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Michele Combs, as comment to:

"In total, there are more than 4 million images in the Commons. The collection has been viewed more than 1.3 billion times and the Flickr community has added 53 million tags, 1.5 million faves, and 220,000 comments."

Cary Street, Richmond, Va.

"The exhibition 'Ingenious Impressions: the coming of the book' is now up
and running at the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow.

This exhibition showcases 64 of the 1000+ incunabula found in the
University's Special Collections, tracing their development from
manuscript to print and their 500 years of ownership history. Based on
the research of a nearly completed five year project to catalogue the
books in detail ( this is a
rare opportunity for books from our Special Collections to be on public
display. It's a feast for bibliophiles, so do visit if you are in

For more info on what's on show and exhibition opening times etc, see:

See also our project blog: "

Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 4 (Winter 2014), pp. 1337-1340 (toll access)


"Most revealing is Bredekamp’s contribution: his refusal to recognize his own methodological failure is not only saddening, but also counterproductive. To put it bluntly, as has been done in the German press: if one of the world’s foremost art historians is incapable of seeing the difference between a 1610 drawing by Galileo and a 2005 forgery, what does that say about art history (or art historians)? [...]

Are we, then, at a methodological impasse, where forgeries are unidentifiable?

The answer is a definite no. As the volume shows, what matters is the right approach. Nicholas Pickwoad, a new addition to the group, shows in his illuminating and characteristically brilliant chapter on the book’s structure that this analysis alone would have been sufficient to cast deep doubt on SNML’s authenticity. We now have a clear methodological directive: analyze bindings first, as this is where mistakes are most visible to the trained eye. It’s a short-term solution, though, that will disappear once the knowledge gap between binders and Pickwoad diminishes."

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Ross Mounce: "I have written a practical guide on 'How to Block Readcube and Why' to explain how to get the direct, one-click link to the real PDF back again (by disabling JavaScript on site). Please share this with friends if you know they are similarly inconvenienced by this issue:

I have also cross-posted to The Winnower, at which you can download a copy of this post in PDF format to enable easy offline sharing with others: "

On Wednesday 11 March 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights will present a thematic report to the 28^th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding copyright policy in the context of cultural rights.

The international library and archive community welcomes the report that examines copyright from a critical but often neglected perspective: the human dimension.

This report emphasises human knowledge as a global public good and recommends that States should guard against promoting the privatization of knowledge to an extent that deprives individuals of opportunities to take part in cultural life and enjoy the fruits of scientific progress.

In cooperation with key strategic partners, IFLA has crafted a statement of support for the report—now signed by 10+ organisations from the international library and archive community.

·Read the full statement [PDF]



Jürgen Beyer at on the Stockholm Royal Library: “The Royal Library terms itself a research library, but to my mind it is much more of a research prevention library”.

Ultimately, the only way to truly stay anonymous online is to never go online in the first place. If you’ve already used the internet, delete any and all accounts you’ve ever created, turn your computer off and smash it to pieces." AGB

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