Saturday, February 28, 2009

Flickr the new wave of Digital Archiving

Many repositories are going the way of Flickr to preserve and make accessible their photographic collections. I am thinking about it myself for Lewis & Clark. Here is a sample of what  have recently placed on Flickr. 

Orange County officials at Disney Studios, Dec. 1954 by Orange County Archives

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blogging on the new Kindle

The new Kindle is out and it gets a favorable review from the NYTimes Brad Stone.Kindle2

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Special Collections in Action

Students at the University of Iowa using the Libraries Special Collections for coursework. 


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Martin Stone, Booksellers, and Paris

This from CBS Sunday Morning, and brought to my attention by one of the greatest bookman I know, Charlie Seluzicki.. Thanks Charlie! 
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Where Have All the Bookstores Gone?

This is from the International Edition of the NY Times. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Biggest Antiquarian Book Fair Anywhere!

The California Antiquarian Book Fair is over today. I usually make it, but this year I had to miss it. Oh well, Best to all of you who did! 
 California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Great Library Displayed

Sotheby's will display the Valmadonna Trust Library. Probably the greatest private library of hebrew text in the world. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 Witter Bynner Fellows

My Friend and Colleague Mary Szybist is a deserving recipient of this prestigious prize. 
Mary Szybist

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

1.5 Million Books on your Cellphone!

Google is contributing to  your bad eyesight by putting 1.5 million books available to you on your cellphone. 
Google Book Search

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Book Banning

This time is California. From the LA Times 
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