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Seattle Public Librarians Just Want to Read You Stories - Slog - The Stranger

Seattle Public Librarians Just Want to Read You Stories - Slog - The Stranger Blake Thu, 07/23/2020 - 15:39 Topic Librarians The Lit Line (206-386-4656) isn't necessarily a newfangled idea, SPL librarian Robin Rousu told me. It's pretty old. Rousu has been...

Prepress Highlight: Coronavirus imperils weather forecasting

Prepress Highlight: Coronavirus imperils weather forecasting StephenK Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:13 Geophysical Research Letters has an article in prepress about how the reduction in air traffic has reduced the amount of automated meteorological observation platforms aloft which may impact weather forecasting in the near...

One-Third Of Museums At Risk Due To Coronavirus

One-Third Of Museums At Risk Due To Coronavirus StephenK Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:03 Topic Museums NPR reports that one-third of museums in the United States are at risk of closure in 2020 due to the continuing coronavirus crisis. Their story was based upon...

In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ - The New York Times

In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ - The New York Times Blake Wed, 07/15/2020 - 17:08 Topic Publishing In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in...

Why Do We Love Henry David Thoreau? | The New Yorker

Why Do We Love Henry David Thoreau? | The New Yorker Blake Mon, 07/13/2020 - 08:04 Topic Authors The Moral Judgments of Henry David Thoreau Why, given its fabrications, inconsistencies, and myopia, do we continue to cherish “Walden”?   From: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/10/19/pond-scum...

Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily

Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily Blake Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:57 Topic Internet Why some words may be more memorable than others...

Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow”

Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow” Blake Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:33 Topic Libraries A Dutch-based architectural practice has thrust Mokotów into the spotlight after basing their winning entry to...

Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Novel - Bloomberg

Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Novel - Bloomberg Blake Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:27 Topic Authors Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Novel All of the author’s deadly plots, plotted. (Spoilers if you look closely.) In Agatha Christie’s...

FCC To Hold Workshop On Libraries & Broadband

FCC To Hold Workshop On Libraries & Broadband StephenK Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:09 Topic Internet An FCC advisory committee is holding a virtual workshop on August 3rd to examine the role of libraries relative to broadband adoption.  Submissions from the...

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work | WIRED

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work | WIRED Blake Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:10 Topic Internet Truth needs an advocate and it should come in the form of an enormous flock of librarians descending on Silicon Valley to create the internet...

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