Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 24, 2012 - 6:35pm
It is one of the more peculiar aspects of scholarly publishing that although everyone expects that academic books will find a place in libraries, no one knows how many books actually get there. This doesn’t mean that every scholarly book can be found in every library; far from it. Nor does it mean that the books found in libraries are in great demand (the common estimate is that 40% of all books in academic libraries never circulate, but I would like to see more evidence of this).
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 24, 2012 - 12:49am
Two stories on the radio program "On the Media"
THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE'S 200TH ANNIVERSARY
This year, The New England Journal of Medicine, the longest, continuously running medical journal in the world, turns 200. Brooke talks to NEJM editor in Chief Dr. Jeffrey Drazen about how far the journal has come and its mistakes and successes.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 22, 2012 - 9:01pm
Advertisers collect information with every digital move people make. They then target ads based on that information. Communications scholar Joseph Turow worries that advertisers will use such data to discriminate against people and put them into "reputation silos."
Full piece on NPR: How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 20, 2012 - 9:38am
Digital publishing is in its infancy, but bookmakers are finally embracing the enormous potential.
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In the specialized field of sports art, Daniel Moore is well known for his paintings of the University of Alabama football team in action. But he soon may become similarly recognizable in legal circles as his fight against the university’s charge of copyright infringement heads to the Alabama Appeals Court.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on January 28, 2012 - 8:56pm
Opinion piece in the NYT
Excerpt: EVERY day, those of us who live in the digital world give little bits of ourselves away. On Facebook and LinkedIn. To servers that store our e-mail, Google searches, online banking and shopping records. Does the fact that so many of us live our lives online mean we have given the government wide-open access to all that information?
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George Washington's America: A Biography Through His Maps
From his teens until his death, the maps George Washington drew and purchased were always central to his work. After his death, many of the most important maps he had acquired were bound into an atlas. The atlas remained in his family for almost a century before it was sold and eventually ended up at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on January 14, 2012 - 9:40pm
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The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Book description: With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.
Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”
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The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. At TEDxSantaCruz, tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on November 1, 2011 - 10:55am
Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers
Groundbreaking new study shows value of libraries to the book—and the e-book—business
Story at Publisher's Weekly
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took Annie Leibovitz to places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn’t on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. The first place was Emily Dickinson’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts, which Leibovitz visited with a small digital camera. A few months later, she went with her three young children to Niagara Falls. “That’s when I started making lists,” she says. She added the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund Freud’s final home, in London, but most of the places on the lists were American. The work became more ambitious as Leibovitz discovered that she wanted to photograph objects as well as rooms and landscapes. She began to use more sophisticated cameras and a tripod and to travel with an assistant, but the project remained personal.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on October 28, 2011 - 5:09am
A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses