Category Archives: Just for fun

Seven Libraries

Image by terry6082 Books via Flickr Seven of the most impressive libraries in history, from the UK blog, The News in Print. Related articles by Zemanta UK Web Archive launches (guardian.co.uk)

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Largest Book in the World

Image via Wikipedia The Klencke Atlas is thought to be the largest book in the world at 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It will be on display at the British Library this summer. View a picture and read … Continue reading

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Secrets of the NYPL

Image via Wikipedia How often does the New York Public Library‘s telephone reference service receive a request?  What are the names of the lions that guard the NYPL and what’s their story? What kinds of things can you find in … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Books

National Geographic Traveler will take you around the world in 80+ books.  Or view their Ultimate Travel Library organized by geographic region.

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The Library Hotel

Love books?  Traveling to New York?  The Library Hotel in NYC uses the Dewey Decimal System (DDS) to organize the many books that it makes available to guests and each floor is dedicated to one of the categories of the … Continue reading

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Back to 1981

Look back to the beginnings of online newspapers in this video on YouTube…1981 Primitive Internet Report on KRON.  What a hoot!

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Father of the Mystery Story

According to MysteryNet, Edgar Allan Poe is considered “the father of the mystery story.”  In 1841 he introduced Auguste C. Dupin, the first fictional detective in the story The Murders in the Rue Morgue. 

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More About LOC

The general collections of the Library of Congress contain the largest historical collection of U.S. telephone criss-cross (phone number and address) and city directories in the world. The Library acquires more than 8,000 volumes a year and holds more than … Continue reading

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LOC trivia

The general collections of the Library of Congress contain the largest historical collection of U.S. telephone criss-cross (phone number and address) and city directories in the world. The Library acquires more than 8,000 volumes a year and holds more than … Continue reading

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Jocasta Nu

Jocasta Nu was the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives during the Clone Wars.  Being overconfident in the completeness of the archives she simply proclaims that if something was not in the archives then it did not exist.  Jocasta was … Continue reading

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