Check it Out with Michael Kelley: ALA Moves on Legislative Goals

Much of the media coverage of libraries in 2014 to date has centered on the modest progress made on the ebook issue. But 2014 has been a year of significant progress for libraries in the public policy sphere, with a number of library initiatives advancing. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014 Preview: Check it out with Michael Kelley: A Deeper Dive

Can metered reading work for library ebooks? Maybe, maybe not. But the world of digital reading demands experimentation, and who better for publishers to experiment with than libraries? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Michael Kelley: How Libraries Preserve E-books

As the ebook market develops on a licensed-access model, librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check it Out with Michael Kelley: The Rise in Digital Pricing

Pricing has always been a sensitive topic for publishers and libraries, dating back to the advent of “big deal” style e-journal packages and the so-called serials crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check it Out with Michael Kelley: Simon & Schuster’s E-book Lending Pilot

When it comes to the library ebook lending market, it’s fair to say that Simon & Schuster has been the most cautious of the major houses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out With Michael Kelley: The Digital Public Library of America

When it was first proposed, the Digital Public Library of America—a visionary project that aims to make discoverable and accessible online the gems of local library collections nationwide—drew many questions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Michael Kelley: Small Libraries Make a Big Impact

Big libraries get all the attention. But in late September of 2013, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued an interesting report on small and rural libraries in the United States. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out With Michael Kelley

The Belfer Audio Archive at New York’s Syracuse University houses one of the preeminent collections of historical sound recordings in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Michael Kelley: The Provincetown Public Press

Editors Note: When we first signed up the great Nancy Pearl to helm the “Check It Out” library column for Publishers Weekly, she agreed to do it for a year—and then she gave us two great years! Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Responds as Legislation Threatens Librarians for Offering Information on Abortion Services

ALA says it is “developing guidance” for libraries and library workers and working with other organizations to “oppose any efforts to limit access to constitutionally protected information or limit privacy protections” for library users. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Jackson and Bob Fosse owe their moves to a man named Bubbles

John W. Bubbles was the father of rhythm tap, but the dancer is little known. A new biography explores his life and contribution to the arts. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Interested in the 2021 ALA Virtual Conference? Check Out These Discounts

ALA members whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic can once again register for free, and a special code offers a break on Library Marketplace registrations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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George Saunders | 'My goal is not to be smart, not to show off, but to move my reader'

The Folio Prize-winning writer takes a single moment from american history and conjures his spellbinding first full-length fiction Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In ALA Opener, Michael Eric Dyson Delivers Stirring Case for Diversity

The author and political commentator praised libraries as "citadels of enlightenment" in a culture that is "peppered by a dyspeptic resistance to high intelligence in the service of deep truth.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder rushes to buy 'moving' Dear Michael, Love Dad

Hodder & Stoughton has snapped up a "tender and moving" book of letters by writer Iain Maitland - bought within four hours of the manuscript's submission. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blink's Tillyer moves to Michael O'Mara

Acquisitions director of Blink Publishing, Clare Tillyer, is moving to Michael O'Mara Books to expand its adult non-fiction programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check it Out with Andrew Richard Albanese: The Race for ALA Presidency

As the story goes, in October 1897, the American Library Association (ALA) plunged into controversy when Rutherford P. Hayes (the son of former U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes) seized the ALA presidency following the death of duly elected president Justin Winsor, despite there being no... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Humphreys to move to Michael Joseph

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 12:34 Michael Joseph has appointed Sam Humphreys to the role of publisher, in a move that will see Humphreys depart the post of publisher at Serpent's Tail just months after taking it up in March. Humphreys will report to MJ... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2022: Washington, D.C., to Host the First In-Person ALA Annual Conference Since 2019

After two years of virtual events, the 2022 ALA Annual Conference is set for Thursday–Tuesday, June 23–28 at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2021: Barack Obama, Expansive Professional Program Highlight 2021 ALA Annual Conference

The ALA Annual Conference will again be virtual-only in 2021—and for many ALA members, that’s actually great news, as it broadens access to one of the most ambitious and impressive programs of the Covid-19 era. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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