library

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    Alexandrian Library

    I'm surprised at how little is written about the library at Alexandria. I've read the few books available, but am interested in any other sources.
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    Help regarding a book (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

    Hello! I've been trying for quite a long time looking everywhere to get this book. It had once included preview options on Google Books, but they've closed it up since. :sick: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008885364 Is this unavailable due to me not having an account? I am unable to...
  3. ppyle

    History & Library Science Grad Student

    Hello all! I am a current grad student working towards an MA in History and an MS in Library Science at the University of Maryland. Glad to be here!
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    Historic library in New York

    Here's some background on the New York Society Library, the oldest cultural institution in New York City. A MUST-SEE place in New York
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    This Day in History: Library of Congress is Established

    On this day in 1800, The Library of Congress is established. Read more here: This Day in History: 1800
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    What was in Osama bin Laden's Library?

    Besides an extensive collection of porn videos here is a list of what came out of the compound of Osama bin Laden, that the Director of National Intelligence has released in May 2015. The 2030 Spike by Colin Mason A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim America's Strategic...
  7. Isoroku295

    Creating a Library of Roman Knowledge.

    What are some good sources to learn about Rome? Books, Movies, Youtube documentaries (even as short as 5 minutes), wiki-articles, magazine articles, or even Historum (or other forum) posts/threads. Basically, let's assume that you have to teach someone about Rome. He knows nothing, and you need...
  8. Jebe

    20th century library of "alexandria"

    On 25 August 1992, Serbian shelling during the Siege of Sarajevo caused the complete destruction of the library; among the losses were about 700 manuscripts and incunabula and a unique collection of Bosnian serial publications, some from the middle of the 19th century Bosnian cultural...
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    Fire at Moscow library destroys rare texts in cultural 'Chernobyl'

    What's with all the strange series of events in Russian and Ukraine nowadays?
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    Help! Copies - Library of Congress

    Hi everyone! I'm from Brazil and I'm doing a research for my PhD thesis. I was looking for some books and I only found them in the Library of Congress in Washington, couldn't find any of them for sale. So, I would need someone to help me, digitalizing this books and sending to me. Of course...
  11. Panthera tigris altaica

    The personal library; Influential books

    What books on biographical or military history do you read pleasurably alone, often consult when in a history based online discussion forum or always keep in easy reach when in a discussion with others, or even in following the said discussions? Explanations is optional, but not required. It...
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    Help the British Library

    If you are passionate about history, would like to help preserving it and be a part of an amazing project here is a great opportunity. Help the British Library tag images from 17th, 18th and 19th century books using a simple android app. These images contain maps, geological diagrams...
  13. BenSt

    Resource: Library of Congress Culture Studies

    I just stumbled upon a site which is quite interesting. I normally don't believe in 'culture or country sheets' but having just looked at a few these seem to be quite a good overview. Library of Congress in the United States has created country overviews for seemingly the majority of countries...
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    Exhibit at Boston Public Library

    For those interested... Maps Reveal How Immigration Transformed Boston's Neighborhoods - Wired Science
  15. Earl_of_Rochester

    Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts

    Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts - Telegraph This should be of interest, standby all undercover illuminati.
  16. Unstofam

    Let's see your history library

    I assume some people wouldn't object to showing off their personal library. Would some of you be interested in posting pictures of your library to show us? I think it would be interesting to see what kind of books you guys have, considering how intelligent and well read many of the users here are.
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    WWII for School Library

    I'm not really sure where to put this, it could be directed at teachers or members knowledgeable about WWII (or both). Our kids start back to school this week; I perused the history section of the MS/HS library during open house and noticed the WWII section was sadly lacking. Oldest DD has...
  18. larkin

    "Being There" at the Bush Library

    It was a profound irony...
  19. Baltis

    Library of the Future?

    What does this image make you think of the future? Is there where our public libraries are headed? Pictures like this one fill me with despair :(
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    The Etruscans, and the Lost Library of Alexandria

    I am somewhat horrified by the things we have lost to history. The Etruscan culture and civilization, we know next to nothing about them today. This is horrifying; in many many ways. For one, the Emperor Claudius; he wrote AN ENTIRE DICTIONARY ON THE ETRUSCAN LANGUAGE!:push: ! He was the last...