As of Late: Jupiter, Dewmoji, BuJo, American libraries

Summertime is in full swing, and here’s a few things that have caught my eye:

NASA’s Mission to Jupiter Will Tell Us Earth’s Origin Story “I cannot wait to learn more about Jupiter from the Juno voyage”is a bit of an understatement as I AM SO EXCITED! This is a great piece from Gizmodo that captures the excitement and possibilities from the Juno spacecraft. Since that post, Juno successfully has made orbit! You can watch the video of the view from Juno’s arrival here.

Introducing Dewmoji So LibraryThing utilizes the Melvile Decimal System, a classification that is not Dewey but is old Dewey, old enough that it’s out of copyright and therefore, LT can’t be sued by the behometh that is OCLC, who owns the copyright to DDC. MDS is completely user-driven, and as a result, folks have been adding emojis for the various classifications. Here’s Literature, General Science, and Religion.

How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide I am very much intrigued by bullet journaling and have been keeping a lackadaisical one for the past few months.I’m trying to get a better handle on BuJo, which admittedly can be overwhelming when you start plumbing the depths of Pinterest for BuJo ideas. But I liked this simple, succinct guide, so here’s to a good reset.

On the Battle to Desegregate the Nation’s Libraries An excellent piece on American libraries and ALA’s previously-held attitudes towards African-Americans. I’ve been sporadically reading a dissertation about the history of the Oklahoma Library Association, which touches on the same patterns. It’s easy to get caught up in romanticism of the ideals that public libraries represent, but like most things, a more critical view ought to be taken.

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