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In the News: E-books, E-books, and more E-books

I’ve written about E-books here before—as both a book lover and a digital native, and someone who does plenty of reading in both formats, I find this subject of great importance. I’ve been hoarding a lot of articles on this subject of the past few months, so this will be a long one—and there should be something […]

In the news: It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

It’s been a while since I’ve done an In the news post, so here we are! I know I got a bit silly with the title, but the theme this time around is that pervasive, foreboding sense—or myth—that things in the book world are on the decline. From The Christian Science Monitor Think that reading is going […]

In the news: Publishing

There’s been a lot of news in the publishing industry lately, not all of it good (but not all of it bad, either). The following articles have caught my attention in the past month or two. From the Wired Campus blog, The Chronicle of Higher Education It’s fair to say that most of us in […]

In the news: Miscellaneous

There’s no theme for this installment of “In the news”—so let’s get right down to it, shall we? From Worcester Telegram & Gazette Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a conservator? This brief piece presents an interview of Babette Gehnrich, chief conservator at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, that provides a bit of […]

In the news: How we read

The Boston Globe recently published a series of articles on the past, present, and future of reading, and it got me thinking about how the history of reading (as a process) is entwined with the history of the book (as a physical—and now digital—object). In this vein, I was able to use Longreads to find […]

In the news: Featured libraries

For the general public, the image of what a library is has been defined by their experience in school libraries and public libraries. Those who have attended college are also familiar with the academic library environment. But what about private and corporate libraries? This post features some libraries that the rest of us will probably […]

In the news: Information overload

The problem of information overload is not unique to librarians and academics—we are all constantly being inundated with things begging for our attention. If we accept this as the Information Age (and, as Robert Darnton notes, perhaps we shouldn’t), it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is also the Knowledge Age. With so much data flying […]

In the news: Preservation

In honor of the second annual Preservation Week, I decided to bump up this thematic “In the news” post, which was originally intended for May. Preservation isn’t something that most people think about regularly, but it probably should be—it’s important that we protect our cultural history, whether the materials take analog or digital form. Here are […]