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Sacking a Palace of Culture

Opinion piece about changes to the NY Public Library Excerpt: It was with a surge of emotion, therefore, that I read newspaper reports about the determination of Anthony W. Marx, the president of the library, to spend $300 million to transform the main building, long devoted to reference, into what sounds like a palace of presentism. He wants to close the library system’s biggest circulating branch, the Mid-Manhattan (located just across the street) and the Science, Industry and Business Library (also in Midtown) and somehow wedge their contents into the already overstocked central research library.
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Op-ed:E-Books and Democracy

Education / Library & Research : Library and Information Science News (last year)

Op-ed in the NYT: E-Books and Democracy by Anthony W. Marx (president of the New York Public Library) WRESTLING with my newspaper on the subway recently, I noticed the woman next to me reading a book on her smartphone. “That has to ... Read Post

The future of the library in the digital age

Education / Library & Research : Library and Information Science News (last year)

At 11:00AM EDT today, On Point, WBUR's outstanding NPR show, spends an hour asking, How Can Libraries Survive The Digital Age? The guests are Anthony Marx, president and CEO of the New York Public Library and Eli Neiburger, associat... Read Post

Sacking a Palace of Culture

Education / Library & Research : Library and Information Science News (2 years ago)

Sacking a Palace of Culture It was with a surge of emotion, therefore, that I read newspaper reports about the determination of Anthony W. Marx, the president of the library, to spend $300 million to transform the main building, lon... Read Post


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