November 17th, 2011

The OWS library has gone mobile! As you might imagine, I’m charmed and (guardedly) optimistic about this strategy for maintaining the library’s physical presence after its more traditional (if a library in a tent can be called such) location was removed.

But, ten minutes ago, the librarians are reporting that things aren’t going entirely as planned:

12:21: Police deny People’s Mobile Library entry into Liberty, even though Brookfield staff ok’d it.

As before, I’m not entirely surprised. But hopefully, the flexibility and mobility offered by putting the library on wheels can help get around some restrictions and continue to make the library a fascinating part of the protest.

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This is a site about information in motion.

I'm Derek Attig, a director of communications at a non-profit and scholar of media history and American Studies. I am writing a book about bookmobiles in America.

I was a 2012 Google Policy Fellow. I'm also a contributor to Book Riot.

You can also follow me on Twitter @bookmobility or explore the menu tabs at the top of the site to find syllabi, links, and other information.

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