Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Google Michigan U

Google + University of  Michigan Libraries = 6 million books online

Monday, March 30, 2009

Baseball is upon us....

New baseball books for kids. From the SF Chronicle

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our Country Looses one of it's Best!

John Hope Franklin passed on Wed. A pioneer in Civil Rights, an outstanding Academic, and a voice of integrity and reason. He will be missed.  From the NY Times. Rest in Peace John. 

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boston College's Exhibit, The Book as Art

This looks like a wonderful exhibit
Katherine A. Glover's ''Green Salad'' (2001) was inspired by a dish made by her lover and eaten by her son.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CSI -Miami A Student at an Ohio University discovers Lincoln Fingerprint on a Letter

At Miami of Ohio, A student transcribing a Lincoln letter finds his fingerprint. This from the Library Journal.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Job Seekers turn to Libraries

As unemployment continues to escalate, more people are turning to Libraries for information and assistance. This from the NY Times

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rare Academic Library in India is literally rotting away!

Chandigrah also known  as the "Beautiful City" in India, is literally losing it's University's Rare books to climate. The pages are literally rotting.  

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A New Book on Flannery O'Connor

This book is reviewed on Philly.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Led Zeppelin Collection Acquired

2,500 lbs of Led Zeppelin records, shirts, concert posters, etc, has just sold to Rockaway records. Wish this was coming to my library! 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Harry Potter is still worth some change in the Book Auction World!

A first of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone fetched 19,000 dollars at auction in Dallas Texas.  Proving that some hyper modern firsts  are still getting people to open up their checkbooks!
Normal copies of the Harry Potter books go for under $20, unlike the autographed first edition that sold for $19,000.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sam Weller's a Downtown Salt Lake City Institution is moving....

Sam Weller's,  Salt Lake City's downtown bookstore is moving. With the complete renovation of the area around Main Street where they have been located since 1961 in full force, the old store has been almost impossible to navigate too. Thus the need for the move. Here is hoping they can keep it all going and stay afloat! 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Roberto Bolaño win Book Critics Prize

Roberto Bolano wins for his groundbreaking novel "2666". From USA Today.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Unpublished Mark Twain Short Story to be published.

From LA Times blog Jacket Copy comes news of an unpublished Twain story on the funeral industry. 


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

University of Virginia Acquires Rare Poe Letter

UVA has acquired a rare Edgar Allan Poe letter, and are putting it on exhibit. Poe

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Archives Collapse!

This was brought to my attention by my colleague Robyn Ward. This happened today in Cologne 
Photo: DPA

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oregon Historical Society Closes It's Library

A 25 year in the making closure has happened. OHS is closing it's library. Due to lack of funding and revenue, the Board and it's director have chosen to close the Library and dismiss 15 staff members. This is a real travesty, but don't be fooled by thinking it happened just because we are in an economic down spin. This just the straw that broke the camels back. Very good professionals were let go, like MaryAnn Campbell and Lucy Kopp Berkley to name a few. If anyone would like to discuss this, or respond in public or private.. Please do. 

A sad day for Oregon and keepers of History in General. 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It is almost Spring and that means Baseball

It also means that Spring Training is gearing up, and the sun is shining in Arizona and Florida. My Dodgers and Mariners are now together in the greater Phoenix area, and well as is going to be OK.  
I am also excited about a new MLB Spring training Museum that is possibly going to be opened in Arizona. Read more....

A Bob Feller autographed Cleveland Indians jersey is part of the Cactus League historical exhibit at the Mesa Historical Museum. Feb. 20, 2009.