I’ve been enjoying this series from Design Asia, an architectural tour of the spectacular libraries of China. I was particularly struck by the seashore library of Beidaihe in the video below, as it combines two of my favorite things in the world, reading and beaches. The antiquarian in me has to question the impact of salt air (not to mention shifting sands and climate change) on such a structure and its contents, but the reader in me remains enthralled at the idea of an entire building of books and comfortable chairs so close to the soothing sounds of waves.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "The Great Libraries of China"

Achei uma biblioteca formidável, penso que é um modelo para inspirar outros países a desenhar bibliotecas considerando seu ambiente local.

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