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JLIS – vol. 3 n.2 (2012)

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ISBN: 9788867050840 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni
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Rivista accademica di respiro internazionale con lo scopo di valorizzare la ricerca italiana nel campo delle biblioteche e delle scienze dell’informazione e raccoglie i contributi di giovani ricercatori e studenti. Il comitato redazionale della rivista incoraggia gli autori (studenti, ricercatori, bibliotecari, archivisti) a contribuire con scritti (papers) innovativi ed interdisciplinari ed ad utilizzare JLIS come uno spazio virtuale per l”elaborazione teorica sulle radicali trasformazioni introdotte dalle innovazioni della cultura digitale. JLIS è pubblicato due volte all’anno in giugno e dicembre.

Treasures from UCL

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ISBN: 9781910634004 9781910634011 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634011 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general
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UCL has one of the foremost university Special Collections in the UK. It is a treasure trove of national and international importance, comprising over a million items dating from the 4th century AD to the present day. Treasures from UCL draws together detailed descriptions and images of 70 of the most prized items. Between the magnificent illuminated Latin Bible of the 13th century and the personal items of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, George Orwell, the many highlights of this remarkable collection will delight and intrigue anyone who picks up this book.

Tar for Mortar: "The Library of Babel" and the Dream of Totality

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ISBN: 9781947447509 9781947447516 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0196.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Tar for Mortar offers an in-depth exploration of one of literature’s greatest tricksters, Jorge Luis Borges. His short story “The Library of Babel” is a signature examplar of this playfulness, though not merely for the inverted world it imagines, where a library thought to contain all possible permutations of all letters and words and books is plumbed by pious librarians looking for divinely pre-fabricated truths. One must grapple as well with the irony of Borges’s narration, which undermines at every turn its narrator’s claims of the library’s universality, including the very possibility of exhausting meaning through combinatory processing. Borges directed readers to his non-fiction to discover the true author of the idea of the universal library. But his supposedly historical essays are notoriously riddled with false references and self-contradictions. Whether in truth or in fiction, Borges never reaches a stable conclusion about the atomic premises of the universal library — is it possible to find a character set capable of expressing all possible meaning, or do these letters, like his stories and essays, divide from themselves in a restless incompletion? While many readers of Borges see him as presaging our digital technologies, they often give too much credit to our inventions in doing so. Those who elide the necessary incompletion of the Library of Babel compare it to the Internet on the assumption that both are total archives of all possible thought and expression. Though Borges’s imaginings lend themselves to digital creativity (libraryofbabel.info is certainly evidence of this), they do so by showing the necessary incompleteness of every totalizing project, no matter how technologically refined. Ultimately, Basile nudges readers toward the idea that a fictional/imaginary exposition can hold a certain power over technology

Massa por Argamassa

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ISBN: 9781950192458 9781950192465 Year: DOI: 10.21983/P3.0264.1.00 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Mass by Mortar presents an in-depth exploration of one of the greatest illusionists in literature, Jorge Luis Borges. His tale" The Library of Babel "is an illustrious example of its playful ability, though not only because of the inverted world imagined in it in the past. which a library, which supposedly contains all possible combinations of all letters, words, and books, is searched by devout librarians for divinely prefabricated truths, for one also has to deal with the irony of Borges's narration, which constantly puts check the narrator's claims about the universality of the library, including the very possibility of exhausting the possible meanings through a combinatorial process.

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