my coworker in the University Archives. (via ex-tabulis)
Librarians: we know you’re stuck sitting in a chair most of the day. Why not get fit with this insane, super bizarre librarian workout from 1987?!
The Betty Glover Librarian Workout ad is awesome. It has: Van Halen music (and so much other great 80s music that it’s impossible to list it all), an old lady (Betty Glover) with a riding crop (and this predates Fifty Shades of Grey by over 20 years!), and librarians exercising. (via Betty Glover Librarian Workout Tape Ad (VIDEO))
This, including riding crop wielding, will now be mandatory procedure for all HWBC booksellers.
This is pretty much an auto-reblog.
Awesome strategy to keep digitization from becoming an overwhelming prospect—give priority to the books that are being requested in e-format.
Duke University Libraries say: “Starting this semester, Duke University faculty, students, and staff can request to have certain public domain books scanned on demand. If a book is published before 1923* and located in the Perkins, Bostock, Lilly, or Music Library or in the Library Service Center (LSC), a green “Digitize This Book” button will appear in its online catalog record. Clicking on this button starts the request. Within two weeks (although likely sooner), you will get an email with a link to the digitized book in the Duke University Libraries collections on the Internet Archive. You—and the rest of the world—can now read this book online, download it to your Kindle, export it as a PDF, or get it as a fully searchable text-only file. And you never have to worry about late fees or recalls!”
I desperately want to believe that this is published by a literal group of carnivorous plants, like a community newsletter.