New Bestsellers | 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 …

Algorithms Are Opinions Embedded in Code

Would an AI-driven peer review system improve objectivity? Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction explains the biases and subjectivity inherent …

Saving Christian Fiction

In a moribund market, faith-based publishers hunt for fresh voices and new genres. …read more Source: Publishers

Obituary: Julius Lester

Award-winning author, educator, activist, and musician Julius Lester, known for a body of work focused on African-American culture, as well as for …

Morrison Leaving HarperCollins

Michael Morrison, president and publisher of HarperCollins’s U.S. General Books Group, will be leaving the company at the end of the month. …

Ed Summers: Desire

I recently reviewed an article draft that some EDGI folks were putting together that examines their work to date. The draft is …

What’s next for technical SEO?

As web technologies continue to grow and evolve, interest in technical SEO is growing along with it. Columnist Patrick Stox looks ahead …

Mental Illness in the Web Industry

The picture of the tortured artist has endured for centuries: creative geniuses who struggle with their metaphorical demons and don’t relate to …

NBF Adds Three to Board of Directors

The National Book Foundation has elected Lucia Ferreira, Michael Lynton, and Michelle Weiner to its board of directors. …read more Source: Publishers

Gorilla Theatre

Taking up John Warner’s idea that we need to rethink how we expose new college students to the research process – maybe …

The technology behind AI in PPC

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time, so why are we only just now exploring its applications for PPC? …

The Bestselling Cookbooks of 2017

With more than 174,000 copies sold, Ree Drummond’s ‘Come and Get It’ was last year’s top selling print cookbook. …read more Source: …

NEIBA Announces New Executive Director

Longtime book industry professional Beth Ineson will succeed Steve Fischer as executive director of the New England Independent Booksellers Association. …read more …

Introducing Untold Stories

I’m delighted and excited to introduce Untold Stories, a project aimed at pursuing an art conservation profession that represents and preserves a …

IMLS Rolls Out 5-Year Strategic Plan

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) unveiled “Transforming Communities,” its new strategic plan for 2018 to 2022. It outlines four …

Ed Summers: Delete Notes

I recently finished reading Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and thought I would jot down some brief notes for my future self, since …

Ed Summers: Delete

I recently finished reading Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and thought I would jot down some brief notes for my future self, since …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 140th birthday to three-time Pulitzer winner Carl Sandburg, a dean of American poetry as well as a journalist and biographer, born …

Donald Peterson Student Travel Award

The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes …

New Bestsellers | 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 …

A Soft Start to 2018

At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 2% lower in the week ended Jan. 7, 2018, …

WI13: Authors and Books to Watch

A selection of notable adult and children’s authors to meet at the institute, whose books are due out between now and the …

The Bestsellers of 2017

The year the crayons quit, 2017 finally saw adult coloring books give way—but the usual Big Five dominance was as present as …

Smart speaker sales grew 103% last year

The virtual assistant devices became the fastest selling consumer technology last year, dramatically outpacing wearables and VR. The post Smart speaker sales …

Map LC to Dewey

A very general site that maps Library of Congress Classification to the Dewey Decimal Classification is LC to DDC is Map LC …

Catalogue & Index: Issue 189

The new issue of C&I (189) is now available here. The theme of our December issue is cataloguing non-text based and unusual …

MarcEdit Updates (All versions)

I’ve posted updates for all versions of MarcEdit, including MarcEdit MacOS 3. MarcEdit 7 (Windows/Linux) changelog: Bug Fix: Export Settings: Export was …

MarcEdit MacOS 3 has Arrived!

MarcEdit MacOS 3 is the latest branch of the MarcEdit 7 family. MarcEdit MacOS 3 represents the next generational update for MarcEdit …

Movie Alert: 'Paddington 2'

The U.S. release of Paddington 2 on January 12 arrives with particular poignancy, as Paddington’s creator, Michael Bond, died at age 91 …