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New Library of Congress Photograph Collection

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog has a new collection: digitized versions of 40,000 glass negatives from the George Grantham Bain news photograph collection. The collection "documents sports events, theater, celebrities, crime, strikes, disasters, political activities including the woman suffrage campaign, conventions and public celebrations" from the 1860s-1930s. While the emphasis is on New York City, it's a great way to see what popular life was like at that time.


Tips for your library newsletter

Most libraries produce a newsletter, either in printed or electronic format. However, most of us producing the newseltters have never been trained on how to do this effectively! Enter Newsletter Tips from a Pro. Kathy Dempsey, editor of the Marketing Library Services newsletter, listed some tips on the ALA ACADEMICPR list, which were summarized on the LibTalk Blog.


Pop, Soda, or Coke?

It's a Monday, and most of us wake up on this particular day of the week wishing (nay, pleading with the fates) to turn back time and make it the weekend again. So, just for fun this fine Monday, check out The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy, a map showing the name of preference for that fizzy beverage that is so very bad for our teeth. It's not just about red and blue states anymore, but there is (somewhat oddly) a visible correlation between political affiliation and generic soft drink naming.



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