Marc Tiefenauer's orientalia & bibliophilia

Marc Tiefenauer's orientalia & bibliophilia

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E-story vs. history

Recently, in a local newspaper1, I read that in 2035, my County Library “will only buy e-books”. It is important to be clear that the library the article was speaking of is a university library devoted to human sciences. In the following lines, while bringing together facts of the present and the past, I’ll try [...]

What makes a library so special

After a conference about “Digital Humanities” given a couple of days ago in Lausanne University, my library team leader asked the following question: “What is the distinctive characteristic of the place called ‘library’ [vis-à-vis the digital locus of the Web, for instance] ?”. I try to give here an answer of my own, using both [...]