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How Old are the Oldest Trees?

In Defense of Plants – Podcast, October 10, 2121 – “How long can a tree live? How old are the oldest trees? The answers to questions like these are more nuanced that some might think. We sit down with curator of The Gymnosperm Database, Dr. Chris Earle, for some insights on tree longevity.” [h/t Barclay Walsh]

The Gymnosperm Database is the web’s premier source of information on conifers and their allies. Since we went online on 1997, the Database has attracted worldwide attention as a readily accessible, scientifically accurate source of information on the classification, description, ecology and uses of this culturally and ecologically important group of plants. This home page gives some hints about how to navigate the Database, as well as providing background information for the curious…”

8 TikTok accounts to follow if you’re tired of COVID misinformation

Mashable – “…Increasingly, medical professionals are using the app to share myth-busting information about things like the COVID-19 vaccine, rates of infection, and COVID treatments, all through succinct, engaging videos that will hopefully reach the people who need them. At the very least, they offer a link for other viewers to send to their more… Continue Reading

Librarians and Professional Labeling: What’s in a Name?

InfoToday / Dave Shumaker: At a recent professional meeting, I was dismayed to find myself witnessing yet another discussion on whether those present should call themselves “librarians.” The program that hosted this discussion opened with the observation that library spaces are shrinking in the post-pandemic world and the question of whether the participants might stop… Continue Reading

Savvy Negotiation Skills A Toolkit for Law Librarians

Paul Martin Law Library, University of Windsor: “Savvy Negotiation Skills – A Toolkit for Law Librarians – Presented by Annette Demers, BA, LLB, MLIS, CALL/ACBD October 14, 2021 [h/t Library Boy] Resources CALL/ACBD Vendor Relations Committee, “Librarian-Vendor Relations: Best Practices” (March 8, 2017). Handouts Electronic Resources Negotiation Form New Product Checklist Renewals Checklist Cancellations Checklist… Continue Reading

This Digital Library Contains Answers to All the Mysteries of the Universe, If You Can Find Them

Lifehacker: “…but within the Library of Babel, every possible permutation of 3200 letters, spaces, and commas and periods is said to be accessible, right now, in one of the library’s “books.” Search literally anything you can think of—cut and paste this paragraph, type in your next as-yet-untweeted tweet, type random gibberish—and you’ll find it already… Continue Reading

Visualizing Undersea Internet Cables

“The Submarine Cable Map is based on the authoritative data found in TeleGeography’s Global Bandwidth Research Service. Search Cables The information presented on the map can be filtered by the following data points: Cable system, e.g. “ARCOS” Country connected by cables, e.g. “France” Known cable landing location, e.g. “Porthcurno” Ready for service year, e.g. “2010”… Continue Reading

Google search redesign adds continuous scrolling

Fortune: “Google has adapted to social media’s topography. On mobile devices, its search results will now be displayed in one continuous scroll, rather than on multiple pages. According to Google’s announcement today, the new design is more “intuitive” for users and encourages curiosity in our Information Age. Google notes in a tweet however that “continuous… Continue Reading