Sunday, June 26, 2016

Links & Reviews

It was a busy conference week for many, between RBMS (see #rbms16), ALA Annual (see #alaac16) and the Omohundro Institute conference (see #oieahc16). Looks like lots of good content at each!

- Casey Cep highlights Thomas McDade's bibliography The Annals of Murder for the New Yorker Page-Turner blog.

- New from the Huntington Library and partners, "Decoding the Civil War," a crowdsourced project to transcribe and decipher some 16,000 Civil War telegrams. See the Huntington announcement.

- The Lilly Library is the subject of a Smithsonian writeup.

- Over on the NYPL blog, Charles Cuykendall Carter talks to CUNY professor Simon Reader about teaching with a recently-digitized copy of Middlemarch in parts (from the Pforzheimer Collection).

- Bookseller and collector Philip R. Bishop of Mosher Books has launched a new website, The Mosher Press, on the life and works of Thomas Bird Mosher.

- will make some digitized genealogical works available via the DPLA interface.

- Ann Patty reports for the WSJ about Latin-language immersion programs.

- Skip Hollandsworth profiles Larry McMurtry for Texas Monthly.

- Elizabeth Yale writes for Aeon about British antiquarianism in "The nature of Britain."

- Alexander Street Press has been acquired by ProQuest.

- Three new incoming university librarians (Valerie Hotchkiss at Vanderbilt, Anne Jarvis at Princeton, and John Unsworth at UVA) are profiled in the Chronicle.

- In the New York Times Magazine, Jenna Wortham explores "How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History."

- In the spring issue of Humanities, the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine gets a feature by Edgar Allen Beem.

- Alex Shephard writes for the New Republic about what happens to the book ecosystem if we lose Barnes & Noble.


- Adrian Tinniswood's The Long Weekend; review by Sandra McElwaine in the Washington Times.

- Michael Shelden's Melville in Love; review by Sam Coale in the Providence Journal.

- Naomi Novik's League of Dragons; review by Jason Heller for NPR.

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