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Who's ready for a thread on #library, #KO, and #LCSH history?

Let's examine a moment in American history where academic libraries were in transition to @librarycongress classification. #critcat #critlib #histlibrary
Though LCC started around 1900, major libraries took time to move over to the "new" system. By 1927 @ALALibrary knew they needed to figure out what was happening, and commissioned Margaret Mann to research and write a book on the use and classification of books in LCC.
@ALALibrary of course, not to be off brand from the 1920's referred to Mann in the patriarchal sense as "Miss Mann", despite, y'know, the fact that she was an associate professor @usmi
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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@tombarr26816936 Right, I've got the book. So I reckon it's time to tag in @therealrthorat and @SmutClyde (because you usually enjoy a laugh) and @michaelghead and @KevinEienstrand @Tuffmann & @stinuslindgreen & @gorskon
This claim that PCG makes that drugs are the 3rd leading cause of death...
@tombarr26816936 @therealrthorat @SmutClyde @michaelghead @KevinEienstrand @Tuffmann @stinuslindgreen @gorskon Scroll up the thread to see him making the same claim at GoFundMe.
The source of this claim:
**A book what he wrote**
He likes to publicize this book, with >900 references...
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Here are pictures of the zodiac from 1489.

Sometimes, when you work in a #library, you get to see neat stuff...
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Thread: Another overview amazing #Muslim *female* achievement.

Did you know the first university in the world was built by a Muslim woman approx 1200 years ago?

This is the story of Fatima Al-Fihiri (800–880 CE). #BadassWoman #twitterstorians

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2. Daughter of a wealthy businessman, the family moved from Tunisia to Fez, Morocco during the rule of King Idriss II. When both her husband and father died, Fatima and her sister inherited a fortune.

They chose to spend their inheritance on building educational institutions.
3. In 859, Fatima built the Al-Qayrawan #Mosque, decorated in the Andalusian style with Kufic calligraphy (early style) engraved throughout. At 3,000 sq ft, it can fit 22,000 people.

She stacked it with Islamic works (Qur’ans, #Hadith collections, etc).
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1...#QCHistoryEngages On why I chose an MA in Library Science and History - My love of History was not sparked from a single visit to a museum, but rather continuous interactions with educational institutions.
2...My first memory of such a place was a visit to the @FloridaMuseum in Gainesville. The two exhibits I recall from the trip were displays on #bats and #dinosaurs, two things many 8 year olds enjoy. Still have the bat book from the trip.
3...My parents would always encourage visits to the #library as I had an interest for reading from a young age (not sure how they inspired that from the beginning - gladtheydid). This turned into an opportunity for me to discover new topics such as astronomy and other sciences.
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Arguments that #libraries are beneficial really don't have anything to do with the #consent argument against #taxation, so they are really quite uninteresting, and not at all even an argumentative response to the good professor. That being said, it's important to understand…
#Libraries are terribly underfunded, when they should be a top priority for civic spending. It is not inconsistent to be pro library funding and con taxation, if you argue for a #noncoercive yet still #compulsory financing source, i.e. Just Rent #LVT. Most libraries cannot…
accept donated books, because they simply cannot afford the staff and infrastructure required to preserve and maintain an ever-growing stock of physical texts. #Libraries must therefore concentrate on what items #librarians deem important or popular in their community. …
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The closures that @Rachael_Swindon highlights should also been seen in the context of government policy. She is completely right that this is how the Tories are reducing #socialmobility but it is also how they are reducing access to other vital services for the most vulnerable.
It has long been government policy (in common with other countries) that people should access government services online. Other countries recognise that there is a need to keep other options open to protect the most vulnerable. The UK government took a different approach.
The UK government decided to tell people who had difficulty accessing #digital services that they should go to the #library where staff would help them. They then gave no funding for the training of library staff or for their time or for the equipment needed.

#Librariesmatter
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