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Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street in Richmond, Calif., an internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word.
Libraries, vendors, content aggregators and publishers interact with people on the Web today in many different ways. And the ease with which resources can be shared among these groups brings new sets of challenges to libraries. Large-scale cooperation, combined with the right technology, allows us to completely re-imagine how libraries deliver services and information, transforming these challenges into opportunities.
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. Digital Libraries Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts, digital libraries are an excellent way of both preserving the past and sharing it with everyone.
by Ellen Brundige December 10, 1991 Table of Contents "And concerning the number of books, the establishment of libraries, and the collection in the Hall of the the Muses, why need I even speak, since they are all in men's memories?"-- Athenaeus of Alexandria  Introduction The Library of Alexandria, in reality two or more libraries in the ancient Egyptian capitol, has achieved an almost mythic stature in the study of classics from the time of the Renaissance.
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Many websites provide links to various organizations and other venues concerned with rare books and the history of books and printing. The best-organized and most comprehensive list, maintained by Peter VerHeyen, is to be found on the Book Arts Web , under Links. The short sections presented below make no attempt to compete with VerHeyen's excellent set of links; they may, however, be useful as signposts pointing in various basic bibliographical directions.