National Library of Egypt

Looking at Libraries: Library of Alexandria

For this edition of Looking at Libraries, we will be focusing on the national library of Egypt: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Founded in 2002, Library of Alexandria is a modern-day tribute to the historical Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Described as a “Symbol of great cultural and philosophical significance”, the original library was charged with the task of collating…

Future library technology

What is the future of library technology?

When it comes to technology, everything seems to move so quickly; you’ve barely mastered the potential of your latest smartphone, and you’re being pestered to upgrade it to the ‘new and improved edition’. There’s always something new, whether it’s a cutting-edge television, sound system or kitchen gadget. But with the exception of ground-breaking innovations, the…

Looking at Libraries-The British Library

Looking at Libraries – The British Library

Libraries embody humankind’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge. They provide civilised society with a place to broaden their understanding of whatever it is that they seek to comprehend. The possession of knowledge has long since been regarded as highly prestigious, especially by the world’s elite as it signifies the possession of great power and influence. Although…