In this Monday’s Link’s Roundup, if you’re a grammarian, you’ll want to check out The Rise of “Logical Punctuation”. For those of you wanting a bit of inspiration to start your week, take a look at 7 Brilliant Book Trailers.
- The Rise of “Logical Punctuation”. “For at least two centuries, it has been standard practice in the United States to place commas and periods inside of quotation marks. This rule still holds for professionally edited prose: what you’ll find in Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post—almost any place adhering to Modern Language Association (MLA) or AP guidelines. But in copy-editor-free zones—the Web and emails, student papers, business memos—with increasing frequency, commas and periods find themselves on the outside of quotation marks, looking in. A punctuation paradigm is shifting.”
- 5 Key Research Sites You May Have Missed (Plus Cool Tricks). “I wanted to share a few resources to increase your awareness that stuff besides Google exists. However, you should also be aware of Google’s specialized search & data services, so those are also included.”
- How To Repair Scratched and Damaged Photographs or Scans. “Old photographs seem to collect dirt, scratches, and bad textures as they collect dust in shoeboxes and photo albums. If you’ve taken the task of scanning them, but have found damage and scratches, here’s how to fix them.”
- The Writers’ Houses Project: Architecture Meets Words. “I have an ongoing fascination with where creators create. And while it’s somewhat easier to picture the studios of artists and designers, since there’s an aesthetic expectation aligned with their visual styles, it’s invariably a mystery to imagine where wordsmiths work their magic. That’s the subject of a collaboration between literary pilgrim A.N. Devers and design duo Michael Fusco and Emma Straub, based on the excellent Writers’ Houses site, exploring the domiciles of famous scribes through a series of stunning screenprints.”
- Digital Images of Yale’s Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free. “Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale’s museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new “Open Access” policy that the University announced today. Yale is the first Ivy League university to make its collections accessible in this fashion, and already more than 250,000 images are available through a newly developed collective catalog.”
- How to Improve Your Public Speaking: 27 Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. “Would you rather die than give a eulogy? You’re not alone. Public speaking is rated as the number one fear by over 40 percent of people in the world. Calm your nerves and capture the attention of your audience by following these effective tips and tricks.”
- 7 Brilliant Book Trailers. “With a killer combination of animation, motion graphics and music, what’s not to love about book trailers? We couldn’t think of a thing, which is why we’ve rounded up seven of our favorites. As provocative, funny, and poignant as the books they represent, these videos prove that ideas are the ultimate teasers.”
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