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Role Playing Games and Libraries

My hubby (Brian Engard) is running a Kickstarter for his latest role playing game. This is his first solo Kickstarter – but not his first game. He wrote an awesome post on his site about why he’s including a reward tier for libraries (yes that means your library could get in on this): But why did I include libraries in that tier? A couple of reasons. First, my wife Nicole  [ Read More ]

Information Today Inc. Book Sale

Information Today Inc. is running a sale on the following books (including The Accidental Systems Librarian) through Monday, June 10, 2013. Information Today is offering 30% off the retail price on the following books: The Accidental Systems Librarian, 2nd Ed [Sale price: $20.65] The Embedded Librarian [Sale Price: $34.65] Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook, 4th Ed [Sale price: $17.47] Face2Face [Sale price: $17.47] UContent [Sale price: $34.65] LG to Negotiation [Sale  [ Read More ]

Call for Chapters: More Library Mashups

Library Mashups has been a huge success and has touched so many of you, and now it’s time to start thinking about the second edition! In 2014 Information Today Inc. will be publishing the second edition of Library Mashups entitled More Library Mashups. This edition will have new stories from some of the authors you have come to know from the first edition as well as some new examples. Last  [ Read More ]

First bookless library

For years librarians have been trying to say that the library isn’t all about the books … and while I of course agree … I’m not sure I would go so far as to remove all books from the library – or in the case of San Antonio building a library without any books. Books, who needs ‘em? Libraries? Not anymore they don’t. The first public, bookless library is coming  [ Read More ]

E-book reading on the rise

The latest Pew Internet and American Life Project report finds that print book reading is going down and e-book reading up. In the past year, the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell from 72% of the population ages 16 and  [ Read More ]

Penguin Classics and dkimages APIs

Library Mashups fans might be interested in the latest APIs from Pearson: Penguin Classics API includes works by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and the Brontë sisters – enabling developers to build new apps from the work of renowned authors dkimages API makes the professional collection of over 90,000 images accessible for developers to search, browse and purchase for inclusion in apps Learn more here and if you’re using these APIs  [ Read More ]

ITI Books Blog

Most of you know that I’ve written a couple of books (so far) for Information Today Inc. (ITI), but did you know that I and other ITI authors are posting tips for our readers over at the ITI Books Blog? If you haven’t checked it out, you should.

The Accidental Systems Librarian Arrives

That’s right folks, the waiting is over! The Accidental Systems Librarian arrived on my doorstep this week! My husband held up the box and said – what’s this? Facing me was the label! Inside were my copies and the copies for my blurbers and co-author: Check it out!

CA Law to Produce Open Source Textbooks

This from Ars Technica: Two bills were signed in to law in California recently. One to create the textbooks and the other to establish a California Digital Open Source Library to host them. According to a legislative summary, the textbook bill would “require the California Open Education Resources Council to determine a list of 50 lower division courses in the public postsecondary segments for which high-quality, affordable, digital open source  [ Read More ]

The Accidental Systems Librarian

After nearly 2 years in the works, The Accidental Systems Librarian second edition is finally ready for preorder!! That’s right folks, after juggling health issues, travel for work and just general stress I am happy to announce that this second edition of the first Information Today Inc book I ever read will be released next month, but can be preordered today for a nice discount. Learn more about the book  [ Read More ]

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