read about Syria’s secret library and its mission to feed hungry souls in a war ravaged town.

Brenna

Sleepy? The British Columbia Institute of Technology’s campus library now features sleep pods. The isolated capsules, which were met with a fair share of skepticism, are designed to help students get proper rest.

Annie

Meanwhile at the US Copyright Office, motions are being made to change Section 108 of the Copyright Act. The section in question pertains directly to the ability of libraries and archives to make copies of materials for preservation, security, or research. The ALA, SAA and Library Copyright Alliance aren’t happy about it.

 

Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons.  Licensed under CC 2.0.

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