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Envisioning Chemistry

Short films show the beauty of chemical reactions. The post Envisioning Chemistry appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: Scholarly …

Quirks Work At Quirk Books

For the Philadelphia-based indie with more than a few surprise bestsellers in its tanks, Quirk’s the name and quirk’s the game. …read …

Books That Inspire

For readers looking for a motivational boost, publishers of so-called inspirational titles offer lots of options ranging from the spiritual to the …

Books Meet Tech At PubTechConnect

The inaugural conference found businesses beyond the book world bringing disruptive ideas to a publishing market staring down its digital future. …read …

DPLA: Our Values

In today’s society, where fake news abounds, funding for arts and humanities programs is at risk, inequality is expanding, and our nation …

DigitalKoans Turns 12

The first DigitalKoans post, which was about John Willinsky’s book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship, …

Fox Chapel Expands

Fox Chapel, the East Petersburg, Pa.–based publisher, is bringing on three new directors in three separate departments as part of its ongoing …

NodeSource Unveils New Tool

NodeSource updated its open source Node.js platform with the product N|Solid for Alpine Linux, which “enables a secure, reliable and extensible platform …

GPO Launches New GPO.GOV Website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public …

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

Topic: Book MobilesInternationalLibrariesBAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what …

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled by Librarians

Topic: LibrariesPoliticsFrom the Huffington Post: When the first daughter tweeted about applauding librarians last week, she was not met with much praise. …

"The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints"

Judy Luther has published “The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints” in The Scholarly Kitchen. Here’s an excerpt: Significant events have occurred in …

"Copyright Reform Is Never Happening"

Andrew Albanese has published “Copyright Reform Is Never Happening” in Publishers Weekly. Here’s an excerpt: But here’s what’s most troublesome to me: …

The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints

An overview of recent events and current state of preprints in the scholarly communications landscape. The post The Stars Are Aligning for …

The Book

Topic: BooksThe BookWe may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the …

ProQuest Adds to Its Civil War Archive

ProQuest introduced the Robert E. Lee Papers archive as part of the ProQuest History Vault: Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union …

New skill sets for metadata management

That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Jennifer Baxmeyer of Princeton, Dawn Hale of …

Terry Reese: MarcEdit Updates Posted

Change log below: Mac Updates: 2.3.12 ************************************************** ** 2.3.12 ************************************************** * Update: Alma Integration Updates: New Create Holdings Record Template * Update: …

MarcEdit Updates Posted

Change log below: Mac Updates: 2.3.12 ************************************************** ** 2.3.12 ************************************************** * Update: Alma Integration Updates: New Create Holdings Record Template * Update: …

MarcEdit 7 Upgrade Advisor

I’ll be updating this periodically, but I wanted to make this available now. One of the biggest changes related to MarcEdit 7, …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy birthday to Ward Bond, born in Benkelman, Nebraska, April 9, 1903. One of the great character actors and a pillar of …

Pic of the Week: Reading Without Walls

Gene Luen Yang. Photo by Shawn Miller. Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, launched his Reading Without Walls program …

Jobs, Internships & Fellowships Digest: April 14, 2017

Digital Preservation Librarian, James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation Institute – Canadian Heritage Project Conservator, Glamorgan Archives …

The PEEPles v. O.J. Simpson

Topic: Friday FunniesFriday Time KillersHumorWinner of the Peeps Diorama Contest from The Washington City Paper. Tweet …read more Source: LIS News

Make the Commercial First

Illustrations by the talented Sous Simonphone. If an app launches in the app store, and no one hears it, did it really …

Post-Post Truth

What have we learned from the “fake news” conundrum? That neither algorithmic tweaks nor lessons in fact-checking will solve the problem. …read …

1,000 ways to redirect

What’s in a redirect? Columnist Patrick Stox provides a primer on redirects, showing why this critical technical SEO task can often trip …