What We’re Reading: September 10, 2009 Edition

Wired - This Day in TechIn the news this week, Harvard University opened DASH, “a central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.”Meanwhile, the Library of Congress announced it will acquire the Jack F. Kemp collection. Those in the classroom may want to check out two links included this week: resources for Constitution Day and an archive of information on the American presidents.  We also link to an article on the history of homeownership in the U.S., and why renting isn’t such a bad idea. And check out a section of Wired’s web site called “This Day in Tech.”  Finally, we bring you two links to photography resources. First, NARA asks what they should post next to their Flickr account, and second, blogger Jason Kottke points to the Library of Congress’s online exhibit of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii’s work.

News

  • Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard
    Harvard University has opened up Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), an open access initiative championed by former AHA president (and current Harvard librarian) Bob Darnton. The site includes articles by a number of luminaries in the profession, including Darnton, Drew Gilpin Faust, Charles Maier, and Daniel Smail.
  • Library of Congress to Acquire Jack F. Kemp Collection
    A press release on the Library of Congress’s web site has announced that, “The family of former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Republican congressman, vice presidential candidate and professional football player Jack F. Kemp (1935-2009) has announced its intention to donate his papers to the Library of Congress. The papers are currently on deposit at Pepperdine University.”

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Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend

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