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Penn Libraries Enter a ‘New Era of Innovation’

New Research Tools: Statistics Canada Announces Release of the Education Statistics Portal

Digital Privacy News Roundup

Temple University Libraries Helps a Community Resident Self-Publish a Book

Library of Congress: Announcing International Collaborations on Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions

Roundup (September 18, 2019)

Book Awards & More Fall Reads, Sept. 18, 2019 | Book Pulse

Multnomah Partners with Portland State U. to Publish Local Ebooks in Print

Journal Article: “Library-Authored Web Content and the Need for Content Strategy”

Research Tools: Printed Elizabethan Poetry Now Included in Folger Union First Line Index Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library

Myth-Busting: All Open Access Journals Can Be Listed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Brown University’s John Hay Library Acquires Janis Ian’s Collection of Personally Inscribed Works of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Many by Women and LGBTQ Authors

Research Article: “Peer Review vs Bibliometrics: Which Method Better Predicts the Scholarly Impact of Publications?”

Research Article: “Peer Review vs Bibliometrics: Which Method Better Predicts the Scholarly Impact of Publications?”

Roundup (September 17, 2019)

National Book Awards & Milton's Shakespeare, Sept. 17, 2019 | Book Pulse

IMLS Funds Development of Academic Maker Competencies, Rubrics

Travel Trending: In Search of Meaningful Experiences

Gale Reports Data Breach

Funding: Library Carpentry Receives Supplemental IMLS Grant

NPD Reports “Three Out of Four U.S. Consumers Read Books or Listened to Audiobooks in the Past Six Months”

Research Article: “The Library’s Impact on University Students’ Academic Success and Learning”

University of Illinois: “University’s Historic Libraries Renovate to Ensure Accessibility”

The September 2019 Issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is Now Available Online

National Archives (NARA) Releases Digital Preservation Framework for Public Comment

Research Tools: A New Version of the Congressional Research Service’s “The Constitution Annotated” Now Online and is Easier to Search and Browse

Research Tools: A New Version of the Congressional Research Service’s “The Constitution Annotated” is Now Online and it’s Easier to Search and Browse

News Roundup (September 16, 2019)

Barbara’s Picks (Jemisin, McMillan, Zigman, & More), Plus Friendship, Love, & Fantasy: Pop Fiction, Mar. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Barbara’s Picks (Bittman/Katz, David Rohde, James Shapiro, David Sheff), plus Social Science, Science, Arts, & Sports: Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Return to Gilead with Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Living Small | Collection Development: Tiny Homes

Romance Revs Up, with Rom-Coms, Cozy Christmas Tales, and Paranormal Twists | Romance, Sept. 2019

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Sept. 16, 2019 | Book Pulse

Digital Collections: Earliest North Carolina African American Newspapers Added to DigitalNC

Pilot Project: “Maine Libraries to Test Out Program That Could Improve Lending Options”

Special Collections: Collection of Premier Proverb Scholar Opens at University of Vermont

Report: “St. Louis Police Library Faces Uncertain Future as Department Makes Way for High-Tech Shooting Trainer”

OA in the Open White Paper Surfaces Challenges, Opportunities, Next Steps for Open Access Collecting

Report: “Library-Themed University Phishing Attack Expands to Massive Scale”

Research Article “Research Applications of Primary Biodiversity Databases in the Digital Age”

Enhanced Research Tools: Search and Display Extracted Figures and Tables in OSTI.GOV

Yale Searches for a New University Librarian

Review: “Baltimore’s Pratt Central Library Emerges From Renovation with its Beauties Intact”


Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole

Characterized by strong storytelling within a scholarly framework, this book will appeal to readers interested in how science is performed and accomplished, and anyone curious about Earth’s changing climate.

Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

This clearly written and engaging overview of human exploration since our beginnings will capture the imaginations of both YA and adult readers. Highly recommended.

The Girl in the Photograph: The True Story of a Native American Child, Lost and Found in America

A passionate, heartfelt account that will heighten our awareness of an important issue.

