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A collection of mostly unrelated, and almost interesting stories...
This ZDNet Commentary says There is no sight more pathetic than a teenage nerd who just doesn\'t get Tolkein.
On the movie front The BCC Says One of the first reviews of the first Lord of the Rings film says it has real passion, and rates it above the Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone. Though, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has dismissed talk of rivalry between part JRR Tolkien\'s trilogy and the first Harry Potter movie.
An Editorial says Potter books are about the struggle between good and evil, with Harry and his friends triumphing over evil through hard work, fearlessness, selflessness and teamwork.
The Observer Profile: Chris Columbus \"Hogwarts and all\" says Chris Columbuse is one of America\'s most bankable directors.
Here\'s an obvious story on a librarian who really loves cats, I know, that sounds redundant.
The Cranston Herald has a series that will profile each of the city’s libraries.
And just when you thought it was safe to put that books back on the shelf, it isn\'t.
Even Korea has some interesting Alternative Publications.
Sites Forlorn When Reborn as Porn, great title don\'t you think?
From the New York Observer, information about:
Jerusalem-based Web site that offers Middle Eastern military,
diplomatic and intelligence information far more detailed (and
frightening) than what is offered by many news organizations.\"
The link is Debka.com
A small collection of unrelated but useful links I\'ve been meaning to post:
Bob Cox sent along
\"The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations\", an interesting exhibition of over 130 books, manuscripts, and prints, that offers insight into the question of what becomes a classic most, and why.
The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books.
Strategies for addressing and preventing plagiarism in the digital age by Karen Michaelsen.
Hello LISNews readers. I just wanted to let you know that I have started a mailing list for Library Stuff. Every friday, I will send out a summary of the weeks news, plus a few web sites of interest, and maybe a few library tid-bits. If you want to be added to the list, send an e-mail to me at Steven@librarystuff.net.
Bob Cox sent along the next 2.
for the Literary Traveler is a nifty site who\'s goal is
to explore the world of your literary imagination.
And last but not least is Making of
America is a digital library of primary sources in
American social history from the antebellum period
through reconstruction. The collection currently
contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000
articles with 19th century imprints.
T. R. Halvorson writes:
LexNotes is a new, free online resource for legal
research professionals. It provides categorized and searchable links to
research sources, bibliographies, pathfinders, articles, reviews, papers,
legal news, and tips. The domain was registered January 23, 2001 and the
site went \"live\" February 12, 2001.
Highlights of the Resources follow... -- Read More
Andrew Porteus, a librarian from across the river, is running The Niagara Falls Poetry Project.
Examining a Renaissance Italian Manuscript in the Computer Age is an interesting site recommened by Bob Cox, that deals with the intellectual provenance of the text.
Finally, for no reason, Everything you need to know about The Simpsons.
\"is the place where all of your made up words, slang, webspeak and colloquialisms become part of the dictionary as well. we take the words you use everyday, but aren\'t in the dictionary, and put them into ours. all you have to is submit them. you\'ll even get credit and a link to your website (if you\'ve got one). help us grow our dictionary by sending us your entries now! everyday more entries are added, so check back often.\"
On my daily perusal of the web, I came across a neat e-book site called Digital Worm. You can read the latest e-book news, look at the list archive, sign up for their newsletter, look at their e-book tools section, and much, much more, for the low cost of...$19.95...but wait there\'s more...