Submitted by Walt on April 12, 2018 - 11:46am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 7, 2018 - 11:22am
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on April 2, 2018 - 11:59pm
Submitted by Bearkat on February 27, 2018 - 1:42pm
My pet peeves regarding some others in my profession -
Those who don't do their research:
- to properly unsubscribe from a listserv (or simply look at a message footer) and/or
- those who reply to an entire list instead of the original sender
*and many of these same people are supposed to help others research topics and find information?
Maybe I will write a librarian humor blog - should it be "The Humorous Librarian" (in the same vein as "The Annoyed Librarian")?
Submitted by Walt on December 19, 2017 - 2:27pm
Submitted by Bearkat on November 10, 2017 - 5:20pm
Submitted by Bearkat on November 3, 2017 - 3:19pm
Yesterday I saw the first evidence of large-scale book vandalism at my current library, where I have been employed for over 9 years. I initially noticed three books in the 300s (DDC), including one about the Kent State shootings, with spines cut off. Shortly after our Circulation staff and students found multiple books (up to 400) in the 200s, especially 238s (Christianity, catechisms, creeds, etc.) had either spines cut off or tops or bottoms of spines ripped off. No spines or other evidence has been found on the shelves or in the trash.
Submitted by Walt on November 1, 2017 - 5:21pm
Submitted by Walt on October 15, 2017 - 3:37pm
Gray OA 2014-2017: A Partial Followup, the October 2017 Cites & Insights (17.9), is now available for downloading at https://citesandinsights.info/civ17i9.pdf
The single-essay issue is 42 pages long (38 numbered pages).
It updates article-count and status-code information (but not APC/fee information) for gray OA journals not in DOAJ, adding full-year 2016 article counts and January-June 2017 counts, doubled for ease of comparisons.
Submitted by Walt on September 14, 2017 - 11:23am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on September 13, 2017 - 7:01pm
Last year, the New York Public Library released plans for a total renovation of its Mid-Manhattan branch, the workhorse circulating library that has long been the ungainly stepsibling to the magnificent Beaux-Arts building across Fifth Avenue that houses its world-class research collection.
The work began this summer. And now the library has secured the final $55 million in private money needed to pay for that makeover, which will also come with a new name.
Submitted by Walt on July 30, 2017 - 1:29pm
Submitted by StephenK on July 2, 2017 - 7:02pm
Telegram is an interesting sort of messaging platform. I use it for communication in the Ubuntu development community that I still have some vestigial contact with. As the way the budget turns on Capitol Hill, my contact may be increased soon as I may also be under the axe in terms of continued employment along with many colleagues. I am still working on my "digital libraries" project performing an external evaluation of Outernet and may be able to issue a report later this year.
Submitted by Walt on July 1, 2017 - 5:57pm
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 27, 2017 - 12:12am
Submitted by StephenK on June 15, 2017 - 10:19pm
When you get muzzled by your employer, it gets hard to do things. The new CEO at work is a strange fellow. If anybody can tell me the meaning of covfefe, I suppose that'll help explain the fellow.
Submitted by Walt on June 6, 2017 - 2:33pm
Submitted by Walt on April 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Submitted by Bibliofuture on January 11, 2017 - 9:14am
Submitted by birdie on January 6, 2017 - 12:29pm
From DNA Info
, they're tearing down my branch library in Inwood (NYC) to build more affordable housing. Gah!! Also a new library one of these days...