The Dynamic Library

Schütz, Marina and Lehner, Felix and Matter, Gerhard and Michel, Paul and Schelling, Tobias and Messner, Philipp and Bieri, Susanne and Bauerle-Willert, Dorothée and Witschi, Hans and Petschar, Hans and [et alii]. The Dynamic Library. Chicago, IL: Soberscove, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"The Dynamic Library presents essays in translation from an interdisciplinary symposium on the classification and organization of knowledge held at Sitterwerk, St.Gallen in Switzerland. Home to over 25,000 volumes on art, architecture, design, and photography, the Sitterwerk’s Kunstbibliothek (art library) began with the bequest of book collector and connoisseur Daniel Rohner (1948–2007). The question of how to systematically organize this idiosyncratic collection into a publicly accessible library was a fundamental concern, and a solution was found in a dynamic system of organization powered by RFID technology, which relies on digital tracking. The essays gathered in The Dynamic Library contextualize the Sitterwerk’s associative classification system amid artistic and historical systems of order while pointing to future methods for incorporating subjectivity and serendipity into the organization of knowledge." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Schütz, Marina (Author); Lehner, Felix (Author); Matter, Gerhard (Author); Michel, Paul (Author); Schelling, Tobias (Author); Messner, Philipp (Author); Bieri, Susanne (Author); Bauerle-Willert, Dorothée (Author); Witschi, Hans (Author); Petschar, Hans (Author); [et alii]
Collation: 120 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781940190099
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Chicago, IL: Soberscove
Copyright Statement: Texts : The Contributors; translations : Alta L. Price; photography : Katalin Deér
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Includes biographical notes p. 115 - p. 119.
Dust jacket.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 17:32
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 21:01
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