Pic of the Week: Pulling Strings

Luthier John Montgomery. Photo by Shawn Miller. Luthier John Montgomery inspects the strings on the 1697 “Castelbarco” cello made by Cremonese master …

2016 Digital Publishing Survey Results

Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), which converts content into digital formats, and Bowker, the official U.S. provider of ISBNs, released the results …

Book Deals: Week of December 12, 2016

Pulitzer winner’s memoir goes to Norton, Gallery 13 buys epilepsy graphic novel, Berkley signs debut novel by journalist Francesca Hornak, and more …

Bookstore News: December 9, 2016

The Pittsburgh revival continues with a new kiosk at the airport; a discount bookseller opens in Massachusetts; a Virginia bookseller tests a …

Why good SEO is strategic

To many on the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, “SEO” is still a geeky term whose effects are considered to be …

On the Future of Publishing

Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and author, and the president of The Future of Publishing, where he provides in-depth coverage …

Stordahl Joins Holiday House

Derek Stordahl, formerly executive v-p at Bloomsbury USA, has been appointed executive v-p and general manager of Holiday House Publishing. …read more …

APA Begins Selling Streaming Videos

The American Psychological Association (APA) made more than 240 of its training and educational DVDs available as streaming videos for desktop, laptop, …

Are librarians blockchainable?

Topic: Technology”Information professionals should note the shifts that are happening with the advent of blockchains. From smart contracts that do not require …

Jobs Posting: Digest 12/07/2016

1. Assistant Conservator, Oriental Institute – The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA) 2. Director of Research, Collections & Exhibits, The Manitoba …

More content, less traffic: part I

It’s important to have high-quality content on your website, but columnist Conrad Saam believes that SEOs might be overdoing it. The post …

Publishing Revenue Fell 7% at Wiley

Sales in John Wiley’s newly-created publishing segment fell 7% in the second quarter ended October 31, 2016 compared to a year ago. …

Jobs Digest: 12/06/2016

1. Historic Preservation/Restoration Specialist II, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources 2. Digital Collection Materials Project (2 Positions), Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian …

Accessibility Whack-A-Mole

I don’t believe in perfection. Perfection is the opiate of the design community. Designers sometimes like to say that design is about …

SEO trends to prepare for in 2017

What’s on the horizon for search engine optimization (SEO) practitioners in the coming year? Columnist Pratik Dholakiya shares his predictions. The post …

Online store coming soon

Hopefully I will have everything set up in a couple of weeks. I intend to start listing used and refurbished tools, as …

Are Journals Lacking for Reviewers?

There is sufficient supply of reviewers to meet demand, a new paper suggests. It’s just not evenly distributed. → …read more Source: …

IPS Ready for the Holidays

With its integration of the Perseus distribution companies completed, Ingram Publisher Services said that 98% of independent booksellers will receive their orders …

Bookstore News: December 6, 2016

A new store preps for an opening in California, while one in Massachusetts opts to begin selling online first; an election-winner closes …

CCC Updates RightFind XML for Mining

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) made improvements to its RightFind XML for Mining software, which helps organizations use text mining to gain insights …

Blockchain Roundup for Info Pros

Information professionals should note the shifts that are happening with the advent of blockchains. From smart contracts that do not require trust …

Job Digest:

JOB: PROCESSING ARCHIVIST, University of North Carolina (NC, USA) Closing date: December 9, 2016 Position No. 942329 JOB SUMMARY The Robert Morgan …

Internship/Fellowship Digest: 12/05/2016

INTERNSHIP: CONSERVATION AND BUILDINGS INTERNSHIP (WINTER 2017), Tudor Place (Washington DC, 2016) Application Deadline: December 21, 2016 Stipend Available One of America’s …

Banned Books and Blockbusters

“Contrary to what, Googling around, you might assume, obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. “There is a bone in my …

"Building Tools to Facilitate Data Reuse"

Stefanie Kethers, Andrew Treloar, and Mingfang Wu have published “Building Tools to Facilitate Data Reuse” in the International Journal of Digital Curation. …

Book Review: The Smarter Screen

By Janet M. Six Shlomo Benartzi is a behavioral economist at UCLA who, with Richard Thaler, has created the Save More Tomorrow …

MarcEdit Windows/Linux Update

I’ve posted a small update over the weekend to correct an encoding issue when using the Z39.50 client in batch mode and …

Terry Reese: MarcEdit Mac Update

Posted a MarcEdit Mac update. This syncs the task management and Edit shortcuts with the Windows version. ************************************************** 1.9.45************************************************* Enhancement: Task Manager: …

MarcEdit Mac Update

Posted a MarcEdit Mac update. This syncs the task management and Edit shortcuts with the Windows version. ************************************************** 1.9.45************************************************* Enhancement: Task Manager: …

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