HLS Weekly Roundup
Weekly Round-Up

HLS Weekly Roundup

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful . Enjoy! Anna-Sophia Some good news coming out of Quebec this week – the province’s government has earmarked nearly $19 million for public libraries in Montréal, Quebec City, and the Montérégie. For archivists, … Continue reading

Why I Loved <em>Lucy</em> Even Though It Got Terrible Reviews: Toward an Info-Humanism
Big Picture / Hellos & Goodbyes

Why I Loved Lucy Even Though It Got Terrible Reviews: Toward an Info-Humanism

The last movie I went to before the onslaught of finals was Luc Besson’s Lucy. A lot of critics thought it was awful. A lot of critics felt they were too smart for its widely-debunked pseudoscience. A lot of critics argued about whether Scarlett Johansson is turning out to be secretly feminist. I just thought I … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

HLS Weekly Roundup

Editor’s Note: This new series features a weekly round-up of interesting articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits related to the world of library school. Enjoy! Anna-Sophia WITNESS, an organization that trains and supports activists using video, received an award last week from the Society of American Archivists for their publication Activists’ Guide to … Continue reading

Starter Kits / Technology

What’s That Tape? Media Carriers 101

On Friday, I had the opportunity to join the Virginia chapter of the Special Libraries Association on a tour of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. It was a spectacular experience  – now I know what 50 petabytes of data storage capacity look like, what a U-matic reformatting robot looks like, and what severely deteriorated … Continue reading

Hack ALA

[Hack ALA '14] Las Vegas: A Quickie History

While I was browsing through our Conferences category and Hack ALA subcategory in preparation for #alaac14, a 2011 guest post from April Martin, “Don’t Forget Where You’re Going: NOLA Beyond the Convention Center Walls,” caught my eye. In that spirit, I thought I’d offer up a  brief introduction to the great American city of Las Vegas, … Continue reading