Article | The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006 | Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places

Title:
Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places
Author:
Shannon C. Mattern: Department of Media Studies and Film, The New School, US
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006
Issue:
020
Article no.:
028
Pages:
188‚Äď204
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-03-06
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


With increased popular and scholarly interest in the impact of digital media technologies on city planning and urban living; the significance of physical places; where people can access material media; is often overlooked. I argue that public libraries play important social roles in facilitating media access for technological have-nots; in remaining as one of the city’s few remaining freely accessible public spaces; and in maintaining environments uniquely suited to the access of physical media with distinctive material qualities.

The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006

Author:
Shannon C. Mattern
Title:
Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places
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The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2006

Author:
Shannon C. Mattern
Title:
Anchors Amidst the Flows: Urban Public Libraries and the Importance of Media Places
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