“Fahrenheit 451” would be more costly today

When Ray Bradbury wrote “Fahrenheit 451,” the horror story of a world without books, his financial challenge was having enough dimes to feed a typewriter in a University of California library. People with bright ideas in Berkeley libraries today need a bit more help. The good news is that campus
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Symposium to be held on future of campus libraries

There will be a symposium Friday in Wheeler Hall to address the future of the various libraries on the UC Berkeley campus and how they ought to move forward. Initiated by the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library, the symposium aims to provide input for a re-envisioning
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Teams of library employees to investigate streamlining measures

In a bid to improve UC Berkeley libraries while mitigating fiscal deficits, library administrators have tasked teams of employees with exploring ways to continue library services and expand digital access to information in a more streamlined way. After presenting the teams’ proposals to the Library Committee of the Berkeley Division
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Doe Library celebrates 100th birthday

Now, the library plans for an increasingly digital future while maintaining its print roots

When the Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library was dedicated on March 21, 1912, architect John Galen Howard envisioned it would be the heart of the then-45-year-old UC Berkeley campus as it continued to grow and expand. On Wednesday, the campus held a celebration of the library’s 100th birthday, complete with
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