Not only did today's library instruction session on finding original WW1 trench warfare photos and propaganda posters go really well, the students (without prompting) got into a discussion of "Who digitizes this stuff?" and are now all entranced with becoming digital archivist librarians. #blowsdust #superlibrarian
Learned something new-to-me today: Newsbank apparently has a freely available index of thier newspapers http://www.newslibrary.com
The results provide a direct link for users to buy the article for $2.95 ... but hey, it's a free indexing service
If I may toot my own horn for a moment, I'm a bit over the moon about being invited to speak about the Canadian Government's War on Science at the York U Science & Technology Studies Seminar Series in October.
My grandfather passed away 20 years ago this November. At his wake, my family had blown up a bunch of pictures of him to display, and there was one picture from when he was in his 20s that looked EXACTLY like me. My grandmother walked up to me and said, "It's amazing, isn't it? And now you know what you will look like when you're dead, too!"
DEAR NYTIMES, SHE CALLED THE FUCKING *CDC* BEFORE GETTING ON THE PLANE (BECAUSE SHE'S A FUCKING *NURSE*) AND SHE WAS CLEARED TO FLY. SO CHECK YOUR STORY BEFORE MAKING IT SOUND LIKE SHE'S AN IDIOT. LOVE, MEG