“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 is the biggest threat to the survival of public libraries? The answer might surprise you.
- Sad this season of Mad Men is almost over? The Millions pulled together a list of ten books to enjoy until it’s back on the air.
- Amanda French wrote a review of Google Docs/Drive’s new Research Tool over at ProfHacker. (Note that the Research Tool now lets you confine searches to scholar and cite with APA, Chicago, or MLA.)
- Read more about the proposed future of the New York Public Library over at Steamboats are Ruining Everything.
- A fascinating and short NY Times article on big data and human behavior.
- And, some book sculptures.
- Zadie Smith’s essay on the New York Review of Books’ blog often reads as a love letter to libraries, including this passage: “ I thought a library was one of the few sites where the urge to conserve and the desire to improve—twin poles of our political mind—were easily and naturally united.”
- Looking for a modern spin on Jane Austen? Look no further than the Lizzie Bennett Diaries on YouTube.