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Containers And Contents

By |2022-03-08T14:22:46+01:00March 3rd, 2022|Library History, Library Information, Public Libraries|

Modern libraries, the containers, are often celebrated for their innovative looks, creative design, or eye-catching colors. It's less often that they are celebrated for what truly matters - their contents. Recurring guest writer, Edgardo Civallero, discussing this discrepancy. Containers in Latin America Many are the places that make up the [...]

Where Words Take Shelter

By |2022-02-01T15:07:29+01:00February 3rd, 2022|Library History, Library Information, Public Libraries|

Libraries protect an immeasurable amount of knowledge, stories and memories from the past, utilizing various tools. However, that is by far not the only way for words to survive. In this week's Princh Library Blog post, recurring guest writer Edgardo Civallero shares the many ways in which words take shelter and survive across Latin [...]

The Southern Libraries

By |2022-01-20T09:47:02+01:00October 14th, 2021|Library Information, Public Libraries|

Libraries can take many forms, and serve different functions, based on the needs and resources of their local communities. Recurring guest writer, Edgardo Civallero, shares the nature and history of libraries, specifically in South America. Unrecognized effort Latin Libraries are commonly considered invisible spaces in terms of public opinion. In [...]

Aquatic Routes Of Knowledge

By |2021-11-23T15:22:03+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Library Information, Public Libraries|

Libraries bring knowledge to their communities. However, sometimes this cannot be done on land. That's when librarians, and libraries, get on a boat in order to bring books, entertainment and knowledge to these people. Recurring guest writer, Edgardo Civallero, shares some Latin American initiatives, past and current, that aim to bring libraries to their [...]

Sheltering Voices – Importance Of Audio Libraries

By |2021-11-23T15:20:55+01:00August 26th, 2021|Library Information, Public Libraries|

Recording history, and preserving ancient knowledge is something libraries have been doing for centuries. However, this isn't limited to written resources only, as some meaning will inevitably be lost when written down. Recurring guest writer, Edgardo Civallero, shares different initiatives from across Latin America that are aimed at preserving the indigenous languages of the [...]

Languages To Weave Memories

By |2021-11-23T15:16:12+01:00May 6th, 2021|Library Information, Public Libraries|

This week’s Princh Library Blog post was written by recurring guest writer Edgardo Civallero. This post explores the importance of codes, specially that of language. Edgardo discusses how there are efforts to preserve and educate on endangered languages. Languages weaves memories The intangible heritage of a society, that collective memory [...]

Original Voices of Central Chaco

By |2021-11-23T15:09:46+01:00January 28th, 2021|Library Information, Public Libraries|

This week’s Princh Library Blog post was written by recurring guest writer Edgardo Civallero. The post explores the methods through which different organisations are keeping the language of the indigenous people of Central Chaco alive. Central Chaco The phyto-geographic and cultural region known as Chaco or Gran Chaco (from the [...]

The People’s Libraries

By |2021-11-23T15:05:59+01:00October 22nd, 2020|Library Information, People's Library, popular library, Public Libraries|

This week's Princh Library Blog post was written by recurring guest writer Edgardo Civallero. The post elaborates on the nature of the people's libraries, also known as popular libraries, in Latin America, and the different initiatives these libraries are taking for their communities. Popular Libraries In Latin America, a "popular" [...]

Libraries For Indigenous Communities

By |2021-11-23T15:04:34+01:00September 17th, 2020|Library Information, Public Libraries|

This week's Princh Library Blog post was written by reoccuring guest writer Edgardo Civallero. The post elaborates on how libraries can help their local indigenous communities preserve and share their culture. Indigenous Communities Latin America is home to numerous societies with very diverse origins and traits. Human groups that have [...]

Libraries In Movement

By |2021-11-23T15:03:35+01:00August 27th, 2020|Attract Users, Public Libraries|

One of the professional paths that pique the interest of the most curious minds in the Library & Information Sciences ``universe`` is that of mobile libraries. These nomadic, wandering, itinerant units —with as many shapes and appearances as potential names— are devoted to taking books from the safe comfort of their shelves and moving [...]