Month: June 2020

Medieval village self-quarantined for 14 months to prevent spread of the plague

Eyam is a picture-perfect English village of less than a thousand people in the Derbyshire Dales. Through a series of happenstance events, Eyam, in 1665, was one of the pioneers in the concept of self-quarantine and social distancing. That summer a flea-infested bolt of cloth arrived at the local tailor shop. Within a week, people …

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BISAC?

What is BISAC? BISAC is an acronym for Book Industry Standards and Communications. The BISAC Subject Heading list is an industry-approved list of subject descriptors, each of which is represented by a nine-character alphanumeric code. The descriptor itself consists of two, three or four levels in the manner described below The BISAC Subject Heading list was developed to standardize the …

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A Look Inside the Human Library, where you check out people instead of books.

A look inside the Human Library, where you check out people instead of books www.today.com March 9, 2016, 2:48 PM EST With all the violence and conflict in the world, it’s refreshing to know that people from all different demographics are able to sit down together around the world to have an open conversation. That’s …

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