Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Doomsday Library in Norway? Who Knew?!

Okay, talk about coming across unique articles... I discovered the following title on Bustle's website titled, A Doomsday Library Now Exists In Norway, So Your Fave Lit May Survive The Apocalypse by Kristian Wilson. In the article, Kristian Wilson wrote:
In anticipation of "nuclear war or some other grim apocalypse," a Doomsday Library has been set up in Norway. Officially known as the World Arctic Archive, the Doomsday Library is buried in the permafrost of Svalbard, Norway, near the Global Seed Vault.
Countries and people groups around the world are invited to place digitized versions of their most precious texts inside the World Arctic Archive, as Brazil and Mexico have already done. The Sun reports that the Doomsday Library "uses film to store the data, rather than unreliable hard drives or other storage mediums."
The World Arctic Archive isn't the only Doomsday Library out there. For years, a North Carolina IT professional named Rocky Rawlins has been updating his Survivor Library: "a collection of about 7,000 books in PDF format that teach people how to rebuild civilization." Rawlins' collection includes entries on mathematics, veterinary medicine, astronomy, and embalming, among other subjects.
Who knew such a place existed!?


  1. This is so strange to think about but it's always good to be prepared, right? :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. It's kind of creepy to think there is a doomsday library.