Tag Archives: digital age

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

25 Apr

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.” Read James Somers’ fascinating–and sobering–account of the Google library of scanned out-of-print books, posted at The Atlantic: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria – The Atlantic

Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space

19 Apr

My old alma mater’s library–and the rethinking of libraries in the 21st century: Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space – LA Times

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

1 Mar

This is a fascinating Atlantic article reporting on some crucial archiving underway: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS – The Atlantic

How Wikipedia Is Cultivating an Army of Fact-Checkers to Battle Fake News

14 Feb

The online encyclopedia has been fact-checking the Internet for more than 15 years. Now it wants to bring its skeptical eye to the masses: How Wikipedia Is Cultivating an Army of Fact-Checkers to Battle Fake News

Northwestern Review, vol. 2

1 Feb

Our second volume is ready. The official launch is tomorrow, but, here it is “early”: http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/

When Truth Becomes a Commodity

16 Jan

What becomes of the public when truth becomes just another consumer preference? Historian Daniel T. Rogers offers some sobering analysis and perspective in this fine essay at The Chronicle of Higher Education: When Truth Becomes a Commodity – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Video Game That Attempts to Preserve Native Alaskan Culture

7 Jan

A short film about how the Iñupiat people and the company E-Line are teaming up to pass tribal history down to the tech-savvy generation.

Source: The Video Game That Attempts to Preserve Native Alaskan Culture – The New Yorker

Enough Light

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." - Blaise Pascal

Lenten Lamentations

Preparing to Participate in God's Mosaic Kingdom

john pavlovitz

Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Wirelesshogan: Reflections from the Hogan

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

The Way of Improvement Leads Home

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

the way of improvement leads home

reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life

The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

Native News Online

American Indian News

thepracticalhistorian

Your guide to practically true history.

THE TWELVE

Reformed. Done Daily.

i-history

by Alex Scarfe

BlogWest

Thoughtful Conversation about the American West

Northwest History

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

Faith and History

Thinking Christianly about the American Past

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