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New Digital Collection: British Airways Opens Centenary Archive Collection to Celebrate ts 100-Year History

How Finland is Fighting Fake News – In the Classroom

Not Real News: Associated Press (AP) Roundup of Some “Popular But Completely Untrue Stories and Visuals” From the Past Week

Video: “BIBFRAME Goes International” (Presentation at LC)

Video: Conference Presentation: “Research Software: A Role For Libraries – British Library”

NYPL’s Schomburg Center Acquires Collection of Hip-Hop Pioneer Fred ‘Fab 5 Freddy’ Brathwaite

Minnesota: Alexandria School District Pulls Two Books From Program

BBC: Mona Lisa ‘Brought to Life’ With Deepfake AI

Page to Screen and Summer Reads, May 24, 2019 | Book Pulse


The Ables

Recommended for adult as well as YA sf collections and fans of Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

I Wish for Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids To Make a Difference

Inspiring and instructive, this well-researched work is a must-read for teachers as well as administrators, parents, coaches, and mentors

From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

This guide will prove useful for human resource managers, individuals involved in hiring processes or staff training and development, and those who address gendered inequities in the workplace, as well as readers interested in how gendered oppression and feminist responses to it has shaped organizational cultures

LJ Talks to Seth, Author of Clyde Fans | Graphic Novels, June 2019

Research Resources: New Online Database of Court Records of Cases of Enslaved People Seeking Their Freedom

New Report: “Data Stewardship on the Map: A Study Of Tasks and Roles in Dutch Research Institutes

Wayfinding in New Zealand: A 3-D Virtual Mapping at University of Otago’s Library Now Provided at Info Kiosks

Social Media: Men Appear Twice as Often as Women in News Photos on Facebook (New Report From Pew Research)

Video: Data Discovery in PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed

New U.S. Population Estimates: The Fastest-Growing Cities Primarily in the South and West; Phoenix Tops List

A New White Paper From Sage Publishing: “The Latest Thinking About Metrics for Research Impact in the Social Sciences”

Roundup (May 23, 2019)


Readers who enjoyed Intercepted will definitely want to read more about the love interests of the Mustangs.

Big Sky

This long-anticipated reappearance of fan-favorite Brodie (following 2011’s Started Early, Took My Dog) is ultimately disappointing. Brodie takes a backseat throughout and the first half is a jumble of the various characters and their nefarious activities. The minimal action occurs toward the end, and the denouement feels contrived. Brodie has seen better days. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]

Theme Music

There’s a character in this engaging but somewhat repetitive debut who talks about a “blood bucket,” the amount of violence one can take before it tips over. For fans of A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window with sufficiently large buckets, this twist-filled story will be mostly eagerly welcomed.

A Bloody Business

Scholars and hard-core fans of American mafia history will sift through these stories to find the occasional gem; however, the work isn’t compelling or satisfying enough for leisure readers who can find a better account of the period elsewhere.

University of Iowa Cancels $600K in Subscriptions


The Golden Hour

Lulu and Elfriede’s stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams’s deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics

Waite (A Thief in the Nude) delivers a sweet lesbian romance with a hint of spice, fitting into the decorum of the era. Recommended for libraries where LGBT historical romance is popular.

Love at First Like

This frothy read will be a hit for fans of both Orenstein’s first novel and books by Christina Lauren. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]

New Bestsellers, May 23, 2019 | Book Pulse

Good Leaders Slow Down for Better Decisions | Leading from the Library


Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother’s Suggestions

This brief collection may appeal to hard-core fans of Marx and Chast, so it’s best for libraries where their works are popular. The pair have a “rules for couples” collaboration planned for 2020, which hopefully will offer a more satisfying serving.

Pesto: The Modern Mother Sauce; More Than 90 Inventive Recipes That Start with Homemade Pestos

Beginning and experienced home cooks alike will find inspiration in this vibrant, accessible guide to pesto

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Finn’s account of ultrarunning is a gripping read for the casual runner to the experienced athlete. New and established fans will be enthralled


Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

A thoughtful collection providing additional insight into new perspectives on slavery

The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Scott’s account reads as lyrical nonfiction and extends beyond her own family to shed light on America’s elite from the Gilded Age through the present day. Recommended for most memoir collections

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

By turns harrowing, sad, revealing, and infuriating, this isn’t for all readers of graphic novels or memoirs, but those who brave it are in for a challenging, confrontational experience. Optional; frequent profanity, nudity and frank discussions of sex and sexual assault.

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

A must-see for anyone with an interest in WWII or military history.


Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries

A surprising collection of easy, healthy dishes showcasing the variability of vegan meals. Recommended for both vegans and nonvegans alike

Research Tools: German Holocaust Archive Puts More Than 13 Million Documents Online

Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, Joins cOAlition S

Blog Post: “Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress”

Forty-Two Countries Adopt New OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence

Conference Presentation: “Bridging the Gaps: Finding Creative Solutions to Unmet Needs in a Growing Library Publishing Program”

Reference: “Condition of Education in the United States 2019” Report Released

U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard Database Adds New Data

Research Article: “A Cross-Sectional Study of Predatory Publishing Emails Received by Career Development Grant Awardees”

Roundup (May 22, 2019)

Top 20 Best-Selling Books About Latin American History | Academic Best Sellers

Alterspace Transforms Libraries Into “Rooms of Requirement”

Still Thinking About Game of Thrones, May 22, 2019 | Book Pulse

New From NSF: Detailed Data About Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (Fall 2017)

Library of Congress Shares Data Visualizations to Celebrate “Chronicling America” Milestone; More Than 15 Million Digitized Pages From Historical Newspapers Now Available

New Report From OCLC Research: “Maple Leaves: Discovering Canada Through the Published Record”

University of Arkansas: Dennis Clark Named Dean of University Libraries

Creation of the DOAB Foundation (Directory of Open Access Books) Announced

Conference Presentation: Students Perception of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks in Their Courses

Reference: New Data: U.S. School Spending Per Pupil Increased for Fifth Consecutive Year, U.S. Census Bureau Reports

Reading Suggestions, May 21, 2019 | Book Pulse

Conference Presentation: Students Perception of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks in Their Courses

Research Tools: New Land Cover Maps from USGS Depict 15 Years of Change Across America, National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2016) Now Available

“What Makes a Good Library Website? (New Paper from the Syracuse University iSchool Public Library Initiative (IPLI))

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Posts Response to European Commission Expert Group Report on Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication

Roundup (May 20, 2019)

Jeffrey Coville, Thomas Keneally, Beatriz Williams: Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Dec. 2019, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

Winter's Debut of the Month, El-Mohtar/Gladstone, Forest, Hall, Huang, Thompson, Wendig, & More | SF/Fantasy, June 2019

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, May 20, 2019 | Book Pulse

LJ's Book Expo Galley & Signing Guide

Declare Funding Independence | BackTalk


New Resources: University of Calgary Unveils Digital Archive of 300 Bee Species Social Sharing

New Resources: University of Calgary Unveils Digital Archive of 300 Bee Species

Tulane University: “Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas”

Data: 25 U.S. Counties Identified as Most at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

Report: “University of Iowa Libraries Drops 820 Subscriptions”

Funding: Jimmy Wales Says Wikipedia is Doing Very Well Financially

Research Resources: USAID Launches Data Tool to Improve Development Cooperation

Private Investment Firm Atairos is Acquiring an Ownership Position in ProQuest, Cambridge Information Group Will Remain Majority Owner

New Report From RAND: “News in a Digital Age: Comparing the Presentation of News Information over Time and Across Media Platforms”

Vanity Fair’s Complete Digital Archive (1913-Present) Launches

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Reaches its SCOSS Funding Target Within 18 Months and Sets Its Sights On New Work

Library of Congress Acquires Papers of Classical Soprano Jessye Norman (About 29,000 Items)

New Research Resource: Blockchain Impact Ledger

Preprint: “Enabling a Conversation Across Scholarly Monographs through Open Annotation”

Beyond the Ring | Sports & Recreation, May 2019

Baking Master Class | Cooking, May 2019

Netflix's Queer Eye | Performing Arts, May 2019

Countdown to Summer Reads: One, Two, New | Wyatt's World

Page to Screen, May 17, 2019 | Book Pulse

Gregory Eow Named New President of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

New From the David Rumsey Map Collection: “Early Mapping of Silicon Valley and the Web”

Knowledge Unlatched and Partners Launch Open Research Library

Research Article: “The Progress of Web Security Level Related to European Open Access LIS Repositories Between 2016 and 2018”

Columbia University Announces Obama Presidency Oral History Project

Filmmakers: University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires George A. Romero Collection

Fast Facts and Stats: U.S. Census Data Finds Younger Workers in Cities More Likely to Bike to Work

Harvard’s Digital Giza Project Lets Scholars Virtually Visit Sites in Egypt And Beyond, and Even Print Them in 3D

Research Tools: New Interactive Map Reveals That Lynching Extended Far Beyond The Deep South

Roundup (May 16, 2019)

New to the Bestseller List & Michael Wolff Takes on Trump Again, May 16, 2019 | Book Pulse


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