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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”

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

Technical and Social Issues Influencing the Adoption Of Preprints in the Life Sciences (Preprint)

Statistics/Indicators: OECD Releases “Education at a Glance 2019”

Roundup (September 10, 2019)

Super Tuesday for Books, Sept. 10, 2019 | Book Pulse

As Libraries Reinvent Themselves, Funding Follows

Next Phase of the IMLS/COSLA “Measures That Matter” Collaboration Will Explore Link Between Public Libraries, Workforce Development, and Community Wellbeing

Report: “LinkedIn Can’t Block Analytics Company From Scraping Profiles”

Report: “Millennials Stand Out For Their Technology Use, But Older Generations Also Embrace Digital Life”

NIST Releases Preliminary Draft of Privacy Framework

Coalition For Networked Information (CNI) Associate Executive Director, Joan Lippincott, Announces Retirement

UCLA Library Celebrates the University’s Centennial with OpenUCLA

Roundup (September 9, 2019)

Authors In Their Own Words: Penguin Random House Library Marketing’s ALA Annual 2019 Author Luncheon

Spotlight on Johnson's Debut and Steiner's Latest, with Archer, Barclay , Crombie, Ellett, Meyer, Perry, Sveistrup, & Others | Mystery & Suspense, Sept. 2019

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Sept. 9, 2019 | Book Pulse

Barbara’s Picks (Louise Erdrich, Lily King, James McBride, Hilary Mantel, & More), plus Debuts, English-Language Debuts, and Other Award-Worthy Works: Literary Fiction, Mar. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Barbara’s Picks (Human Rights, Churchill’s Circle, Madison’s Other Family, & a Rebel Cinderella), plus More History, with an Accent on World War II; History Previews, Mar. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Top 20 Best-Selling Education Titles | Academic Best Sellers

The Testaments

 If The Handmaid’s Tale chills to the marrow, its sequel surges along with a sort of dark ebullience, absorbing as a thriller and ultimately hopeful even as it highlights the dangers that always lie in wait. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/19.]

Return to Gilead with Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Return to Gilead with Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

In the News: “Assessing Dorian’s Damage From The Air” (Access Before/After Aerial Imagery of U.S. Locations)

NYU’s Bobst Library Will be Home to RETU(R)NINGS, an Electroacoustic Sound Art Installation Generated From Turnstile Data

“Gender Inclusivity and Equity in Academic Libraries: Insights From Around the Globe”

Georgetown University: Search Begins for Librarian to Oversee Collections on Slavery

UNLV Alumna Beverly Rogers Establishing a $5 Million Endowment to Support a Rare Books Curator and Bolster Rare Books Collection at UNLV University Libraries

A New and Free Resource From the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF): “Read Banned Comics”

20 Years in the Making: Swiss Film Archives Inaugurates New Research Centre

Improved Retrieval: The National Archives (NARA) Catalog Adds OCR (Optical Character Recognition) For Some Materials

Improved Retrieval: The National Archives (NARA) Catalog Adds OCR (Optical Character Recognition) For Some Records

Research Article: “Journals’ Instructions to Authors: A Cross-Sectional Study Across Scientific Disciplines”


Supreme Glamour

The facts here will not be new to fans, but the candid photographs provide a rich visual record of the stars’ life as performers. To see the gowns alongside Wilson’s down-to-earth accounts of what it felt like to wear them will be fun for enthusiasts of 1960s pop culture and the Supremes.

Girl to City

Rigby vaults readers back to a scarier but glamorous time in New York. Watching her grow up and pursue her dreams is gratifying. Fans of she-punk memoirs and stories of success on one’s own terms will enjoy this.

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

Readers will learn about transplanation as they cheer on Ailsa as she starts a job and a relationship, chooses a career path, and deals with the complexities of family.

Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History

Roberts briefly distills conservative views on what it takes to be a leader, producing an extremely readable, if sometimes simplified, summation of this aspect of military history. For public libraries and larger academic collections.

The Power in the Room: Radical Education Through Youth Organizing and Employment

Readers interested in the intersection of political activism, economics, community, and education will find ample food for thought in Gillen’s insightful call for action.

The Imaginary Corpse

This special and distinct novel will be enjoyed by fans of genre-bending tales and literary mashups, excellent for admirers of Jasper Fforde or Neil Gaiman.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Harrow’s expressive debut depicts humankind’s resistance to change, repression of the “other,” and the desperation of the privileged when their prosperity is threatened. Fans of C.S. Lewis will be drawn to this magical coming-of-age tale and allegorical commentary on social justice.

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