Jason Epstein reviews Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

Jason Epstein has a review of John B. Thompson’s Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century in the current New York Review of Books: “Books: Onward to the Digital Revolution.” The book is published by Polity Press and seems to be an important snapshot of the publishing industry in its current (but … Read more Jason Epstein reviews Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

Updated: Alternative Press Bibliography

Byron Anderson has updated his “Bibliographic and Web Tools for Alternative Media,” which is published regularly in Counterpoise. Sections include Reference Books/Online Databases; Web Sources; Distributors; Organizations; Small Press/Alternative Media: News, Reviews, Awards, Reprints; and Related works. Also see Byron’s guide to “Getting Alternative Press Titles into Libraries and Promoting Alternative Presses in the Library.“

Some Kindle ebooks from LJP

As I have announced, all of our books are available in ebook form, from Powells.com and Google. We are now offering a few of our books on Amazon for the Kindle platform: Speaking of Information: The Library Juice Quotation Book Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on the Philosophy of Librarianship So You Want To Be … Read more Some Kindle ebooks from LJP

Michael Bugeja on Stewart, Assange and Journalism Education

Michael Bugeja, author of Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital Age, has an article in today’s Inside Higher Ed about the current state of journalism: Stewart, Assange and Journalism Education: Satirist Jon Stewart and activist Julian Assange are symbols of a world without journalism — a largely … Read more Michael Bugeja on Stewart, Assange and Journalism Education

Toni Samek reviews R. J. Cox’s The Demise of the Library School

Toni Samek (winner of Library Journal‘s first annual teaching award in 2007) has a review of R. J. Cox’s The Demise of the Library School: Personal Reflections on Professional Education in the Modern Corporate University in the new issue of the CAUT Bulletin (Canadian Association of University Teachers). Her review begins: Library and information education … Read more Toni Samek reviews R. J. Cox’s The Demise of the Library School

2011 Amelia Bloomer Project List

From Diedre Conklin: The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2011 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The bibliography consists of well-written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. This … Read more 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project List

Progressive Librarian in full text

Folks at the Progressive Librarians Guild have put the full text of back issues of their journal, Progressive Librarian, online. Coverage goes back to issue number one, from 1990. I was on the editorial board of Progressive Librarian for a number of years, and consider them an important venue for library literature that works to … Read more Progressive Librarian in full text