Aaron Tunn writes "As the preface states:
"FreePint is an online community of information researchers. Members receive this free newsletter twice a month packed with tips on finding quality and reliable business information on the Internet."
We pointed to The Researching Librarian before, but they now have a spiffy new domain name, researchinglibrarian.com. This site was created for librarians--new or experienced--who find themselves needing to perform research for purposes of publication, promotion, tenure, or other reasons.
I spotted whatihaveread.net over on Metafilter the other day.
It's a big in-depth list of everything Eric Leuliette has read. His mother started keeping the list when he started the first grade. She kept the list until 1977 and he's kept the list since he was in the fifth grade.
"Authoryellowpages.com lists 5000+ authors who can be searched by name or genre. Authors can list their official site, publisher site, fan site and newsletter sign-up information."
Lisa Bartle, currently a reference librarian at California State University San Bernardino, noticed during her time in library school that there was little discussion of the role of women in the development of the library profession. She responded by creating a great website with solid, well-researched bios of ten pioneering library women and a list of other names of interest.
Thanks to LII for bringing her work to my attention.
In Mauritania, in the village of Chinguetti gradually overcome by sand, the inhabitants are fighting to save centuries-old manuscripts, among the oldest of Islam.
These \"peasant librarians\" are struggling to save this treasure from wind and sand, an account of the time when Chinguetti was a flourishing city along the caravan route, a cultural lighthouse for poets and scholars alike.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
\"I don\'t think anyone\'s had more influence in philosophy, and perhaps in other areas, than Aristotle,\" argues Richard Ingardia, a professor of philosophy at St. John\'s University, in New York. The proof, Mr. Ingardia says, lies in a project to which he has devoted eight years: an electronic bibliography that aims to collect citations to all research conducted in the past century on the Greek philosopher.
Robert Teeter writes \"Arts and Letters Daily, the excellent site with news on the arts, literature, philosophy, etc., is back. It shut down last year for lack of funds, but now it seems to have been taken under the wing of the Chronicle of Higher Education. \"