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September Wrap Up

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Archives week will soon be upon us! Check out my suggestions on which programs to see in the new Library Manifesto calendar. Suggest additions to the calendar by tweeting @mspantojatoyou or by e-mail!

A library in Westport, Connecticut introduced “Vincent” and “Nancy” two humanoid robots, programmed to walk without bumping into walls and make eye contact. The robots will be the stars of programming classes at the library.

For the first time, archives from an abandoned Moroccan Jewish synagogue on a tiny island in the Azores are being examined.

Culture in Transit will send librarians out to NYC’s archival depositories with scanners and cameras in hand. The program aims to centralize and preserve the city’s historical records.

100 years from now will books still be printed and bound? The Future Library in Oslo is ensuring at least 1 anthology will be! Margaret Atwood, the prize-winning Canadian author known for her dystopian novels, is the first author to contribute a story to the project.

For New Yorkers and architecture aficionados, how a stereoview (you know, the 3D experience of 1880) led to a rare New York find.

Finally, some haunting GIF’s to toll the knell for the spookiest month of the year. Thanks for sharing, Jessamy!

Happy Archives Month everyone!!

 

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