About the book:
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been seduced by their labyrinthine logic.” In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a captivating meditation on the meaning of libraries.Manguel, a guide of irrepressible enthusiasm, conducts a unique library tour that extends from his childhood bookshelves to the “complete” libraries of the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria as well as the personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought—the Polish librarian who smuggled books to safety as the Nazis began their destruction of Jewish libraries; the Afghani bookseller who kept his store open through decades of unrest. Oral “memory libraries” kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, the imaginary library of Count Dracula, the library of books never written—Manguel illuminates the mysteries of libraries as no other writer could. With scores of wonderful images throughout, The Library at Night is a fascinating voyage through Manguel’s mind, memory, and vast knowledge of books and civilizations.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Monday, December 02, 2013
“Lacey-girl, books take you anywhere. Any place you want to go. You remember that always.”
― Miles from Ordinary: A Novel Carol Lynch Williams (St. Martin's Griffin , 2011)
- Instruction in School Library Media Center Use (K-12) Thomas L. Hart - Page 119 " Share ideas about how books "take you anywhere." Make posters showing experiences learners can have through books, or places they can take books. Write stories of adventures with books. Tell "tall tales" about places learners have taken ..."
Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People - Volume 1 - Page 144 "How can books take you anywhere? Mother Why, quite easily, son. Between the two covers of a book, there is a kind of magic. As you turn page after page from beginning to end, you travel all over the world, and even further to places that ..."
On the same shelf:
- "Books tell me so much that they inform me of nothing." Letters from an American Farmer, by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur 1735-1813. Also in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 106).
- "Books Don't Take You Anywhere," http://www.theonion.com/ NEWS • Adventure • ISSUE 32•19 • Dec 16, 1997
- There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Also quoted by C.K. Sharma, Kiran Singh - 2005 - Library administration
Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423
(New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 284).
Sunday, November 17, 2013
'There is no royal road to the selection of a library. There are no "best books." "Each in its place is best." There are no books which can truly be called "the only good books." There are very many desirable books of very varying degrees of literary and other merit, which must be provided to suit, I do not say the tastes, but the needs of the public; and the library so made is not going to be at all a library of standard books or an ideal library or, in the judgment of most people, a well-selected library. But it may nevertheless be a very useful and a very educational library.'[source: Library Journal, 1901]
Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 100).Also quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
- Information Wants to be Consumed | R. L. Rutsky - Academia.edu
- How to access free academia - Download scientific papers for free .
- "If information - including conflicting views and sometimes even contradictory views - comes from every quarter, we are more likely to arrive at the truth out of that welter than if only one aspect of it was presented. The whole concept of freedom of information rests on this idea." Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, born this day, 14 November, 1889 in Freedom of Information (1962) quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 281).
- “Information is the only resource that grows, with use as it is sub-divided and spreads.” quoted in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S S R Valluri. Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p. 370).
- "First and formost, freedom of exchange of ideas and results. The more free communication is
hampered, the more inefficient the process of knowledge generation becomes. On a wall in the Delftlibrary a slogan says: “Information is the only resource that grows with use.” Universities have knownthat for centuries already and modern knowledge management theories depart from there. Recently,MIT announced their Open Courseware project and decided to make public all their course material onthe Internet. When I disussed this with Delft people, I only met twinkling eyes. Our scholars love theidea; in fact, they seemed to be somewhat jealous." Leo Waaijers, "Stratum continuum of Information: Scolarlycommunications and the role of university libraries" (Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences, 2001)
This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. ...The big academic publishers wrap their scientific papers in despotic paywalls. But you need that research to feed your natural curiosity! Here's how to read up without paying a penny.Search smarter
Use Google Scholar to search for the full title of the paper you require. Can you see "[PDF]" on the right? Then you're in luck -- some learned and helpful soul has made a copy available elsewhere. ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
'I don't believe in children's books. I think after you've read Kidnapped, Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn, you're ready for anything.' (Books and Bookmen, May, 1986)
More similar quotes are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p 276.)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
More similar quotes are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (p 277.)
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Sunday, September 08, 2013
“This is one of Andrew Carnegie's original libraries. It opened in 1902. It has always been a library and by the 1980s, when the steel mills were shutting down, we were able to hang on by the skin of our teeth. From 1985 to the early 1990s, we were struggling to keep the doors open...” quote by Library Director, Jo Ellen Kenney, Carnegie Library of McKeesport
More similar quotes and by Andrew Carnegie are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher and L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) (pp 72-73.)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
On the same shelf:
- Infostructure / infrastructure: Categories by Mohamed Taher
- Quote also cited by: Nursing informatics: the unfolding of a new science (SA Ryan, LM Nagle - Nursing and Computers, 1998 ) and Informatics: a brief survey (S He - Electronic Library, The, 2003)
- InfoQuiz at ICADL 2013. In association with Informatics India Ltd. Spread the word!
