Article: “DNA from an escaped slave who ended up in Iceland ID’d in his descendants: The genetic jigsaw puzzle of an ex-slave in Iceland,” by Cathleen O’Grady, Ars Technica, 1/16/2018.
Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while.
Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the Oregon Archives Crawl this October 8, 2016:
Two recent articles worth reading if you want to research online and recall the past:
Net for Lawyers: Google’s News Search is in Even Worse Condition Than we First Thought, Another in an Unfortunately Growing Series of Articles about Google Search Problems
“The Cobweb: Can the Internet be archived?“ by Jill Lepore, New Yorker, Jan. 26, 2015 issue.
But, let’s say, the article vanishes in the fullness of time from that particular URL and you can’t find another URL location for it via Google. You will still be able to see the article at the Internet Archive since I used their “Save Page Now” service.
If you haven’t heard or read the eloquent Ursula Le Guin speech, that brought the audience to their feet, upon accepting the distinguished contribution to American letters award at the 65th annual National Book Awards ceremony in New York this week – you must:
View the speech at NPR: “Book News: Ursula K. Le Guin Steals The Show At The National Book Awards,” November 20, 2014
Read the speech at various websites, including:
You are willing to read books like this one! “The LCSH Century: One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System.” [This is a link to a free download of the book. Librarians are founding members of the “sharing economy.” We educate, inform, and entertain.]
Or, support your local book-buying economy and get a bound copy suitable for gift-giving:
Stone, Alva T, ed. “The LCSH Century: One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System.” New York: Routledge, 2013. 025.49 LCSH ISBN 978-0789011695
On October 24, 2014, Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, D.C. will host a symposium that explores the problem of link and reference rot:
More than you might want to know about “today“: What happened on a particular day, LibrarySpot
Feature story about something that happened “today in history“: Today in History, American Memory, Library of Congress