The Year in Architecture 2019

The Year in Architecture 2019

From open outdoor areas to fantastic and functional fixtures, sustainable systems to to study spaces, LJ's 2019 Year in Architecture roundup celebrates the best new construction and renovation in public and academic libraries across the country.


How to Build a Database

Jennifer A. Dixon, Nov 14, 2019
Digitizing, organizing, and contextualizing primary sources from libraries and archives presents unique challenges and rich opportunities.

A Florida County Commission Refuses to Provide Library Access to NY Times, Calling it “Fake News”

Gary Price, Nov 06, 2019
Citrus County, FL, Commissioner Scott Carnahan nixed the library's plan to subscribe to the newspaper's digital service, which would have provided access to 70,000 card holders for $2,657 annually.

Open Source FOLIO LSP Nears Launch, as Lehigh U. Library Partners with Index Data

Matt Enis, Nov 07, 2019
Lehigh University Library has partnered with software developer Index Data ahead of the library’s planned summer 2020 launch of the FOLIO  open source library services platform.

Digital Labor Forum Tackles Temp Jobs on Grant, Digitization Projects | Peer to Peer Review

Each year, millions of dollars awarded to libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) fund a variety of processing, digitization, and digital infrastructure projects. In the process, the field creates hundreds of contingent and precarious positions. Workers dedicated to their fields’ missions to steward, preserve, and share knowledge and culture accept low salaries, benefit-less positions, and cycles of precarity.

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Nov 17, 2019
From the AP: A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.  Direct to Full Text Article See Also: Previous “Not Real News” Roundups November 8, 2019 […]
Gary Price, Nov 17, 2019
From Europeana Pro: is an online tool specially designed to enrich content from Europeana Collections, as part of the Enrich Europeana project. It allows people to transcribe and annotate cultural heritage material from Europeana Collections and national aggregator portals. Annotations made to content through this portal (also known as semantic enrichments) will be added to […]
Gary Price, Nov 16, 2019
From Pew Research: A majority of Americans believe their online and offline activities are being tracked and monitored by companies and the government with some regularity. It is such a common condition of modern life that roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults say they do not think it is possible to go through daily life without having data […]
Gary Price, Nov 15, 2019
From the National Center For Education Statistics : Between 2012/14 and 2017, the average scores for U.S. adults with less than a high school education increased in literacy, while, for adults with a high school education, they decreased in both literacy and numeracy. The National Center for Education Statistics released a new web-based first look […]
Neal Wyatt,  Nov 15, 2019
The Crown returns. The 2018 VIDA Count is out. The longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize is announced. The winner of The Cundill History Prize is announced. Vogue picks the Best Novels of 2019. The EarlyWord GalleyChat Roundup for November is posted.

Stephanie Sendaula,  Nov 15, 2019
On Wednesday, November 13, Nikole Hannah-Jones joined Jamelle Bouie for a conversation, moderated by Jelani Cobb, about the making of The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project.

LJ Reviews,  Nov 15, 2019
The latest "Sam Blackman" has the right amount of action, humor, and intrigue; Coyle's latest will please noir enthusiasts with its staccato prose, evocative descriptions, and hard-nosed protagonist; Ellison has crafted a complex, convoluted plot that mystery fans will savor; perfect for fans of police procedurals with nontraditional, especially older, detectives

LJ Staff,  Nov 14, 2019
Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Mott branch, OH; Thornhill Branch, St. Louis County Library, MO; Michigan Road Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, IN; and Lenexa City Center Library, KS.

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