Irish author Colum McCann has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
It beat 161 other titles nominated by 166 libraries worldwide.
Library of Congress is now archiving every single tweet that has ever been tweeted since the inception of Twitter in 2006. This will be a huge project since there are billions and billions of tweets to archive.
Dan Gillmor’s Guardian column, “Andrew Breitbart and the unwilling suspension of disbelief,” explains his theory of online credibility and talks about how to be appropriately skeptical of different sources.
[W]e got out of the camera business…
Seattle’s King County Library System has decided to remove all security cameras from their libraries. The reason? Fear that the video footage would be used by law enforcement to pry into the reading lives of their patrons.
“I don’t rate him as a writer at all. I made it clear that I wouldn’t have put him on the longlist, so I was amazed when he stayed there. He was the only one I didn’t admire – all the others were fine,” said Callil … “Roth goes to the core of [Booker judges Justin Cartwright and Rick Gekoski's] beings. But he certainly doesn’t go to the core of mine … Emperor’s clothes: in 20 years’ time will anyone read him?”
The thing is, people are still reading Goodbye, Columbus, which Roth wrote over 50 years ago. So, yeah, I think his work will be around in 20 years. It doesn’t make any sense to ask if his work will stand the test of time when it already has.
via Jessa Crispin