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If you're like me (and you know you want to be) you'll find this year's list surprisingly unterrible when compared to the vast majority of librarian blogs. I started the "10 Blogs To Read This Year" way back in 2006 to help highlight the wide range of people writing in the many different areas of librarianship. Each year we've attempted to point out a group of librarians whose writing helps increase our understanding of the profession and its place in our rapidly changing world.
No, the Catholic Church haven’t just appointed a virtual Pope, but the entire Vatican Library will shortly begin digitisation to preserve its entire catalogue of historic manuscripts and incunabula. The Apostolic Library contains around 90,000 documents – estimated at over 40 million pages worth! - and among the works that will be digitised are the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg, the first book printed with movable type dating from between 1451 and 1455, the Sifra, a Hebrew manuscript written between the end of the 9th Century and the middle of the 10th and one of the oldest existing Hebrew codes, and Greek testimonies of the works of Homer, Sophocles, Plato and Hippocrates. But don’t expect to be able to browse the collection any time soon – EMC, the company performing the digitisation, expects the project to take nine years to complete…! Vatican City image by Doug88888, reproduced under CC License from Flickr. “Water, water everywhere, only if we share!”
This is my 21st birthday! I'm a man! Very significant that; as father says, I will have to think and act for myself now... And so begins George Swinburne's diary on 3rd February 1882. A few years later, in October 1886, George Swinburne set sail for Australia on board the P&O SS Shannon . SS 'Shannon', P&O Passenger Liner
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