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  • Originally published 07/05/2016

    The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened

    The world’s oldest working library at the al-Qarawiyyin University in Fez, Morocco is once again open and ready for visitors, having been closed for massive restorations since 2012.

  • Originally published 03/22/2014

    Obama library gets going

    Illinois, New York and Hawaii are all expected to compete for Obama's library.

  • Originally published 10/24/2013

    Recalibrating the Poverty Line

    John E. Schwarz

    For its 50th anniversary, the poverty line calculation should be rejiggered to reflect reality.

  • Originally published 02/21/2013

    Putin's idea to house Jewish collections rejected

    A U.S.-based Jewish group Thursday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's suggestion to house disputed historical collections of books and documents at a Jewish museum in Moscow.Nathan Lewin, a lawyer for the Jewish group Chabad, said in a statement provided to The Associated Press that Chabad is the rightful owner and Putin's proposal is not acceptable.

  • Originally published 12/31/2015

    Why I Miss Old Fashioned Library Cards

    Infinity, Limited

    When the teenage library records of novelist Haruki Murakami were published the Japan Library Association criticized this violation of privacy.  But this information used to be public. It was useful.