Library Link of the Day

January 2018

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  1. The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True [The Huffington Post]
  2. Open access in Germany: the best DEAL is no deal [Times Higher Education]
  3. Ancient Egypt: 'Glowing' Ink Reveals Hidden Writings on Papyrus Covering 2,000-Year-Old Mummies [Newsweek]
  4. When Does an Artist’s Appropriation Become Copyright Infringement? [Artsy]
  5. Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89 [Morning Edition]
  6. Silicon Valley Won’t Save Books [New Republic]
  7. The Question of Little Free Libraries [American Libraries]
  8. Do Librarians Discriminate? [Library Journal]
  9. Why Picture Books Were Once Considered Dangerous for Children [JSTOR Daily]
  10. American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened [The Guardian]
  11. Ten Stories That Shaped 2017 [LISNews]
  12. Fire and Fury mix-up lands U of T professor back on bestseller list [The Globe and Mail]
  13. How Comic Books Can Make Kids (and Adults) Smarter [Big Think]
  14. What Can’t You Send to an Inmate in New York? Apples, Used Books and More [The New York Times]
  15. Exaggerated death reports coming fast & furious [TILT]
  16. A beloved French author was also an anti-Semite. Now his most notorious works are being republished. [The Washington Post]
  17. Computers are getting better than humans at reading [CNN]
  18. The Encyclopedia of the Missing [Longreads]
  19. Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All [News Deeply]
  20. How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits [The New York Times]
  21. Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves [In the Library with the Lead Pipe]
  22. Obama Presidential Center activists shout 'Shame on you!' at aldermen [The Chicago Tribune]
  23. The (almost) complete history of 'fake news' [BBC News]
  24. China Seizes Publisher Of Banned Books Again — Just Months After Releasing Him [NPR News]
  25. Stewardship in the "Age of Algorithms" [First Monday]
  26. All Good Magazines Go to Heaven [The New York Times]
  27. The Injustice of Algorithms [New Republic]
  28. How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century [Maclean's]
  29. How a Library Handles a Rare and Deadly Book of Wallpaper Samples [Atlas Obscura]
  30. The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to Life [The Atlantic]
  31. Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read [The Atlantic]

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