A library & public art space built with 50,000 free books

from Visual News

“Most libraries are filled with books, this one is made from them. Lacuna is a public art space for book lovers, built from 50,000 free books donated by the Internet Archive. Currently raising funds through Kickstarter, the crew behind the structure are planning to install it at the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California on June 6 and 7. Books will be given away for free.”

http://www.visualnews.com/2015/03/a-library-public-art-space-built-with-50000-free-books/

Knight Foundation ponies up $3M for projects that ‘leverage libraries as a platform’

from VentureBeat

California recipients include the Internet Archive, the San Jose Public Library, and White Space 101 (San Francisco)

http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/30/knight-foundation-ponies-up-3m-for-projects-that-leverage-libraries-as-a-platform/

In an old church, the Internet Archive stores our digital history

from KALW.org

“In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors. But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect.”

http://kalw.org/post/old-church-internet-archive-stores-our-digital-history