The first chapter of The Art of Community by Jono Bacon has been released for early review. It’s a pretty interesting chapter and I may just have to add the full book to my wishlist.
Archive for the ‘Books’ Category
Normally I don’t advertise products I’m emailed about – but I have to write about this nifty gadget because I could have sooooo used it last night when I was doing my research. The BookMarker is a pen, postit holder, bookmark and book strap!! Never lose your place again, and never lose your bookmark! BookMarker™ is super thin, so it fits easily in your book to mark your page WITHOUT [ Read More ]
I contributed to an upcoming book on writing for librarians entitled Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook and that book was just featured in American Libraries – complete with a blurb from me (with one great big typo – how did I miss that???) Check it out: Librarians as Writers (contributor) American Libraries, vol. 40, iss. 6/7, June/July 2009, p.54. [update] I just checked what I originally submitted because I [ Read More ]
A lot of librarians have been posting a link to this article on the Espresso Book Machine launch in London. It’s not elegant and it’s not sexy – it looks like a large photocopier – but the Espresso Book Machine is being billed as the biggest change for the literary world since Gutenberg invented the printing press more than 500 years ago and made the mass production of books possible. [ Read More ]
I just learned about a new service – BookSwim – that is pretty much Netflix for books (although a bit more expensive to use). BookSwim is the first online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and now college textbooks Netflix®-style directly to your house, without the need to purchase! I guess I can see how this would be useful for those who don’t live near a library – [ Read More ]
Today I published my Library Mashups book fan page on Facebook. Check it out and become a fan I will keep everyone posted on when the book will be published via that page and the official book website.
I have been waiting for this for way too long The Kindle 2 is released and ready to be added to my wishlist. Now I just have to find a way to purchase one. Check out Amazon.com to see the announcement and pictures and such.
I wrote about the New York Times APIs a while ago, but today I found a new mashup using Amazon and the NY Times Bestseller Lists – Reading Radar. Last week we reported on the release of another API by The New York Times: the Times Bestseller’s API. Well it didn’t take long for the API to make its way into a neat book recommendation engine called Reading Radar. I [ Read More ]
If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the book lover in your life (and you have $80) this might be an options for you. Even with a heavy duty air purifier and regular vacuuming around the apartment, our book collection can be a pain to clean, gathering dust like a Katamari dustball. The books at the top of our bookshelves are especially hard to dust; we have to [ Read More ]
As someone who worked as a cataloger for special collections – and cataloged the entire library of an important figure in the college’s history – this new project from LibraryThing sounds pretty darn awesome!! Have you ever wondered what books Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had in their personal libraries? How about 18th-century Virginia musician Cuthbert Ogle, or four generations of Mather family members? Or the most active [ Read More ]