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Where Did the Internet Go? – StopSOPA Blackout January 18th 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Julia Martin.

Tomorrow a major action against SOPA and PIPA will be happening all over the internet. This continues a long standing fight against internet censorship. Blackout your own site (read this first) Who is participating in the blackout: (click through for official statement) Reddit: They led the charge with the blackout Wikipedia: so dust off your …

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Teachers College Library Staff. Technical Processing. (ca. 1965) (1965) 

I've been looking through some of the Historical Photos and have come across a series of Library and Librarian pictures which I am labeling "The Way We Were . . . " I hope you enjoy.

Teachers College Library Staff. Technical Processing. (ca. 1965) (1965), by Photographer: Unknown Dimensions: 10" wide x 8.5" high Technique Medium Material: Photograph on fiber based paper Color: Black and white Subject Matter: Faculty and staff group pictures Russell Hall Source Provenance: Part of the Teachers College Archive Photograph Collection Notes: This is the original and …

Posted 70 months ago by

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The Floating University teams up with NYPL 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Julia Martin.

The New York Public Library has teamed up with The Floating University to provide NYPL patrons access to The Floating University's inaugural course "Great Big Ideas". People not affiliated with the New York Public Library can gain access to these interesting courses for $495. That may not be an affordable price for everyone, but considering …

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Social Book Lending 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Michelle Pronovost.

I recently decided on bestsellers The Help and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for my last pleasure reading hurrah before school starts for me on August 29th. I don't like to buy books anymore, considering the teetering towers of treasured hardbacks that sit on the floor of my tiny Brooklyn apartment, my bookshelves offering no …

Posted 72 months ago by

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I Am A _______: Ask Me Anything 


Reposted from Multimodality. Written by Melanie Hibbert.

One of my favorite websites is Reddit, an aggregator of user-submitted content (such as pictures, links, news articles, memes, etc.) which are compiled and listed in an ever-shifting hierarchy based on “up” or “down” votes by users. Topics can be sorted through threads or “subreddits” (e.g. funny, politics, gaming, programming, random). My favorite subreddit is …

Posted 74 months ago by

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On Living with eGuilt 

Like this author, I have difficulty returning materials to the library on time and have not found the possession of an MLIS to have changed that behavior much. I also find that my e-reader reading is "less serious", or repeat reads of classics which often is just fine for the commute. Reading heavier books in …


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Laura Costello.

I need to make an e-confession: NYPL revoked my borrowing privileges. As a newly minted librarian and outspoken fan of public libraries in all forms, I’m horrified and extremely embarrassed. Naturally, I’m writing about it on the internet.  Here are my excuses: 1. It’s kind of out of my way, they don’t have a night …

Posted 79 months ago by

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Information Overshare 

A great summary of the trappings of online fact checking and "common knowledge".


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Michelle Pronovost.

An interesting article in Sunday's New York Times addressed a popularly-held misconception of today's undergrad students that anything on the Internet is free for the taking, without citation. This is caused by a coupling of the ease in which students can copy-and-paste online content and the culture in which publishers create tools making it easier …

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