What happened in the world of libraries last month? Basically lots of cool resources and archives went online, exciting librarians everywhere. Read on for more …
General library news and events
The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy looks back at the progress made in open-data initiatives in 2015, including tools to make it easier to compare the cost of college, housing and health care.
A Seattle journalist wonders: why are universities fighting open education?
5 minute librarian launches the “Spoilers, Sweetie!” blog; needs librarians to write spoilers for award-winning books
Killer Resources for Librarians
The pop culture world lost its mind over the new Simpsons quote finder, a database of three million searchable screengrabs
The Global Oneness Project: a collection of multicultural films, photo essays, and articles that ‘explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens,’ plus many paired lesson plans for high school/college classrooms.
The Rosa Park papers go online (courtesy of the National Archives)