“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
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
This is a fascinating Atlantic article reporting on some crucial archiving underway: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS – The Atlantic
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
Our second volume is ready. The official launch is tomorrow, but, here it is “early”: http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/
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
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.