Thursday, May 24, 2012

The new entries in the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry range from Leonard Bernstein to Donna Summer. How fun is that?

Also fun from a historical perspective: the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, complete with a list of “New Elizabethans” which range from David Bowie to Margaret Thatcher. (The Queen is also on the list, which seems oddly redundant.)

Here’s a good idea for promoting e-books: the BuzzBook features excerpts from over 30 upcoming publications.

A good idea for promoting libraries comes from the Swiss Army Librarian. I think this would be especially effective against the “I pay your salary!” taxpayer complaints.

And finally, something fantastic and like a spy novel: a Russian library has discovered hundreds of books hidden behind a fake wall. Awesome.

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