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“Assuming the Risk for Your Own eBook” is an great place to start for anyone considering the challenge of self-publishing.  Authored by Bowker’s Laura Dawson and Linda Cassola of Data Conversion Laboratory, with additional commentary by Sandra Poirier-Diaz, Smith Publicity, this white paper offers practical advice to perspective authors on [...]

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Despite the unseasonably frigid weather, even by Philadelphia standards, more than 12,000 librarians, publishers and vendors gathered in the “City of Brotherly love”  to learn, share, and connect during ALA Midwinter. Attendees gathered at the Center City’s Pennsylvania Convention Center to visit the exhibits, attend relevant meetings, and hear their favorite authors. Surprisingly, [...]

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Caught My Eye 1/6/14

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 Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future – and according to this piece it “looks a lot like an Apple Store.”  Of course the article refers to the Bexar County’s BibiloTech, a  $2.3 million library that is missing what was once the key ingredient of a library, books.  According to [...]

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Caught My Eye 1/4/14

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 Scientific Data Lost to Poor Archiving is a Library Journal article that centers on the loss of the data on which many published studies depend.  Author Ian Chant notes that  “a recent study in the journal Current Biology found that the data that forms the backbone of those studies becomes less [...]

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Caught My Eye – 12/12/13

On December 12, 2013 By

Digital Public Library of America: Young but Well Connected is a progress report on DPLA in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Jennifer Howard claiming that “after only seven months, the Digital Public Library of America, or DPLA, serves as the central link in an expanding network of cultural institutions that want [...]

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Caught My Eye 11/5/13

On November 5, 2013 By

Why the Brain Prefers Paper is an article that appears in the Oct. 15, 2013 issue of Scientific American.  In order to read it via the link above you will need to have an account on the website.  However, most library discovery systems should provide access.  In any case, the general conclusions [...]

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