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Recently Announced Open Access Publishing Agreements: News from ACS, DeGruyter, PLOS, and Others

$166 Million Invested in Libraries Across America, IMLS Releases FY 2020 Allotment Table for 59 State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs)

Research Tools: “Plants and the People Who Name Them: The International Plant Names Index and BHL”

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Final Report of Post-Publication Open Peer Review Experiment Published

“Building the Bots that Keep Wikipedia Fresh”

News and Reports From OCLC, Montana State Library Commission, Wyoming State Archives, and Others

Punjabi Superstar Vish Puri solves The Case of the Reincarnated Client

L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists, PLA Galley Guide, & New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

$166 Million Invested in U.S. Libraries Via IMLS

Public Library of Science, University of California Announce Transformational OA Agreement

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association Names Nebula Award Finalists

Public Library Ebook Partnerships Boost K-12 Reading

Digital Library on American Slavery From UNC Greensboro Recognized by National Park Service (NPS) as First-Ever “Virtual” Stop on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

“UC Berkeley Library Digitizes Massive Trove of Materials on Internment Of Japanese Americans”

Report: “Rhode Island’s Libraries are Pushing Back Against What Critics Say are Unfair Restrictions on e-Book Pricing”

PressReader Enters Into a New Licensing Agreement with Dow Jones For WSJ Content

Columbia University’s Butler Library Creates an “Exclusive Circulation of Textbooks For First-Generation Low-Income Students

Library of Congress Acquires Photography Archive of Shawn Walker and a Collection of Harlem Photography Workshop

Library of Congress Acquires Photography Archive (Nearly 100,000 Photos) of Shawn Walker and a Collection of Harlem Photography Workshop

News From the University of Toronto Libraries, JISC, and Others

A New Take on Cold War Relations & the Fight Against Slavery in San Francisco: Academic Best Sellers on Asian History

LeBron James Writes a Children’s Book; What to Read (and Listen to) This Week | Book Pulse

Public Library Association Galley Roundup

New York: “Female Security Guard Dies After Being Repeatedly Stabbed in Spring Valley Library”

“Police Respond to Thousands of Incidents at Connecticut Libraries”

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) “Slams Feds For Trying to Cut Museum, Library Funding”

ALA: Boards of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA Put Recommendation to Form a New Division, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, on March 2020 Ballot

Celebrating Black History: Mississippi State University Libraries to Digitize Records of Enslaved Mississippians For the First Time

Report From the Archiving Email 2020 Symposium at National Library of New Zealand

ACLU and Other Organizations File FOIA Requests to Obtain ICE Records at “Serious Risk of Destruction”

Conference Paper: “What is Trending on Wikipedia? Capturing Trends and Language Biases Across Wikipedia Editions” (Preprint)

National Library of the Netherlands (KB), Others Launch “Library as a Third Learning Environment” Pilot

“Fighting Disinformation Online: Building the Database of Web Tools” (New Report from RAND)

Michigan State University Libraries and De Gruyter Sign Three-Year “Transformative” Read-and-Publish Agreement

“Police Respond to Thousands of Incidents at Connecticut Libraries”

The Panorama Project Releases 2019 Annual Report and Provides a Look at 2020 Initiatives

“Libraries’ Role as Core Cultural Services Highlighted in UN Text”

Mary Ellen Davis Announces Retirement As ACRL Executive Director

Items From Project Muse, U. of Georgia Libraries and Others

Regan Arthur, Janet Carleton, Polly Thistlethwaite, and More Library People News

Hundreds of Hot Spots Missing, Lost From Houston Public Library

True Grit Author Charles Portis Dies; Susan Fowler's Uber Book Gains Traction; Booklists of New & Key African American Writers| Book Pulse

“Israeli Librarians Win Global Wikipedia Competition”

A New Issue (47) of The Code4Lib Journal is Now Available Online

Preserving the Past at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Submits Comments on WIPO Artificial Intelligence Issues Paper

“Turning The Page on Paper Notebooks Creates a Digital Dilemma”

The Summer Scares Reading List is Here, The Other Mrs. Leads Holds, My Dark Vanessa Tops the Indie Next List | Book Pulse

The library—100 years from now

“Hundreds of Hot Spots ‘Missing, Lost’ From Houston Public Library System”

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week (A Weekly Fact Check from the Associated Press)

