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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 …

HC Profits Rise in Fiscal 2017

Although sales in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 fell slightly from fiscal 2016, earnings increased 7.5% to $199 million at …

Morrow Publicity Adds Events Role

William Morrow has named Shelby Meizlik to the newly-created role of v-p of special events and creative strategies. Kelly Rudolph has also …

Accenture Buys Search Technologies

Accenture acquired Search Technologies, which specializes in the design, implementation, and management of Big Data and search analytics. Accenture will apply its …

Web Developer at Syracuse University

Syracuse University is recruiting a Web Developer. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: The Web Developer will participate in the design, implementation, …

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done

Great for your empathy. “Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas include the same information and also add behavioral …

Regnery Has Soft Second Quarter

The release in last year’s second quarter of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestseller ‘Hillary’s America’ made for a difficult comparison for Regnery in this …

Just Business

In the wake of Elsesvier scooping up boxes of library work on open access with their acquisition of Bepress, I’m pondering why …

Code4Lib: Code4Lib 2018

Topic: conferencesCode4Lib 2018 will be held from February 13-16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. More information is available on the conference website at: …

New numbers for martial arts topics

Since last year, the editorial team has published two rounds of updates to the schedules for martial arts. These changes were approved …

Obituary: Rebecca Bond

Author-illustrator and designer Rebecca Bond died on August 2 after a brief illness. She was 45 years old. …read more Source: Publishers

Obituary: Jill McElmurry

Acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Jill McElmurry, best known for her work on the Little Blue Truck picture book series, died …

Bookstore News: August 8, 2017

Nashville gets a new bookstore; promoting bookstores as “places of ideas”; a Nevada store under threat of closing; and more. …read more …

S&S Has 10% Sales Gain in Q2

Second quarter revenue rose 10% at Simon & Schuster in the second quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, while …

SSRN Branches Out Into Chemistry With ChemRN

SSRN, owned by Elsevier, launched the Chemistry Research Network (ChemRN). It complements the recently released Biology Research Network (BioRN), the organization’s first …

LITA: Lost Art of Creativity

The Lost Art series examines tech tools that encourage communication between libraries and its users. The Lost Art of Conversation looked at …

Laughing to Learn

Humor is a powerful force that can be put to work in advancing understanding. Whether it’s the witty raconteur of a math …

DigitalKoans Publication Changes

Although DigitalKoans has no formal publishing schedule, you may have noticed that I have been typically posting Monday through Friday for quite …

Principles for Mobile Design

By Steven Hoober I am a principled designer. I also like to think I am a principled man, but today, I’m going …

Principles for Mobile Design

By Steven Hoober I am a principled designer. I also like to think I am a principled man, but today, I’m going …

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

By Chris Ward This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of Chris Ward’s book Jump Start Responsive Web Design. 2017 …

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

By Chris Ward This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of Chris Ward’s book Jump Start Responsive Web Design. 2017 …

PW Star Watch Honorees Announced

The top 45 honorees in running for the ‘Publishers Weekly’ PW Star Watch 2017 award have been announced. …read more Source: Publishers