National Libraries

Cobbled Streets & Covered Passageways: About Paris' 2nd Arrondissement

Located near the very center of the French capital, the 2nd arrondissement of Paris harbors noteworthy attractions many tourists never see, including …

Paris

In 2018, Vienna Will Celebrate the Dark, Seductive Art of Klimt, Schiele, Moser, and Wagner on the Centenary of Their Deaths

Exhibitions<p>A series of year-long, citywide exhibitions celebrate the titans of Viennese Modernism.<p>,<p>In 1918, as World War I drew to a close, Europe …

Art

Exploring Paris' Louvre-Tuileries Neighborhood: For Old-World Elegance

If you only have time for a few stops in Paris, make sure the Louvre/Tuileries area is on your to-see list. Besides playing host to the legendary …

Paris

UK water companies still use 'magic' dowsing rods to find leaks, despite no supporting scientific evidence

Almost all of the UK’s water companies have admitted their engineers use dowsing rods to detect leaks or find pipes, despite there being no …

Scientific Research

British Water Companies Are Searching For Leaks With Divining Rods And I'm So Angry I Could Cry

Imagine if someone came to your house to fix your pipes, then stumbled around your yard blindly with a pair of sticks. Now imagine if you called the …

Technology (Australia)

Town Council asked to fund Saturday opening of new County Library

A NEW Library being built in Haverfordwest could herald the beginning of a new life for the town centre, the town council has heard.<p>At an …

Pembrokeshire

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Are you interested in federal legislation and policy affecting libraries and your campus community? Are you willing to work with your members of …

Seizing the photographic at S.M.A.K. Gand

What does photography mean nowadays? Where is the photographic in today’s photography? How has the image, its distribution, its ease of access …

Photographie

Singapore Train Collision Leaves 23 People Injured

Singapore’s mass-rapid rail system suffered its second collision since the network began in 1987, when a train operated by SMRT Corp. hit a …

Singapore

A Storied Jewish Archive, Now Digitized, Will Remain in Russia

Founded in the 19th century by a wealthy Russian Jewish family with close ties to the tsars, the Günzburg collection is one of the world’s most …

Jewish Culture

Creating the NLLD special collection

<i>This is a guest post from Rosalind Seidel, our fall Special Collections Intern joining us from the University of Maryland (UMD). Rosie has one</i> …

Education

This 1,000 page, 5kg atlas challenges the usual story of Ireland's revolutionary history

IT WEIGHS 5K, it is crammed full of facts, figures, pictures, documents and incredible art – and it tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary …

News (Ireland)

Jakpost guide to the National Library of Indonesia

The National Library of Indonesia is a 24-story building located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Central Jakarta, right in front of the National …

Libraries

1917 was a year of great upheaval and heartbreaking loss

SISTER Ada Smith can’t sleep.

Libraries

World War One poet Hedd Wyn remembered by having special video beamed onto National Library of Wales

In September 1917, Hedd Wyn became a symbol of a generation of Welshmen killed during the First World War. Since then, his family home at Yr Ysgwrn, …

News (Wales)

No Man’s Land: Women photographers in the First World War

<i>Irene ‘Winkie’ Gartside-Spaight in no man’s land. Photograph by Mairi Chisholm, c1916. (The National Library of Scotland)</i><p><b>Q. What was the inspiration</b> …

Military History

“The Very Act of Manufacturing Books”: or, an Update on Projects to Link Printing Trade Prosopographies

I’ve just returned from a visit to the British Library, where, in true antiquarian fashion, I couldn’t help but pretend to be Washington Irving’s …

Libraries

Why Do We Write About Architecture?

What is the relationship between a piece of writing and a building? In the digital age, why is there a need for architecture to be in print? These …

Singapore

3 free online resources for music research

In September I wrote about how much fun I was having perusing the archives of the Great 78 Project. Learning about this great resource inspired me to …

Open Source Movement

Who’s selling treasures from the Valmadonna Trust Library? Depends who you ask

On November 9, Kestenbaum & Company in New York will auction off 209 premium selections from the Valmadonna Trust Library, considered the finest and …

Libraries

350-Year-Old Map of Australia Restored to Its Former Glory

Lost for hundreds of years, a recently recovered map of Australia dating back to the 17th century has finally been restored and put on display at a …

Science

Rare 17th Century Australia map found in attic

<b>A rare 17th Century map of Australia, one of just two left, has been found in an attic.</b><p>Created in 1659 by renowned Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu, the unique map was thought to have been lost forever.<p>Archipelagus Orientalis (Eastern Archipelago), as it was called, was unearthed in 2010 in storage in …

Australian News

Australia can breathe easy after 17th century map restored

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 17th century map of Australia, predating British settlement, has gone on display for the first time after suffering extensive damage while purportedly housed for hundreds of years in a Swedish warehouse.<p>A supplied image taken on July 4, 2017 shows the restored version of a rare …

World History

$450,000 antique treasure map found in attic

A “priceless” rare map of Australia that was understood to be lost forever has been discovered in an attic and returned to its permanent …

Lifestyle

Where did Muriel Spark's difficult reputation come from?

What was it about Muriel Spark, without question one of the great writers of the 20th century, that led many to assume she was difficult and unapproachable? Was it that, as one critic put it, her novels were filled with “malice and mayhem”? Or was it her uncompromising stance when dealing with …

Literature

Israel-Russia deal gives ancient books new life online

Israeli and Russian libraries will sign an agreement Tuesday to digitize and publish a treasured collection of ancient Hebrew manuscripts and books, …

Israel

Rare 17th century map found in an attic

A rare 17th century map of Australia, one of just two left, has gone on display after it was found in an attic in Sweden.<p>Created by renowned Dutch …

Archaeology

Treasure map: The $600,000 find in an attic

Unearthed in 2010 in storage in Sweden where it spent most of its life, the 350-year-old map, Archipelagus Orientalis (Eastern Archipelago), was …

Australian News

Genealogy News Episode 110

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is Saturday …

Genealogy

Restoring one of the world’s rarest maps

Share selection to:<p>In 1663, Europeans called Australia ‘New Holland’, New Zealand was considered one land mass and Tasmania had only been sighted by …

Maps