Preprint Evolution at arXiv

Currently, arXiv hosts more than 1 million of what it calls “e-prints.” It has divided the discipline of physics into 13 subdisciplines, …

The Smartware Transformation

By Dirk Knemeyer and Jonathan Follett Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are coming of age at the same time as …

Book a Free Skype Visit with a Narrator

The Audio Publishers Association coordinates a literacy initiative, Sound Learning APA, to collect and disseminate research and guidance in support of multimodal …

Who Owns Digital Science?

In the shift beyond content licensing and towards supporting researcher workflow, Elsevier has few competitors. A key question is whether Digital Science …

MennoMedia Names New Publisher

Following the resignation of Russ Eanes in August, the MennoMedia board has named Amy Gingerich as the new executive director and publisher …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 129th birthday to Eugene Gladstone O’Neill, born in New York City’s Barrett House Hotel on 43rd and Broadway October 16, 1888. …

LITA: LITA Forum 2017 Preview

The LITA Membership Development Committee will be moderating another Twitter #LITAchat on October 27, 2017 12:00pm CDT. This month we invite you …

ECPN Interviews: Electronic Media Conservation

To promote awareness and a clearer understanding of different pathways into specializations that require particular training, the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) …

Shine a Light | Memoir

This month’s memoirs tell readers about strength, flexibility, and openmindedness; how to be inquisitive, curious about our surroundings, and empathetic to those …

Bookstore News: October 20, 2017

Changes for Canada’s Authors for Indies Day; the Dallas indie crowdsourcing seed money; life at a used bookstore in Austin; the Portuguese …

10 Rules for Book Editors

Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, shares his insight as a veteran editor of 25 years. …read more Source: …

The Latest From Pew Research

What is the future of truth and misinformation online? Pew asks the experts. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

David Rosenthal: Preserving Malware

Jonathan Farbowitz’s NYU MA thesis More Than Digital Dirt: Preserving Malware in Archives, Museums, and Libraries is well worth a more leisurely …

I [Still] Want My Wikipedia!

Over 11 years ago, I co-wrote and edited an article for Library Journal with three librarians (during my days as Senior Book …

Bookstore News: October 19, 2017

Bookstores open in New York and Louisiana; San Francisco store seeks funds to buy a building; Powell’s celebrated in photos; and more. …

Hearst Buys Rodale

Hearst’s purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how …

Bookstore News: October 18, 2017

New bookstores planned for New Jersey and Texas; a DC bookstore shows solidarity with a store in Mexico City; and more. …read …

What's Cooking at Read It and Eat?

Esther Dairiam, who opened the Read It and Eat cookbook store in Chicago, picks her top five food-related books for the holidays. …

DuraSpace News: German User Group Meeting

From Pascal-Nicolas Becker and Michele Mennielli On September 21, 2017 The Library Code GmbH, the Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum …

David Rosenthal: Will HAMR Happen?

For more than five years I’ve been skeptical of the storage industry’s optimistic roadmaps in general, and the idea that HAMR (Heat …

Dealing with duplicate content

Of all of the possible SEO problems to tackle, columnist Ryan Shelley says duplicate content is one of the easiest. Learn why, …

Just Looking

Once a year I teach a knife sharpening and tool making workshop in the bookbinding department at North Bennett Street School (NBSS) …

Metadata advocacy

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Sharon Farnel of the University of Alberta, …

Web Typography: Numerals

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.When it …

Spreading Kindness with 'Wonder'

In an effort to counter the recent shootings in Las Vegas with a message of hope, Sarah Galvin, co-owner of The Bookstore …

Napack Named CEO of Wiley

Brian Napack, who has served in a host of corporate positions including as president of Macmillan, will start at John Wiley on …

Conservation technician (Tulsa, OK, USA)

GILCREASE MUSEUM/THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA Permanent Full-Time/Hourly Position POSITION SUMMARYThe Conservation Technician reports to the Chief Conservator and performs a variety of …

Opening the Mind’s Eye

Reading by ear allows for a variety of other activities likely to require sight—running, driving, frosting birthday cakes—or no physical access to …