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ECPN Interviews: Electronic Media Conservation

To promote awareness and a clearer understanding of different pathways into specializations that require particular training, The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) …

Closeup Listening

Oral history projects organized, performed, and/or administered by archives and libraries create opportunities for audiences dispersed by geography and date to hear …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 85th birthday to Little Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia’s Pleasant Hill section December 5, 1932. One of rock …

Ed Summers: Information Flux

Bossewitch & Sinnreich (2012) contains a useful description of information flux which is a conceptual framework for thinking about the flow of …

Ed Summers: Information Flux

Bossewitch & Sinnreich (2012) contains a useful description of information flux which is a conceptual framework for thinking about the flow of …

The MarcEdit 7 Song

MarcEdit 7 represents the next generation of the MarcEdit software. And aside from having new features, new options, and better performance – …

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/23/2018

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/23/2018. Happy holidays. Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 8 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | …

Book Deals: Week of December 11, 2017

Putnam invests in Rowley’s sophomore novel, Pegasus buys a memoir by a humanitarian aid worker, journalist Keah Brown takes an essay collection …

Cites & Insights 17: 2017

Walt Crawford has published “Cites & Insights 17: 2017.” Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: If you care about gray OA–the gold …

PRH Inks Multi-Book 'Avatar' Deal

Penguin Random House has inked a worldwide publishing deal with Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products for James Cameron’s Avatar …

BookCon Looks to Broaden Audience

Since its inception in 2014, BookCon has mainly drawn women in the 18 to 30-year-old age bracket, but organizer ReedPop is adding …

Head of Conservation (New York, NY, USA)

The New York Public Library seeks an experienced conservator to provide expert strategic and administrative leadership for its conservation operations. The Head …

What's Cooking at Book Larder?

We asked Lara Hamilton, owner at Seattle’s Book Larder, to gather up her picks for every foodie in your life this season. …

Bookstore News: December 6, 2017

New bookstore to open in Anchorage; the university trying to buy its bookstore; B&N to close San Jose store; the Texas library …

Links: To speed or not to speed

Want to build links faster? Julie Joyce discusses which tasks can be sped up and which can’t. The post Links: To speed …

Stewardship in the Age of Algorithms

Some deep thinking going on here. Be aware of the algo’s. “This paper explores pragmatic approaches that might be employed to document …

Riggio Ups B&N Stake

Following Barnes & Noble’s disappointing financial performance for the second quarter ended October 28, 2017, company chairman Len Riggio bought 1 million …

Data and Decisions at EDUCAUSE

At the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Philadelphia, more than 8,000 attendees gathered to discuss the latest IT trends …

LITA: Interview with Ken Varnum

Ken Varnum, editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), kindly agreed to meet with me last month when he was in Denver …

Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

Photo by Elena Rose Photography For many readers, the fantasy genre conjures images of kings and queens, knights on horses, dragons, wizards, …

Negotiating with Vendors

As I begin to dive into acquisitions and vendor relations, a recent article in Online Searcher appears to be well-timed and of …

What DesignOps Can Learn from DevOps

By Jeff Sussna As respect for design as a competitive advantage grows, companies are tackling the challenge of integrating design practices into …

Follett Corp. Names New CEO

Patrick Connolly has been tapped to succeed Ray Griffith as president and CEO of Follett Corp. He will join the company on …

Bookstore News: December 4, 2017

A Harvard Coop reading turns violent; Louisiana university bookstore closes; LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; the history of the Strand’s totes; and …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 75th birthday to Jimi Hendrix, born November 27, 1942, in Seattle, WA. His first name actually was John, but his father, …

Big Deal Cancellation Tracking

SPARC has released Big Deal Cancellation Tracking. Here’s an excerpt: The “big deal” has often been compared to a cable or satellite …

Dewey by the Numbers

Here’s a brief snapshot of the DDC 23 EN database (the database associated with the English-language version of DDC 23) as of …