Walker’s The Art of Bookbinding

One of the coolest things about the Middleton Collection in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of the University of Rochester are the …

MarcEdit Update (Windows/Linux)

I’ve posted a new set of updates. The initial set is for Windows and Linux. I’ll be posting Mac updates later this …

MarcEdit Update (Windows/Linux)

I’ve posted a new set of updates. The initial set is for Windows and Linux. I’ll be posting Mac updates later this …

Effective UX Leaders

By Janet M. Six In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our expert panel discusses the characteristics of effective UX leaders and how …

UX Leadership Roles: Multiple Paths

By Margaret Hanley Over the last 15 years, I’ve had a recurring conversation with senior UX professionals: “I want to progress in …

Mapping Experiences

By Jim Kalbach This is a sample chapter from the book Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value Through Journeys, Blueprints, …

Technology can be truly amazing

According to an article in the September 22, 2016 issue of The New York Times (“Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Biblical Scroll”, …

Collections as Data Tomorrow

Tomorrow, September 27, 2016, NDI is hosting our Collections as Data symposium, which will be free and open to the public. We’re …

2 Mysteries Solved!

One of the disadvantages of a long tradition is that the reasons behind certain practices can be lost over time. This is …

FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: VuFind - 3.1

Last updated September 26, 2016. Created by Demian Katz on September 26, 2016.Log in to edit this page.Package: VuFindRelease Date: Monday, September …

Access Conference: Dine-Arounds

Thursday night, hang out with friends and try some of the best dining (and brewing!) Fredericton has to offer with Dine-Arounds. Sign-up …

Miami Libraries Cut Approval Plan

“Inflated prices and a stagnant budget have led to a significant cut in funding that is diminishing the book-buying power of Miami …

Visualizing Citation Cartels

Citation network maps may indicate when gaming is taking place. Proving intention is a different story. → …read more Source: Scholarly Kitchen

Bookstore News: September 26, 2016

A California bookstore expands; stores in Rhode Island and Oregon get ready to sell; a bookstore marks its first seven decades; and …

Banned Book Week Gets Diverse

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read that shines a light on censorship of reading material in the …

Penguin 4.0 Update

On Friday Google’s Gary Illyes announced Penguin 4.0 was now live. Key points highlighted in their post are: Penguin is a part …

Ed Summers: Nicolini (6)

This chapter focuses on Ethno-Methodology (EM) which Nicolini characterizes early on as focused on practice much like the earlier praxeological, but more …

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to …

Robot-written reviews fool academics

Topic: Academic LibrariesUsing automatic text generation software, computer scientists at Italy’s University of Trieste created a series of fake peer reviews of …

#RecognizeReview

Learn how and why different organizations are recognizing the work of their reviewers in this video to celebrate the theme of Peer …

Monthly StatShot, March 2016

Sales of adult books fell 10.3% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the first period of 2015, and sales of …

NEIBA 2016: A High Energy Show

From the opening keynote with Zadie Smith to the closing lunch with Douglas Preston, the energy at the 43rd annual NEIBA fall …

Ed Summers: Nicolini (5)

In Chapter 5 Nicolini takes a look at how practice theories have been informed by activity theory. Activity theory was pioneered by …

William Denton: Academic year

I work at a university library, and when I analyse data I like to arrange things by academic year, which goes from …

When Libraries Don’t Provide Value

Topic: LibrariesLibrarians tend to agree that their libraries deliver value to community members. But what exactly does that mean? What type of …

Old books imitate art?

Topic: BooksWith the invention of the e-reader and digital downloads of books, you might not be buying as many books as you …

"CRL’s ‘Pivot’ to Open Access"

The Center for Research Libraries has released “CRL’s ‘Pivot’ to Open Access.” Here’s an excerpt: Therefore, as of January 1, 2017, all …

Zecher Resigns as HMH CEO

Linda Zecher has resigned as CEO of the educational and trade book publisher after a five-year run. …read more Source: Publishers

Gene Luen Yang Gets 2016 'Genius Grant'

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, author of the YA graphic novels ‘American Born Chinese’ and ‘Boxers’ and ‘Saints,’ both nominated for National Book …

NACS Cuts Staff by 17%

In response to changes in the industry, the National Association of College Stores eliminated 22 full-time and 13 part-time positions earlier this …

Bookstore News: September 22, 2016

Amazon moves into Southern California; a Wisconsin bookstore considers going co-op; Macmillan expedites holiday shipping; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

Scientific American Broadens Its Reach

Springer Nature announced that Scientific American launched For Science, a free online version of the magazine for the Arabic-speaking world, including Egypt …

Pew Reports on Digital Readiness

Pew Research Center’s Internet, Science & Tech division published “Digital Readiness Gaps,” a new report that explores digital readiness, “the degree to …

LITA: Volunteer for LITA!

Do you want to… learn and apply valuable skills? meet colleagues from all over the US (and maybe even beyond)? help your …

CIG16 Write Up

Below is a summary of our recent conference on Innovation and Discovery written by Emma Booth from Metadata Services at LSE. Many …