Keyword: Library


Feminist Search Tool

„The Feminist Search Tool is a digital interface that invites users to explore different ways of engaging with the records of the Utrecht University Library, putting forward the question: Why are the authors of the books I read so white, so male, so Eurocentric?“



„Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.“

Text in N-Dimensions / Xiangjun Shi Trofimov (Shixie) & Anne Burdick

„The project aims to re-invent the traditional reading interface for digital humanity scholars based on Jerome McGann’s idea: a “dynamic space that can be organized in an indefinite number of perspectives.” The idea is that the reader will be able to „wander“ through a field of text content, and by taking different perspective to view this field of content, derive different threads of argumentation.“

Library of Babel / Jonathan Basile

„If completed, it would contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be – including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.“

Also, the principle applied to image data:

The Art of Google Books / Krissy Wilson

„The adversaria of Google Books: captured mark of the hand and digitization as rephotography.“

Medieval Books / Erik Kwakkel

Nice blog about medieval book culture and reading practices. Especially interesting for example a post about bookmarking techniques.

Library Test Kitchen

Course at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on designing interventions for the library.

Bookstore of Loose Associations / Bureau of Loose Associations

Sitterwerk / Astrom/Zimmer

Workshop and symposium about alternative structures of order, especially in the context of the unique library in Sitterwerk. The books there are always located by RFID technology. Users have the freedom to create associative orders in the bookshelves while at the same time every item is digitally trackable. How can hidden relations made visible and other interactions with the material be enabled.

Out of Order / Marianne Viero

Project about the library of the Rietveld University, working with some own orders.