Agents recover stolen 500-year-old copy of Columbus letter

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago. ...

Taiwan to start Public Lending Right program for local authors Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Taiwan will become the first country in East Asia to adopt a Public Lending Right (PLR) program, under which writers will receive compensation for free public access to their books at two n...

Greta Thunberg’s North Dakota photo is at national library

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A photo of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at a Native American reservation in North Dakota has been archived at the Library of Congress in Washington. ...

Google, Israel’s National Library team up to digitize books

JERUSALEM (AP) — The National Library of Israel is working with Google to digitize 120,000 books from its extensive collection of Jewish texts and upload them to the internet for public use. ...

On the submission procedure for Tsai's dissertation in Taiwan national library database

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Oct. 3, prominent media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) took President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) London School of Economics a...

Ph.D. graduate from Oxford voices doubts about Taiwan President’s degree

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Oxford University graduate with a Ph.D. in Economic History claims the document President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) presented is not a London School of Economics and Political...

Media personality takes Taiwan president’s LSE Ph.D. to government watchdog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite the Presidential Office having presented its case about President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Ph. D. disserta...

Unearthed Gandhi WWII letter wishes Jews 'era of peace'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national library has unearthed an 80-year-old handwritten letter that Mahatma Gandhi sent a Jewish official upon the outbreak of World War II. The father of...

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cel...

Israeli library offers glimpse of old Jewish life in Europe

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's National Library has digitized a rare collection of communal ledgers from long-lost Jewish communities of Europe, offering the public a chance to study an era seen as a golde...

US Library of Congress and National Library of Taiwan unveil digitized rare book collection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to celebrate May as “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month” in the U.S., the Asian Division of the U.S. Library of Congress has revealed 1,000 digitiz...

Long-hidden Kafka trove within reach after series of trials

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surrea...

S.U.P.E.R. Teacher winners in Taiwan's Nantou County advance to national

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Nantou Teachers Union on Friday announced its annual S.U.P.E.R. Teacher Award winners. The four teachers were selected for their outstanding performance in teaching, classroom ma...

John Oliver's parody book among most 'challenged' works

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presen...

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Con...