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1st Week of January 2023

January 8th, 2023

Caught Our Eyes: More Brünnhilde the Cat

No contest for which story I’d put in the top slot this week. Brünnhilde!

Cat in Wagnerian opera costume


A Year in Review: Newly Scanned Maps of 2022

Recent digitization from the Library of Congress Geography and Maps Division

Authorized birds eye view of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.


Meg Piorko’s Weekly Picks: Public Domain Day 2023

To celebrate Public Domain Day, Villanova’s Falvey Library highlights newly public domain publications from 1927 in its digital collections.

Cov er of Pirates of the Prairies



A Tiny Press Calls for a Tiny Book

Duke conservator makes a miniature book to go inside a miniature book press for an exhibition on conservation work.

Miniature book and press


Wax Cylinders Hold Audio From a Century Ago. The Library Is Listening.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts acquired a machine that transfers recordings from the fragile format. Then a batch of cylinders from a Met Opera librarian arrived.

Wax cylinders from NYPL


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