Academic Torrents

Topic: Academic LibrariesWelcome to Academic Torrents! Making 15.47TB of research data available. We’ve designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets – …

Bookstore News: August 29, 2016

New stores open in Texas and Minnesota; established stores celebrate their first 40 years in Vermont and California; and more. …read more …

technical debt/technical weight

Bart Wronski writes a blog post about “technical weight”, a concept related to but distinct from “technical debt.” I can associate some …

Libraries and churches

Topic: LibrariesI think about this connection between churches and libraries as I walk down the hall to my office every morning — …

The SEM automation primer

Wondering how to get started with automation? Columnist David Fothergill provides a handy primer, including recommended tools and what they can be …

US College Libraries in a Digital Age

Topic: Academic LibrariesThe days of musty books on shelves, bound journals, card catalogs, long tables and rules governing behavior are gone. Now …

News Roundup [August 26, 2016]

Every Friday, NSR releases a compilation of news stories related to ebooks, epublishing, elibraries, and digital literacy from around the world. The …

Global Publishing Leaders 2016: Weka

The Weka Specialist Publishing House for Public Authorities and Industry was founded by Werner and Karin Mützel in 1973. …read more Source: …

Global Publishing Leaders 2016: Cornelsen

Franz Cornelsen Education Group is a Germany-based company that provides learning services and creates and distributes educational materials for a market ranging …

Global Publishing Leaders 2016: Bonnier

The Bonnier Group is a family-owned international media group active in TV, daily newspapers, business and trade publishing, magazines, film, books, radio …

Devotionals Find an Expanded Audience

Devotionals—short readings intended to strengthen readers’ faith—have grown increasingly important to Christian publishers. …read more Source: Publishers

Book Deals: Week of August 29, 2016

Viking Children’s nabs the latest by Sarah Dessen; Megan Miranda sells an adult psychological thriller for six figures; Robert Repino closes on …

Of Dirty Books and Bread

Topic: BooksThis piece of advice forms the antidote to the abovementioned instruction for cleaning books: conflicting advice across the centuries. Undecided on …

Equinox Software: Evergreen 2011

This is the sixth in our series of posts leading up to Evergreen’s Tenth birthday. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Metamorphosis is …

ScribbleLive buys SEO platform Linkdex

The acquisition adds organic search optimization to ScribbleLive’s growing content marketing arsenal of algorithms and other tools. The post ScribbleLive buys SEO …

The six minds of UX design

Nice job title, UX psychologist. Didn’t know there was such a thing (discipline) as UX Psychology. “We talk to UX psychologist John …

Four Questions with... Rachel Hecht

Hecht recently left her position as executive director of children’s and YA scouting at Mary Anne Thompson Associates to launch her own …

Bookstore News: August 25, 2016

A bookstore pops up in Arkansas; new stores prep top open in Pennsylvania and Minnesota; a B&N on Long Island could get …

bibliotheca Teams Up With Living Language

bibliotheca has entered a partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, to exclusively distribute that company’s digital language-learning courses …

Wikiverse Reaches for the Stars

Wikiverse, a new interactive 3D website, aims to turn a Wikipedia search into an outer space experience. It presents “constellations” of related …

SAGE Offers New Survey Guide

SAGE introduced The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, a guide for conducting survey research studies. It examines local and national survey methods …

LibUX: Catnip

I really like that one of the core set of library services from version-one-point-oh is to match-make me with something to read …

Obituary: Jack Lamplough

Jack Lamplough, who served as director in the marketing and publicity departments at Tower Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and Quirk Books, …

Religion Book Deals: August 2016

Eerdmans nabbed a book on Bob Dylan and spiritual writer Thomas Merton, Whitaker House bought the story of a man kidnapped by …

The Woes of Wikipedia

There’s a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it’s becoming a hostile place for many editors. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

RSC/MusicWG/4 1 August 2016 Revision of RDA 6.28.1.9 and 6.28.1.10, Additions to Access Points Representing Musical Works Submitted: Damian Iseminger, Chair, RSC …

RDA models for Provenance Data

RSC/TechnicalWG/1 8 August 2016 RDA models for Provenance Data Submitted: Damian Iseminger, Chair, RSC Music Working Group …read more Source: Committee on …

Three Reading Revolutions

I have been thinking ‘long and mad’ (in the words of my favorite poet Pablo Neruda) about the history of the book. …

Congress.gov Nominated for Award

Poster of the legislative process. Congress.gov FedScoop, the Washington DC government tech media company, announced that Congress.gov is one of their nominees …

LibUX: Blueprint for Trello

If you think of a journey map as an aerial view, the top-down plot of your user’s tour through a service — …

Designing desirable experiences

The holy trinity: Usable, useful and desirable experiences. “There is no justification for designing something that doesn’t solve a problem. However, the …

#CIG16 After Dinner Speaker

At this year’s CIG conference in Swansea we will be very pleased to welcome artist Sam Winston as our after dinner speaker …