• UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden speaks during her swearing-in ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, September 14, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
    September 19, 2016  

    The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African American to take charge of the nation’s oldest and largest collection. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hayden about the continuing importance of the library in the digital age. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012   BY  

    “The Art of Google Books” is a blog that showcases errors and anomalies found in the digital pages of Google Books. Krissy Wilson, the creator of the blog and a student at the University of Florida, sifts through the scanned pages on Google Books website searching for visible signs of the digitizing process. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2009  

    In a new era of E-books, Internet giant Google is attempting to offer millions of books online. Spencer Michels looks at the controversial plan and what it could mean for the future of reading. Continue reading