(49) Hail and farewell: Those we lost in 2022 – YouTube
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#obituaries “Sunday Morning” remembers some of the newsworthy men and women who passed away this year – statesmen and women, athletes, artists and storytellers who pushed boundaries, defied expectations, and inspired generations with their creativity and humanity. Lee Cowan reports. #hailandfarewell #obituariesSource: (49) Hail and farewell: Those we lost in 2022 – YouTube
The Internet Archive launched the Empowering Libraries campaign in 2020 to defend equal access to library services for all.
Since then, threats to libraries have only grown, so our fight continues. As 2022 draws to a close, here’s a look back through some of our library’s milestones and accomplishments over the year.
In the news
- When the war in Ukraine started, volunteers began using the Wayback Machine and other online tools to preserve Ukrainian websites and digital collections. The effort, Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO), now has more than 1,500 volunteers working to preserve more than 5,000 web sites and 50TB of data.
- Watch a compelling story about SUCHO from CBS News featuring Quinn Dombrowski, one of the project leaders from Stanford University, and Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine.
- In May, we partnered with Better World Books on a book drive supporting Ukrainian scholars. BWB customers were able to donate $1 at checkout to acquire books cited in the Ukrainian-language Wikipedia for the Internet Archive to preserve, digitize, and link to citations in Wikipedia.
Have you heard of a Library of Things?
By Tina Andrews, Dec 21, 2022
Like most people nowadays, you’re probably getting pretty fed up with inflation. Everywhere you turn, all the things you buy are significantly more expensive than they were last year or even last week in some cases.
For anyone living paycheck to paycheck, it can be unsettling. There’s only so much you can cut from your budget before you’re left with the essentials.
So what do you do when money is tight, and you can’t stand another weekend at home binge-watching Netflix (if you haven’t already had to cancel that too)? Thankfully, when you take full advantage of your public library’s offerings, you can maintain or improve your quality of life without exceeding your budget.
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A snapshot of 2022 in federal spending, elections, crime rates and more.
Published by USA Facts on Mon, December 12, 2022 4:20PM PST | Updated Wed, December 14, 2022 1:20PM PST
2022 has been a year of rising prices, war in Ukraine, landmark Supreme Court decisions, and delayed flights. The nation still averages thousands of new daily COVID-19 infections, but the numbers are closer to summer 2020 levels. However, the US also hit a grim milestone for coronavirus deaths this year.
Here’s a numbers-driven, all-angles look back at 2022.
The estimated number of votes cast nationwide in the 2022 midterm election, based on a USAFacts analysis of state election data.
Source: The 16 numbers that shaped 2022
‘Tis the season for staying in and watching your favorite Christmas flick, so pick a platform and let the holiday cheer begin.
‘Tis the season to watch the best Christmas movies. That means committing to the holly jolly bit—stick a candy cane in the hot chocolate, curl up under a blanket, and enjoy some holiday fare new and old. There are the tried-and-true classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone, the modern rom-coms such as Happiest Season or Love Hard, and the movies that aren’t strictly seasonal, but emit the yuletide aura nonetheless. Here’s our list of all the best titles you can stream at home—some undeniably Christmas-themed; others with just a few pivotal scenes that take place during the holidays, for when you need to take a little break from the merriment.
During the pandemic, reading took on new meaning. People turned to books for comfort. Some read to confront difficult issues, especially following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Others used reading as a way to care for their children in locked-down houses.
Sales figures and lending data showed a huge spike in people buying and borrowing books. We wanted to follow the stories of real readers, and our new book uses a rare combination of literary analysis and qualitative interviewing to capture these dynamics of reception.
While many commentators at the beginning of the pandemic endorsed reading as a straightforward way to relax, our readers showed that the practice morphed and took on new forms and meanings.
Based on hundreds of survey responses and hours of reader interviews from Denmark and the UK, the study makes the interpretation of literature something dynamic and ongoing. And it suggests that readers themselves are agents of meaning, even in the case of novels that seem the most stable in our culture.