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City considers $35 million library project funding

“The city of Rochester could fund $35 million of a proposed $55 million Rochester Public Library expansion and renovation, with the remainder of funding coming from Olmsted County, Destination Medical Center and philanthropic partners.Library representatives and a host of community supporters attended the Rochester City Council’s committee of the whole meeting Monday afternoon, packing the room to capacity, for the council’s first formal discussion of the project.” (via PostBulletin.com)

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University of Rochester Libraries join HathiTrust

“The University of Rochester Libraries have become one of the newest members of HathiTrust, a worldwide partnership of more than one hundred major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and provide access to the cultural record in digital form. The University’s membership offers students, faculty, and staff access to nearly five million books in the public domain. “HathiTrust demonstrates the depth and richness of collections that result from the combined resources of many institutions,” said Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries. “We are delighted to give our patrons access to this digital collection and to join this groundbreaking, collaborative effort.” (via University of Rochester)

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‘Human Library’ project in Rochester turns people into talking books

“A library has come up with an unusual way of providing tales – by turning HUMANS into talking books. The “Human Library” project is a quirky upstate New York collaboration between the University of Rochester Library and the Rochester Public Library where guests can pick up a human rather than read a story in a book. That person, or “Human Book” as they are known, tells the person who picked them a story, usually lasting for around 30 minutes. The story is unique to the person and is based around a personal experience or field they are an expert in.” (via NY Daily News)

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