It always seems to me that one of the saddest things about the death of a literary man is the fact that the breaking-up of his collection of books almost invariably follows; the building up of a good library, the work of a lifetime, has been so much labour lost, so far as future generations are concerned. Talent, yes, and genius too, are displayed not only in writing books but also in buying them, and it is a pity that the ruthless hammer of the auctioneer should render so much energy and skill fruitless.stuart dodgson collingwood
One must be prepared to reject not only the schema of the physical library, which is essentially a response to books and their proliferation, but the schema of the book itself, and even that of the printed page as a long term storage device, if one is to discover the kinds of procognitive systems needed in the future.j. c. r. licklider
I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read and that’s a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about.malcolm (malcolm little) x
I went to my library, right? And I started to research the Bill of Rights and I did not technically find anything that said all Americans shall eat shrimp with whoever they like, but I found some things that are close enough to infer that I am within my legal rights to enjoy seafood with whomever I choose.john mayer
Information management is a term which is being used increasingly to express the changing nature of library and information work. Based conceptually in information science it represents a convergence of the role claimed for the information scientist with that of the librarian who is rapidly embracing new techniques in order to cope with the information explosion.Mel Collier (1986) Microcomputer software for information management: case studies. p. 1
Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. … An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.Laura Welch Bush As quoted in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, Vol. 12, Issue 2 : Laura Bush by Joanne Mattern (2003), p. 34
They should be taking bonuses from bankers, not library books from schoolchildren. What kind of society are we building?Sara Sheridan, "The Huffington Post", August 2013
A great library contains the diary of the human race.Rev. George Dawson, Address on Opening the Birmingham Free Library.
...for those who want to use a proven, easy-to-use interface to play a huge and diverse iTunes library through a home-entertainment system.Consumer Reports' Paul Reynolds, Consumer Reports
...people who live in iTunes will enjoy the simplicity of just plugging it in and never having to fuss with anything...anyone should be able to use it with ease. For users who don't want to concern themselves with media library management, disparate home media serving and libraries, and the more complex bits about digital media in your home theater, there simply isn't an easier, more enjoyable way to get content from your computer to your HDTV.Ben Drawbaugh, Engadget
As quiet as a library.Ian Darke, Brazil v. Germany (8 July 2014), 2014 FIFA World Cup.
BBC obituary. Biographical information on Sir Isaiah Berlin A tribute to Isaiah Berlin & "A conversation with Isaiah Berlin" on The Philosopher's Zone, ABC (6 & 14 June 2009) The Book of Isaiah: Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin (2009) edited by Henry Hardy Isaiah Berlin and the history of ideas The Isaiah Berlin Virtual libraryisaiah berlin
The great British library — an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or “pure English, undefiled” wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.washington irving
library here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices and raise their minds.Richard Armour Light Armour, McGraw-Hill, 1954.