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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Booktalk: Will There Really Be A Morning?

One of my favorite library classes was Adult Popular Literature. We discussed the importance of the trashy romance novel, played around on NoveList, created mock book clubs and gave mock booktalks. My booktalk was on Frances Farmer’s disturbing autobiography, Will There Really Be a Morning? [named after the Emily Dickinson poem], which told the tale […]

Digital books and electronic resources; convenient but odorless.

Robert Darnton, Harvard’s library director, recently wrote an article for the The New York Review of Books entitled, The Library in the New Age. In it he talks of the importance of physical books in a research library and how digital libraries, although good resources, are not reliable. In particular, he discusses the drawbacks of […]