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Boopsie Releases Case Study on DC Library Collaboration

“Boopsie, Inc. today released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia (DC) Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users.” (via Digital Book World)

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Meet the man who is turning D.C. libraries into a national model

“A year ago, Richard Reyes-Gavilan was standing in an upstairs dining room at the Hamilton, a trendy downtown eatery. He’d come to talk to a roomful of business owners and civic leaders about that building. “I’m sure you’re all familiar with MLK,” says Reyes-Gavilan, the executive director of the D.C. Public Library, using shorthand for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the dreary, well-worn, four-story central library two blocks west of Verizon Center.” (via The Washington Post)

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A lost 120-year-old newspaper collection is mysteriously returned to a D.C. library

“District library officials are perplexed by the mysterious return of a huge bound volume of the 1896 Washington Evening Star to the Mount Pleasant branch this week. The book, 23.5 by 18.4 inches, was probably too large to fit down the return. Such archival material isn’t available for checkout, and the guess is that old papers probably disappeared decades ago. But officials at the Washingtoniana archives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, where the volume is now housed, are glad it’s back.” (via The Washington Post)

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Police officer allegedly asked a woman to leave a D.C. public library because she was wearing a hijab

“The D.C. public library system is investigating an incident in which a woman in a hijab was reportedly asked to leave the Watha T. Daniel library in Shaw.” (via The Washington Post)

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The DC Public Library’s New “Memory Lab” Lets You Digitize Old Photos and Videos

“The new Memory Lab at DC’s flagship Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library doesn’t come equipped with a box of tissues, but you may want to bring one in case. “This is the only space where we might regularly see people crying,” says digital curation librarian Lauren Algee.” (via Washingtonian)

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