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"the founding of the first US libraries through the first 100 years"

The Digital Public Library of America has an online exhibit A History of US Public Libraries [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 11, 2015 - 3 comments

"Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."

The Velveteen Rabbit read by Meryl Streep (24 min. 39 secs.); a shorter, more official source of the video is at Meryl Streep Info blog, with promotional material. Online edition of the 1922 book by Margery Williams, complete with original illustrations by William Nicholson, at the Digital Library at UPenn. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Mar 4, 2015 - 8 comments

Mid-Nineteenth Century Hotel & Restaurant Menus

Hotel and restaurant menus of the 1850s and 1860s. Via.
posted by Rykey on Sep 15, 2012 - 60 comments

AIDS information posters from around the world

AIDS information posters from around the world You can browse by country, topic, etc., and many of the posters have large linked images. Provided by UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. (Much as it pains me to say it, while these are public health information posters hosted by a medical library, for some, the content will be NSFW.)
posted by carter on Dec 21, 2011 - 1 comment

Bookless in Stanford

Stanford's library was running out of space for printed books and journals, so they've built a new space ... with even less room for printed titles and issues. It's hastening the move to a digital library. NPR reports.
posted by anothermug on Jul 8, 2010 - 75 comments

bookless library

"When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books," said James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing and chief promoter of the bookless campus. Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a learning center. Where the reference desk was, they are building a $50,000 coffee shop that will include a $12,000 cappuccino machine.
posted by tamarack on Sep 4, 2009 - 129 comments

Online archive of the history of sport

The Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles has been building a remarkable digital library of documents and articles related to the history of sport and athletic competition. Among the documents currently available are the Official Olympic Reports from all modern Olympic Games through 2002 and back issues from the Journal of Sport History (1974-2002), Baseball Magazine (1909-1918), and the journal Outing (1883-1903), among others. Use the search function to search across all articles.
posted by arco on May 18, 2007 - 2 comments

Looking back on the Golden State

The Online Archive of California brings together historical materials from a variety of state institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. These materials include letters, legal documents, manuscripts, works of art, diaries, and historical photographs. Thousands of photographs.

From just the Bancroft Library at Berkeley: Artistic homes, 1887-1890, agricultural laborers, 1906-1911, the San Francisco earthquake and fire, construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Quentin Prison, and war relocation camps. And that's barely scratching the surface.
posted by Gamblor on Oct 17, 2005 - 5 comments

Shakespeare original scans

The British Library is putting online 93 high-resolution digitised copies of 21 of Shakespeare's plays. They include many lines and passages that are different from those found in the First Folio editions, which were not printed until after Shakespeare's death. BBC article.
posted by stbalbach on Sep 10, 2004 - 9 comments

Celtic Digital Library

Celtic Digital Library.
posted by hama7 on Apr 30, 2004 - 3 comments

"The Bookmobile

"The Bookmobile [Internet Archive version] is a rolling digital library capable of downloading public domain books from the Internet via satellite and printing them anytime, anywhere, for anyone. Just as the bookmobiles of the past brought wonderful books to people in towns across America, this century's bookmobile will bring an entire digital library to their grandchildren."
This, then, is the sharp end of the Copyright extension argument currently before your Supreme Court in Eldred v. Ashcroft, [as blogged by all & sundry] [More inside...]
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 10, 2002 - 7 comments

The Martians are coming!

The Martians are coming!... and I feel fine!
posted by geronimo_rex on Nov 28, 2001 - 7 comments

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