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Copyright Page? Print Email

Ever wondered what all the gobbly-gook on the copyright page of a book actually means? Scholastic has a cool new blog post with all (well, some) of the answers. Check it out by clicking here! The best part? The comments people are posting! Apparently the copyright page is pretty happening...

What is the NEH? Print Email

Lately I’ve been gushing about the Library of Congress so I’m going to give them a little break and move on the National Endowment for the Humanities. They’re doing very cool work and their website is full of fun links, including this one. I personally like the “Top Lines” list. What’s your favorite line from a novel? Mine would have to be from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: "And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."

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Wanna share Knowledge-blog articles with your Facebook and Twitter friends?
WCLS library visitors can now "Like" or "Tweet" articles from WCLS.org to their Facebook© and Twitter© pages.

planning-a-trip It's easy, just find your favorite article or list on wcls.org and select the "Like" or "Twitter" buttons at the top of the page under the title.

You'll be prompted to login to your Facebook or Twitter account and share the article or list with your friends!

More love for the Library of Congress! Print Email

I’m going to continue touting the awesomeness of the Library of Congress this week by sharing with you more exciting news! They just added 230,000 pages to their digital newspaper archives plus they’ve updated the look. You can search their digital collection of newspapers from 1860-1922 or even learn about American newspapers dating back to 1690!

The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities have partnered on this and are calling it “Chronicling America”.

Library of Congress offers "National Jukebox" Print Email

For the very first time the Library of Congress is streaming some of its vast collection of sound recordings of popular music, speeches and comedy online for free. We now have a National Jukebox!  Previously a person had to go to the Library of Congress to listen to the vast collection.

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