Why Crediting is Important



What’s supposed to happen


What’s happening when you don’t credit


What you’re making them do


Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.

Libraries like sharing. Libraries also like giving credit. Cite your sources, people! 


Gorgeous, ghoulish Penguin horror hardcovers, curated by Guillermo del Toro [2013] http://boingboing.net/2013/10/05/gorgeous-ghoulish-penguin-hor.html



The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I’ve seen in a cover in quite some time. Perfect for Hallowe’en — and what an Xmas gift they’d make! Hi-rezes of the covers here.

Read the rest…

elemesy asked:

Hi! My name is Lydia and "librarylydia" is one of my blogs. I noticed when you reblogged my Batman post you said you were flattered. Does that mean you're a Carnegie-Stout librarian? If so, I just wanted to say congrats on excellently witty signage and for being feature on io9! Carnegie-Stout was my childhood library and I'm so pleased to be able to advertise how amazing it is :)

Yeah! My name’s Andrew, please to meet you! I tend the graphic novels here. When we moved them, I didn’t want anyone to have trouble finding them and I just happened to have this giant Batman balloon hanging around … .

Thanks so much for sharing our pictures on tumblr. It’s been a lot of fun to see them be so popular. Stop by and say hi next time you’re in town!




Have we found a real-life Mr. Collins in Special Collections?

Remember Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice - the creepy, pompous cousin of Mr. Bennett?  On a visit to the Bennett family, Mr. Collins attempts to read Fordyce’s Sermons to the young Bennett ladies, but the youngest, Lydia, interrupts him, and he is too offended to continue.

Special Collections’ copy of Fordyce’s Sermons was originally owned by an eighteenth-century clergyman who apparently thought quite highly of it.  He underlined and annotated both volumes, and on the front flyleaf, he wrote:

This Book ought to be read again and again by every young Lady in the Kingdom. I do not know any Praise too great, that can be given to the Author of it. 

You can find out more about our real-life Mr. Collins and see a gallery of his notes on the Scripta Manent blog.


- Kelli Hansen

Fordyce’s sermons lulzzzzz