Morning Round-up November 13, 2006

Stranger Than Fiction? Having People Live on Top of Branch Libraries NYT
Why not tear down obsolete branch libraries and replace them with libraries that not only are bigger and better, but also have apartments built on top?

'Second Life' develops education following eSchool News
The program, called Second Life, which first opened to the public in 2003, immerses participants in a virtual world of their own making.

Studying in a paperless classroom Miami Herald
But instead of a textbook, the children's eyes are glued to the computer screens built into their desks.

An effort to bridge learning Balt. Sun
Called the Learning Advantage, the partnership aimed to bring schools and libraries together, two entities that have worked together informally for years even closer.


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