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#letmelibrarianthatforyou: Fragen an Bibliothekare vor dem Internet

28. Februar 2015

Let Me Librarian That for You: What People Asked Librarians Before Google Came Along

Open Culture:

The internet, as it happens, has loved #letmelibrarianthatforyou, the hashtag the New York Public Library started using on Instagram to identify the unusual such questions it fielded in the 20th century. Their recent discovery of a box of notecards filled with preserved questions from the 1940s through the 80s, photographs of which they now post on a regular basis, has provided a clear window onto the human curiosity of days past — or rather, the instances of human curiosity that librarians found curious enough to preserve in their box labeled “interesting research questions” and kept behind the desk.