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At the Old main Library, thousands of books fell from the shelves.

This trashing of the Dewey Decimal System he called “leveled access,” a folly that remains in place today.The result was to complicate public access to the books.The Alexandrian Project would result in a new building; the Herculean Project; that he described as the “cleaning out of the Augean Stables,” and the “Mercury Project,” which would consist of an integrated computer service allowing public access via computer modems to the library.In 1989, with books on the floor, Dowlin applied to The Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) for a grant of

This trashing of the Dewey Decimal System he called “leveled access,” a folly that remains in place today.

The result was to complicate public access to the books.

The Alexandrian Project would result in a new building; the Herculean Project; that he described as the “cleaning out of the Augean Stables,” and the “Mercury Project,” which would consist of an integrated computer service allowing public access via computer modems to the library.

In 1989, with books on the floor, Dowlin applied to The Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) for a grant of $1million.

This is about a War that was waged by a small group of people, nine years ago, that refused to allow the public library to become a corporate “proving ground” for ever-greater corporate profits at the public’s expense. , it is made clear that books and periodicals must go.

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This trashing of the Dewey Decimal System he called “leveled access,” a folly that remains in place today.The result was to complicate public access to the books.The Alexandrian Project would result in a new building; the Herculean Project; that he described as the “cleaning out of the Augean Stables,” and the “Mercury Project,” which would consist of an integrated computer service allowing public access via computer modems to the library.In 1989, with books on the floor, Dowlin applied to The Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) for a grant of $1million.This is about a War that was waged by a small group of people, nine years ago, that refused to allow the public library to become a corporate “proving ground” for ever-greater corporate profits at the public’s expense. , it is made clear that books and periodicals must go.

million.This is about a War that was waged by a small group of people, nine years ago, that refused to allow the public library to become a corporate “proving ground” for ever-greater corporate profits at the public’s expense. , it is made clear that books and periodicals must go.

We (the activists) actually succeeded in bringing this issue into the national spotlight. The study states, “The library will pursue and active “weeding” program in the next two decades to extend the useful life of the facility.” It also states that, “up to 50 percent of the material could be located off-site.” Enter Brooks Hall-here the plan becomes reality.

He heaped hitherto skillfully organized and indexed collections, e.g., sports, poetry, labor issues, etc., into large unmanageable super-categories.

He moved the libraries periodicals, many being completely unbroken runs dating from the 19th century, into an abandoned hospital in the city’s Richmond District.

But if the computer was to be financed, then the (city’s) Board of Supervisors should have voted on it. A writer to Harper’s said, “Vast sums of money have been spent on new technology of dubious value.

The excellent old-technology of the book is being sacrificed to that end.” The Alexandrian Project & the New Main Library Ken Dowlin’s plan called for building the New Main Library as a communications center-the Alexandrian Project.

The article has been reprinted here as a reminder to everyone that individuals can and do make a major difference, on many fronts ~ if they will only try! there are a million books and periodicals in an abandoned convention center called Brooks Hall under San Francisco’s New Main Library at Civic Center. This story thanks to the diligence of a handful of loud, expressive, media-oriented folks, is a national one now. New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The LA times, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, local affiliates of ABC, CBS, and NBC, CNN, BBC-these book lovers don’t play soft-ball. In this 12 minute vision, they show us a world where women are computer slaves, librarians are history, books are gone, and technology has replaced God. So while the voters in 1988 were being sold the grand “world-class” library, for which their millions in tax money were necessary, the planners were planning their “Library of the Future.” You have already paid: Which future did your money buy? Coulter: Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Today’s Library Commission President, Steven A.