Knowledge, Mural By Robert Louis Reid, Library of Congress, 2nd Floor, North Corridor, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, DC, 1896, Caption Underneath Reads
IGNORANCE IS THE CURSE OF GOD
KNOWLEDGE IS THE WING
WHEREWITH WE FLY TO HEAVEN.
Daily Thoughts 01/19/2016
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.
I took a look through a summary of ideas for the Sparks! Ignition Grant.
Last night, I finished reading When Books Went to War, The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptin Manning. I enjoyed reading it. There was a bit on censorship which I found interesting focused on the book Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith. The book also talked about reintroducing paperback books to the European market after the war to restart the publishing industry.
The book is well researched. There is a list of all the books in the Armed Services Edition series as well as an index, notes, and a set of black and white photographs. These add to the overall presentation of the book.
The book also has quite a bit in it on how libraries supported the war effort during World War II.
I started reading Can and Can'tankerous by Harlan Ellison. This is a bit different than his earlier work. I think he changes things stylistically for a more modern market. The writing reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman, Fredric Brown, and Terry Pratchett. There is a lot of dark humor in this short story collection. More than in his earlier works.
The Internet is Making Some People Poorer
It is interesting to thnk of the digital divide as something with international impact. The digital divide is a very serious issue for libraries. It is one of the reasons there is so much technology in libraries these days.
E-book Library Checkouts Increased in 2015 (Overdrive)
Library's Claim to Books Survives Timeliness Challenge