The Jane Addams Peace Association has announced the winners of its Children’s Book Awards for this year. This award tends to get lost in the shuffle, I think. From the … Read more Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards – 2009 Winners
Category: April 2009
The constraining effects of information privatization: Google’s purchase and shutdown of Paper of Record
From today’s Inside Higher Ed, “Digital Archives That Disappear,” a brief article about Google’s shutdown of the historical newspaper archive Paper of Record, which it secretly purchased in 2006. This … Read more The constraining effects of information privatization: Google’s purchase and shutdown of Paper of Record
“Exploring the Ethical Implications of Technological Change through the Thought of Walter Ong and Other Media Theorists” That’s the title of my paper for the conference coming up this weekend … Read more Exploring the Ethical Implications of Media Technology Through the Thought of Walter Ong
Library of Walls: The Library of Congress and the Contradictions of Information Society Author: Samuel Gerald Collins Price: $32.00 Published: April 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9802004-2-3 Printed on acid-free paper “The experience … Read more New from Litwin Books: Library of Walls
If you’re like me, you work in a library that is facing tough decisions (no irony intended by that cliché phrase) as a result of budget cuts during the economic … Read more The economic crisis and the preservation function of libraries
From the Izzy Award site: The first annual Izzy Award for “special achievement in independent media” was presented March 31, 2009, to blogger Glenn Greenwald and Democracy Now! host and … Read more Goodman & Greenwald win Izzy indy media award
LIBREAS – Library Ideas is a LIS journal out of Germany that publishes articles in German and English. The Call for Papers for the next issue is out. Issue #15 … Read more CFP – Semiotics and LIS… A whole issue of LIBREAS on it…
Stephen L. Carter, a law professor who writes about democracy, has an article in The Daily Beast entitled, “Where’s the Bailout for the Publishing Industry?” It begins: Like a lot … Read more Stephen L. Carter – Where’s the Bailout for the Publishing Industry?
Richard J. Cox has posted a review of John Ridener’s From Polders to Postmodernism: A Concise History of Archival Theory. Thanks to Dr. Cox for the review.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians (a working title), edited by Tracy Nectoux and published by Library Juice Press as part of the series … Read more Call for submissions: Out Behind the Desk