Links for 9/2
- Libraries, Books, Writers, & Suchlike
- Bodleian Library Launches New Digital.Bodleian Site
- Indianapolis launches literacy-promoting "Big Free Libraries"
- Read before you speak "I have a suggestion: If you want to complain about curriculum, you need to read the books. Twice in the last week, undergraduates in North Carolina — first at Duke University and then at the University of North Carolina — have objected to assigned books they haven’t read." Sound advice.
- Making Maps for Books: Two Cartographers Tell Us How It’s Done
- Learning to Read: A Survival Guide for Parents
- Dear Mom, Dad, and Teacher: This Is Why I Read "On the last day of our ten-week Bookopolis Book Club session, I asked a group of fourth and fifth graders a simple question: Why do you read? Here are some of their sincere and unprompted answers..."
- ‘Dune’ at 50: Why the Groundbreaking Eco-Conscious Novel Is More Relevant Than Ever
- Health, Science, Net, & Tech
- When Big Data Becomes Bad Data "Corporations are increasingly relying on algorithms to make business decisions and that raises new legal questions."
- Why D.C. Wants to Teach Every Kid How to Ride a Bike
- Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States
- You Might As Well Ignore #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik and the Photos of Dead Refugee Kids "The only medium- and long-term solution for this horrific global problem is to build peace in the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia—the three countries that account for more than half of the world’s refugees; impose order on the chaos of Libya; deliver some modicum of freedom and prosperity in West and East Africa; and greater social and economic justice in Latin America. To do that requires reliable long-term policies to promote development and good governance, not just the tossing of a few millions of dollars or euros here or there, or preaching about a system of globalized free trade that has made the rich so much richer and the poor, by comparison, so much poorer.[...] So, do not look at these pictures. Things could be done to avoid such tragedies in the future, but those things won’t be done. We will build walls, we will deploy fleets, and we will turn away when the lifeless children wash up on those distant shores." Related: Can a Young American Entrepreneur Succeed Where Europe Has Failed? "As each week brings fresh reports of African and Middle Eastern migrants and refugees dying on the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats, a self-made Louisiana millionaire and his Italian wife have taken to the sea to save them."
- Other (Randomness)