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We felt guilty for failing to compose a library-related quiz for National Library Week last week, so we’re making amends today. We love our libraries!
In the days before the Internet put much of the world’s information at your fingertips, the world’s scholars had to find a way to organize the growing number of books. The Dewey Decimal System divided works into ten major groups, and hundreds of subsets within those groups. Can you identify the ten main groups by matching their numbers with their corresponding subject matter? Good luck!
Take the Quiz: Deciphering the Dewey Decimal
Not really library-related but in my experience, librarians tend to be cat lovers (don't flame me....I know not everyone loves cats -- I'm speaking generally and from _my_ experience.)
Here's a chance to turn your cat loving tendencies into a travel career that might pay more than your library job...(at least for a while) courtesy of Purina. Read all about it here.
In support of libraries
John Allison: "I believe passionately in libraries and have been horrified by the prospect of closures throughout the system as part of local government cuts. I tried to make a useful comic to help but it wound up being a bit... flawed?"
Library Of Congress Adds 3 Titles To List Of Films That Should Be Destroyed Forever
NFIP president Lawrence Feldman said as workers shoveled every known copy of Hollow Man 2, Nights In Rodanthe, and Rock Star into a furnace burning at 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit. "I'd like to thank our librarians for their painstaking work combing thrift stores for VHS tapes and personally deleting every known digital version of these unremarkable films."
The Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR)
About the Journal
The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of reasons you may choose to submit to the JofUR:
You can send your manuscript here without suffering waves of anxiety regarding the eventual fate of your submission. You know with 100% certainty that it will not be accepted for publication.
There are no page-fees.
You may claim to have submitted to the most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).
The JofUR is one-of-a-kind. Merely submitting work to it may be considered a badge of honor.
You retain complete rights to your work, and are free to resubmit to other journals even before our review process is complete.
Decisions are often (though not always) rendered within hours of submission.
Amusing video about an imaginary interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it4WZ68MlkU