Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

But this one is going to be hard to get:

A copy of the British publication, "The Art of the Hobbit" is going to be hard to get - published in U.K., not released in the U.S.A.

Story and more pictures here:

"Science, Skin and Ink" Book

The New York Times has a wonderful slide show entitled "Science, Skin, and Ink" today, from the book Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed by Carl Zimmer. I'll be picking up a copy - who knew you could learn so much science from a tattoo?

Monday, November 07, 2011

10 Amazing Databases

This is a remarkable list of the10 most amazing databases in the world, as defined by Popular Science.

Where Data Lives Dream Pictures/Getty Images

I'm most familiar with Worldcat, the catalog of the world's books that's been growing for 40 years or so. Of course.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Not to be a nag to all you writers out there, but November is National Novel Writing Month.

The days shorten and darken. You look for cozy and warm. Something to do in that lovely place... a library. My library. Books! You love 'em.

So write one...

You are welcome to write one here alone or in a writing group. May I suggest that in El Dorado at the 600 building L. W. Nixon Library we have some glorious windows, with tables alongside to meet your needs for a place to write? Also, some wonderful chairs with power strips conveniently located for your laptops? Some great resources and librarians to assist with your research?

See you soon!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Credo Premium improves Butler's Service

The Two-Year Academic Library Director's Council has achieved a negotiated milestone with Credo Reference Service this month.
Twenty of the community college and technical colleges of the state of Kansas have signed up for the Credo service, enabling a significant discount. Butler Community College, which has had Credo 100 for the past 18 months, will be able to purchase the Credo Premium product.

Of course it's not as good a deal as Louisiana was able to negotiate: