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Renovations at NY Public Library strike a nerve

“Like the famous marble lions out front, the New York Public Librarys flagship building has long symbolized serene endurance in the service of knowledge. But plans for a major change within the landmark have kindled an intellectual culture clash over its direction and the future of libraries themselves.The $300 million-plus proposal entails moving millions of books out of the Fifth Avenue buildings storied research stacks and into storage to make way for a lending library with other volumes, computers and a cafe.” (via AP)

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