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Posted by gaelicnotes on December 15, 2010

20 heroic librarians who save the world
Charlie Jane Anders gives us 20 librarians who save the world every day. “If information is power, then there’s no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers, and invaluable guides to other heroes.

Are books smelly?
So what is it about the smell of books? Read what Stephen Abram has to say on Stephen’s Lighthouse, Nov. 9

Audubon’s Birds of America has become the world’s most expensive book. A a copy was recently sold for just over £7.3m.  There are only 119 complete copies of this 19th Century book and most are owned by museums and libraries.   Read more>>>>

Thinking of having a library face lift. Take a look at some of these photographs of beautiful college libraries Take a look >>>>>>>>>>

Delta College Library’s bookish Christmas tree
Jennean Kabat, reference librarian at Delta College in University Center, Michigan, spent six hours with a couple of coworkers carefully assembling a Christmas tree made out of books
Bay City (Mich.) Times, Dec. 3

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Library Trivia Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

20 things you might not know about Shakespeare
Robert Gore-Langton gives us some insight into Shakespeare the man     Read more >>>>

Things librarians fancy, chapter 2 Travis Jonker presents “Things Librarians                 Fancy, chapter 2 Read more here>>> Read chapter 1 >>>> here).

(100 Scope Notes, June 8) [From American Libraries direct June 9 2010]

The step-by-step guide for digitizing your life
Adam Dachis writes: “Your increasingly digital lifestyle has left your analog media collecting dust. Save it from obsolescence and digitize your life. This guide covers many different kinds of media, so feel free to skip to the section(s) that interest you the most: paper, images, audio, video, and storage and organization.”…. Read how >>>> [Lifehacker, June 8 ]

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Library Trivia Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 18, 2010

Tips for using old catalogue card drawers Read about 11 uses for repurposed card catalogs and see them transformed into coffee tables and bookcases.
(Poetic Home Living in Vintage Poetry, Apr. 6–7)

Don’t show this one to the fine arts students this one…. How Brian Dettmer makes sculptures out of books by By Charlie Burton Have a look>>>>

According to the Library World Records by Godfrey Oswald, the earliest university library was probably the Buddhist Takshila (Takshashila or Taxila) University, established around 600 B.C.  Read more>>>>

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Musical Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

DeweyMusic is a new public domain music library, where you can listen to, download, remix, and share anything you see on this site legally free.

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Library Trivia Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

Many of the words we use have become so familiar that we don’t think that their usage became popular in the last 10 years. Read “words of the decade” from Portrait of the Decade Part 1

Did you know that Wikipedia is 9 years old this year Read about it >>>>Happy Birthday!!!!!

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Library Trivia Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 7, 2010

10 best songs about libraries and librarians & Top 10 books written by librarians

The most amazing libraries in the world (With thanks American Libraries ( 21) Jan 2010)

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