Recently, it seems to me I have heard the sentiment that the library is no longer the ‘heart of the university’ expressed several times.
If not the heart, which organ? I wonder ….
Photo credit: taken by my colleague Günter Waibel at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale.
As we move from a collections-based to a relational library, storytelling becomes very important. One trend is the emergence of a stronger narrative or storytelling emphasis on websites, which helps position the library, promote its services, and address specific interests.
Typefaces and fonts are functional. However they also contribute in other ways - to brand, to atmosphere, to feeling. This is a brief introduction to aspects of the typeface ecosystem. I combine this with some commentary about how typefaces are used in national libraries to provide context.