A Random Walk Through The Library of Congress: LOC Serendipity
March 10, 2019 3:12 PM   Subscribe

A Random Walk Through The Library of Congress: LOC Serendipity
The Library of Congress contains vast troves of digital resources. LOC Serendipity is a website that simulates the experience of exploring a library and skimming eye-catching or interesting titles. From books like, "Dainty dishes for slender incomes," which contains a delicious recipe for beignets, to the oddball early-1800's "Memoirs of the notorious Stephen Burroughs of New Hampshire" to "The forgotten book," published in 2018, this tool enables serendipitous and deeply engaging discovery every day.

This website contains a group of serendipitous finds in the Library of Congress, and a third column that loads random content based on randomly generated LCCN IDs. With each refresh, and for each user, the content is different. Links to find content at the Library of Congress, Amazon, and Google Books are included with each entry.
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posted by metasunday (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, this is such a cool idea! Thank you for making this. I anticipate many happy hours spent reading.
posted by daisyk at 9:24 AM on March 17

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