Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

The days are getting longer, giving you more time to explore in the light. Today's edition of Saturday Sharing shows off the original memoirs of Casanova, jazz album covers in the Smithsonian's Folklife archives, a new site that promises all things Gandhi, a place for every final sentence, a discussion list for those reference questions you haven't been able to answer, and The Reading Glove, which may or may not be self-explanatory.

✦ France's National Library, now the owner of the original manuscript of Casanova's Histoire de ma vie, has uploaded excerpts online. Click the cover image to explore the selected pages in the writer's own hand.

Tony Perrottet, "Who Was Casanova?" Smithsonian Magazine, April 2012

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✦ Enjoy browsing these jazz album covers from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian. Some of those album titles might make good poetry prompts. The Duke Ellington Collection is another great resource for jazz fans.

✦ A new site GandhiMedia, from Berlin-based GhandiServe, features audio, more than 17,000 images, video, and close to 5,000 written documents in more than 50 categories relating to Mahatma Gandhi.

✦ If you're doing research online and can't find what you're looking for, try Project Wombat, a discussion list for difficult reference questions.

✦ If you've ever wondered how to end something you've written, perhaps The final sentence will be of help. The site is described as "[a]n evergrowing compilation of 'final sentences' from every literary work, if we could find them all, that has ever existed."

✦ You've heard about Google Glasses. But what about The Reading Glove? Can you imagine trying to combine the two?

1 comment:

nance said...

i know that the days are getting longer, but they seem to be going faster than ever.