So, you remember how I am one of the moderators for the Walker Treasury Project?
And you know I’m in library school?
Well, last night I was reading the August ’07 edition of Library Journal (probably the biggest trade magazine for librarians. It covers trends in the field, but at least half of every issue is devoted to book reviews and articles that can help librarians build solid topic-specific collections). This month there’s a feature on developing a good collection of knitting books for your library. “Sweet!” I thought.
So, I’m reading along and there’s a reprint of a ’98 review of the Walker Treasuries (as a whole, there are 5). It basically says what everyone thinks about them, that they are great resources but because they were originally printed in the late 60’s and early 70’s, the photos of the swatches — the little bits of knitting that the books are all about — are in black and white. Not so great, but oh well. So, I start to think to myself “I think you can comment on their articles online. Tomorrow I should get on the website and see if I can send some feedback about the Walker Treasury Project.” But wait! I keep reading, and what do I see under Internet Resources?
Walker Treasury Project
A volunteer effort to make available on the web high-quality color photos of all patterns in Barbara Walker’s five stitch treasuries.
Yeah! Don’t you just love it when worlds collide?