1. historical-nonfiction:

    Old London. If you want more pictures, and these ones’ specific locations, go here

     

  2. "Yes, you can access the Internet elsewhere, but will the Starbucks’ barista or McDonald’s server help you set up your first e-mail account, submit your first online job application, or evaluate reliable sources of information?"
    — 

    Lee Moon, assistant director, Three Rivers (GA) Regional Library System.

    Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, 2011–2012.

    (via bibliobecca)

    (via librariesbuildcommunity)

     

  3. ohsoyourealibrarian:

    WHEN A PATRON THINKS THEY CAN DO MY JOB BETTER THAN I CANimage

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  4. Reading papers for tomorrow’s Canadian Archives Summit. Some great commentary! Interesting times for sure.

     

  5. TRYING TO CONVINCE TEENS TO COME TO A PROGRAM

     
  6. canadian-space-agency:

    Today in 1610 (January 7th 1610): Galileo discovered Jupiter’s moons Callisto, Io, and Europa.

    Find out more here: http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/observations/jupiter_satellites.html

    Image Credit: Jason Major

     
  7. lauramcphee:

    Girl with photo album, c1870s (Source) via thehystericalsociety

    (via )

     
  8. uispeccoll:

    What can you learn about a book even before you start to read a single word?

    What Counts as Provenance Evidence? Head over to the MSU blog for their really clear visual examples and explanations of some of the things we learn from marginalia, stamps, erasures, and more.  

     
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  10. ohsoyourealibrarian:

    WHEN I GET TO HANDLE DOCUMENTS BEFORE THEY ARE REDACTED

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  11. "Google today rolled out a long-requested feature: being able to download a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data. The new feature means you can now back up your emails and calendars, or just export them temporarily so you can import them to another service."
     

  12. alternative-nesws:

    http://www.angrysummit.com/what-archives-uk-ordered-destruction-of-embarrassing-colonial-papers

    What archives? UK ordered destruction of ‘embarrassing’ colonial papers

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    Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori
    Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori

    Britain systematically destroyed documents in colonies that were about to gain independence,…

    (via awesomearchives)

     

  13. "

    “I would say, ‘I’m interested in 18th-century education,’ or something general like that,” Mr. Wilder said.

    But as he told the archivists more, they would bring out ledgers, letters and other documents.

    “They’d push them across the table and say, ‘You might want to take a peek at this,’ ” he said. “It was often really great material that was cataloged in ways that was hard to find.”

    "
    — 

    ‘Ebony and Ivy,’ About How Slavery Helped Universities Grow - NYTimes.com

    An interesting read and I liked this little peek into the research process—something to consider as well, for archivists, catalogers,bibliographers, etc. as they handle historical documents.

    Do any of you have stories/anecdotes of collaborating with authors/historians/researchers?

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

     
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  15. lizzywhimsy:

    theapplepoisoner:

    lizzywhimsy:

    tuesday-johnson:

    ca. 1840-60, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman leaning dramatically across a table, with a woman sitting politely beside him]

    via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Art, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography

    HIS SASS JUST REACHED OUT THROUGH THE COMPUTER SCREEN AND SMACKED ME ACROSS THE FACE WHILE SNAPPING IN A Z FORMATION AND TWIRLING BACK INTO THE PAGES OF HISTORY.

    It’s like he cha-cha’d real smooth into the frame.

    that was the best description. yes. SHE LOOKS SO UNCOMFORTABLE LIKE SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON.

    (via neil-gaiman)