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Top 10 Library History Websites

The Library History Buff's Top 10 Library History Websites

There are a number of top 10 library related lists around. George Eberhart even has a book about them - The Librarian's Book of Lists. I was pleased to be selected as one of the 10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010 by LISNEWS. So I thought I would do my bit to promote more good library history websites by identifying what I consider to be the top 10 library history websites. I would be happy to get your nominations for additional sites.

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BookBrewer: Blog to eBook in Minutes

Interesting Idea: How it Works: Import posts from your site or blog, or copy/paste from a manuscript. Edit content and drag it into chapters, then congratulations ... you're an eBook author! Pay $89.99 to send your eBook to online stores with your ISBN or one we assign for free, or $199.99 to get an ePub file to do with as you wish.
http://bookbrewer.com/home

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Nice Ref Desk!

Way cool ref desk in the Netherlands from Recycleart.org...via Val Hawkins.

Video Dominoes at Tea Tree Gully Library

Quoting the description on Youtube: To celebrate the demise of the video collection and the now unchallenged reign of the DVD, staff felt that the remaining videos must go out with a bang. One weekend staff came in on their own time to film the final stand of the video in a giant domino train throughout the library space as a fitting homage to their service. May the videos now rest in peace. Long live the VHS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Qup0kA6kw

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Sublime Stitching's Sexy Librarians embroidery patterns

Sublime Stitching's Sexy Librarians embroidery patterns
Sexy Librarians is just one of several fantastic embroidery patterns made by Sublime Stitching and for sale in the Boing Boing Bazaar. There's also Meaty Treats, Vital Organs, and Lucha Libre. Check them all out here. And check out the rest of the Makers Market for more maker-made marvelousness.

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Check Out This Website

You've gotta see this...a beautifully done promo for "Life List" by Olivia Gentile. Site design by Pentagram.

Calling All Print Supporters...Read the Printed Word

Read the Printed Word!
A fan of the printed word? Add their code to your library's site or blog to show your support for the printed word in all its forms: newspapers, magazines and, of course, books.

Here's some background on the project from one of the creators.

Read the Printed Word!

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National Library of Ireland William Butler Yeats Exhibition

Enter exhibition here. Enjoy the elaborate virtual reality exhibition, and follow Yeats development as a poet, a playwright and writer of prose. The National Library of Ireland has the largest collection of Yeats manuscripts in the world, many contributed over the years by his widow and by his son.

10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2010

10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2010
I started the "10 Blogs To Read This Year" 4 years ago to help highlight people writing in the many different areas of librarianship. Those people who are doing some of the most interesting and original writing on the web. Each year we've attempted to gather a group of librarians whose writing helps increase our understanding of the profession and it's place in our rapidly changing world. Again this year we tried to choose 10 writers who cover very different aspects of our profession, 10 sites that inform, educate and maybe amuse. By following these blogs I think you'll find something new to read, and a place to gain better understanding of a part of librarianship that's outside of your normal area. We all have much to learn from each other, and these bloggers are working hard to share their knowledge and understanding with you. Read on below to see why each site made the list, and why there's an honorable mention this year. This year I also made an OPML File for your reader. Here's the list in alphabetical order:

  1. Academic Librarian (Feed)
  2. Awful Library Books (Feed)
  3. The Best Of PubLib (Feed)
  4. Disruptive Library Technology Jester (Feed)
  5. Everybody's Libraries (Feed)
  6. The Library History Buff (Feed)
  7. Library Garden (Feed)
  8. The Merry Librarian (Feed)
  9. The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries (Feed)
  10. Walt at Random (Feed)

Honorable Mention:
Agnostic, Maybe (Feed)

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