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Since 1994 the Scout Report has listed and annotated praiseworthy websites of interest to librarians, teachers, students, and scholars. Here's one that we will add to our Thomas Jefferson Portal research database: Creating the United States . More info:More >>
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Looking at Washington D.C. today it is hard to imagine it during Jefferson's time. Scott Berg's new book, Grand Avenues , examines the rise of the new capitol city and Charles L'Enfant's larger vision (vs. Jefferson's more modest one) for its development. The book also explores L'Enfant's rocky...More >>
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I received the following update notification just now from Oxford University Press regarding the African American Studies Center fulltext file to which we subscribe. Note: this is a restricted access service available only to computer users at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation OR at any other institution with a paid subscription to this resource. Dear Jack Robertson - Thomas Jefferson Foundation,More >>
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Sometimes it seems an uphill battle, disabusing people of the notion that Jefferson is the source of every smart, catchy thing ever said. I was reassured this week to find out that I'm not alone in my efforts. An intrepid blogger became suspicious of a supposed Jefferson quote that has risen to the...More >>
Well, "It's the economy, stupid" is back in this election year in a big way! So, I have to bring up Jefferson's debt in the course of making us feel a little better. He loved to spend the money and he made some unwise decisions, and his family paid a big price for it.More >>
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Recently on a weekend trip to D.C. I stopped in at the Library of Congress to visit the Thomas Jefferson's Library exhibit. This reconstructed library of the books Jefferson sold to Congress in 1815 was unveiled on Apr 12 this year as part of the new Library of Congress Experience , exhibits that...More >>
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Two gentlemen, Will Thomas and Doug Seefeldt, who helped develop content and programs in digital history at the University of Virginia’s Virginia Center for Digital History — http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/index.php?page=VCDH – are now in charge of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, History...More >>
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Reading a recent New York Times article on the future of reading and video games was interesting. Many people are struggling with the questions of how video games affect reading and how games are trying to help non-readers read more in their lives. Jefferson, of course, did not have to face the...More >>
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It's a topic that has proved endlessly fascinating for a long time (and has inspired quite a body of writing ): Thomas Jefferson and his love of wine. It's probably because a lot of us can sympathize. We were excited to learn that a locally-produced story about Jefferson, wine, and the efforts to...More >>
Melissa Renspie, Senior Communications Officer at OCLC, reports that, "our latest publication, a report on library, archive and museum collaboration by our contractor, Diane Zorich, and Program Officers Günter Waibel and Ricky Erway, "Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums," (.pdf: 334K/59pp) is now available on the RLG Programs Web site at http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2008-05.pdf .More >>
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