JSTOR introduces its new newsletter, highlighting and commenting on recent research. Topics I’m skimming include urban carnivores, Terrence Hayes, and maps.
The Comeback Kids | Library by Design
Remember kids, when doing your research, watch out for confirmation bias! (From chainsawsuit.)
"Then & Again" project shows Seattle then and now, side by side. This photo juxtaposes the Alaskan Way ferry terminal with Japanese residents boarding the train during their forced relocation to internment camps in 1942.
Hey Book Lovers: Stop Paying to Read Books -
Public libraries are not only free reading and meeting places; a growing number of them offer “makerspaces.” These are working areas within a library that provide settings for collaborative projects, hackers, web designers, and fab labs—equipped for fabricating physical things. This emphasis on learning how to make content, rather than just consuming it, is a digital update of older craft activities encouraged by public libraries—knitting, sewing, crocheting, and the like—though makerspaces are responding to a demand to enhance education in science, technology, engineering, math, and art.
Please, think of the kittens.
VCU Libraries unveils open-access publishing platform -
VCU Libraries has launched a digital publishing platform that is making thousands of scholarly articles, presentations, research findings and data produced at VCU available to the general public.
Some interesting data points:
Read the whole report here.
Art by Lorenzo Mattotti.