Microform has been in existence since 1839, but it was not used commercially until the 1920’s. The first everyday use of commercial microfilm was developed by a New York City banker, George McCarthy. He was given a patent in 1925 for his Checkograph machine, which created permanent film copies of all bank records. In 1928, Eastman Kodak bought McCarthy’s invention and began to market it under Kodak’s Recordak Division. Continue reading
This week we are celebrating, “Great Books Week.” In doing my research, I could not find an official proclamation, but I did find out that for at least a few years, The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors celebrated this week. It’s a chance to take a break from the best sellers and your typical “reads” and get back to the classics. Continue reading
It’s September and that means it’s time to think about leaves falling, crisp air, and yes, back to school. When I was in college a long time ago, things were way different. You had to use pen and paper to keep track of your classes and assignments. Today we have ipads and iphones. With that technology comes wonderful aides to help make your college life much easier. Continue reading
August is American Artists Appreciation Month. I began to appreciate great art on accident as a child. I grew up like any other 5-7 year old girl who liked to do your normal art activities like coloring, painting, and creating things with play-doh. Once I started school and made friends, I noticed that some of my art creations were a little different than others. For example, when I made mud pies in our back yard, I got to decorate the top with the various flower petals that my mom had growing in her flower gardens. I had the best looking mud pies on the block! You could say that was just my “budding” moment into the art world. Continue reading
American Art was created in 1987, and it has been a key resource for museum- goers, collectors, and scholars who want to develop their understanding of the nation’s art and culture. American Art is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that contains all facets of the country’s visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times. Continue reading
(Today’s post was taken from an article in the Wall Street Journal. See the link at the bottom to go to the full article.) The digital revolution that bewildered the music, movie and publishing industries has given rise to a surprising winner: the audiobook. Continue reading
July is Park and Recreation Month. It is the perfect time to go out and enjoy one of the many beautiful parks in our country. Don’t know which one to visit? Maybe one of our resources can help you pick which one is the best one for you to visit. Continue reading
Here are some new fiction books.
They arrived just in time for you to enjoy this summer!
To stand out online, publishers push book designers for brighter, bolder covers. The hot color of the moment? Yellow.
Amazon’s sway in the publishing world now extends to even the design of books themselves. The company now accounts for about 45% of all books sold in the U.S., according to Peter Hildick-Smith, president of industry researcher Codex-Group, LLC. Continue reading