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The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the ’80s

24 Jul

By passing as a professor, James Richard Shinn made off with over $100,000 worth of books. Read Susan Falciani’s fascinating account of the master book thief here: The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the ’80s – Atlas Obscura

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The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

27 Jun

Michael Waters chronicles a fascinating tale of specialized librarianship: The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project’s Secrets – Atlas Obscura

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

21 Jun

During the Great Depression, a New Deal program brought books to Kentuckians living in remote areas. Read about this ion Eliza McGraw’s post at the Smithsonian: Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles | History | Smithsonian

Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries

13 Jun

When bookmobiles brought literature to your doorstep: Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries – Atlas Obscura

How to Digitize a 357-Year-Old Atlas That’s Nearly 6 Feet Tall

10 May

What does one do when the scanner is too small? Read about what the British Library did: How to Digitize a 357-Year-Old Atlas That’s Nearly 6 Feet Tall – Atlas Obscura

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942-1946

8 May

Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Powell, WY

The Library of Congress announces its digitization of Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers: About this Collection – Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942-1946 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress

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

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