Thursday, June 23, 2011

What happens on the interwebs every 60 seconds? Here's a rough estimate. (If you are feeling overwhelmed by information, I recommend skipping this, actually. Otherwise, it's neat!)

As the New York Public Library system faces unprecedented budget cuts, the Atlantic points out that it's actually handling the transition to digital information better than many other organizations. (Support the NYPL via their "Fund the Future" site!)

The Library of Congress keeps adding more incredible historic images, like this collection from the Farm Security Administration (in color, even). And for the law librarians, a new Congressional Research Service publication (PDF) lists all the resources for legislative history.

The OUP has a really great article on the "librarian census," tracking librarian trends over the last 125 years or so. Evidently we are becoming more marriageable, among other things. Or, er, something like that.

And finally, not related to library matters but just plain interesting, the clock in Mecca does not keep "standard" time as dictated by Greenwich. What is time? How can it be regulated? Is there really that much new information every 60 seconds, anyway? Is the Doctor around to answer any of these questions?

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