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"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 …

Dan Cohen: Roy’s World

In one of his characteristically humorous and self-effacing autobiographical stories, Roy Rosenzweig recounted the uneasy feeling he had when he was working …

Catalogue and Index: Issue 188

The new issue of C&I (188) is now available here. Excerpt from the editorial: Classification is the theme of this bumper issue …

eBooks in the Law Library

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed asked if medical schools still need books. The question of the role of eBooks in …

Google Books and Mein Kampf

I hadn’t look at Google Books in a while, or at least not carefully, so I was surprised to find that Google …

David Rosenthal: IPRES 2017

Kyoto Railway MuseumMuch as I love Kyoto, now that I’m retired with daily grandparent duties (and no-one to subsidize my travel) I …

UX for Lizard Brains

Technology can make magic happen. In seconds, you can find all the blue sandals in a warehouse of millions of shoes. A …

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, …

MarcEdit 7 weekly build

Issues completed as part of the MarcEdit 7 weekly update Couple of things to highlight. * I’ve integrated a check and download …

Photo Mania: New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017, held October 5-8 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, attracted a record number of attendees. Publishers …

What Is Proper UX Anyway?

By Baruch Sachs Recently, in speaking with various members of my team, as well as UX professionals from other companies, the expression …

Usability Testing for Survey Research

By Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom This is a sample chapter from Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom’s new book Usability Testing …

Grist for the Machine

Grist Much like publishers, employees at the big tech monopolies can end up little more than grist. Products & product categories come …

Virtual Real Estate

Wrastlin With The News The current presidential cabinet includes a WWE co-founder & this passes for modern political discourse: #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg— …

ECPN Interviews: Electronic Media Conservation

To promote awareness and a clearer understanding of different pathways into specializations that require particular training, the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) …

#audiobookwish X 4

An underutilized hashtag on Twitter points up the books readers wish would migrate into listening format. Some are new titles, many are …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy birthday to the one, the only Groucho, born October 2, 1890, on East 78th Street in Manhattan. October 2, 1959: Rod …

Penn Jillette on books

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

HLF Conservation Intern (London, UK)

Science Museum, Medicine Galleries Application closing date: October 18, 2017 Location: Science Museum and Blythe House – London Salary: GBP19,000 per annum …

New location to download OCLC software

Earlier this year OCLC changed the location for retrieving and downloading software, including Connexion Client. The new site is Software & Reports. …

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 …

Be a Mentor

Looking back over my eleven-year career in the web industry, I owe most of my success to two people from early on: …

Movie Alert: 'Wonder'

We spoke with author R.J. Palacio and director Stephen Chbosky about adapting Palacio’s bestselling middle-grade novel to screen. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore News: October 5, 2017

Ohio pub unveils new bookstore; California library starts selling books; new indie in the works in Georgia.; inside the Greek bookstore that …

Planning for Accessibility

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 (“Planning for Accessibility”) of Laura Kalbag’s new book, …

Rad Ref online reference on hiatus

Since 2004, Radical Reference has been providing online reference services to activists, journalists and researchers who requested help looking for information and …

Starting a Local Collective

Radical Reference local collectives are independent from one another and from the international group, which admittedly, is mostly dormant right now. (That …

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 …