The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (Polish acronym: CINiBA) is a joint project of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in Katowice. The goal of the project is the construction and opening of a modern scientific library which will meet 21st century standards in terms of rendering available the information necessary for executing programs of studies at both these universities, improving the quality of teaching via increasing the research potential, improving the availability of scientific literature in the region, as well as increasing the role of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in international scientific relations.
photography: © Slav Zatoka Images, LLC
Not just another library this time. Katowice HS99 library. Many thanks to Jadwiga Witek, from CINiBA Public Relations office, for help and many interesting insights about the library. Good times hanging out there with Otylia and Wojtek - architect and engineer couple that made great models inside the lab room. The library is really an architectural gem and is very successful in the city being one of its kind - open to anyone, without restrictions and library cards, until late night. Of course if you need to take some books home it’s the usual process but as long as you are using the resources on the site it is open to anyone. Very modern and well managed! Great design by HS99 team. Good job Polska!
Good things happen to those who listen to NPR. Even better things can happen if you listen to your local NPR station and follow their Facebook page. In my case it’s KPCC from Pasadena. The only talk radio I listen to. KPCC saves me each time I am stuck commuting between LA and OC. I seem to always be lucky to be doing my 5MPH on the freeway, and not feeling the pain, because I am all ears, listening to the Talk of the Nation (no longer produced, unfortunately) or Fresh Air. It is hard to forget evening commutes when you listen to interviews like: A Conversation with Dustin Hoffman , or Sebastian Junger, Which Way to Turn After Hetherington’s Death, or Mel Brooks, ‘I am An EGOT; I don’t need any more.’
Back to KPCC’s Facebook post with a picture of a mysterious bakery. We found it! What a treat! It’s my wife’s birthday today and this short stop at Porto’s really made her day!
photos snapped today after the manager’s “OK”! Thank you!