I’m talking rodents, not computer peripherals. Does your local library have a cat? Also check this out. (Via LIS News.)
Harvard has acquired Norman Mailer’s mistress’s papers, including two unpublished manuscripts with scenes describing their intimate encounters. I kid you not. Read a tasteful overview here.
The Library of Congress defends its commitment to scholarship and research in a statement posted today on its website. This comes after scholars protested the Library’s decision to boot the European Reading Room out of its current space to make room for an Abraham Lincoln exhibition. Read the Chronicle’s news-blog coverage here.
The Library of Congress wants to turn its European Reading Room into display space for an exhibit in honor of Abraham Lincoln. (2009 is his bicentennial.) Scholars do not think this is a good idea. Not only do they like the space–and it really is a knockout–they like the multilingual research support they get there…. Continue reading »