Here's a little tidbit: you remember I blogged about John J. Audubon's Birds of America, which was estimated to go for a cool $8 million at auction (it didn't; it sold for a record 11.5 million, but who's counting?). Okay, I think I about it on Paws for Thought, so maybe you missed it.
Anyway, while all this was going on, sitting quietly in Indiana University's Lilly Library, minding its own business, is another copy of the same book. According to this press release students and interested others can get up close and personal with this work and Audubon scholars at a special summer seminar this July. And you don't even need $11,500,000. Ain't schools grand?