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For this throwback Thursday, a pic of Smithsonian Libraries’ wonderful Interlibrary Loan staff with some cutting edge 1994 technology (note the “pen” style barcode scanner.) As a bonus - the view of our catalog in 1994.
50% of those pictured are still wonderful, and still with Interlibrary Loan  - lookin’ good Mike (far right) and Wanda (far left)! 

A lower-middle class suburb of Rotterdam played host to the Netherlands’ Princess Laurentien this week, as she unveiled Book Mountain, a new library and town center by MVRDV. Spijkenisse, a quiet neighborhood across from the city’s busy industrial port, has a 10% illiteracy rate—Book Mountain, explains the architects, is an “advertisement for reading.”

A lower-middle class suburb of Rotterdam played host to the Netherlands’ Princess Laurentien this week, as she unveiled Book Mountain, a new library and town center by MVRDV. Spijkenisse, a quiet neighborhood across from the city’s busy industrial port, has a 10% illiteracy rate—Book Mountain, explains the architects, is an “advertisement for reading.”