ALA Taps New Strategic Advisors

Jon Peha and Sari Feldman became senior fellows of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). They are tasked with providing “strategic …

This week in Literature and Arts

Birthday greetings to Brian De Palma, born September 11, 1940, in Newark, NJ. I assume he’s best known for the crime thrillers …

Evergreen ILS: OpenSRF 2.5.2 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenSRF 2.5.2, a message routing network that offers scalability and failover support for individual …

Monthly StatShot, April 2017

Sales of adult books dropped 4% in April 2017 compared to April 2016 and declined 4.6% in the children’s/young adult category, according …

Quarto Reorganizes U.K. Imprints

The Quarto Group has reorganized some of its U.K.-based imprints in what the publisher calls “an effort to re-energize its publishing program, …

Carolina Wren Press Acquires John F. Blair

Durham, N.C.-based Carolina Wren Press is acquiring the trademarks and backlist of Winston-Salem-based publisher John F. Blair. The combined company will function …

10 Creepy Psychological Thrillers

Jane Robins, author of the engrossing and creepy novel, ‘White Bodies,’ picks 10 of her favorite psychological thrillers. …read more Source: Publishers

Project Management for Humans

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Brett Harned’s new book, Project Management for …

Lucidworks: Solr Payloads

Before we delve into the technical details, what’s the big picture? What real-world challenges are made better with these new Solr capabilities? …

Journals Peer Review: Past, Present, Future

Continuing our Peer Review Week celebrations, we asked representatives from three very different organizations – the American Historical Association, BioMed Central and …

2017 CILIP Conference – Report

2017 CILIP Conference report by Clara Panozzo I was looking for one single word to describe the CILIP Conference in Manchester at …

GPO Does Its Part to Protect the Environment

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) re-certified the plant operations of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) for meeting its sustainable environmental …

A List Apart volunteer update

A note from the editors: A few days ago, we announced a reimagined A List Apart, with you, our faithful readers of …

Computational design

Thinking, designing and doing with, by and for computers. “Computational thinking refers to a deliberative process that finds a computational solution for …

Do We Need A Self-Citation Index?

Designed to identify individuals who might be gaming their h-index score, the s-index may do more harm than good. The post Do …

Bookstore News: September 13, 2017

New bookstores are opening in Los Angeles, Chicago and Grand Rapids; the beloved Chicago bookstore cat facing unemployment; how books affect the …

Canongate Acquires Severn House

Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy …

Digital Archivist (Evanston, IL, USA)

Applications received by September 22, 2017 will receive first consideration Reports to: Head of Archival Processing Northwestern University Libraries seek a Digital …

The rise of personal assistants

How will personal assistants change the game for users and marketers? And what can marketers do to adapt to this new paradigm? …

Art Handler (Columbia, SC, USA)

Carolina Conservation is seeking a dedicated and career-oriented professional who is passionate about helping others as a full-time Art Handler. We provide …

By Emma Wenner

Byron Williamson, founder and CEO of Worthy Publishing, has been named the new chair of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. …read more …

Evergreen ILS: OpenSRF 2.5.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenSRF 2.5.1, a message routing network that offers scalability and failover support for individual …

This week in Literature and Arts

“…and the things that were to come are too fantastic not to tell.” Happy 60th anniversary to Kerouac’s On the Road, released …

ASIS&T Midwest Regional Panel

I had the opportunity to speak on a panel with a group of fantastic library people. Here’s the panel description: https://www.asist.org/evolving-landscapes-in-academic-and-public-libraries/ I …

Harvey Updates 9/8

FAIC’s Emergency Programs have been working in high gear to gather information about damage from Hurricane Harvey. Our National Heritage Responders have …

WLIC 2017: a summary

More than 500 speakers and 3100 delegates from 122 countries, not to mention 247 sessions covering all aspects of our profession, makes …