Sunday, January 24, 2010

LibraryLaw Blog: @LibraryLaw now on twitter / Library cases at Justia

LibraryLaw Blog: @LibraryLaw now on twitter / Library cases at Justia

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Statement on the Obama Administration’s Announcement of ARRA Investments in Broadband - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Statement on the Obama Administration’s Announcement of ARRA Investments in Broadband - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has worked with public libraries across the country to provide Americans with free, reliable access to computers and the Internet. Millions of people rely on this access to do research projects for school and work, find a job, get government information, and keep in touch with family and friends."

Stars, Stones and Scholars

Stars, Stones and Scholars

The Decipherment of the Megaliths as an Ancient Survey of the Earth by Astronomy
  • Also available as: Perfect Bound Softcover
  • Published: December, 2008
  • Format: Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 424
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781412201353
"The hermetic tradition claims 'As above, so below'. Did the ancients mean that literally? Stars, Stones and Scholars shows that many ancient megalithic sites are not tombs, but are remnants of ancient local, regional and perhaps even larger Neolithic surveys of the Earth by Stone Age astronomy, with gigantic stones being placed as immovable survey markers. Circa 40 photographs, 240 drawings and 80 maps show how megaliths were carved and 'sculpted' with figures and cupmarks (holes in the stones) to represent stars and constellations, long before the modern astrological Zodiac was known. Megalithic sites from England (Stonehenge), Wales (Paviland), Scotland (Clava Cairns), Ireland (Newgrange, Knowth), Germany (Externsteine), Benelux (Weris), France (Carnac), Italy (La Spezia), Malta (Tarxien), Greece, Turkey (Anatolia), Scandinavia (Tanum), the Baltic, Russia, the Near East, the Far East (China and Japan), Africa, Central and South America (Tikal, Maya, Aztecs), Oceania (Hawaii), The USA (Cahokia, Miami Circle, Clovis) and Canada (Peterborough Petroglyphs) are included in this fascinating book."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Egypt ReImagines The Pharaonic Library at Alexandria - CNN.com

Egyptian library merges modern technology with ancient relics - CNN.com
"London, England (CNN) -- As a man whose vision of paradise is 'some sort of library,' Ismail Serageldin must sometimes feel like he works amid the Garden of Eden.

The former World Bank vice-president is director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) -- Egypt's $220 million reimagining of the ancient world's most celebrated library, built on its historical site in the city of Alexandria."
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online

Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online
"24 December 2009
Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online

Readers worldwide have free access to significant part of its collection

By Sarah Rouse
Special Correspondent

Washington — Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part of the first-ever mass book-digitization project of the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), the world’s largest library. Anyone who wants to learn about the early history of the United States, or track the history of their own families, can read and download these books for free.

“The Library chose books that people wanted, but that were too old and fragile to serve to readers. They won’t stand up to handling,” said Michael Handy, who co-managed the project, which is called Digitizing American Imprints."


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