300 Years of News in the Library: An ALA Midwinter Breakfast Session

  During the upcoming <a href="http://www.alamidwinter.org/" target="”_blank”">ALA Midwinter Conference</a>, a special breakfast session—hosted by <a href="http://www.newsbank.com/" target="”_blank”">NewsBank</a> and <a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/" target="”_blank”">Readex</a>—will focus on the evolution of news. This Sunday morning event will include the following presentations and a question session with the speakers: <strong>The Research Power of Digitized Historical Newspapers</strong> <em>Michelle Harper, Senior Director, Product Management, Historical Newspapers and Periodicals, NewsBank</em>
300 Years of News in the Library: An ALA Midwinter Breakfast Session

The Top-Ten Readex Blog Posts of 2011

<p>Of the 75 or so posts published here this year, these were the ten most-read:&nbsp;</p><div style="width: 276px; float: right;"><a href="/blog/anti-flirtation-there-ought-be-law"></a><br /><p>February 27, 1923. Miss Alice Reighly, Anti-Flirt Club president, Wash., D.C.</p></div><p>1.&nbsp;<a href="/blog/preserving-the-library-in-the-digital-age-by-ben-carp-tufts-university">Preserving the Library in the Digital Age</a></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="/blog/in-praise-of-librarians-and-archivists-by-mark-cheathem">In Praise of Librarians and Archivists</a></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="/blog/researching-nat-turner%e2%80%99s-slave-revolt-in-american-newspapers">Researching Nat Turner’s Slave Revolt in American (and African American) Newspapers</a></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="/blog/100-years-ago-a-look-back-at-1911">100 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1911</a></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="/blog/anti-flirtation-there-ought-be-law">Anti-Flirtation: There Ought to Be a Law</a></p><p>6.&nbsp;<a href="blog/the-bomarc-missile-plutonium-spill-crisis-exercises-in-propaganda-and-containment-in-1960-and-beyond">The Bomarc Missile Plutonium Spill Crisis: Exercises in Propaganda and Containment in 1960 and Beyond
The Top-Ten Readex Blog Posts of 2011

Amundsen, Scott and Their Race to the South Pole

<div style="width: 310px;float:right;"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/BC-1-Morning-Oregonian-8-23-1908.pdf" target="”_blank”"></a><p>The Morning Oregonian (Aug. 23, 1908)</p></div> <p style="text-align: left">It was 100 years ago this month that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, reached the South Pole. For the first time, two expeditions were making attempts to get there in the same summer season. Amundsen had been a member of an earlier expedition to Antarctica and had led expeditions in the Arctic. Robert F. Scott had led an earlier British expedition to Antarctica, and he was back to make another attempt to reach the pole. Their expeditions and their leadership styles continue to fascinate us.</p> Here’s how a new business book excerpted by <em>Fortune Magazine</em> (Oct. 17, 2011), <em>Great by Choice </em>by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, compares them: <blockquote> <div style="width: 163px;float:left;"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/BC-3-Plain-Dealer-06-02-1901.pdf" target="”_blank”">
Amundsen, Scott and Their Race to the South Pole

Pearl Harbor: As Reported the Day After

Today is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Here's how four American newspapers reported it the next day on their front pages.   <a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DMN-12081941.pdf" target="”_blank”"></a> <a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Plain-Dealer-12081941.pdf" target="”_blank”"></a>  <a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Springfield-Republican-12081941.pdf" target="”_blank”">
Pearl Harbor: As Reported the Day After

Talking News with Carolyn Cassady: A Conversation with the Matriarch of the Beat Generation

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>[Sixty years after publication of Jack Kerouac’s influential novel of the Beat Generation, <em>On the Road</em> has been adapted for film. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Walter Salles (<em>The Motorcycle Diaries</em>), the long-awaited film, scheduled to open late this year, stars Sam Riley as Kerouac’s alter ego Sal Paradise, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady) and Kristen Stewart as Marylou (LuAnne Henderson, Cassady’s first wife). Kirsten Dunst plays Camille, the real-life Carolyn Robinson who married Cassady in 1948. The conversation below between Carolyn Cassady and NewsBank’s David Whittaker first appeared in the February 2011 issue of <em><a href="http://www.readex.com/readex-report">The Readex Report</a></em>.]</strong></p><p>
Talking News with Carolyn Cassady: A Conversation with the Matriarch of the Beat Generation

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