Be There or Be Square!!

Topic: LibrariesLibrary Of CongressGet ready to GET DOWN… at the Library of Congress Disco Dance Party with Gloria Gaynor! It’s a celebration …

NU ACCESS Call for External Proposals

Application deadline: April 15 2017 The Northwestern University, Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU ACCESS) is …

Monthly StatShot, October 2016

Sales of adult trade books fell 13.1% in October 2016 compared to the same month in 2015, while sales in the children’s/young …

Every Amazon Books Location, Mapped

The pace of openings for Amazon’s physical bookstores has ramped up. Here’s a map of every existing and announced location. …read more …

Ed Summers: Teaching Networks

Yesterday I had the good fortune to speak with Miriam Posner, Scott Weingart and Thomas Padilla about their experiences teaching digital humanities …

Bookstore News: March 24, 2017

New England Mobile Book Fair to downsize; Foyles touts second profitable year, Pennsylvania’s Quadrant Book Mart reopens; and more. …read more Source: …

10 Essential Supernatural Mysteries

Jess Kidd, author of the new mystery ‘Himself,’ picks 10 of her favorite supernatural mysteries, including ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘The …

Yes!! Librarians as Superheroes

Topic: LibrariansLibrariesFrom Onward State a piece about a new series of trading cards for Penn State Librarians. The Penn State librarians have …

How much is a happy customer worth?

In today’s highly analytical marketing world, is it really possible to place a value on customer happiness? Well, yes. And that’s just …

How AI will shape the future of search

Artificial intelligence is changing the way users access information online. Columnist Justin Freid discusses where the trends are heading and what this …

pinboard: Twitter

Have not read the full report but based on the abstract seems useful to those involved in the #code4lib incorporati… …read more …

No Shelf Required is now on Facebook

Dear NSR readers, As our readership grows and our columnists’ views expand beyond libraries and beyond the confines of the book industry, …

Gale Puts New Emphasis on Women's Studies

Gale introduced the Women’s Studies Archive to the Gale Primary Sources program. The archive’s first collection, Women’s Issues and Identities, features 1 …

World War I: Norvel Preston Clotfelter

(The following is a guest post by Rachel Telford, archivist with the Veterans History Project.) Norvel Preston Clotfelter. Veterans History Project. In …

UX maturity models: A collection

Models are great for analysis and explanation. Less for designing a future. “For at least ten years now I have been collecting …

Hash#map ?

I frequently have griped that Hash didn’t have a useful map/collect function, something allowing me to transform the hash keys or values …

DMOZ Shut Down

Last August I wrote a blog post about how attention merchants were sucking the value out of online publishing. In it I …

Terry Reese: MarcEdit Update Notes

MarcEdit Update: All Versions Over the past several weeks, I’ve been working on a wide range of updates related to MarcEdit. Some …

Evergreen ILS: OpenSRF 2.5.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenSRF 2.5.0, a message routing network that offers scalability and failover support for individual …

Religion Book Deals: March 2017

HarperOne takes rights to multiple books by bestselling author Fr. James Martin, Paraclete signs its first fiction title in over a decade, …

Licensing Hotline: March 2017

Read on for news about Little, Brown’s books tied to Spirit Riding Free, new licensing deals at Walter Foster Jr., brand extension …

Bookstore News: March 21, 2017

Gloucester’s Toad Hall celebrates 45 years, new Brooklyn store to open May 1, Hartford store moves; London store for Afro-Caribbean authors may …

Impactstory Rolls Out OA Article Finder

Impactstory introduced Unpaywall, a Chrome extension that links users to free, full-text versions of research articles as they browse for them online. …

IMLS Speaks Out on Federal Budget

Kathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), released a statement on the president’s proposed FY2018 budget. …

Clarivate Analytics Debuts Garfield Award

Clarivate Analytics is starting a memorial scholarship to honor Eugene Garfield’s legacy. The Eugene Garfield Information Sciences Pioneer Award “will be given …

Wither Portable Peer Review

Does the closing of Axios Review portend the end of independent peer review? The post Wither Portable Peer Review appeared first on …

HMH Restructuring Begins

Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last …

Good Luck to This Guy

Topic: LibrariesMoney IssuesPublic LibrariesState LibrariesCalifornia State Librarian, Greg Lucas, seeks money for CA libraries in a visit to Congress. It’s going to …