Today’s post is from science reference librarian Margaret Clifton. She is also the author of Loving the Stars – Telescopes from Galileo to James Webb, Saving Energy: The Fall Back Position, Stars in his Eyes and Sun Spots this Summer. “And you thought they were cute” A wide variety of literature on Antarctica has been collected over […]
The Sixteenth that I am referring to is the 16th Amendment to the Constitution which is the amendment that created the Income Tax. Ratification by the requisite number of states was completed on February 3, 1913 when Delaware became the 36th state to ratify. Thereafter, another six joined including New Mexico and Wyoming which also […]
You might think this post will be about the battle between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49’ers in Superbowl XLVII (2013). This post is not about the players or the teams, but about a part of the game. Plain and simple, I am writing about the turf grass (natural and synthetic) because in […]
Last year I wrote about collecting and preserving websites and how 21st century librarians are integrating the collection and preservation of digital items such as eBooks, datasets, and websites into their traditional analog collections. For example, the Library of Congress has been involved in preserving websites since the year 2000. We traditionally collect websites based […]
I wrote my first blog post January 7, 2009 for the Library, Food Fit for the President, for the inauguration of the United States 44th President Barack Obama. President Lincoln is a major inspiration to the President and the inauguration contained strong themes related to Lincoln. For example, the President used Lincoln’s Bible to take […]
As Secretary Chase was instrumental in establishing a national banking system after the National Banking Acts of 1863 and 1864 were passed.