The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.
June 30, 2015
Journalist Glenn Greenwald helped change the world. The constitutional lawyer, best-selling author, and journalist played an instrumental role in bringing into the public sphere NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the extent of US surveillance. The revelations led to legislative reforms, altered the global conversation about privacy, and drastically changed how governments interact with each … Continue reading No Place to Hide
June 30, 2015
Opportunities for librarians wishing to work in foreign counties are plentiful, according to the speakers at An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia, a panel discussion held Sunday at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. They would know: Over the course of their careers, the featured librarians have worked in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading Serving Abroad
The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.
June 18, 2015
Go to Twitter. Type #FairEbookPrices. Any questions? Our Canadian librarian colleagues are telling the world: Big publishers are ripping us off, big time. If you’re one of the Big Five publishers, this is the conversation you do not want to have. You have a product—the ebook file representing a book—and you insist that it be … Continue reading Canada, oh Canada: Fighting back on ebook pricing
June 4, 2015
The Douglas County Libraries Pricing Comparison for June (PDF file) is based on the Top 20 best sellers at Amazon, not the New York Times bestsellers. In the world according to Amazon, adult coloring books take four of the top 20 spots! Most readers of this blog are probably way ahead of me in the … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, June 2015