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The British Library, Yinka Shonibare Cbe, 2014

For quite a few communities, the library is a source of connection to a vast world, obtainable expertise and understanding, and entertainment. According to a study by the Pennsylvania Library Association, public library services play a major role in fighting rising illiteracy rates amongst youths. Public libraries are protected and funded by the public they serve. In addition to the British Library, the Kinsey Institute and the New York Academy of Medicine contributed materials to the project. In total, Gale said in a statement, it has digitized 1 million pages of content material that had been traditionally only out there...