Several database vendors were showing or announcing new products at this year’s American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting in Chicago, held January 30–February 3.
PBS’s popular Downton Abbey has made the early 1900s a familiar and beloved setting. These 36 titles will help patrons find Edwardian-era fiction, nonfiction, and videos.
It is no shocker that the publishing game is undergoing rapid-fire change. The astonishing growth in self-publishing (over half a million self-published titles were released in 2013, up 400 percent since 2008, according to a recent Bowker report), the continued improvements in ereaders and digital reading apps, the rise in print on demand, and mergers among the Big Six (now Big Five) publishers are creating ripple effects throughout the industry.