National Libraries

Who Interprets History?

<i>Conversations at the Washington Library</i> is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.<p><b>Who Interprets History?</b><p>In this …

Mount Vernon

Wedding Venues in Singapore – 8 Places That Don’t Cost A Bomb

If we’re going to be totally honest, <b>hotel weddings in Singapore</b> are a snore for everyone but the happy couple. In between the Powerpoint …

Weddings

In Australia: “Preserving Records of Endangered Languages Through Digital Archives”

Associate Professor Nick Thieberger is a linguistics academic and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, based at The University of …

Humanities

Canberra Writers' Festival apologises for Barnaby Joyce Twitter feud

The theme of the festival is Power, Passion and Politics and the official statement from the CWF said “the inclusion of former deputy prime minister, …

Australia

Etching Irish abortion referendum into history

<b>The Republic of Ireland's referendum to liberalise abortion laws in May was one of the most visual campaigns in the country's history.</b><p>It was another sign of massive societal change coming just three years after the country's same-sex marriage referendum.<p>Now artists, archivists and historians in …

Archives

Sushma Swaraj meets Crown Prince of Bahrain, discusses bilateral ties

India-Bahrain bilateral meeting<p>The two leaders co-chaired 2nd India-Bahrain High Joint Commission. The first meeting of the High Joint Commission …

India

Freud Gave Special Signet Rings to a ‘Secret Society’ of His Students

The seals depict Greek gods and—surprise, surprise—erotic scenes.<p>Deep in the collection of the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, the assistant curator …

Sigmund Freud

Ballylumford Dolmen

This Bronze Age tomb makes the most unusual front garden fixture.<p>An early 20th-century home has an unusual treasure in its front garden. Known …

Archaeology

National Library of Spain puts historic dishes on video

When <b>Spanish conquerors</b> brought home a <b>tomato</b> from the Americas in the 16th century, its <b>red color</b> made people think it was poisonous. Not until <b>1755</b> did …

Libraries

The debate about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ books for children

Recently, Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Bureau transferred 10 children’s books on same-sex parenting to the closed area of the public library.<p>These books …

News (Hong Kong)

World Cup: brands are convinced football IS coming home to England

Brands are getting behind the notion that ‘it’ (the World Cup trophy) is ‘coming home’ to (England, the disputed birthplace of football).<p>Whether this …

Branding

Video on Depression Symptoms

Depression

Information Matters lecture with Dr. Carla Hayden – July 19th – Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for a talk with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden as part of our Information Matters Series (with the …

Libraries

A new exhibition in Dublin celebrates the life and work of poet Seamus Heaney

Literature fans may be interested in a major Irish exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Seamus Heaney, one of the country’s greatest poets and playwrights. ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again,’ is the first exhibition to be housed in the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre in …

Travel

Check Out The Gorgeous Restoration Of France’s Old National Library

C’est magnifique!<p>After 10 years, the first phase of the restoration project of France’s one-time Bibliothèque nationale has reopened, merging the 19th-century historical architecture with more contemporary flourishes in glass and metal from the architect Bruno Gaudin. The building currently houses …

Libraries

Singapore: National Library Board No Longer Needs Written Consent to Archive Online Content with ‘historical Value’

The National Library Board (NLB) now has the power to collect Singapore-related materials published only in electronic form – including e-books, …

Online Life

The craftsman at work

A revelatory new exhibition traces the trajectory of the poet’s writing life<p>6 minutes ago<p>The mysteries of the poet’s craft – how a poem is nudged …

Bank of Ireland

National Libraries: Singapore’s National Library Board Releases “Key Trends 2015-2017″ Report/Data

<b>About Gary Price</b><p>Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington …

Libraries

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Image: Marc O'Sullivan<p>Image: Marc O'Sullivan<p>Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins at yesterday's launch. Source: Marc O'Sullivan<p>A NEW EXHIBITION that …

Literature

Twitter reunites Seamus Heaney letter with owner after more than 40 years

An letter by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney to one of his former students has been returned to its original recipient after more than 40 years.<p>The …

Ireland

IIIF Universal Viewer Comes to National Library of Scotland’s Digital Gallery, More than 730,000 Images Available

[The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has launched] a new interface which provides you with a suite of tools to better research, use, share and …

Libraries

Rare book donation fosters China-Japan bond

All 4,175 volumes, including Confucian classics, historical records and philosophical writings, come from the collection of the Hosokawa clan, owners of the Eisei Bunko Museum<p>The Japanese Eisei Bunko Museum has donated 4,175 ancient Chinese books to the National Library of China to mark the 40th …

China

We can't even deal with these tiny Canberra bus shelter earrings

"As a primary school kid, I used to climb on the roof, lie down and then ambush friends who arrived late."<p>"I spent a lot of time in them as a teen …

Earrings

Predatory Publishing: Shedding Light on a Deceptive Industry

Deceptive marketing practices and a lack of peer review characterize predatory journals, which are infiltrating the scientific literature. This …

Ophthalmology

12 of the Funniest Brands on Twitter by @bsmarketer

Brands don't have to be boring. Get inspired by some of the funniest brands on Twitter.The post 12 of the Funniest Brands on Twitter by @bsmarketer …

Social Media

Posters and postcards show how Irish suffragists were 'ridiculed and feared'

The fascinating documents are on show until September.

Feminism

The most important formula in data science was first used to prove the existence of God

The 18th-century minister and mathematician Richard Price is mostly forgotten to history. His close friend Thomas Bayes, also a minister and math nerd, is much better known, at least in statistics circles. Bayes’ fame is deserved. He developed one of the most important formulas in statistics, which …

Statistics

Seamus Heaney’s family on life with the great poet: ‘He was always just Dad at home'

There are countless examples of how the poetry has entered the everyday lives of people Marie Heaney<p>In 2011, when Seamus Heaney announced that he would donate his papers to the National Library of Ireland (NLI), it was a source of much pride, and a little relief, for the library. There had been …

Literature

Thousands of ancient books back in China from Japan

Morihiro Hosokawa, a former Prime Minister of Japan, has donated 4,175 books dating back to ancient China's Han Dynasty to the National Library of …

China

Japan bond

To mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty, Japan's Eisei Bunko Museum donated 4,175 ancient …

News (China)