Books, Publishing, and Libraries’s Updates

  • 2017 Plenary Speaker - Nick Canty

    The Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries is pleased to announce Nick Canty as a 2017 Plenary Speaker.

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  • Dark Books

    Reading novels is good for you. This is the current wisdom, at least. A 2013 study by the New School for Social Research in New York City attempted to prove that reading passages by Don DeLillo and Lydia Davis had an immediate impact on particip..

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  • Scholar - A Social Knowledge Platform

    Developed by our brilliant Common Ground software team, Scholar is a cutting-edge, peer-to-peer “social knowledge” technology connecting academic peers from around the world in a space that is modulated for serious discourse and the presentation..

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  • The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived?

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    newyorker.com | Article Link | by Jill Lepore

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off from Amsterdam at 10:31A.M. G.M.T. on July 17, 2014, for a twelve-hour flight to Ku..

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  • Neil Gaiman: Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming

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    theguardian.com | Article Link | by Neil Gaiman

    It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of memb..

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  • Confounded Complexity — Pondering the Endless Upgrade Paths of Digital Publishing

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    scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org | Article Link | by Kent Anderson

    This is not a post written with any confidence that you’ll enjoy reading it. The topic is fuzzy, the tre..

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  • Margaret Atwood's New Work Will Remain Unseen for a Century

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    theguardian.com | Article Link | by Alison Flood

    Depending on perspective, it is an author's dream – or nightmare: Margaret Atwood will never know what readers think of t..

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  • Images from 500 Years of Books Are Now on Flickr—and They Could Change the Way We See Books Permanently

    washingtonpost.com | Article Link | by Caitlin Dewey

    Attempts to digitize the world’s 129 million books have focused, almost exclusively, on their text. But a fascinating collaboration by Georgetown University fellow Kalev Leetaru, in par..

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  • New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library

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    libraryjournal.com | Article Link | by Sharon Riley

    Florida’s newest public university—Florida Polytechnic University (FPU)—is so new it doesn’t even have accreditation yet. Its mission is..

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  • Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed

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    nytimes.com | Article Link | by David Streitfeld

    Vincent Zandri hails from the future. He is a novelist from the day after tomorrow, when Amazon has remade the worlds of writing,..

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