Tag Archives: libraries

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

Today in History – April 24 | Library of Congress

24 Apr

Happy 217th birthday, Library of Congress!: Today in History – April 24 | Library of Congress

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

History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data 

18 Apr

Majoring in history has a bad rap. Really! Read the data explained by Paul Sturtevant at the American Historical Association: History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data | AHA

From Fine Art to Fishing Poles, the Most Surprising Things Libraries Are Lending Now

11 Apr

Books are not necessarily the only things one can borrow from a library …: From Fine Art to Fishing Poles, the Most Surprising Things Libraries Are Lending Now – Atlas Obscura

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

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

20 Feb

Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the post of Librarian of Congress, is a quiet but fierce defender of creative freedom. Read Sarah Larson’s fine story on her here at the New Yorker: The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility – 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

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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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