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It’s goodbye, books, as UB library powers up for digital age

“In the University at Buffalo’s newly renovated Silverman Library, a half-million books have been replaced with more than 1,000 power outlets, 100 computer stations and soundproof studios where students can videotape presentations for classroom projects. The $7.2 million in changes – which took 18 months to complete – are the latest nod to the digital age on the university’s North Campus in Amherst. Students will get a look at the renovations for the first time on Monday, when classes begin and the library is open to the public.” (via Buffalo News)

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Librarian uses 21st-century technology to showcase Buffalo’s 19th-century splendor

“Molly Poremski embodies the adage “do what you love and love what you do.” The digital collections librarian has combined her professional skills — and some 21st-century technology — with an appreciation for Buffalo’s history to create a digital collection that showcases Buffalo’s architectural grandeur of the early 1900s in a new way.The endeavor began earlier this year when Rose Orcutt, architecture and planning librarian, gave Poremski a list of books that she though Poremski might want to add to UB’s digital collections. Among the books was “Beautiful Homes of Buffalo” by Mark Hubbell.” (via University at Buffalo)

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UB Libraries unveils the unusual in new artifacts exhibit

What do a poem bound in a shoe, a German $500 million bill and a disturbing mask from a 20-year-old horror film have in common? Nothing at all. These items do, however, highlight a portion of the unusual objects the University at Buffalo Libraries have collected. These objects and more will be revealed to the UB community in the new exhibition, “Artifact: An Exploration of Format and Function.” (via UB)

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COLLEGE ‘REDISCOVERS’ COLLECTION OF RARE GREEK, ROMAN COINS

“A priceless cache of ancient Greek and Roman coins that had become a kind of buried treasure has been “rediscovered” at the University at Buffalo, which had paid little attention to the coins since they were donated in 1935. The collection of 55 gold and silver coins date as far back as the fifth century B.C. Among them are a dozen gold coins from Rome – one each from the eras of Julius Caesar and the 11 emperors who followed him.” (via The Associated Press)

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10 ‘little libraries’ to open new chapter in Parkside

“Left without a library, the Parkside neighborhood has taken matters into its own hands. In a few months, 10 wooden stands will be placed in front of homes and businesses. The “little libraries” will be filled with books that passers-by can take and return as they please. No library cards, registration or fees required. “We’re trying to create that third space, not home, not work, where neighbors congregate and interact,” said Ben Johnson, executive director of the Parkside Community Association.”

via The Buffalo News

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