Report: “Google Redraws the Borders on Maps Depending on Who’s Looking”

Video: The Author of “Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe” Speaks at the National Archives

Report: “Popular Preprint Servers Face Closure Because of Money Troubles”

Statement: ALA Responds to Financial Situation

News From Around the Library World (February 14, 2020)

Ed Pentz, Executive Director, Crossref, is Leaving the Organization

The New York Public Library Continues to Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary with Valentine’s Day Release of 125 Books We Love and #LoveReading Campaign

Hungarian Consortium EISZ Will Not Renew Contract with Taylor & Francis

Discovery Tools: Open Access Helper For macOS and iOS

Privacy in Focus at Top Tech Trends Panel | ALA Midwinter 2020

The Ripped Bodice Announces Romance Awards; Authors Create a Virtual "Death Threat Quilt" | Book Pulse

American Library Association’s $2 Million Shortfall Prompts Demands for Transparency, Reform | ALA Midwinter 2020


The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

This is an exceedingly important book and certainly one that would benefit all American readers who wonder how we arrived at our current status in an increasingly interconnected world. Highly recommended for all collections.

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

Copley Eisenberg’s celebrated debut is not to be missed and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson: The Baseball Legend’s Battle for Civil Rights during World War II

Bringing further attention to a subject that has been glossed over in most works about Robinson, this effective, thought-provoking study will appeal to those interested in civil rights and military history during World War II.

Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy

A light read, these pages are chock-full of optimism in the midst of difficult times, offering nondenominational, faith-infused guidance. A treat for loyal followers of Casper’s writings.

Horror Readers, Rejoice! Nine Spine-Tingling Tales Make HWA's 2020 Summer Scares List


Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Staub and Reynolds provide gardening inspiration, entertaining reading, and horticultural education in a title that a wide range of hobbyists, garden historians, and design professionals should enjoy.

Cross Her Heart

This romantic suspense tale thrusts readers into the action, with one heart-racing, adrenaline-filled scene after another. Leigh’s (“Morgan Dane” series) vulnerable yet strong lead characters add depth to an exciting new series.

The Sea of Lost Girls

Another strong, well-plotted suspense novel from Goodman (The Lake of Dead Languages), this is recommended for psychological suspense collections. Women’s fiction aficionados may also want to give it a try. [See Prepub Alert, 8/25/19.]

Grown-Up Pose

Fans of relationship fiction will particularly enjoy the strong ties Anu has with her friends and family.

The Henna Artist

An uplifting tale that highlights the power of family. For fans of Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter and the novels of Kristin Hannah. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/19.]

Bach’s Musical Universe: The Composer and His Work

Students, musicians, and serious aficionados of Bach will be the most appreciative audience for this artfully composed work.

Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

While previous studies lionized or sentimentalized Beatriz, Harmer roots the subject in the context of the time period and brings to bear her own expertise in Cold War Latin America. A definitive biography of a female revolutionary.

140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

This look at the negotiations surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is appropriate for any beginning World War II scholar.

Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan

An enjoyable read that provides a useful introduction to the cultures, histories, and current events of three major countries in East Asia. Highly recommended for general readers with an interest in the region.

The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point

The extensive use of primary sources makes this book of interest to all Civil War enthusiasts.

Saving Grand Canyon: Dams, Deals, and a Noble Myth

An important addition for all environmental collections.

Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence, from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

Futurists and sf readers may be interested in portrayals of a universe yet to come, while humanities or social science instructors could use this theoretical book as the basis for classroom discussion about the potential consequences of technological progress.

Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset Now Available For Academic Research Through Social Science One

“By the Book: How Wisconsin’s Libraries Are Adapting in 2020 and Beyond” (New Report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum)

Toronto Public Libraries Move Beyond Books to 3D Printing and VR

The Chicago Librarian Who Created a Lauded Collection of African American History and Literature

U.S. Census Bureau Releases National Population Projections Reports on Life Expectancy and Alternative Migration Scenarios

News From California Digital Library, eduroam, Rutgers University, and Others

Netherlands: More Than 10,000 Articles in Open Access in 2019

New Digitized Maps Online: The Library of Congress Geography & Map Division Posts January 2020 Issue of “New Maps This Month”

Law Library of Congress Launches a New Online Collection of U.S. Military Legal Resources

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library to be Closed For Four Years; $30+ Modernization Program to Begin After Removal of Asbestos is Completed


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