Library tour2010

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A beautiful visual history of our greatest libraries. Principles and practices through the ages that are just as relevant now ... supports why we need a Learning Commons.

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Library tour2010

  1. 1. Tim’s Virtual* Library Tour 2010 * All but one have been destroyed by biblioclasts!
  2. 2. The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal (Nineveh)
  3. 3. The Library at Alexandria (Egypt)
  4. 4. The Ulpian Library of Trajan (Rome)
  5. 5. The House of Wisdom (Bagdad)
  6. 6. The Abbey Library of St Gall (Switzerland)
  7. 7. Abbey Library of St. Gall • 719- present • access first limited to scholars Contains 2,100 manuscripts (codices/parchment/books) from the 8th to 15th centuries, 1,650 incunabula (those printed before 1500) in addition to 160,000 volumes • now pre-1000 manuscripts
  8. 8. Tim’s (Dream!) Library Tour 2011 * Tim is now retired and on limited funds!
  9. 9. Tim’s (Actual!) Library Tour 2007 * Tim still had the money!
  10. 10. The train to Hogwarts leaves from St. Pancras here!
  11. 11. What is old is new again! •Preservation •Access •Learning •Creation •Community •Wisdom •Pleasure
  12. 12. Thank You For Joining Tim’s Tours* * You must love libraries too!

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