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About vicTor K

An Officer . . with the thoUght "curiOsity kiLLs the cAt, but giVes liFe to mAn as it triGgers him to thinK and be creAtiVe . N is a wAy to leaRn" . . taKe much priDe in worK with the noTion : "Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one." - Neil Gaiman

Learning the new ‘meanings’ of ABC

Looking at the two alphabet charts, you’d be quickly be aware of which generation you grew up in. Whatever is the case, at least ‘A’ is still ‘APPLE’ . . . . . . so what will be next ?

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The Hive – UK’s first fully integrated University and Public Library

On 11th July 2012, the Hive was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen. The Hive is the outcome of the vision and commitment of two key partners; the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.  Having the great ambition … Continue reading

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BiblioTech – the First Bookless Public Library in Texas

Come Fall 2013, a new library will be opened in Bexar County, Texas, providing visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books … obviously books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent.  This project marks the first … Continue reading

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‘Green’ Library in a ‘Cube’

The new University of Aberdeen Library was designed by Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen, to provide a 21st century learning and research environment for students, University staff, visitors and the public. It conceptualizes the shape of a cube evoking the … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Warehouse – the ‘Chaotic Storage’ approach

‘Ordered’ chaos As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon needs somewhere to put all of those products. The solution? Giant warehouses. Eighty to be exact. Strategically located near key shipping hubs around the world. The warehouses themselves are massive, with some over … Continue reading

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A ‘toWer’ of bOOks . .

“The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University. The library was a gift of three Yale graduates, the Beinecke Brothers. The modern library was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. … Continue reading

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“Facebook” in the 16th Century

According to recent research, the modern world’s penchant for social networking may not be exclusive to this century alone. Studies into the communication habits of 16th and 17th century Italian Academies, where scholars created their own nicknames, as well as emblems and mottos to signify those with … Continue reading

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