In advance of the Dec. 13 opening of ?Exploring the Early Americas,? Wyatt Mason of The New York Times Magazine penned a thought-provoking piece on the naming of America (with a suitably Colbert-esque headline), focusing on the new ongoing exhibit?s 1507 World Map by Martin Waldseem? As Mason writes, the seven-letter word that names our […]
Did you see the news about a fantastic, new exhibition that is opening here on Dec. 13? ?Exploring the Early Americas? will give people a glimpse of the future of not just our exhibits, but also the educational power of our collections and primary-source materials. This will be the Library?s most high-tech exhibition to date, […]
The full draft report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control is now on the Web and the comments period is open until Dec. 15.? Electronic comments are preferred. Incidentally, the webcast of the group?s presentation on Nov. 13 has apparently been one of the most heavily viewed in the entire history […]
I blogged briefly a few months ago about our experience over the course of several nights with some movie stars and a couple of hundred members of the crew who were shooting ?National Treasure: Book of Secrets.? I was at the movie?s official Web site earlier today, and what did my eyes behold after clicking […]
When I lived in New York City, it was a Friday evening ritual on my way home from work to pick up a copy of ?Time Out New York? to find out what was going on in the city, especially culturally. But who knew they sometimes write about important goings-on in DC, too? The current […]
I?ve previously blogged about the working group that has been assiduously looking at the Future of Bibliographic Control. Today the working group will present its draft report at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Library. A live webcast will be available.
Seeing as how we now have a few more readers than, well, zero, I wanted to try my first ?open thread.? This one is topic-specific and might also become another recurring feature, asking a simple question: What are you reading? (Aside from this blog, of course.) It?s a natural question for this blog. After all, […]