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Miseducation

There’s a fascinating video created by the Southern Poverty Law Center (in January 2017) that focuses on Google but is equally relevant …

‘Things to do near me’ SEO

Columnist Andrew Shotland takes a look at the “near me” phenomenon and shares data that helps illuminate how to rank for these …

Love in the Ex-Slave Narratives

(The following is a guest post by Sabrina Thomas, a research specialist with the Library of Congress’s Digital Reference Team.) Bill and …

Design Thinking: A brief history

Know thy history. “You could say the basic principles of Design Thinking have always been around. It was these basic principles that …

Bookstore News: February 13, 2017

Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts a marathon ‘1984’ reading; Duluth gets a new indie store; Mesa Bookstore finds new owners; and more. …read …

Big Turnout for PubWest Conference

Approximately 250 people attended this year’s PubWest’s annual conference, the largest turnout since Kent Watson has been executive director, …read more Source: …

American Publishers Return to Cuba

A contingent of 31 American publishers have traveled to Havana as part of the U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba. …read more Source: …

AWP 2017: All Our Coverage

Here are all our daily stories of the AWP 2017 Conference, which took place in Washington D.C. between February 8-11. …read more …

Fonts, Font-sizes and the MacOS

So, one of the questions I’ve occasionally been getting from Mac users is that they would really like the ability to shift …

MarcEdit KBart Plugin

Last year, I had the opportunity to present at NASIG, and one of the questions that came up was related to the …

Ed Summers: EC

The readings this week focused on the Ethnography of Communication or EC. EC seeks to examine the particular cultural conditions of communication …

AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair

The AWP book fair, always a centerpiece of the conference experience, was as politically charged as this year’s panels and protests. …read …

Ed Summers: Personal Stories

There’s an interesting segment in the ProPublica’s recent interview with Elizaveta Osetinskaya about how the RBC broke a story about the mysterious …

Coral Sheldon-Hess: Craftiness

I recently realized that I hadn’t written a post about crafts in quite some time. I never shared the glow-in-the-dark cross stitch …

Jobs Digest: February 10, 2017

Assistant Curator, European, Art Gallery of Ontario Conservation and Urban Design Officer, Ipswich Borough Council. Post-Doctoral Research Associate Positions (2), University of …

Comfort reading

I’m not the only one who does it, right? When in times of trouble, sorrow, pain (to be honest, times of joy …

How to nail a local SEO pitch

Wondering how to make a good impression with potential clients? Columnist Lydia Jorden shares her process for successfully pitching to local businesses, …

Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

There is a new research report from Pew, Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age, and the results are surprising. There …

Re: [BIBFRAME] Failure

Posting to Bibframe On 06/02/2017 16:32, Jeff Edmunds wrote: Your final paragraph is what intrigues me most. How, in fact, would widespread …

Meet the Elements

TED Ed presents a video Periodic Table of the Elements. The post Meet the Elements appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read …

Re: [BIBFRAME] Failure

Posting to Bibframe On 02/02/2017 21:29, Karen Coyle wrote: My fave scenario for library linked data, the data flows in the opposite …

Why Backlist Matters to Bookstores

A solid backlist can make a bookstore’s selection stand out, and also help shape a store’s identity. …read more Source: Publishers

PRH Employees Unite for Company Week

In what may have been the industry’s biggest-ever team-building program, more than 1,400 Penguin Random House employees took part in PRH’s first …

Changes at 'PW'

Judith Rosen steps down as bookselling senior editor and New England correspondent today. Ed Nawotka returns to PW to take over bookselling …

It’s time to do it again

The February 9, 2017 issue of The New York Times contains an interesting article about the plans to move and restore Atlanta’s …

Profits Jump at HarperCollins

Second quarter earnings rose 32% at HarperCollins,to $75 million, on a revenue gain of 4%. …read more Source: Publishers

Ed Summers: Social Facts

@congressedits turned up one of the more interesting edits from the House of Representatives today: United States Attorney General Wikipedia article edited …

Bookstore News: February 9, 2017

Harvard Bookstore chides Kellyanne Conway; HC promoting indies on Facebook; Boston’s Trident encourages activism; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

The Met Expands Its OA Policy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art adopted a new OA policy that makes all of the museum’s public domain artworks available for free …

CDs are not archival storage

Not even non-writeable factory-written ones. When Discs Die: CDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as …

Programmer I at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is recruiting a Programmer I. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations …

I Don’t Need Help

We have no excuse…admit it. UX may brag about intuitive and pretty, but we sure suck at helping people—this one thing that …

DPLA: Color Our Collections 2017

That’s right, folks — #ColorOurCollections is back for kids and grown-ups alike! On your next lunch break, free evening, or Saturday afternoon, …

LITA: Call for LITA Guides

LITA is looking to expand its popular LITA Guide series. Topics for consideration include: Tools for big data Developing in-house technology expertise …

Posting to Bibframe On 02/02/2017 16:55, Jeremy Goldstein wrote: For an example, let’s say a patron is searching for a copy of …

Jonathan Matson, Agent, Dies at 67

Jonathan Matson, president of the Harold Matson Company literary agency, died on January 31 of heart failure. He was 67. …read more …