Tūrunga, Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand – the ngakau (heart) of the city returning

Written by Kim Tairi, Auckland University of Technology / Twitter: @kimtairi  For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://atomic-temporary-154548461.wpcomstaging.com/contribute/ On 22 February 2011 in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand an earthquake shattered the city. Today as you walk around the central business district which was particularly hard hit, you occasionally find memorials to people who…

Shanghai Library – Between ancient manuscripts and librarian robots

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Walking around the corner of Goa’an Road, Shanghai Library rises from the ground like an overwhelming fortress of knowledge with two huge towers reaching for the sky. After being searched…