Use a Vending Machine to Spread Culture →
I really, really want to do this. I love vending machines.
Europeana Digital Archive →
This is a projected digital archive that will ultimately be the collaborative effort of 25 European institutions from 11 different countries. The setup is projected to take two years. The project’s entire workplan is available for viewing online, which is a great resource for current and future archivists with an interest in this sort of project.
The "Modern" Press →
It works, but isn’t exactly what I would consider functional.
71 unknown manuscripts discovered in Huelva →
randolphclassics: EXPERTS from Huelva University have discovered 71 unknown manuscripts of Roman poet Ovid (43BC-17AD). The manuscripts, most of them codices and fragments which were not known to even exist, have been found in different libraries around the world and most of them belong to Ovid’s greatest work, The Metamorphoses. Looks like it’s time to get interested in Ovid! And/or move...
butterflyhunt: “We are going to rescue your shit”. !!!
Jerry Seinfeld's Personal Archives are Pretty →
More non-youtube video discoveries.
anarchival: The Producer’s Library is one of my favorite archival resources. If you’re a fan of b-movies and vintage commercials, it’s as good as Netflix or Hulu. Well this is a goldmine. The particular vid linked is not epilepsy friendly though.
State Archives' budget struggles leave treasures... →
Although the state’s collection is protected from the auction block, it is not safe from the natural degradation - exposure to moisture, light and temperature fluctuations - that affects all fine art. Less than 40 percent of the state’s art collection is in good condition, according to a legislative analysis from last year. That means that about 60 percent of the state’s art...
Norman Mailer's Estate for Sale →
What a beautiful house. And all those books!
There won’t be any posts to this tumbr for a bit while I try to figure out why my time management addon is banning complete access to the site. =3 It’s not dead though, and should be back in a few.
What does a library of the future look like?
This is what the stacks at DU Penrose library look like right now. The library is shipping all materials out to a warehouse so that they can rebuild the guts of the building, but when they are done only a small percentage of books will return. Instead of housing books, the library will be improving its open spaces for students to study. l’ The books are packaged in terms of size to...
Summer reading: The Tale of Genji →
Japanese books are my particular weakness.
$20 Million of Medieval and Renaissance... →
I’d like to have $20 Million worth of medieval manuscripts to donate.
The secret life of libraries →
this-bodys-fabric: The great untold truth of libraries is that people need them not because they’re about study and solitude, but because they’re about connection. Some sense of their emotional value is given by the writer Mavis Cheek, who ran workshops within both Holloway and Erlestoke prisons. At Erlestoke she had groups of eight men who so enjoyed the freedom and contact of the writing...