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Amazon in 1999, A Look Back

A look from 1999 at an interesting new company called, “Amazon”. Whatever happened to them? The post Amazon in 1999, A Look …

MarcEdit 7 Update

It took less than a week for the first bug to show up. I have some UI changes that I’d like to …

PW Notables of the Year: Margaret Atwood

The septuagenarian Canadian author has, this year, become a cultural icon, as well as Canada’s best-known author—and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become …

PW Notables of the Year: Jeff Shotts

The Graywolf Press executive editor’s authors have had a remarkable run of being nominated for—and winning—some of literature’s biggest awards, all the …

Understanding Bias in Peer Review

Topic: LibrariesTo conclude, we see that the practice of double-blind reviewing yields a denser landscape of bids, which may result in a …

FOSS4Lib Recent Releases: JHOVE - 1.18

Last updated November 30, 2017. Created by Peter Murray on November 30, 2017.Log in to edit this page.Package: JHOVERelease Date: Thursday, November …

Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors

The Authors Alliance has released Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: The guide addresses three common situations …

Women in Academia Unite

A look at inequality in research and knowledge systems, and in particular, how gender issues in higher education are exacerbated in the …

Bookstore News: November 30, 2017

Waterstones’ pre-Christmas opening spree; the new Harvard study that reveals indies are thriving; the Minnesota store that mimics an Icelandic tradition; and …

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) …

Auction Insights 3: The final script

Columnist Daniel Gilbert shares his updated Auction Insights script, which helps you keep track of what your competitors are doing. The post …

Islandora: CLAW Install Sprint 2 Recap

We’ve had another very successful community sprint, bringing us one step closer to our goals for a community developed installer for Islandora. …

More Best Books | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

MarcEdit 7 is Here!

After 9 months of development, hundreds of thousands of lines of changed code, 3 months of beta testing over which time, tens …

Cover Story: 'Neon in Daylight'

New York City looms large for debut novelist Hermione Hoby’s main character, and on the Strick&Williams–designed book jacket. …read more Source: Publishers

Inner Traditions Acquires Findhorn Press

After acquiring the Scotland-based spirituality publisher, Inner Tradition is launching two new imprints. With the move, the mind-body-spirit publisher will increase its …

Bookstore News: November 28, 2017

Philadelphia’s new African-American bookstore; the founder of Cider Monday speaks; the Lone Star state’s big new indie; the hardworking 102-year old bookseller; …

The Problems With Searching the Deep Web

For more than 20 years, researchers have worked to conceptualize methods for making web searching more comprehensive–going beyond the surface sites that …

Net Neutrality: Good for Consumers?

Roslyn Layton writes the following in InsideSources: “Even before the FCC officially released the [Net Neutrality] item, … left-leaning skeptics have portended …

Net Neutrality Rollback: A Gift to ISPs?

Steven Salzberg writes in Forbes that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai’s Net Neutrality elimination plan “is a bigger gift to …

ALA Pledges Support for Net Neutrality

Jim Neal, current ALA president, released a statement on the proposed Net Neutrality order by Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

My colleagues Rebecca Bryant and Merrilee Proffitt have summarized discussions at our 1 November 2017 regional OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting in …

PLOS Reports $1.7M Loss In 2016

After several high surplus years, a relatively small 2016 deficit will not sink PLOS. However, the trend over the past five years …

Terry Reese: MarcEdit 7 staging

As of 12 am, Nov. 27 – I’ve staged all the content for MarcEdit 7. Technically, if you download the current build …

MarcEdit 7 staging

As of 12 am, Nov. 27 – I’ve staged all the content for MarcEdit 7. Technically, if you download the current build …

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

Topic: LibrariesIn September, academics in Britain uncovered 30 words ‘lost’ from the English language: researchers spent three months looking through old dictionaries …

Swipe Right for Black Books

The upsides and downsides of promoting African-American books using social media. …read more Source: Publishers

Not All Book Startups Have Died

The closure of Pronoun prompted some soul-searching about the entrepenurial culture in publishing, but there still are startups creating new ways to …

Monthly StatShot, July 2017

Sales of adult books were 9.8% lower in July 2017 than in July 2016, and sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell …

Meet the Editor: Stuart Roberts

Two years after joining Simon & Schuster as the assistant to Alice Mayhew, Roberts made his first acquisition, buying what would become …

Hudson Group Prepares for IPO

While many bricks-and-mortar retailers have struggled financially in recent years, Hudson has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering it hopes …

Books for the Body and Soul

New religious releases focus on the spiritual dimensions of pregnancy, menstruation, and breast cancer. …read more Source: Publishers

Evergreen ILS: Hack-A-Way 2018

I’m pleased to announce that the selection committee for the 2018 Hack-A-Way have made their choice. We had several competing offers to …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from The Scholarly Kitchen (and Big Star). The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. …read more Source: …

Data Librarian at Yale University

Yale University is recruiting a Data Librarian. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to …

Bookstore News: November 22, 2017

D.C. Bookseller to renovate; a children’s pop-up to open in California; the former bookseller biking for charity; the Brooklyn indie showing its …

Nuking Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai thinks we’re being hysterical because we don’t trust our internet service providers to act in our best interest. That’s hysterical. …