Sunday, October 23, 2011

Links & Reviews

- The new issue of Common-place is out, filled with great articles and reviews as usual.

- There was a big meeting of the Digital Public Library of America this week, with the announcement of $5 million in additional funding. Key takeaways from Dan Cohen and Amanda French.

- The Yale Law Library has released a Flickr gallery of bookplates.

- Over at Antipodean Footnotes, a look at ownership notations in a copy of a 1476 edition of Legenda aurea sanctorum.

- A new exhibit on the Archimedes Codex is reviewed by Edward Rothstein for the NYTimes.

- From the Fine Books Blog, some trailers for upcoming films based (however loosely) on literature.

- A private notebook used by Bram Stoker in the 1870s has been discovered in the Isle of Wight, and will be published next year.

- From the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory, a short video of Robert Darnton discussing the future of books and libraries.

- Ben Breen at Res Obscua covers trompe-l'oeil illustration.

- In Wired, Robert McMillan writes about "Hamlet's BlackBerry," the "table" (featuring quotes by the Folger's Heather Wolfe).

- From the Union College newspaper (which I once edited), a look at the College's Special Collections.

- Also from Heather Wolfe, a post at The Collation about dating a Thomas Cromwell letter.


- Kimberly Cutter's The Maid; review by Sarah Towers in the NYTimes.

- Charles Mann's 1493; review by Toby Green in the Independent.

- Nathaniel Philbrick's Why Read Moby-Dick?; review by Kathryn Harrison in the NYTimes.

- Martin Hopkinson's Ex Libris; review by Raquel Laneri for Forbes.

- Susan Orlean's Rin Tin Tin; review by Jennifer Schuessler in the NYTimes.

- Tony Horwitz's Midnight Rising; review by David Reynolds in the WSJ.

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