Saturday, June 01, 2013
About the book:
"“The Librarian’s Book of Quotes” is a compendium of nearly 300 insightful, thought provoking and inspiring aphorisms from writers from Shakespeare to Ray Bradbury that sing the praises of librarians’ skills, values and the institutions they support. "
"I have always imagined that paradise will be some kind of library;" this line from a poem by Jorge Luis Borges is among the approximately 450 quotations about libraries and librarians compiled here by Eckstrand (library science, U. of Buffalo, New York). -- "The librarian's book of quotes." Reference & Research Book News Aug. 2009.
What to experts say:
- "Add this one to your quotations shelf. There are several hundred excellent ideas in this small but attractive volume. " Loertscher, David V. "The Librarian's Book of Quotes." Teacher Librarian 37.3 (2010): 72. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 June 2013.
- "The text includes citations for the original source material,
and a handy biographical dictionary provides background on
quoted individuals. Unfortunately, the biographical index does not
include page citations, so you need to browse through the book to
find quotes by specific authors. The quotations are in no particular
order. In addition, the quotations are primarily from American figures. A more extensive, global collection is still needed." Griebel, Rosemary. "The Librarian's Book of Quotes." Feliciter 56.3 (2010): 124.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
One of my favourite parables, originally told to me by Joel Barker. "Every day in every way library staff make a difference - one person at a time. Add 'em up."
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: "This could change your life." ThinkExist.com Quotations
Thursday, October 04, 2012
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."
In Google Power Search, Prof. Daniel M. Russell, Google's resident search anthropologist, teaches how to, a) Verify the credibility of information you find on the web, and b) To check your findings, just do one more search. He says: "Credibility--can you trust the information you find online? How can you find out whether information is accurate and true?"
Interestingly, on the Internet every creative sentence sounds interesting. But, most lack the required credibility--who said, when, how and where it can be verified.
Here are few researched articles, identified by Dan, on the ways to find if a statement is real or fake. Each of these relate to finding if a quote attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King was authentic:
On the same shelf: Where else can you verify a quote, check the following:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Many more literary quotes are in Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) pp. 149-150. Available @ Amazon.com
Sunday, October 31, 2010
One quote and its variants:
Found a quote, quoted by many, did a search for the author... and the research continues...
Interestingly, many quotable quotes on the Web are either anonymous or supposedly said by someone.... Here is one very good example of a best practice (to teach how to catch fish, not just how to eat it):
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. — Unknown
"Your beliefs become your thoughts.The research question was started, by Deacon Mike: An Itinerant Preacher, and the answers are @ Answers.com (see the extract below):
Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions.
Your actions become your habits.
Your habits become your values.
Your values become your destiny," [author, quoted as Gandhi (sounds Anonymous)], More variants @ http://www.iwise.com/vid/YdgXg
Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.
From freethechildren.org quoted in Power of Words
It seems this quote is widely attributed to “Frank Outlaw”. Like many things on the internet that you “stumble upon” there is a story behind the story. Here is one explanation on who may have first penned these words and I will leave it at that! Check out “Who is Frank Outlaw?” Source
A guy named frank who was an outlaw
Frank Outlaw was a supermarket manager who founded the Bi-Lo supermarkets in South Carolina. He played a supermarket manager in "Raising Arizona."
This quote is widely attributed to "Frank Outlaw" on the Web, but no actual other corroborating confirmation actually confirms that this is the correct source.
Popular quotation books - including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (17th ed., 2002), Roget's International Thesaurus of Quotations (1970) and The Harper Book of Quotations (3rd ed., 1993) - DO NOT include this quote or any reference to Frank Outlaw.
In July 2003, a woman named "Elizabeth C.," claimed to have written it in 1998 and sending to members of an e-mail group of people living with lupus.
According to legend, her words were: "these few lines have since taken on a life of their own via the Internet. I was honored when someone asked if they could post it on their work bulletin board. From there it ended up as a desktop theme. It has traveled everywhere."
Your quote is from Charles Reade (1814-1884).
There is probably no such person as Frank Outlaw (though he may be a character - I haven't read any Reade :-).
Here in Germany it gets credited to the Talmud all the time, but Jewish authorities on the Web say this is not true.
I have heard from my colleague that this quote is very exact form a saying in Thai by a famous Thai monk, Achann Chaa of Wat Po Pong (1918-1992). Many of his sayings were known abroad during 1960s and 1970s. Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_Frank_Outlaw
Bottomline: "Quoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another" by Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1912).
Quoted from Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p. 45. Available @ Amazon.com