Bringing Wikipedia into the Library | American Libraries Magazine

Editor’s Note: I disagree with this article. The site, and its keepers, and the tools used, are not friendly for librarians or most others. It is dominated by those who turn away criticism, replace materials without reason, and seek to keep out those who don’t follow them. The hierarchy of the old guard keeps out anyone who thinks differently. Too bad.. was a good concept and got lost by giving all the power of truth to the leaders with the most history and who dominate the site and its posts.

See how Wikipedia, its community, and libraries are increasingly working together to provide free and open information to all in this excerpt from Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018).

Source: Bringing Wikipedia into the Library | American Libraries Magazine

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The Right To Browse: A Library Puts Books Into Storage And Readers Cry Foul : NPR Ed : NPR

“To make room, librarians removed tens of thousands of books and other materials that hadn’t been checked out in years. The items were put into storage — some across town, some a few hours away. Students can still request them; it just might take a few days to get them back to the library.”

Source: The Right To Browse: A Library Puts Books Into Storage And Readers Cry Foul : NPR Ed : NPR

Moving Image Research Center | Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)

The Flying Ace, (1926, Norman Film Mfg. Co.)

“The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Library of Congress has responsibility for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of the motion picture and television collections. The Division operates the Moving Image Research Center to provide access and information services to an international community of film and television professionals, archivists, scholars and researchers.”

Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…

Source: Moving Image Research Center (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress)

Cultivating America’s Gardens: Smithsonian Libraries

“Americans have been making gardens forever, constantly innovating and experimenting as they work the soil. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, schoolchildren and scientists — Americans of every sort have put their backs into gardening. And for a variety of motives: beauty, food, science, prestige.”

Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…

Source: Smithsonian Libraries

National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

After a deadly strike at a Carnegie steel plant, some working-class communities refused to erect buildings bearing his name. He transformed the country’s cultural landscape anyway.

Source: National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine

On April 9, the American Library Association (ALA) released The State of America’s Libraries report for 2018, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8–14, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.

Source: State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book

In his new book “Space Odyssey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018), author Michael Benson digs deep into the making of the film, profiling the writer Arthur C. Clarke, the director Stanley Kubrick and the nuances of their partnership.

Editor’s Note: Read an excerpt here

Source: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book