Two Darwin Notebooks, Missing for Decades, Were Most Likely Stolen

Cambridge University Library, which long thought it had misplaced the cultural treasures, has now made a public appeal for information on their whereabouts. The local police have notified Interpol.

#cambridge-university, #darwin-charles-robert, #great-britain, #libraries-and-librarians, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

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Newton’s ‘Principia’ Had a Surprisingly Wide Audience, Historians Find

The discovery suggests that “Principia” had a stronger impact on Enlightenment science than previous research suggested.

#annals-of-science-journal, #books-and-literature, #central-europe, #europe, #gravitation-and-gravity, #libraries-and-librarians, #mathematics, #newton-isaac, #philosophiae-naturalis-principia-mathematica-book, #physics, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

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To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers

Amid a pandemic and QAnon conspiracies, this librarian is focused on facts.

#libraries-and-librarians, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wikipedia

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Plastic Bag Ban

After months of delays and a lawsuit, the statewide ban on the single-use bags is being enforced. Paper bags are now 5 cents.

#brooklyn-public-library, #convenience-stores, #johnson-linda-e, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Yes, Books Were Bound in Human Skin. An Intrepid Librarian Finds the Proof.

“Dark Archives,” by Megan Rosenbloom, a librarian at U.C.L.A., traces the history of the controversial practice and considers what we should do with such books today.

#bookbinding, #books-and-literature, #dark-archives-a-librarians-investigation-into-the-science-and-history-of-books-bound-in-human-skin-book, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #libraries-and-librarians, #rosenbloom-megan-c, #skin

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The Improbable, Slightly Surreal Plan to Save Fashion’s Printed Matter

The new International Library for Fashion Research in Oslo, the brainchild of a fashion odd couple, has very big ambitions.

#advertising-and-marketing, #archives-and-records, #art, #book-trade-and-publishing, #fashion-and-apparel, #international-library-for-fashion-research, #klein-steven-mark, #libraries-and-librarians, #olsen-elise-by, #oslo-norway, #your-feed-fashion

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Modern Love: Please, Lord, Let Him Be 27

(Yes, I actually prayed that he not be too young for me.)

#dating-and-relationships, #libraries-and-librarians, #love-emotion

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How Libraries Can Save the 2020 Election

They are among our last trusted institutions. Expanding early voting at local branches may be our best hope for a trusted outcome.

#absentee-voting, #libraries-and-librarians, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He’s Sharing the History of Black New York, One Tweet at a Time

Meet the grad student with a killer wardrobe who digs in the archives and takes the gems to Twitter.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #photography, #rosedale-queens-ny, #social-media

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Lincoln Library Cancels Exhibition Over Racial Sensitivity Concerns

The library, in Springfield, Ill., said Black community leaders who previewed it feared parts of the traveling exhibition, created 15 years ago, were outdated and lacked context.

#black-people, #illinois, #international-spy-museum, #ku-klux-klan, #libraries-and-librarians, #lincoln-abraham-presidential-library-and-museum, #museums, #spies-traitors-saboteurs-fear-and-freedom-in-america-exhibit

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Building Accessibility Into America, Literally

Thirty years on, the Americans With Disabilities Act has reshaped the way designers and the public have come to think about equity, civil rights and American architecture. But it’s only a start.

#accessability-exhibit, #americans-with-disabilities-act, #architecture, #brooklyn-botanic-garden, #cooper-hewitt-smithsonian-design-museum, #design, #disabilities, #hunters-point-queens-ny, #libraries-and-librarians, #united-states, #wheelchairs

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Frederick Douglass, Seen Up Close

Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.

#archives-and-records, #black-people, #collectors-and-collections, #douglass-frederick, #libraries-and-librarians, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yale-beinecke-rare-book-and-manuscript-library

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2 Sentenced to House Arrest in Long-Running Scheme to Steal Rare Books

The board chair of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh said the thefts “will forever raise doubts about the security of all future charitable donations, particularly to the Carnegie Library.”

#archives-and-records, #books-and-literature, #carnegie-library-of-pittsburgh, #collectors-and-collections, #libraries-and-librarians, #pittsburgh-pa, #priore-gregory-m-1956, #schulman-john-e-1963

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Kept Out of the Library, a School District Tries Summer Reading by Drone

A Virginia school district, determined not to let a pandemic keep students from their summer reading, is delivering books to students via the drone company run by Alphabet.

#alphabet-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #drones-pilotless-planes, #education-k-12, #libraries-and-librarians, #montgomery-county-va, #passek-kelly, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #virginia, #wing-aviation-llc

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Libraries Strive to Stay ‘Community Living Rooms’ as They Reopen

Safely lending books is just the beginning. Libraries are figuring out everything from how to remain welcoming spaces to how to respond to changing reader behavior.

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #libraries-and-librarians, #shutdowns-institutional

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6,000 Strains of Bacteria Under 1 Roof

Britain’s National Collection of Type Cultures, a library of human bacterial pathogens, turned 100 this year.

#antibiotics, #bacteria, #collectors-and-collections, #england, #genetics-and-heredity, #libraries-and-librarians, #medicine-and-health, #microbiology, #national-collection-of-type-cultures, #research, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

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Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

#archives-and-records, #assn-of-american-publishers, #authors-guild, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hachette-book-group, #harpercollins-publishers, #internet-archive, #john-wileysons, #kahle-brewster, #libraries-and-librarians, #penguin-random-house, #shutdowns-institutional, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #writing-and-writers

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After the Coronavirus, Libraries Must Change

To stay true to their mission during the coronavirus pandemic, libraries should offer more digital services.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-books-and-readers, #e-learning, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #shutdowns-institutional

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For the New York Public Library, Martha Graham Is the Missing Link

The library has acquired Graham’s archive, filling a significant gap in the story of early modern dance in America.

#archives-and-records, #dancing, #eilber-janet, #graham-martha, #graham-martha-dance-co, #lamentation-dance, #libraries-and-librarians, #murray-linda-curator, #new-york-public-library

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It’s Showtime! Press Play to Hear the N.Y.C. That Used to Be

“Missing Sounds of New York,” an album from the New York Public Library, recreates the everyday soundtrack many have been missing since March.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #libraries-and-librarians, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #street-performers

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The Thinnest Paper in the World

The process of making tengujo is fairly simple, but the nearly transparent product that results is almost magical.

#japan, #libraries-and-librarians, #paper-and-pulp, #yale-center-for-british-art, #your-feed-science

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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

The first Native American to hold the position, Harjo will be developing an interactive map of contemporary Native poets.

#an-american-sunrise-poems-book, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #harjo-joy, #hayden-carla-d-1952, #libraries-and-librarians, #library-of-congress, #native-americans, #poetry-and-poets, #writing-and-writers

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Amid Covid-19, Should I Shop for Myself or Opt for Delivery?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether you’re helping more people by having goods delivered or by going to the store yourself — and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #libraries-and-librarians, #shopping-and-retail, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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The Case of the Fit Bookworm of Brooklyn

How I found hope in a stranger’s set of keys during the coronavirus shutdown.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #libraries-and-librarians, #quarantines

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Common Thread Tying Together 2019’s ‘Most Challenged’ Books: L.G.B.T.Q. Issues

Eight of the 10 titles identified in the American Library Association’s annual ranking of the most frequently banned or protested books featured L.G.B.T.Q. subject matter.

#american-library-assn, #censorship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #libraries-and-librarians

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