Designing Babies: How Technology Is Changing the Ways We Create Children

Well-researched and rigorous yet highly readable, this study of reproductive liberty will assist patients on their journey through the infertility maze and enlighten general readers about this ever-changing industry.


Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the author’s sheer athleticism and technical aspects of his feat, while armchair adventurers can marvel at the far north’s natural beauties.

Legends of Hip-Hop, Sleeping in the Library, & Walter Mosley vs. HR | Around the Web, Sept. 13, 2019


The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

A colorful, quirky, and ultimately moving look at a misunderstood faith and the iron-willed women who continue to sustain it.

Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug

A fascinating ride through some of the fastest-paced politics of the 1960s with a larger-than-life character and well suited for feminist history readers.

Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul

Overall, a rare glimpse into American gothic from an African American perspective.

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

Recommended for college students and academics with an interest in history, Latin American history, Aztec history, and Mexico’s colonial past.

Page to Screen, Sept. 13, 2019 | Book Pulse


The Best American Mystery Stories 2019

Recommended for readers of psychological mysteries and thrillers as well as genre aficionados seeking the standout stories of the year.

The Last Train to London

With its well-developed characters and race-against-the-clock plot, this fantastic novel should have broad appeal, especially with fans of historical fiction and thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/19.]


Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago

While readers will no doubt enjoy being introduced to some of Chicago’s most intriguing blues artists, this is by no means an introductory text. Instead, it’s a comprehensive, scholarly book, complete with thorough notes and a list of works cited--a thought-provoking addition to academic libraries serving students of music and/or popular culture.

The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life

Though occasionally overwritten, this heartwarming “who saved whom?” story will appeal to dog owners, the lovelorn, and fans of comic memoirs.

Wonderland: An Anthology

This collection is not to be missed. Highly recommended for Wonderland aficionados as well as general fans of fantasy, sf, and horror.

Wonderland: An Anthology

USC Libraries Digitizing ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC

New Exhbit From Stanford Libraries: “Leonardo’s Library: Online”

Leonardo da Vinci: A New Exhibit From Stanford Libraries: “Leonardo’s Library: Online”

Citations Not Required: “Amazon Will Let Anyone Answer Your Alexa Questions Now”

New Video: Laurie Anderson with Neil Gaiman, Recorded at the 92nd Street Y in New York City

Branding: Toronto Public Library Looks Beyond Books in Rebrand

The British Library’s Latest Campaign Celebrates “All Types of Research”

Roundup (September 12, 2019)

Updating the Academic Library Code of Conduct for Modern Times | From the Bell Tower

New Bestsellers, Sept. 12, 2019 | Book Pulse

A New Report From the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Analyzes the Impact of the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program

LIBER Webinar Recording: “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness”

Conference Paper: “The Memento Tracer Framework: Balancing Quality and Scalability for Web Archiving”

University of British Columbia Library’s Chung Collection is Added to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register

OER: More Than Half of All Colleges and 2.94 Million Students Using Free OpenStax Textbooks This Year

Journal Article: “Progress in Research Data Services: An International Survey of University Libraries”

New Report from Digital Science on the Falsifiability and Reproducibility in Scientific Research

Roundup (September 11, 2019)

Going to the Dogs | Science & Technology, Sept. 2019

Bearing Witness

Adaptations Make News, Sept. 11, 2019 | Book Pulse

Never Forget: A Look Back at World War II


Michigan State University: Joseph Salem Named Dean Of MSU Libraries

Video/Webinar Recording: Navigating and Using the New

Report: 51 Major CEOs Ask Congress For Federal Privacy Law Blocking State Rules

Boston Public Library Leads Once Again in Digital Lending

The BBC is Unearthing Thousands of Classic Moments from its Archive to View Online

Statistics: Data From a Massive Media Digitization Project at Indiana University

Health Information Transforming Lives: A New Special Issue of IFLA Journal Now Available Online


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