In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ - The New York Times

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 17:08
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In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in a rare moment of transformation that promises to influence the books put out into the world.

 

From: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/books/book-publishing-leadership.html In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’ - The New York Times

Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:57
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Why some words may be more memorable than others Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences From: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200629120204.htm Why some words may be more memorable than others: Our brains use internet search engine strategies to remember words and memories of past experiences -- ScienceDaily

Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow”

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:33
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A Dutch-based architectural practice has thrust Mokotów into the spotlight after basing their winning entry to find a “library for tomorrow” in the southern Warsaw suburb.

 

From: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/just-the-ticket-design-for-warsaw-… Just the ticket: Stunning design for Warsaw tower scoops top award to find “library for tomorrow” – The First News

Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Novel - Bloomberg

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:27
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Who Did What in Every Agatha Christie Murder Novel All of the author’s deadly plots, plotted. (Spoilers if you look closely.)

In Agatha Christie’s novels, murder and financial fraud are often intertwined. The murderers are more likely to be men, are partial to poison, and frequently commit the crime as part of a scam such as winning an inheritance.

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work | WIRED

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:10
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Truth needs an advocate and it should come in the form of an enormous flock of librarians descending on Silicon Valley to create the internet we deserve, an information ecosystem that serves the people.The blessing and curse of social media is that it must remain open so we can reap the most benefits; but openness must be tempered with the strong and consistent curation and moderation that these librarians could provide, so that everyone’s voice is protected and amplified.

 

Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:39
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Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed From big cities to tiny towns, librarians are getting scrappy to meet the need

 

 

From: https://themarkup.org/coronavirus/2020/06/25/millions-of-americans-depe… Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed – The Markup

How Arlington's Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:38
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How Arlington’s Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country What started as a simple Instagram request has exploded into a nationwide project.

From: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2020/06/30/sarah-kamya-little-free-… How Arlington's Sarah Kamya Is Diversifying Little Free Libraries Across the Country

Flannery O’Connor Didn't Care If You Liked Her Work

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:39
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This is all to say that Flannery O’Connor did not care if you liked her work, and she certainly did not care, it would seem from her letters, if you liked her. Writing was not for her a means of making a point or gaining admiration, though, being human, it is hard to imagine that she was not pleased at times with herself and her success. Writing for her was a means of understanding herself: “I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.”