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Handwritten Notes

Duly Noted: The Past, Present, and Future of Note-Taking by Sebastian Stockman from the Atlantic. November 2019 Though this article is from 2012, I feel like it still holds relevance to the topics we’ve been discussing in Knowledge Organization. Are handwritten notes

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Dwarsliggers – the future for the book?

Dwarsliggers. Dwarsliggers. Dwaaaarrrsliggers. Pretty fun to say, right? Even more fun – it’s the Dutch word for a special print of pocket-size books. These tiny books are the size of a cellphone and flip horizontally, with pages “as thin as

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How the N.Y. Public Library Fills Its Shelves (and Why Some Books Don’t Make the Cut)

Since libraries have a finite amount of space, not every book would be able to make it onto the shelves. As a frequent user of libraries as well as a second semester MSLIS student, I have somehow managed to remain

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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archives Now Online

University of Texas bought Gabriel García Márquez’s archive in 2014, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin has now released the complete digitized collection. This includes rough drafts and manuscripts, unpublished work, notes, letters, and an audio recording of García Márquez’s Nobel

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First Major Exhibit on Cornell University Witchcraft Collection

Out of the personal library of Cornell University’s cofounder Andrew Dickson White came the Cornell University Witchcraft Collection, which holds over 3,000 objects on superstition and witchcraft in Europe, mostly acquired in the 1880s. “He was interested in people on the margin and the

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This is what a 16th century e-reader looked like

It’s easy to take thousands of books on holiday with you these days thanks to the e-reader, a device that can store enough books to keep you reading for months. E-readers are especially great for people who like to read

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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books (click photo for link to article)

In this January 16th article by MICHIKO KAKUTANI from the New York Times, President Obama talks about his vice (books) he uses to deal with the aggravation, confusion, hardship, and the enormous pressure of being the President of the United States of America.

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