MarcEdit 6.3 Updates (all versions)

I spent sometime this week working on a few updates for MarcEdit 6.3. Full change log below (for all versions). Windows/Linux/MacOS: * …

COAR Annual Report 2016/17

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories has released the COAR Annual Report 2016/17 . Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: The report …

Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers

Finally something important an ebook can do! The post Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: …

Integrating animation into a design system

Perceived behavior of the machine triggers human behavior. “Keeping animation choreography cohesive from the outset of a project can be challenging, especially …

PRH Goes to the Park

Penguin Random House has wed its long-standing partnerships with New York City’s Public Theater and Literacy Partners with a philanthropic book progam …

How to Build a Digital Classroom

EdTech experts Shannon McClintock Miller and Joyce Valenza discuss favorite tools and methods for bringing technology into the classroom. …read more Source: …

Book Deals: Week of August 21, 2017

Sourcebooks buys a new Elizabeth Warren bio, Dresden Files author Jim Butcher sells a short story collection to Ace, Audible pays six …

Nancy Pearl's Next Chapter

In September, ‘America’s librarian’ will publish her debut novel ‘George & Lizzie’ with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore News: August 18, 2017

Plans solidify around new Queens, N.Y. bookstore; Maine gets a new bookstore; Pennsylvania indie to open a second location; Toronto is home …

Ed Summers: Delete Forensics

TLDR: Deleted tweets in a #unitetheright dataset seems to largely be the result of Twitter proactively suspending accounts. Surprisingly, a number of …

Beyond Ignorance

How can libraries enact their values in the wake of Charlottesville? Can we impart those values to our students? …read more Source: …

TitleTown Adds Two Imprints

The small press in Green Bay, Wisc., which specializes in true crime and survivor stories, is moving in new directions with the …

Ex Libris Group Updates Summon

Ex Libris Group announced a new release of Summon, which has subject-term searches (subject-term links are now part of Summon results and …

ACS Reviewer Lab Trains Peer Reviewers

ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications introduced ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course teaching researchers the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. It offers …

Dan Cohen: Age of Asymmetries

Cory Doctorow’s 2008 novel Little Brother traces the fight between hacker teens and an overactive surveillance state emboldened by a terrorist attack …

ACS Launches ChemRxiv

ACS has launched ChemRxiv. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is …

HCCP Launches a Self-Publishing Imprint

HarperCollins Christian Publishers has announced the launch of Elm Hill, a new self-publishing imprint created in collaboration with Accurance, a digital production …

Quarto Acquisition Talks Off

A week after it revealed that it had received an unsolicited takeover offer, the Quarto Group announced this morning that its discussions …

Bookstore News: August 16, 2017

San Antonio’s new bookstore; Wisconsin used bookstore is for sale; an Indian mobile store seeks support; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

Summering Down | Memoir

As summer winds down, we feel the passage of time more acutely. This month’s memoirists each address this in their own way: …

Ed Summers: utr

I’ve always intended to use this blog as more of a place for working notes as well somewhat mull fully formed writing. …

Bergstrom Succeeding Burke at Gallery

Jennifer Bergstrom has succeeded Louise Burke as publisher of the Gallery Book Group, the group’s parent company, Simon & Schuster, has announced. …

bibliotheca Introduces New Logo

bibliotheca is rebranding as a way to finalize its merger with 3M Library Systems. Its new logo has three red pillars that …

Pew Studies Online Trust Levels

Pew Research Center’s Internet & Tech division released a report, “The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade,” which features technologists, …

Jeffrey Beall Speaks Out

THE (Times Higher Education) ran an article on Jeffrey Beall, whose Beall’s List of predatory journals was shut down in January 2017. …

HighWire Press Gives Publishers Origins

HighWire Press launched Origins, a platform that helps publishers develop and maintain multiple journals, giving them end-to-end support. …read more Source: Information …

Jobs, Internships & Fellowships: August 14, 2017

Senior Photographer, Digitization Project, Department of Parliamentary Services Archivist (Part Time), Anglican Church SQ, Corporate Services Studio Manager: Frames, Royal Museums Greenwich, …

This week in Literature and Arts

August 7, 1934: The U.S. Court of Appeals upholds the lower court’s ruling that James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is art, not pornography, …

Ebook collection analysis

Two publications recently came across my desk: the May/June 2017 Library Technology Reports called Applying Quantitative Methods to E-Book Collections by Melissa …

To be a design-led company

Design as the primary organizational competence. I see John Maeda’s hand in this. “What got us here won’t get us there. I …

Accessibility for visual design

Creating color, typography and lay-out to fit humans, all of them. “They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As …

Spotlight on Taste of Home Cookbooks

This September, Taste of Home launches two new photo-packed cookbooks featuring over 1,000 recipes from across its print and digital platforms (Sponsored) …

Bookstore News: August 11, 2017

Andover Books to relocate; the bookstore inspired by Jeff-Kinney; a Seattle store goes on the block; the California store taking on Iranian …

World War I: Over There

This is a guest post by Rachel Telford, archivist for the Veterans History Project. It was first published on “Folklife Today,” the …