Wednesday 30 April 2014
The Public Library Project
What is happening to our access to knowledge? Education is being privatised while libraries and archives shrink their collections or close because of financial cuts. On the other hand, the internet, once hailed as the promised land of universal access to information, is run and controlled by governments and corporations.
The Public Library project addresses these anxieties and proposes an emancipatory infrastructure where everyone can be a librarian sharing books, sharing interests, sharing knowledge.
The cultural researcher Marcell Mars will present The Public Library project and run a workshop on digitalising and sharing libraries. www.memoryoftheworld.org/public-library