January 22, 2018

Archives for October 2017

Twice-Told Tales | Collection Development: Retelling the Classics

Everything old is new again when it comes to fresh retellings of classic literature. From the Hogarth Shakespeare series to the movie Clueless and the musical Wicked, classic stories never go out of style.

Alias Grace Premieres | Book Pulse

Alias Grace, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, begins streaming on Netfix this Friday while Smile by Roddy Doyle gets a riveting review in the NYT

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Inner Traditions Grows the Niche, Slow but Steady

The digital revolution has not discriminated. In its re-ordering of the publishing universe, changing the way readers find and buy books, it has unnerved, disrupted, flummoxed, and frustrated independent and major publishers alike. Yet Inner Traditions, a Vermont-based publisher of new age and alternative science books since the 1970s, has grown over the last decade.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth leads in holds this week; In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende gets notable attention; and The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason gets an early rave.

Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

When over half of your users come to the library seeking information, it is often your responsibility to ensure they find what they’re looking for. But when you’re taking on varying other tasks, how do you embrace non-fiction eBooks? Join us as we hear from public library thought-leaders as they speak to how their libraries address non-fiction collection challenges.
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Designing High-Participation Summer and Winter Reading Programs

Aggregating the results of over 2,000 summer reading programs, our data shows that seemingly small decisions can have a measurable impact. This webcast provides an overview of key insights and recommends some “best practices” that are enabling libraries to get the most out of their reading programs.
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Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

George Andreou is Director of Harvard University Press; Elaine L. Westbrooks is University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Michelle L. Young will become President of the New York Library Association for 2018–19; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the September 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Find out how the self-service methodology can transform your facility, empower your end users and unburden your staff.
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New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The week ends with 12 books new to the best seller lists and a final chance at Halloween reading.

Adam Matthew Enables Full-Text Search of Handwritten Manuscripts

Adam Matthew Digital last month announced the launch of Handwritten Text Recognition, an artificial intelligence technology that enables full-text searching of digitized, handwritten manuscript collections.