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The 35 Most Amazing Libraries In The World

The 35 Most Amazing Libraries In The World
With education as our focus here at The Best Colleges, we obviously love libraries. College libraries, public libraries, private libraries, it doesn’t matter, we think they are all awesome. With that in mind we’ve done hours of research trying to find the most interesting libraries in the world, and come up with these 35 that we thought were especially noteworthy. We’ve tried to balance our list between architecturally interesting libraries and libraries with interesting collections, but most of these libraries are actually fascinating in both respects. We’d love to spend a day in any of these libraries, and we hope you’ll agree. 35. One of the most distinctive libraries on our list, the National Library of Belarus is shaped like a Rhombicuboctahedron (here’s what a rhombicuboctahedron is, just in case you’re not a mathematician.) 34. The University of Coimbra General Library has been in operation since the early 16th century. 33. 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19.

Readers’ Choice: 20 More Beautiful College Libraries From Around the World Recently we shared our picks for the 25 most beautiful college libraries in the world, asking our readers to comment with their own favorites if they hadn’t made the list. And comment you did, dear readers! We therefore feel compelled to offer this follow-up post made up entirely of libraries suggested by you, in your infinite wisdom. We do have a few caveats: many of your suggestions, great libraries as they were, were not college or university libraries, and so were disqualified. Others we couldn’t find photos of. In addition, though many of you commented asking (not always entirely nicely) for more foreign submissions, the overwhelming number of actual suggestions were for American and British universities, so go figure. Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin [via and via]

Banco de textos para el aula Parece que en los últimos días ha habido una explosión de iniciativas web relacionadas con la enseñanza de la lengua y la literatura y las tic. Creo que es una de las áreas o competencias educativas que más se prestan a trabajarlas mediante la utilización de las herramientas que proporciona la web. En esta ocasión traigo a este blog una iniciativa de un profesor muy inquieto y que ya nos "ha regalado" otros proyectos de enorme interés ( Dicta2.0, gooodrae o generador de fichas para imprimir). Se llama Sergio Abad (@sabad) en twitter. Su última aportación se denomina Banco de textos . "Todos leemos en clase con nuestros alumnos: lecturas del libro de texto, del libro de lecturas, periódicos, revistas, páginas webs, blogs, etc. En el Banco de Textos se ha puesto especial interés en facilitar la lectura de sus textos en distitntos formatos: todos disponen de un modo de lectura a pantalla completa pensada para leer los textos en pantalla (netbooks, tabletas, smartphones, etc.)

Adventure Vacation | British Columbia | Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Now Booking Adventures for our 2014 Season from May 22 to September 25 About the Resort Located near the village of Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada, and accessible by a scenic 45 minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, BC., or a 30 minute boat ride from Tofino, rests our exclusive eco-safari destination called Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Open annually from mid May until the end of September and offering 3, 4 and 7 night all inclusive adventures great for the entire family. Family Friendly While it is hard to imagine a more intimate destination than the intensely romantic Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, the resort has become a recurring favourite for families. Resort accommodations, food and beverage programs, activities and adventures and conservancy programs offer something for all ages and inclinations. The months of May and September are perfect for couples, while the summer months might better suit high-energy family gatherings.

The 'library of the future' begins to emerge It looks like a boxy robot, or maybe a poor man's ATM. With simple lines and a glowing screen, the Cupertino Library's JobView kiosk beckons to job hunters interested in reviewing, printing, e-mailing and applying for jobs listed in Bay Area newspapers. A resume is not required; instead, a mini-application takes less than four minutes to complete on the touch-screen and is electronically submitted directly to employers. A boon to job seekers, the kiosk is also one of the newest technologies turning the traditional library's role inside out. Gone are the days of dusty shelves, cellophane-protected book covers and librarians who say "shush." Say hello to computer classes and Wii stations, information kiosks and musical performances. As archives of information, libraries have historically served as repositories of books, papers, manuscripts and important documents, but that role is changing, according to futurists, who study and predict cultural, demographic, societal and economic shifts.

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Home “El poeta asesinado”, de Guillaume Apollinaire El poeta asesinado. Guillaume Apollinaire Traducción de Manuel Hortoneda Barataria (Barcelona, 2012) Siempre he querido imaginar cómo algunos hombres nacidos a finales del siglo XIX sintieron el cambio que se avecinaba. La tecnología debe estar siempre presente en las revoluciones artísticas, pues la creación no puede desligarse de las transformaciones que afectan a toda la sociedad. Esa época canceló un mundo lento y propició un universo veloz que sólo unos pocos elegidos supieron captar porque sus condiciones así lo propiciaron. Entre ellos, inevitablemente, destaca la figura de Guillaume Apollinaire, ayudado por su azarosa vida que tanto difundió con invenciones de gran calado para agrandar su leyenda. Por circunstancias que no vienen al caso tuve la suerte de mamar desde bien pequeño el impacto de la bande à Picasso en la cultura mundial. Vayamos al grano. La primera parte del volumen es un ajuste de cuentas con la infancia y sus desgracias.