Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Burning of ancient manuscripts

Hello 875,

This fascinating story recently aired on PBS. Please click on the link below and see how the culture keepers of Mali saved priceless manuscripts during the recent conflict in this North African country.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/mali1_02-04.html Based on the readings this week, do you think a massive Google books digitization type project would be appropriate just in case the rebels decide to come back again? And then, right after the Mali story aired, author George Sanders was interviewed. He talked about his new book, Tenth of December. While it is not exactly a trashy novel, it is a book of interesting short stories. I would highly recommend this book as the next selection for my music library colleague’s book club.   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june13/saunders_02-04.html

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