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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Personal Ledger Now Online
April 29, 2013 | 2:54 pm

Fitzgerald The general public now has a rather unusual chance to see how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mind worked when it came to some of the not-quite-literary aspects of his life. His handwritten financial ledger has been digitized and put on the University of South Carolina’s website, where anyone can access it. "This is a record of everything Fitzgerald wrote, and what he did with it, in his own hand," Elizabeth Sudduth, director of the Ernest F. Hollings Library and Rare Books Collection, told the Associated Press. The ledger comes at a time when many people will be talking about Fitzgerald and his most famous...

Help the Gates Foundation decide how to spend money on libraries
December 2, 2012 | 11:05 am

In an even more wired future, what will be the needs of public libraries in the U.S. and elsewhere? Just what is the role of libraries if “a person can access much of the information in the world from a device”? How to bring about the right kind of “lasting changes”? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative is asking some well-crafted questions of this kind in a survey I’d urge you to fill out. No small conundrum for present and future libraries is, how to pay for content? The Internet teems with free facts, raw information, as well as public domain and Creative...