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Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(12 February 2017) The Guardian reports that antiquarian books worth more than £2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse. The three thieves made off with more than 160 publications after raiding the storage facility near Heathrow in what has been labelled a Mission: […]


University libraries: 10 global portraits

The Guardian, 7 August 2013, Library Futures, has interviews with library chiefs worldwide on the challenges they face. Three of the 10 are in the Asia Pacific Region. Tama Art University Library, Japan, was designed by Toyo Ito, winner of the 2103 Pritzker Prize. Its director, Hidemi Kondo, says it inspires and challenges in equal […]