More Than A Million Books From Vatican Library Digitized: Critical Linking, August 20, 2019

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“Today, the Vatican Library treasures around 75,000 codices, 85000 incunabula (i.e., editions made between the invention of the printing press and the 16th century), for a grand total of more than a million books.

Now all these treasures are being displayed online, thanks to a painstaking scanning process. Little by little, though. You can search the library, available to anyone with internet access, and download its archives just by clicking here.”

Digitizing libraries never gets old.


“At the moment there are three features that you can opt into. ‘Custom shelves’ lets you organize your books into shelves with custom labels, while the new ‘Ready to read’ shelf option automatically generates a section with any books that you’ve started but haven’t finished. Finally, ‘Searching / sorting’ adds a new interface option that lets you either search through your books or sort them by their author, title, price, or when you last read them. You’re free to enable each of these experimental features individually.”

Google Books is testing new features if you want to try them out.


“Based on Dennis Liu’s comic book and viral short film of the same name which revolves around a Black mother who discovers her young son has multiple and continually changing abilities, Raising Dion follows the story of Nicole Reese who raises her son, Dion, after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The usual dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion manifests several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend, Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.”

First-look and premiere date for Netflix’s Raising Dion!