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GPO CELEBRATES 152 YEARS OF KEEPING AMERICA INFORMED

“Today is the 152nd birthday of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). The agency first opened its doors for business on March 4, 1861, the same day Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th President, with a mission based on the requirement in Article I, section 5 of the Constitution that “each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings and from time to time publish the same.” Since Lincoln’s time GPO has produced the official version of every great American state paper and an uncounted number of other Government publications, forms, and documents, including the Emancipation Proclamation, Social Security cards, Medicare and Medicaid information, census forms, tax forms, citizenship forms, military histories ranging from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion to the latest accounts of our forces in Afghanistan, emergency documents like the ration cards and the “Buy Bonds” posters used during World War II, the Warren Commission Report on
President Kennedy’s assassination, the Watergate transcripts, the 9/11 Commission Report, Presidential inaugural addresses, Supreme Court opinions, and the great acts of Congress that have shaped American society.”

via GPO.

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Hawaii State Library turns a new page with 100th anniversary

“The Hawaii State Library opened its doors in February 1913. The public library has been a sanctuary for avid readers for 100 years. The book room celebrated it’s 100th anniversary. “I grew up with books, just tons and tons of books, science fiction, and fantasy,” said Reid Shimoda. Shimoda said it’s a resource that cannot be lost even if the look of his book begins to change.

via KITV

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University of Miami’s Richter Library celebrates its 50th

“As the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami turns 50, it has become a repository for major collections of South Florida and Cuban history.”

via Miami Herald.com

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Vatican opens archives for unprecedented exhibit

AP – “The Vatican will display 100 select documents from its Secret Archives at an unprecedented exhibit next year that includes previously unpublished papers from its World War II papacy. “Lux in Arcana: The Vatican Secret Archives Revealed” opens in February at Rome’s Capitoline Museums and marks the first time such precious documents, manuscripts and parchments have been allowed out of the Vatican vaults for view by the general public. The occasion is the archive’s 400th anniversary.”

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NY Public Library turns 100, not just with books

WSJ – “At 100, the New York Public Library’s landmark Fifth Avenue building has nurtured generations of scholars and boasts treasures like a Gutenberg Bible and an early copy of the Declaration of Independence.

But while its stacks house millions of physical books, the library’s push to embrace 21st century technology includes a new digital publication available as an iPad app.

“Books are important to us,” library President Paul LeClerc said in an interview. “And online is important to us. And we’re not abandoning either one.”

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Museum 2.0 Turns 1.0

Congrats Nina.

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Congrats Shelf Check

On the 100th episode!

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Happy 4th birthday to the original tagging site.

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Happy 2,000th Comic Unshelved!

Bill Barnes – “[B]ased on my inventory, Unshelved strip #2000 (S2K) will happen on Tuesday, September 7th, 2007. Mark your calendars and buy the champagne.”

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Happy Belated Blogiversary

Gather No Dust turns one and reflects

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