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Stardust: GPU-based Visualization Library

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Stardust is a library for rendering information visualizations with GPU (WebGL). Stardust provides an easy-to-use and familiar API for defining marks and binding data to them. With Stardust, you can render tens of thousands of markers and animate them in real time without the hassle of managing WebGL shaders and buffers. First, let's create an HTML file with a script tag to the Stardust library: For the tutorial, let's make some data. You can load data from JSON or CSV files using other libraries such as D3.


What Is The Largest Library In The World? 20 Things To Know About The British Library In London

International Business Times

With over 160 million number of items cataloged, from books to manuscripts, "Google" the Library of Congress and one might find that it said to be the largest library in the world. Yet, another impressive structure in England is now boasting a larger assortment of documents, magazines, journals, newspapers and more. The British Library in London is the largest library in the world with well over 170 million cataloged items on its premise, according to various reports. With an infinite supply of reading material, the British Library is a must-see location for its vast catalog of items. Here are 20 quick facts about the world's largest library.


Every City Should Have a Toy Library

The Atlantic - Technology

On July 30, 1942, then–New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was uptown in Harlem, playing with toys. "Harlem Gets First Toyery," announced a Paramount newsreel heralding the opening of the neighborhood's first toy-lending library, a storefront on West 135th Street stocked with 1,000 playthings and sponsored by a branch of the Domestic Relations Court. Ida Cash, a city probation officer, had conceived of the "toyery" in the late 1920s upon "contrasting the barren homes she found with the happy lot of her own children." Philanthropic New York women decided to support the project, likewise concerned that children were being arrested for stealing toys. By the 1930s, the Heckscher Foundation for Children ran two toyeries where children could play with toys, check them out, and make crafts.


Flood-Prone Rock Springs and La Valle Libraries Recuperating

U.S. News

Doepke grew up on a farm outside of Reedsburg and now lives near North Freedom. Schofield, 35, is a Michigan native who went to college at North Park University in Chicago. She came to Sauk County in 2008 as an artist in residence for the Wormfarm Institute and for five years coordinated the Farm/Art Dtour held during Fermentation Fest. This is her first gig at a library, and she now knows how to clear out a library in less than eight hours with a team of community volunteers to prevent books and other items from being destroyed by floodwater.


Settle Into 10 of the Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth

WIRED

And when their governments put money toward them, they even love to visit them. A 2012 report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services found that when investment in libraries drops, as it has in the US since 2009, usage typically falls with it. But the inverse was also true; the more public funds libraries receive, the more people tend to use them. Perhaps that's because a good library is more than a repository for books--it's a community resource. It may also explain the recent spate of high-design libraries (and bookstores) popping up around the globe.