Weekly Round-Up!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!


Hallowgiphy2een is just around the corner, ladies and gentleman. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial this All Hallow’s Eve, swing by the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project. Although the layout is a little dated, it’s a treasure trove of diaries, letters, court records and more. Absolutely enchanting!

This October the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. House of Representatives launched Records Search on the History, Art & Archives website. The website is a collaborative project between the Office of the House Historian and the Clerk’s Office of Art and Archives. To learn more check out the Library of Congress’ blog post.

Also, this week the Wikipedia Community and Internet Archive teamed up to fix one million broken links on Wikipedia, check out the article here. Ever heard of link rot?


This week, PBS asked whether we still need libraries now that we have the internet (spoiler alert: the answer is yes) with an unusual perspective from the medical industry.

Speaking of libraries and the internet, The Library of Congress has a cute, illustrated database of Aesop’s Fables that you’re bound to love. For the more studious, take a look at this digitized Handbook of the Library of Congress from 1897!


Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons.  Licensed under CC 2.0.

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