Curiouser and Curiouser: What caught our eyes online this week

“Curiouser and Curiouser!” cried Alice…
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Welcome to Chasing Reference’s weekly roundup of the curious articles and links that have caught our eye this week!

  • What will the future of the Federal Depository Library Program look like? The team at Free Government Information weighs in on the controversial Congressional Research Service report.
  • In 1813, Jane Austen wrote: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” How would this sentence look today? Read about it on DRAFT, a New York Times Opinionator series on punctuation, grammar, and the art of writing.
  • Here’s a fascinating look at how undergraduate students grappled with an assignment to find information that’s not online, and then digitize it. Key quote from a student: “This process made me feel like I was a cave man. I’m not sure if it was the requirement to use slightly older technology, such as a scanner, or books, for that matter, but I found this process much more difficult than I find most online or digital assignments.”

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