24th April, 2014

houghtonlib:

This medieval illumination is a bit too good to be true—it’s the work of the notorious “Spanish Forger” who illicitly increased the price tag of genuine manuscripts (the authentic reverse side is shown below) with added illustrations.
Spanish Forger. Knight slaying a lion : drawing, [ca. 1900].
MS Typ 947
Houghton Library. Harvard University

I love this stuff. houghtonlib:

This medieval illumination is a bit too good to be true—it’s the work of the notorious “Spanish Forger” who illicitly increased the price tag of genuine manuscripts (the authentic reverse side is shown below) with added illustrations.
Spanish Forger. Knight slaying a lion : drawing, [ca. 1900].
MS Typ 947
Houghton Library. Harvard University

I love this stuff.

houghtonlib:

This medieval illumination is a bit too good to be true—it’s the work of the notorious “Spanish Forger” who illicitly increased the price tag of genuine manuscripts (the authentic reverse side is shown below) with added illustrations.

Spanish Forger. Knight slaying a lion : drawing, [ca. 1900].

MS Typ 947

Houghton Library. Harvard University

I love this stuff.

(via Houghton Library)

22nd April, 2014

(via Miami University Special Collections)

20th April, 2014

[H]ow quickly the digital age turned into the age of technological anxiety, with our beloved devices becoming something to fear, not enjoy. What sex was for the Puritans, technology has become for us. We’ve focussed our collective anxiety on digital excess, and reconnecting with the “real” world around us represents one effort to control it.



And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves we are online aren’t authentic, and that the relationships that we forge in digital spaces aren’t meaningful. This is odd, because some of our closest friends and most significant professional connections are people we’ve only ever met on the Internet, and a third of recently married couples met online. It’s odder still because we not only love and socialize online but live and work there, too. Is it any less real when we fall in love and break up over Gchat than when we get fired over e-mail and then find a new job on LinkedIn?

The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker

I FEEL THIS.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Minor point of contention: has anyone actually gotten a job on LinkedIn?

(via kellymce)

I think I’m often more authentic/my “real” self online than I am in person - at least in certain settings or groups.

(via That's a great question!)

17th April, 2014

huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint! huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint!

huntingtonlibrary:

The Weekly Squint—
Detail from the walkway that runs along the rose garden.

Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.

The Weekly Squint!

(via The Huntington)

16th April, 2014

Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week! Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!