Brooklyn Public Library City Directories
city directories 1856 to 1908 - OCR'd
nyc  history 
7 days ago
Florine Stettheimer - Wikipedia
met museum new york city paintings
art 
16 days ago
Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum - The New Yorker
Silicon Valley’s biggest failing is not poor marketing of its products, or follow-through on promises, but, rather, the distinct lack of empathy for those whose lives are disturbed by its technological wizardry.
tech 
12 weeks ago
Public In/Formation
Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians, step up.

Shannon Mattern

November 2016
libraries  data 
november 2016
[1604.05363] Comparing Published Scientific Journal Articles to Their Pre-print Versions
Our analysis revealed that the text contents of the scientific papers generally changed very little from their pre-print to final published versions. These findings contribute empirical indicators to discussions of the added value of commercial publishers and therefore should influence libraries' economic decisions regarding access to scholarly publications.
open_access 
october 2016
Harvard Library Learning
- Search Smarter - Explore the differences between HOLLIS+ and Google.
- Diagnose Your Search Problems - The best techniques for sifting through search results.
- Connect to History - Learn about using primary sources in your research.
tutorials 
october 2016
Eyeo 2015 – Sara Hendren on Vimeo
via robin sloan

on accessibility, design, engineering, politics, bodies.
accessibility  design 
october 2016
When Librarians Are Silenced | by Francine Prose | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
During the question-and-answer session after Ross’s address, a local writer and activist named Jeremy Rothe-Kushel asked about US support for what he called Israel’s “state-sponsored terrorism.” Ross answered, and when Rothe-Kushel followed up with a more aggressive question, Hawkins and one of the other guards approached him and immediately tried to eject him from the building—despite the fact that Rothe-Kushel posed no danger to the speaker or audience members. One of the guards, Brent Parsons, shouted—incorrectly—that Rothe-Kushel was at a private event. Later Parsons added, “This is private property.” It is revealing that a policeman should have imagined, even in a heated moment, that a public library was private property.
libraries 
october 2016
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