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Jobs & Internships Digest: March 17, 2017

Conservation Manager, University of St. Michael’s College Textile Conservator, ThePeople’s History Museum Book Conservator, Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium Preventive Conservation Intern: Endeavour, …

Advice for AMP-curious publishers

Columnist Barb Palser offers a framework to help publishers assess the potential benefits of Accelerated Mobile Pages. The post Advice for AMP-curious …

Book Deals: Week of March 20, 2017

Tor Teen buys a YA trilogy, B&N Discover winner Abby Geni sells her sophomore novel, a Grammy-winning children’s musician closes on his …

Shifts in Marketing at Abrams

Melanie Chang has been named v-p, children’s marketing and publicity at Abrams and Steve Tager, whose role as chief marketing officer had …

Bookstore News: March 17, 2017

Buffalo’s Talking Leaves to Close One Location; WORD KIDS bookstore to open in Brooklyn, Wild Detectives Facebook clickbait depicts classic novels; and …

WVLC Partners with Hoopla!

“?The West Virginia Library Commission, provider of state library information and services, is pleased to announce its partnership with Hoopla, a digital …

Librarians Vow to Fight Trump on Funding Cuts

In a statement, the American Library Association called Trump’s proposal to effectively eliminate all federal library funding “counterproductive and short-sighted,” and vowed …

Great First Acts | Debut Novels

After the big-name holiday rush, spring ­typically brings a host of fresh debut novels, and this year is no exception. From astute …

David Rosenthal: SHA1 is dead

On February 23rd a team from CWI Amsterdam (where I worked in 1982) and Google Research published The first collision for full …

D-Lib: Broken-World Vocabularies

Article by Daniel Lovins, New York University (NYU) Division of Libraries; Diane Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates LLC …read more Source: Planet Code4Lib

The Danger of Face Validity

Hypotheses that flatter our own preconceptions and biases are incredibly seductive, and the temptation to accept them at face value can be …

Ed Summers: IS

This week’s readings were focused on Interaction Sociolinguistics (IS) which is a field of discourse analysis that is situated at the intersection …

January Bookstore Sales Fell 3.7%

After rising 2.5% in 2016, bookstore sales fell 3.7% in January, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. …read …

Vertigo, the Suit

As a book conservator in private practice, I’m sometimes a bit envious of my colleagues who work in libraries. They often deal …

Obituary: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of children’s books and a number of memoirs and guided journals for adults, died of ovarian cancer at …

Kudos and PubFactory Join Forces

Kudos and PubFactory teamed up to give publishers the tools and services they need to promote their research content and increase author …

APA Fights for Mental Health Support

The American Psychological Association (APA) made recent statements in which the organization voices its concern about the repeal of the Affordable Care …

Jobs & Fellowships Digest: March 13, 2017

Crew Leader, Historic Preservation, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps Paintings Conservator, The National Gallery of Ireland Project Conservator (Archives), St Bartholomew’s Hospital …

Bookstore News: March 13, 2017

Memorial for Minneapolis bookseller set; Tucson, a thriving book town; Bangor children’s bookseller moves on; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

NEXT NYC MEETING: March 21, 2017

The next radical reference meeting will take place on: March 21, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM Center for Jewish History (15 W 16th St, …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy 101st birthday to Lou Costello, born Louis Francis Cristillo, March 6, 1906, in Patterson, NJ. He’s a hard guy to get …

Pic of the Week: Ladies of Liberty

Cokie Roberts reads to students in the Young Readers Center. Photo by Shawn Miller. Author and journalist Cokie Roberts visited the Library’s …

Bookstores Get Political

From educational programming to town halls to outright protest, bookstores across the country are becoming hotbeds of political activism. …read more Source: …

Book Deals: Week of March 13, 2017

Kristan Higgins moves houses for seven figures, a millennial activist gets six figures at S&S, and more in this week’s notable book …