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Harvard uncovers its (human) hidebound collections
March 29, 2014 | 12:30 pm

The Harvard Crimson, college newspaper of Harvard College, shared a report that may make some more anxiously await the final ebook takeover. Because there's always the risk in a print library of one day laying your hands on a book bound in human skin. The practice of binding books in human skin is known as anthropodermic bibliopegy, and is definitely recognized, though rare. Ivy League schools, for some reason, are especially associated with it - which perhaps explains something about those Skull and Bones urban legends. The book illustrated here, though, is from England, bound in the skin of Father Henry Garnet,...

10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections
December 13, 2012 | 11:00 pm

It's common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don't have the time or resources to visit in person. That's why so many colleges have begun digitizing their collections and putting them online, giving the world access to their amazing resources, and even opening up viewing of fragile or rare pieces that can't be accessed any other way. We've discovered 10 universities with incredible online collections featuring award-winning...