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Dec 19 2012

Trees of knowledge

by Jesse M

A couple of years ago I posted about the reference book Christmas tree erected by the staff of the library of Delta College in Michigan. Since that time, many other libraries as well as individuals have been inspired to created their own “trees of knowledge”, and for today’s post I’ve decided to showcase some of them for you.

To start with, here is a time lapse video from last year of a large book tree being assembled in the atrium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The 9.5-foot tree (made up of pre-1950 National Union Catalog books) took three hours and 348 books to construct (take a look at this article for more details).

Here’s another tree, this one courtesy of the Boley Law Library at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, complete with lights!

But the trend isn’t limited to universities; individuals are also getting in on the fun. Check out these two beauties submitted to social news and entertainment website, reddit.

Still want more trees of knowledge? Take a gander at this round-up of book christmas trees from last year.

Happy Holidays from your friends at DCPLive!

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