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An appropriation-friendly, image-rich, experimental research library. Independent and open to the public.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Visit to the Warburg Institute Library

London's Warburg Institute has often been called the inspiration for our own classification and arrangement system, but we're actually unwitting followers in their path. Here are a few photos from our recent visit (hard to catch the essence of a library through photography!).

Poor Melvil Dewey

The coverage of Maricopa County's departure from Dewey continues. This morning it's in the Wall Street Journal.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Scanning update

We continue to send books and periodicals to the Internet Archive scanning center. Some recent periodical titles that have been digitized:

American City (we have just commenced a long run)
Kansas Historical Quarterly
New Mexico Historical Review
Radio Broadcast
Social Hygiene (later Journal of Social Hygiene) (complete)
Wisconsin Archeologist

We are also finishing Educational Screen (1922-63), beginning the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) (1930-63), and National Municipal Review.

A considerable number of interesting books are now up as well. Just a few:

The report and testimony before the Commission of Industrial Relations, 1912-16, including testimony by Mother Jones, Bill Haywood and many others.

War Gases: Their Identification and Decontamination (courtesy of Rosemarie Prelinger)

Motion Pictures and the Social Attitudes of Children (courtesy of Ken Swezey and Laura Lindgren)

The Report on Condition of Woman and Child Wage-Earners in the United States (1910-13), in 19 volumes

Why Women Cry: or, Wenches with Wrenches, by Elizabeth Hawes (1943)

More soon!