Bizarre gift item: Library of Congress baseball from the LoC’s Yahoo storefront. “Had Mr. Jefferson not been born long before the game of baseball was invented, this is the ball he would have had in his collection!”
Month: December 2003
Hi. I hope you had a wonderful holiday in whatever way you chose to celebrate it. Remember the days are just going to get longer and longer even as — in Vermont anyhow — the nights continue to get colder.
what do you collect?
I joke that there are 300 santas in my house thanks to my decorating-fanatic landlady. This is nothing compared to this Knoxville librarian.
what else can you catch from a book?
Librarian finds smallpox scabs in 19th century book about the Civil War.
I have been working on a library website redesign lately at work. It’s different designing for a more rural and less online population. You need to underline links and have much clearer navigation than you would in, say, Seattle. I have been reading up on the habits of the barely-online. In 2000, half of all adults in the US were not online. As of this month, that number is now 63%.