Harvard University to put 1000 year old Chinese books online

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A piece taken from a story I stumbled upon online.

''We need to change the mindset that rare materials must be kept behind closed doors,'' said James Cheng, the head librarian at Harvard-Yenching. ''A library is not a museum.''

I love this guy. Of course we want to preserve the old books but why should the content of those books be lost forever or only accessible to a few people? I hope more rare and old texts become available online soon.

Currently "Reading":

Magazine - This month's Parents Magazine
Book - Stop, Rest, and Think by Fuad A. Kamal
Audio - finally going to finish that Studs Terkel book I have been listening to off and on forever. Any minute now minute now it will be done.

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