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Metadata advocacy

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Sharon Farnel of the University of Alberta, …

“MARC Must Die” 15 Years On

Fifteen years ago to the day I declared that “MARC Must Die” in Library Journal. It sparked a firestorm of criticism, mostly …

New York’s Only Volcano

A visit to a volcano simulator. The post New York’s Only Volcano appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: Scholarly …

How a LibGuide Got Me to Italy

OK, well that headline might be a bit of an exaggeration..but just slightly. Let me explain. In 2016, a professor at the …

Sharing and Profits

Big Sharing meets Big Publishing in a duel for your attention. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

"ResearchGate Backs Down"

Lindsay McKenzie has published “ResearchGate Backs Down” in Inside Higher Ed. ResearchGate is removing “large numbers” of e-prints to comply with publisher …

Beyond the Authorized Access Point?

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Stephen Hearn of the University of Minnesota. …

Three Cheers for Ada Lovelace Day!

Today we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day in this summary of a new report, Championing the Success of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, …

Penn Jillette on books

Topic: BooksPeople forget how useful books are. –Penn Jillette …read more Source: LIS News

Outrage and Circuses

Two books helped me understand how we engage with breaking news. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

La Biblioteca Podcast Series Launches

Catalina Gómez (left) and Talía Guzmán-González (right) interview former Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera for an upcoming episode of the new “La …

DigitalKoans Publication Plan

I anticipate that scheduled publication of DigitalKoans will resume on 1/23/18. Until then, posts will be irregular, less frequent, and will start …

What's New From Pew Research Center

NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, “a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the …

First—And Foremost | Debut Novels

Some debut novels are much anticipated, such as National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Thomas Pierce’s The Afterlives, Commonwealth Short Story …

Technology as the New Tobacco

Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media and cigarettes. The post Technology as the New Tobacco appeared first on …

The Things We Forget

Watching Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novicks’ Vietnam War documentary series and realizing what I don’t remember. …read more Source: Library Babel Fish

Accessible Archives Joins COUNTER

Accessible Archives, Inc. announced that it has joined COUNTER as a full member and will become fully compliant with the COUNTER Code …

New Perspectives | Day of Dialog Brooklyn

Besides offering New Perspectives, speakers at this aptly named panel at LJ’s inaugural Day of Dialog Brooklyn asked thought-provoking questions. Obama campaign …

Portable Peer Review RIP

After several pivots and failures, it may be time to finally say goodbye to portable peer review. The post Portable Peer Review …

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

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

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 …

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 …