9 writers. 24 hours. 1 book.
On 11 June 2012 (today), if:book Australia gathered a team of writers and editors together with the challenge of writing, editing and publishing a book – for both print and digital – within a single 24-hour period.
This is that book.
Both the project and the book that has emerged from it demonstrate an experiment in collaboration, distribution, and content generation.
Join the conversation at http://www.futureofthebook.org.au/the-24-hour-book/ or tweet #24hb.
The Peabody Stack Room of the George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland. The George Peabody Library, formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore, dates from the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857. It contains more than 300,000 titles—most of which date from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Renowned for its striking architectural interior, the Peabody Stack Room contains five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies, which rise dramatically to the skylight 61 feet above the floor.
In addition to its traditional use as a research library, it is available as an event space. The library accommodates wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, private dinners, holiday parties and lectures. (via Lisa Pisa)
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