Online Sources: Baltimore and the Black Arts Movement

Cover art from a 1980 issue of Chicory magazine From 1966 until 1983, Enoch Pratt Free Library published Chicory, a literary magazine by Baltimore residents. According to historian Mary Rizzo, Chicory began as a federally funded Great Society program run Continue reading Online Sources: Baltimore and the Black Arts Movement

Try Out Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is at Langsdale for a limited time! Langsdale is hosting trials for four Oxford University Press resources up until February 16. You can find them here, as well as on our Databases page. Check out the right Continue reading Try Out Oxford University Press

The Soul of Baltimore

As mentioned in a previous blog post, the WJZ-TV and WMAR-TV Collections at the Langsdale Library hold approximately three hundred 2-inch Quad reels that are in need of digitization to preserve their unique audiovisual content. One of these reels was digitized recently Continue reading The Soul of Baltimore

Roots in the Road Fights

Photo credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk “Mikulski’s legacy starts with the ‘battle of the road.’” That’s the Baltimore Sun headline that caught my eye on the iPad this morning. Columnist Dan Rodricks highlights the roots of Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Continue reading Roots in the Road Fights

Digital Video – at Langsdale and from the White House

I’ve been thinking a lot about digital video the last few days. My new graduate assistant, Antoinette Woods, will be starting work at Langsdale next week, and her job will be to create short, original videos for the library. These Continue reading Digital Video – at Langsdale and from the White House

From the “Langsdale Link”: The Ways We Read Books

At the end of last year, sometime right around the beginning of the holiday shopping season, it seemed editors and writers in just about every popular-news-and-editorial-based magazine and website were complaining that publishing was coming to an end as we Continue reading From the “Langsdale Link”: The Ways We Read Books

Columbus and a Sea of Blue Ideas

Columbus Breaking the Egg (Christopher Columbus) by William Hogarth For a scientist — or anyone for that matter — to proclaim the discovery of a physical thing (a country, a particle, a planet, a new species of fish) has always Continue reading Columbus and a Sea of Blue Ideas