"Relying on many partner institutions, the library shuns what Dan Cohen, its executive director, calls an “imperial” model. It’s not meant to be a virtual equivalent of, say, the Library of Congress, a central storehouse for collections of images and texts. It’s not in the business of preservation. Instead the new digital library acts as a connector or superaggregator. It takes in millions of records of items held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions across the country—more than 1,100 so far. Then it standardizes the records’ metadata and uses it to point searchers toward items relevant to their interests."
— Digital Library of America, 7-Month-Old Superaggregator - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Won’t have it till next Monday at the earliest…will be taking a short break from posts this week loves.
I’m in that awkward stage where I don’t have all my stuff in the right places yet so it all feels a little weird…Also I don’t have internet hence the blank blog…but that should be fixed by today/tomorrow at the latest!
"I buy books—physical, analog books, usually from my local bookstore because I want it to remain my local bookstore."
J. J. Abrams to the New York Times (via pegasusbooks)
Met the dude once when he came into the office. Wish I had the foreknowledge of this to high five him then.