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- 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Librarians and Book Lovers November 29, 2018Gifts Under $10 Writersblok Black Bookmark Pen ($3) This dual-purpose pen takes notes and keeps your place. The matte black exterior lies flat inside books and holds a brass ink cartridge—perfect for the moment inspiration strikes. Bloom Bookmark Set ($5) Bring some bright blooms to your bookshelf with this set of six floral bookmarks. … Continue reading 2 […]Amy Carlton
- Bridging Past and Present November 9, 2018Beginning in 2016, Library of America (LOA) awarded grants to 120 libraries around the country as part of its World War I and America program. The grants were created to support library programming that would bring together US veterans and their communities through shared exploration of firsthand writings from WWI. To establish the connection between … Conti […]Amy Carlton
- Referenda Roundup 2018 November 8, 2018It’s worth noting that several of this year’s losses came about via a narrow margin. In Bayfield, Colorado, for example, a proposal to increase the Pine River Public Library District’s mill levy from 2.5 to 4.5 mills failed by just 10 votes. And it took just 113 votes to defeat a tax rate increase that … Continue reading Referenda Roundup 2018 → The post Ref […]Anne Ford
- Good Job Hunting November 1, 2018Fortunately, the traits that bring librarians to the profession—diligence, curiosity, intelligence, and flexibility—are the same ones that can win them a position. And American Libraries is here to show you how. Just a few of the things we cover in this special package: How to network without feeling like a phony The LIS skills that … Continue reading Good J […]Anne Ford
- 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Librarians and Book Lovers November 29, 2018
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- What Not: lost feminist novel that anticipated Brave New World finally finds its timeRose Macaulay’s What Not, which features a sinister Ministry of Brains, is little known, but there are claims it influenced both Aldous Huxley and George OrwellA forgotten feminist dystopian novel, a story of eugenics and newspaper manipulation that is believed to have influenced Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, is coming back into print for the fir […]Alison Flood
- Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert review – an urban botanical sleuthAfter the environmentalist and writer moved to Poplar, east London, he set out to discover both the area’s natural diversity and where modern life goes wrongIn his essay The Parish and the Universe the poet Patrick Kavanagh distinguished between “parochial” and “provincial” mindsets. The provincial, he wrote, “has no mind of his own; he does not trust what h […]Jon Day
- Best books of 2018Observer critics pick their must reads of 2018, from life in 50s Harlem to a tale about the Troubles via Michael Wolff’s lurid profile of Donald Trump Continue reading...Kitty EmpireAndrew RawnsleyLaura CummingKate KellawayAlex PrestonAndrew AnthonyJay RaynerJohn NaughtonSusannah ClappRowan MooreAlison FloodSean O'HaganRobin McKieRachel Cooke
- What Not: lost feminist novel that anticipated Brave New World finally finds its time
- The University of California Is Negotiating With ElsevierMacKenzie Smith, university librarian and vice provost of digital scholarship at the University of California (UC)-Davis, and Dennis J. Ventry Jr., professor of law and vice chair on the UC-Davis Academic Senate's University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, published an open letter to the UC-Davis academic community regarding the univer […]
- SAGE Invests in Content Analysis Tool for Social Science ResearchersSAGE made a major seed investment in Thusly, Inc., a startup providing research tools for doing Big Data analysis in document archives. The first investment from the SAGE Ocean initiative, it will support Thusly's launch of TagWorks in the academic research market.
- ChemRxiv Makes It Easy to Submit Preprints to JournalsChemRxiv introduced Direct Journal Transfer, a feature that allows authors to submit posted preprints to established journals—such as those from the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)—for editorial consideration and peer review. Other scientific publishers may adopt Direct Journal Transfer for their own journals.
- The University of California Is Negotiating With Elsevier