Publishing - Binding Obsession

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 […]

Publishing and the open-access model

There’s a lot of talk in the publishing, academic, and library worlds centering around the open-access model. Since I’ve worked in publishing for just under five years now and am currently pursuing an M.S. in Library and Information Science, it’s an issue I’m intimately familiar with, from multiple angles. On one hand, I see the […]

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 […]

Libraries and the digital future

Between shrinking state and institutional budgets, growing e-book sales, and the widespread availability of information on the Internet, there’s a lot of talk about what place libraries have in today’s—and tomorrow’s—society. Traditionally, public libraries have (seemingly) existed primarily to provide patrons with print materials. Is there a place for them in the digital future, or […]

Twenty-six, continued

I’m way behind on this, but I just discovered Librarian By Day, which has provided further details into what’s going on with the HarperCollins/Overdrive e-book fiasco, as well as into the reaction by the larger community. I mentioned that this was a widely discussed issue among librarians, so if you’d like to read more, the links […]

Twenty-six

Given my interest in bookbinding, it’s probably no surprise that I have a great love for books as physical objects. I love the feel and the scent of the pages. I love how they sit on the shelves. I love it when bindings speak for themselves. Still, despite this (and again, no surprise given that my […]