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Jackdaws are primary source documents found in libraries, which are used in research or for class discussions. They are usually reproductions of iconic photos, letters, diary entries, and so on.

They can also be a species of bird, related to crows and ravens. I have often used (or misused) the word to mean “random books and documents that can’t be classed anywhere else”. Now I have to find another word for it.

Let’s see …

Or just “jackdaws”. I don’t think a whole lot of people know the actual “library” use of the word, and because I think it’s a cool word, I’ll use it for my own purposes.

What are your thoughts?