A Generation of Hip-Hop Was Given Away for Free. Can It Be Archived?
They won't be lost to fire, like much of the Universal Music catalog, but who will save the mixtapes?
'Nesting' and 'Blending': How Gen Z Approaches Study and Work
Libraries have changed from a silent space to a community hub that hosts all kinds of activities.
The Lede, Issue #37: The New 'Halloween,' the Value of Home Libraries, California's Kevin De León, and More
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Has Hurricane Florence Destroyed Records of America's Slave Trade?
Historical archives housed in universities, courthouses, and local libraries are at heightened risk from flooding and mold.
How to Protect Rare Books and Manuscripts From Climate Change
Almost all American archives are at risk from disasters or changing temperatures. Community history will probably be the first to go.
In the 'Fake News' Era, Americans Increasingly Value Libraries
Local lending institutions remain trusted sources of information while trust in the media has hit an all-time low.
What Libraries Can Teach Us in Our Fight for Digital Rights
As civil society worries about the threat of targeted surveillance, the library provides a critical blueprint for how to tackle the problem.
How Libraries Have Embraced Their Role in the Public Safety Net
Making libraries more comfortable for all patrons—including the homeless.
Libraries Are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States
Public libraries are becoming a one-stop shop for manufacturing in the digital age. Because libraries are investing in machines like 3-D printers, someday soon everyone with access to a public library could become an inventor or create something.
The Not So Horrible Consequences of Reading Banned Books
A new study of Texas teens found no connection between reading edgy books and mental health issues or delinquent behavior.