A brief update on the NYPL’s renovation

The original New York Public Library elevation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has a brief notice on the New York Public Library’s planned renovation, with links.  The blogger, Jeremiah Moss, reports that the New York City Landmarks Commission has approved the Library’s plan to renovate the landmark Fifth Avenue location. The plans include removing …

Theft report Student Is Accused of Stealing and Selling Valuable Historic Letters (NY Times)

The New York Times tells the disturbing story of an student, helping in the Drew University archives, stealing materials and selling some and keeping others. More disturbing: he had been given a key.

Do School Libraries Need Books? (NYT)

Image by promaine via FlickrA not terribly interesting debate at the Times’s RoomForDebate blog on school libraries and whether they should have books. The discussion (not the right word for a handful of interested parties talking/emailing to a reporter) shaded into future of the book, and “they should both exist!”(And why the illustration: it’s a …

YouTube – Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United States

YouTube- Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United StatesOnce you get past the 30 seconds of (very slow playing credits), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who administered the oath) had some nice things to say about documents. (Ferriero moved to NARA from the New York Public Library.)