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Data Visualization and Scale

A clever visualization that makes it easier to understand statistics about human populations be reducing their scale. The post Data Visualization and …

Library Advocacy Efforts Gain Steam

A look at some ongoing federal, state, and local librarian-led campaigns to demonstrate the value of libraries in the community. …read more …

Book Deals: Week of June 19, 2017

Marisha Pessl sells her YA debut, Raybourn re-ups at Berkley for six figures, a medical mystery memoir from the Daring Book for …

Thank You, Librarians!

This year may have been a smaller BookExpo, but not for the Librarians’ Lounge. This year was our biggest year ever. Attendance …

The 10 Best John Ashbery Poems

Picked by Karin Roffman, author of ‘The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life.’ …read more Source: Publishers

Is Library IT on the Margins?

Recently Ithaka S+R published an Issue Brief entitled “Finding a Way from the Margins to the Middle: Library Information Technology, Leadership, and …

Bookstore News: June 15, 2017

New bookstores for Missouri and New Jersey; Texas resort-town store wins top hop honor; Michigan and Ohio stores to reopen; and more. …

NBC News Starts Video Journalism Unit

NBC News introduced NBC Left Field, a digital video unit composed of cinematographers, journalists, animators, and social media “gurus” who will cover …

Welcome to our New Poet Laureate!

(The following is a repost from the blog “From the Catbird Seat: Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress.”) Tracy K. …

Ordering à la Carte | Memoir

For those who are not in the mood for any one thing but ravenous for variety, this month’s memoirs reflect the delightful …

When in Rome...

Topic: InternationalLibrariesvisit a library! Not only a feast for the mind but also for the eye. New York Times has a lovely …

LifeWay to Add Four More Stores

LifeWay Christian Stores, now the largest Christian bookstore chain in the U.S. following the closure of Family Christian Stores, is opening four …

10 years, Shifting Gears

In 2007, OCLC Research and the Society of American Archivists convened the Digitization Matters meeting to explore barriers preventing institutions from scaling …

Design in the era of the algorithm

Perfect text for those involved in circle three of Maeda: Computational Design. “The design and presentation of data is just as important …

Bookstore News: June 13, 2017

Stores to close in California and Singapore; expanded bookstores coming to Baltimore and Chicago; an Ohio bookstore reopens; and more. …read more …

SSRN Introduces BioRN

SSRN launched the Biology Research Network (BioRN). Biology researchers can use it to post preprints and working papers, share ideas, and collaborate, …

4 reasons your PPC programs can fail

Are you your own greatest obstacle to paid search success? Columnist Pauline Jakober explains four ways you may be inadvertently setting your …

Job Opening: Conservation Librarian, Tulane

Reporting to the Director, Technical Services Division, the Conservation Librarian is responsible for collaborating with various librarians and staff to identify, assess …

Voices for Canada

Canada, in spite of its southern neighbor’s too frequent assumptions, is not a cultural outpost of US art, literary, and literacy practices. …

NCSU’s Susan K. Nutter to Retire

Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at North Carolina State University, will retire this fall. Here’s an excerpt from …

This week in Literature and Arts

Remembering the great Ray Bradbury, who passed June 5, 2012. Five years gone. Visited Ray’s grave in Los Angeles last summer. Happy …