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Tag Archives: Libraries

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  • 24 Jul 2009

    Mind-boggling physics–printed and bound

    In the DNA of my family the science gene went astray. My father was a civil engineer who designed suburban roadways, but all I inherited from him was an excellent sense of direction. My cousin teaches high school science but I’ve a sneaking suspicion it’s because he likes to blow things up. I had somehow managed to avoid the nitty-gritty of most things scientific until I came to work for Cambridge.

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  • 28 Apr 2009

    Dewey, meet Fidel

    Another library cat has cropped up, this time in Kent, England. Unlike the famous case of Dewey, who was dropped off in a book return box however, Fidel visits each day from a nearby home, hanging out while his owners are at work. The BBC article >>

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  • 2 Apr 2009

    Press on, brave librarians!

    We love librarians. My next-door colleague is on the phone with them all the time. According to an article in The New York Times, during this recession, libraries and librarians are now dealing with issues that weren't exactly in their initial job description. Not only that, but their budgets are almost certainly being cut.

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