How Libraries Became Public

It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Rank Checker Update

Recently rank checker started hanging on some search queries & the button on the SEO Toolbar which launched rank checker stopped working. …

Disciplinary Hearing for Evanston Librarian

Topic: Employment & Work StoriesLibrariansDozens rally for Evanston’s only African-American librarian in work dispute according to the The Chicago Tribune. Lesley Williams, …

Happy 100th Birthday, I. M. Pei

This is a guest post by Mari Nakahara, curator of architecture, design and engineering in the Prints and Photographs Division. Former first …

Decline and Fall of the Editor

Many of the finest scholarly publications can boast of exemplary editorial programs, but the advent of Gold Open Access, especially when mandated …

Patient Experience: A return to purpose

A growing experience design field, just like the design practices of Citizen Experience, Author Experience and Employee Experience. “As an opening reflection …

LITA: Beginning Git and GitHub

In a new LITA web course learn how to use the powerful and popular project management and collaboration tools, Git and GitHub. …

National FOIA Portal in the Works

The Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy (OIP) joined forces with 18F to create a National FOIA Portal. According to the …

GPO Unveils Streamlined New Website

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launched a new website, which is now in beta. It has a simple, mobile-friendly structure that …

DCL Studies Content Trends

DCL (Data Conversion Laboratory) and the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) released the results of their fifth annual content trends survey, “Following …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 99th birthday to William Holden, born—YIKES!—Billy Beedle, Jr., in O’Fallon, Illinois, April 17, 1918. With his hard face and I-don’t-give-a-damn attitude, …

Ed Summers: robots.txt

The Internet Archive does some amazing work in the Sisyphean task of archiving the web. Of course the web is just too …

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 5/10/2017

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 5/10/2017. Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship …

5 must-dos for SEO beginners

If you’re new to SEO, or if it isn’t your primary focus, you might be neglecting tactics that will really move the …

On designing rubyland.news

I like to pay attention to design, and enjoy good design in the world, graphic and otherwise. A well-designed printed page, web …

LITA: Library Blog Basics

I think we can probably agree that libraries are no longer exclusively geographical locations that our users come to: patrons also visit …

The Fascinating History of Card Catalogs

Topic: BooksCatalogingFriday Time KillersLibrariesLibrary Of CongressYes, according to Vox.com the history of card catalogs is weirdly fascinating. So don’t disengage just yet…The …

Images: Your easiest page speed win

Page speed is important for both rankings and user experience, yet columnist Kristine Schachinger notes that many companies are missing an easy …

Envisioning Chemistry

Short films show the beauty of chemical reactions. The post Envisioning Chemistry appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: Scholarly …

DPLA: Our Values

In today’s society, where fake news abounds, funding for arts and humanities programs is at risk, inequality is expanding, and our nation …

DigitalKoans Turns 12

The first DigitalKoans post, which was about John Willinsky’s book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, …

NodeSource Unveils New Tool

NodeSource updated its open source Node.js platform with the product N|Solid for Alpine Linux, which “enables a secure, reliable and extensible platform …

GPO Launches New GPO.GOV Website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public …

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

Topic: Book MobilesInternationalLibrariesBAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what …

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled by Librarians

Topic: LibrariesPoliticsFrom the Huffington Post: When the first daughter tweeted about applauding librarians last week, she was not met with much praise. …