Critical Linking: December 12th, 2013


90 percent of these same people say their community would be impacted if the library closed (suggesting that a lot of folks either like knowing that the library is there, even if they don’t use it, or they recognize that people who do have few alternative resources).

Even though less than half of Americans visited a library in the last year, nearly all of us think they matter.


The film is generating more mentions on Twitter 100 days ahead of its release than Hunger Games was at this point in the cycle.

All Hollywood eyes are on Divergent. Social media data mining suggests that is just might be the next big film franchise.


Roger Angell is the greatest of all baseball writers. Today, the game has recognized the fact. This July, along with Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony La Russa, Roger will be celebrated in Cooperstown, New York, the site of the Hall of Fame.

A well-deserved honor. Get a sample of some of Angell’s best baseball writing here.


The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize every book that exists in the Norwegian language, which includes books from the Middle Ages to the modern day.

And they estimate it should take between 20-30 years. Wild.



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