Digitizing America's Newspapers

:: category digital libraries :: posted by hhe

This is great news for librarians, historians, genealogists, and teachers. The National Endowment for Humanities and The Library of Congress are partnering in the National Digital Newspaper program to digitize newspapers from 1836 to 1922. A collection will be available on the Internet through the Library of Congress in 2006. CNN, 11/18/2004: U.S. archives offer digital look at America's past

This story was based on NEH Chaiman Bruce Cole’s speech: National Press Club Speech (16 November 2004) A sample from a military newspaper, The Stars and Stripes is available at The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919.


Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

I tried it by typing in the search box: author: credaro humor

It returned one entry for Amanda Credaro's book with two links: one link called “library search” goes to the WorldCat database with links to my local library; the other link is called “web search” and gives the usual Google Web search results for Web pages about Credaro's book.

I like Google Scholar. I will leave it to others to discuss the implications in relation to OpenURL, copyright, and whether this is leading to the obsolescence of librarians.

Some links to discussions:

Google Scholar Offers Access To Academic Information

Traffick: Minding the Search Engines' Business

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How to Not Get Pregnant


Real Estate Blog


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November 18, 2004 07:08 AM (Thursday)

Biblia, The Warrior Librarian

:: category librarians :: posted by hhe

Today I received e-mail from Amanda Credaro. On December 8, 2003, I posted that Biblia collects humor. I am not sure why I wrote that, but The Warrior Librarian has kindly corrected me: Credaro writes humor. Her Warrior Librarian Weekly (WLW) postings are full of lines that make you smile or laugh. She wrote a humorous book titled Biblia’s Guide to Warrior Librarianship.

WLW is both fun and informative. I admit that I have not kept up with it, as a full-time job and homework nearly every evening and weekends does not leave much time. Take a look at WLW: She is celebrating her 200th edition since mid-1999!