January 27, 2015—Michael Hart may not be a household name, but in 1971, he made history when he hand-keyed the text of the Declaration of Independence into a computer mainframe and made it available for public download. The act was arguably the... Read more
January 20, 2015—Houghton Library has seen a 200% rise in demand for object-based teaching with its special collections since 2000, a trend that is mirrored to some degree across the University and educational institutions around the country.... Read more
December 2, 2014—Lamonsters may sound like something that goes bump in the night, but they’re actually just library fans.
The moniker refers to followers of Lamont Library’s latest endeavor to virtually reach its patrons—... Read more
October 28, 2014—More and more, computer-generated recommendations run our lives. But are they really the best way to expand our cultural horizons? Recent efforts to provide online book recommendations by real librarians pit human expertis versus... Read more
October 28, 2014—Pedestrians outside Lamont Library were appalled earlier this month to see books and papers sodden on their shelves, once-orderly stacks unfurling into a warped disaster zone. But a cheerful sign relieved tension and judgment—it... Read more