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“As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster” —Henry Hill, Goodfellas, September 19, 1990. Happy 89th …

Why Books Will Always Matter

An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas. The post Why Books Will Always Matter appeared first on The Scholarly …

Pranking the Academy

Thinking about the Third World Quarterly situation. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Books for a Clearer Life

Books about conscious living aim to awaken readers to greater spiritual and self-awareness. …read more Source: Publishers

Abrams Parent Company in Merger Talks

La Martinière Groupe, the French parent company of Abrams, is in discussions to merge with fellow French publisher Média‐Participations. The two companies …

Bookstore News: September 22, 2017

New bookstores planned for Ohio and New York; a California couple launch a mobile bookstore; visiting three of Washington state’s indies; a …

New Online: James K. Polk Papers

Engraved portrait of James Polk. This is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, a historian in the Manuscript Division. “Twelve months ago …

The Librarian of Auschwitz

Topic: Books Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review — The Librarian of Auschwitz …read more Source: LIS News

Anatomy of a Google search listing

There’s no perfect method to snagging the top overall search result for every relevant query, but columnist Stephan Spencer believes that understanding …

Bookstore News: September 20, 2017

New bookstores to open in Massachusetts and Virginia; the Seattle Mystery Bookstore to close, a list of gay bookstores around the world; …

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Topic: AnnouncementsLibrariesNow playing at NYC’s Film Forum: Ex Libris NYPL. Frederick Wiseman cracks open institutions: the military, the insane asylum, the high …

D-Lib: D-Lib Magazine

D-Lib Magazine ceased publishing new issues in July 2017. This RSS Feed will no longer be updated. …read more Source: Planet Code4Lib

Library Launches labs.loc.gov

Today the Library of Congress has launched labs.loc.gov as a new online space designed to empower exploration and discovery in digital collections. …

The Superrench

In addition to an awesome name, the handle of this beautifully made drop forged open-end wrench tapers elegantly to match the size …

The Superrench

In addition to an awesome name, the handle of this beautifully made drop forged open-end wrench tapers elegantly to match the size …

Richard Wallis: Schema.org for Tourism

The latest release of Schema.org (v3.3 August 2017) included enhancements proposed by The Tourism Structured Web Data Community Group. Although fairly small, …

ALA Taps New Strategic Advisors

Jon Peha and Sari Feldman became senior fellows of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). They are tasked with providing “strategic …

This week in Literature and Arts

Birthday greetings to Brian De Palma, born September 11, 1940, in Newark, NJ. I assume he’s best known for the crime thrillers …

Evergreen ILS: OpenSRF 2.5.2 released

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenSRF 2.5.2, a message routing network that offers scalability and failover support for individual …

Monthly StatShot, April 2017

Sales of adult books dropped 4% in April 2017 compared to April 2016 and declined 4.6% in the children’s/young adult category, according …

Quarto Reorganizes U.K. Imprints

The Quarto Group has reorganized some of its U.K.-based imprints in what the publisher calls “an effort to re-energize its publishing program, …

Carolina Wren Press Acquires John F. Blair

Durham, N.C.-based Carolina Wren Press is acquiring the trademarks and backlist of Winston-Salem-based publisher John F. Blair. The combined company will function …

10 Creepy Psychological Thrillers

Jane Robins, author of the engrossing and creepy novel, ‘White Bodies,’ picks 10 of her favorite psychological thrillers. …read more Source: Publishers

Project Management for Humans

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Brett Harned’s new book, Project Management for …

Lucidworks: Solr Payloads

Before we delve into the technical details, what’s the big picture? What real-world challenges are made better with these new Solr capabilities? …