When SEO isn’t your SEO problem

Even the greatest SEO strategy won’t succeed if you can’t implement it properly. Columnist Casie Gillette discusses common client obstacles and how …

Faux Grid Tracks

A little while back, there was a question posted to css-discuss: Is it possible to style the rows and columns of a …

W. O. Hickok Box

How much can we tease out of this nicely made wooden box with a sliding lid? Someone once told me that with …

W. O. Hickok Box

How much can we tease out of this nicely made wooden box with a sliding lid? Someone once told me that with …

MarcEdit 7: Release Candidate

A new milestone was reached this past weekend, in that the MarcEdit 7 release candidate was posted. Over this next week, I’ll …

Smartware, AI, and Magical Products

By Dirk Knemeyer and Jonathan Follett Do you remember the first time you saw magic? Something that stretched your imagination beyond what …

Listening to Speak Well

Yesterday marked the 154th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address, an event that, of course, was not recorded by …

JAIC: Call for Papers

JAIC welcomes the submission of technical studies, research papers, treatment case studies, and ethics and standards discussions relating to the broad field …

Embracing Life | Memoir

This month’s memoirs focus on either death or transformation and teach us lessons about embracing life while we still have it. Musician …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy birthday to Kurt Vonnegut, born in Indianapolis, IN, November 11, 1922. His simple yet all-encompassing “so it goes” might be the …

Soft July for Trade Sales

Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 36.8% in July, compared to same period a year ago, according to figures release by …

Bookstore News: November 20, 2017

The best book chains in the U.K.; new indies coming to New Hampshire and Maryland; Phaidon’s holiday pop-up; and more. …read more …

SEO + UX = Success

These days, SEO best practices include consideration for the user experience (UX). Columnist Sherry Bonelli explains how SEO and UX work together …

NASIG updates strategic plan

NASIG, formerly the North American Serials Interest Group, recently announced availability of the NASIG Strategic Plan 2017-2011. This new strategic plan reflects …

A Weekend of Weird: FEARnyc 2017

The second annual FEARnyc Horror Film Festival took place October 27th-29th at the Producer’s Club in Times Square. From serial killers to …

Lava Lamps and Internet Security

How one company uses a decidedly analog technology to generate random numbers for encryption. The post Lava Lamps and Internet Security appeared …

This Week's Bestsellers: November 20, 2017

One year after the contentious 2016 presidential election, politics continues to dominate the national conversation—and our hardcover nonfiction list. …read more Source: …

The Week in Libraries: November 17, 2017

In this week’s roundup: NYPL’s second chance; Copyright reform questions as Bob Goodlatte announces retirement; and is the world’s coolest new library …

Neil Nyren to Retire from Putnam

Nyren, who has edited a range of bestselling authors including Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Ken Follett, will retire from Putnam at …

B&N Dismisses Takeover Proposal

Barnes & Noble issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it does not consider a proposal by Sandell Asset Management, to take the …

Left is Right & Up is Down

Probably the single best video to watch to understand the power of Google & Facebook (or even most of the major problems …

Left is Right & Up is Down

Probably the single best video to watch to understand the power of Google & Facebook (or even most of the major problems …

David Rosenthal: Techno-hype part 2

Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t believe the hype!Public EnemyEnough about the hype around self-driving cars, now on to the hype around cryptocurrencies.Sysadmins like …

Choosing an enterprise SEO platform

With hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, and even millions of pages, sites, social conversations, images and keywords to manage and optimize, enterprise …

Objects Conservator ( Atlanta, GA, USA)

ATLANTA ART CONSERVATION CENTER (AACC) The Atlanta Art Conservation Center, a non-profit regional laboratory serving over 12 member museums in the south, …

Obituary: Sheila Barry

Sheila Barry, highly regarded publisher of Groundwood Books, died in Toronto of complications from cancer on November 15. …read more Source: Publishers

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook sales continued to see double-digit increases for the third year in a row, according to the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) annual …

New Online: Abraham Lincoln Papers

This is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, a historian in the Manuscript Division. Regular visitors to the Library of Congress website …

NISO “Understanding Metadata” Primer

In a press release on January 18, 2017, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the release of Understanding Metadata, an update …

Book of the Week: Starswept (Mary Fan)

In an effort to draw attention to quality self-published literature and in agreement with BlueInk Review, NSR highlights reviews published on BIR’s …

Welcoming Back Tim Vines

Welcoming Tim Vines back to The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Welcoming Back Tim Vines appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more …

Bookstore Sales Fell Again in September

According preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016. The decline followed …

Bookstore News: November 15, 2017

Dallas bookstore offers reading series for rejected writers; professors protest culling of books at Williams College bookstore; a holiday pop-up shop opens …

How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

Linda Lomelino, author of ‘Lomelino’s Pies,’ offers tips on how to craft the ultimate pie this holiday. …read more Source: Publishers

eBooks in the Law Library - Part 2

Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals, LLRX, continues its look at the current state of eBooks in law libraries. The second …

Evergreen ILS: T-Shirts! Voting!

Last year we did our first community t-shirt featuring a quote from a community member (pulled from the IRC quotes database). This …

David Rosenthal: Techno-hype part 1

Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t believe the hype!Public EnemyNew technologies are routinely over-hyped because people under-estimate the gap between a technology that works …

Chief Conservator (Evanston, IL, USA)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Work group: Preservation Reports to: Marie A. Quinlan Director of Preservation Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative, and …

Islandora: Islandora 200

We keep a public map and list of known Islandora installations around the world (is your site on there? Send us a …

Feedback That Gives Focus

I have harbored a lifelong dislike of feedback. I didn’t like it in sixth grade when a kid on the bus told …

Samson Paper Press

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta has one of the largest — and oldest — papermaking presses I’ve ever …

Samson Paper Press

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta has one of the largest — and oldest — papermaking presses I’ve ever …

How much metadata is practical?

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Jennifer Baxmeyer of Princeton, MJ Han of …

Bookstore News: November 14, 2017

New stores to open in Maryland and Virginia; a Texas store to close; touring Chicago’s Dial Books; the day-to-day of a Long …