Web Site of the Week: Making the History of 1989

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

1989 was a pivotal year in recent history, marking the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany and other events throughout Europe that consumed the world’s attention. This fine collection from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University brings together historical documents in English that “convey the epochal events of 1989.” The collection has three key features, including high quality primary sources, a set of multimedia interviews, and lesson plans that provide historical context, tools and strategies for teaching the history of 1989. The gem here are the Primary Sources, consisting of over 300 items. It is a tremendously rich way to read government documents, images, videos, and artifacts, complete with introductory notes. [KMG]


From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.


Reading about eReading this week April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

DCL eBook Price Comparison Report – April 2014

CT House vote takes aim at e-book prices  (Maryland has had  statewide eBook consortium since 2004 and the prices are as high as ever)

MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

Web Site of the Week: Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Whether convenient, fast, organic, processed, gourmet, ethnic, or local—the foods available to Americans have never been more plentiful and diverse, or more ripe for discussion. Coupled with big changes in who does the cooking, where meals are consumed, and what we know (or think we know) about what’s good for us, the story of Americans and food in the last half of the twentieth century is about much more than what’s for dinner.

This exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History explores those changes and some of the factors—new technologies, influential people, and broad shifts in social and cultural life—behind them.

Reading about eReading this week April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

335: Average # of Books on your TBR list

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

These and other To Be Read tidbits can be found on the results of BookRiot’s Great TBR Poll

Categories: Community, GoodtoRead

Who reads eBooks?

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

an Infographic from Penguin Random House

I suspect that the educated, white women with higher income  might be a market to sell to?

Categories: ereading, Goodtoknow, libraries

Web Site of the Week: The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment


Based at the University of Cincinnati, the Ellison Projects holds over 700 recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature and the University Libraries since 1951. Since that time, the writers Robert Frost, Louise Gluck, Derek Walcott and many others have graced the school with their words and musings. Visitors can look around via six sections, which include Poetry Readings, Fiction Readings, Discussions, and Interviews. The News & Events section is another great find, as visitors can look over the upcoming readings that may be worth an in-person visit. This is a marvelous resource and definitely one that is engaging, topical, and creative. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.



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