Feeling a bit unmotivated this evening. Maybe it is all the gray, rainy weather we have been having of late. We had a few minutes of sun today, but I think the loud cheer that went up when we all looked out the window and saw it must have scared it because it hid behind the clouds not to be seen again. Alas.

If you are feeling geeky, here is an article on cataloging and classifiying illuminated manuscripts. I could be doing that someday!

The University of South Carolina has a searchable digital facsimile of Phyllis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects. I feel like I am having a deja vu moment with this. Have I mentioned it before or have I finally lost it? (assuming I had “it” in the first place)

The University of Michigan has a cool digital library, Making of America. It contains primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction and is especially strong in the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently has about 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles. The digital library project was created in conjunction with Cornell University which also has some materials available online.

Have you ever heard of Bookspace? It is a photo collection of people reading and is a project of Hennepin County Library (my county library system!) But you don’t have to live in Minnesota to submit a photo. (via Tame the Web)

If your library is like mine, there are short little pencils everywhere. Every wonder about where they came from? Wonder no more!

P.S. Whatever is happening that I have so many folks making it here from StumbleUpon, welcome!