SAGE Journals Get Updated Platform

SAGE created a new platform for SAGE Journals that features enhanced author tools, more intuitive navigation, improved search functionality, and ease of …

Coders Preserve Climate Data

According to WIRED, a group of University of California-Berkeley community members is saving federal climate data on nongovernmental servers. …read more Source: …

In or Out? | Memoir

This month’s memoirs feature individuals who are pushing at the boundaries of conventional societal expectations. As outsiders working within and against the …

How Snackable Is Your Content?

By Jon Walter When people visit your Web site, there’s a good chance they’ll give you only 15 seconds of their time. …

2017 Call for BSLA project proposals

IFLA invites library associations to submit a proposal for Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) projects commencing in 2017. The invitation is now …

Matter of Facts

From Truthiness to #DayofFacts …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Jobs Digest: February 17, 2017

Collections Assistant, University College London – UCL Culture, Museums and Collections Heritage at Risk Projects Officer, Historic England Leader Historic Building Conservation …

LITA: LITA Personas Task Force

Coming soon to the LITA blog: the results of the LITA Personas Task Force. The initial report contains a number of useful …

Developer at Northwestern University

Northwestern University is recruiting a Developer. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: The frontend developer designs and develops modern, usable interfaces for …

Obituary: Dick Bruna

Dutch children’s author-illustrator Dick Bruna, widely known for his iconic bunny character Miffy, died on February 16 at age 89. In all …

Making ALA Great Again

Librarians are standing up to Trump, and they want the American Library Association to follow suit. …read more Source: Publishers

Obama Book Deals Getting Close

Book proposals from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are making the rounds among the Big Five trade …

Broken link building made easy

Broken link building is a great tactic, but prospecting for broken links in your niche can be time-consuming and inefficient. Luckily, columnist …

Follett Taps George Coe as COO

Follett Corporation has appointed George Coe as chief operating officer for Follett and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31. Coe will report …

Bookstore News: February 16, 2017

ABA announces board candidates and diversity task force; Samuel French Bookstore in London to close; Word After Word opens in California; and …

Galen Charlton: TIMTOWTDI

The Internet Archive had this to say earlier today: Access to physical libraries is neither universal nor equitable. We hope to put …

Exact Editions Adds MuseumsEtc Content

MuseumsEtc, which publishes books for museums and galleries, rolled out a digital subscription package of 60-plus books on the Exact Editions platform …

Data Designed for Discovery

I’ve been talking about linked data for so long that I can’t remember when I first began. I was actually a skeptic …

Updates to historical period numbers

At its June 2016 Meeting 139, the DDC Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) approved new historical period numbers in 930-990 for Pakistan, Bangladesh, …

Memory and the Printing Press

Topic: LibrariesBefore the printing press, memory was the main store of human knowledge. Scholars had to go to find books, often traveling …

Islandora: Islandoracon Logo!

The Islandoracon Planning Committee is very pleased to unveil the logo that will grace our conference t-shirts in Hamilton, Ontario this May: …

World War I: Online Offerings

(The following was written for the March/April 2017 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM. You can read editions of past …

HMH Names Jack Lynch New CEO

Jack Lynch, currently CEO of Renaissance Learning, has been named CEO and president of HMH succeeding Linda Zecher, who resigned in September. …

Bookstore Sales Rose 2.5% in 2016

Despite some softness late in the year, bookstores sales in 2016 rose 2.5% over 2015. Store revenue reached just under $12 billion …

Build Your Ultimate Martech Stack

It’s not enough to build a martech stack; you’ve got to build the right stack for your organization. Strategy, efficiency, integration and …

Seasonal and holiday link building

It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day 2018! Columnist Andrew Dennis explains how to structure a link-building campaign for …

David Rosenthal: RFC 4810

A decade ago next month Wallace et al published RFC 4810 Long-Term Archive Service Requirements. Its abstract is:There are many scenarios in …

Re: [RDA-L] More than one preferred name?

Posting to RDA-L On 08/02/2017 10:11, Heidrun Wiesenmüller wrote: Quoting fromhttp://www.rda-rsc.org/sites/all/files/RSC-Chair-18.pdf (p. 3/4): “The definite article (“the”) is replaced by the indefinite …

Conservation Police

It’s hard to know where to start. “But, but, Officer, I wasn’t putting PVA directly on the spine….” Others? …read more Source: …

Conservation Police

It’s hard to know where to start. “But, but, Officer, I wasn’t putting PVA directly on the spine….” Others? …read more Source: …

Terry Reese: MarcEdit Update: All Versions

All versions have been updated. For specific information about workstream work, please see: MarcEdit Workstreams: MacOS and Windows/Linux MarcEdit Mac Changelog: ************************************************* …

Sourcebooks Signs Hot Wattpad Author

Sourcebooks has acquired worldwide English rights to ‘Chasing Red,’ a novel by Canadian author Isabelle Ronin, which was the most-read story on …

Knight Foundation Invests in OpenNews

According to Talking New Media, the Knight Foundation made a $1.1 million investment in the OpenNews network, which launched under Mozilla’s leadership …

Innovative Rolls Out Encore Improvements

Innovative launched Encore version 4.6, which includes new options for helping patrons and students find specific materials quickly. …read more Source: Information …

GPO Outlines Future Priorities

Davita Vance-Cooks, the director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), gave a presentation on the agency’s future priorities to the House …

IFLA Green Library Award 2017

sponsored by De Gruyter What is a Green Library? The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion …

bento_search 1.7.0 released

bento_search is the gem for making embedding of external searches in Rails a breeze, focusing on search targets and use cases involving …