"N ow there are four chief obstacles to grasping truth, which hinder every man, however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to earn a clear title to knowledge; namely, submission to faulty and unworthy authority, influence of custom, popular prejudice, and concealment of our own ignorance accompanied by the ostentatious display of our knowledge."
Roger Bacon, Opus Majus.
- Paved with Good Intentions
- Bad Arrangements To Place Before School Children
- Data Detour
- Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful!
- Statistical Hearsay
- Honest-to-Goodness Transformation
- Assessment’s Top Models
- Fun With Numbers
- Indentured Certitude
- The Path of Most Resistance
- Data Are Not Psychic
- Beauty Is As Beauty Does
- Library Science
- How Do You Know That?
- Beware of Vengeful Prayer
- 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists Announced May 22, 2013
- IMLS Invites Civic-Minded Techies to Hack Agency Data May 21, 2013
- Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Improving Education and Collections May 16, 2013
- Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Facility Extention Connects Past to Present May 16, 2013
- AAHC Forum: Preserving History and Culture at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center May 9, 2013
- AAHC Forum: Succession Plan Plays Key Role in Museum Merger May 9, 2013
Monthly Archives: December 2009
In a letter published in Library Journal in 1908 U.K. librarian James Duff Brown was puzzled by comparisons of British and American public library statistics. He noticed that the number of registered borrowers per capita among prominent U.S. libraries seemed … Continue reading →