Category Archives: Library Resources

Legacy Fleet: Colossus is Live!

It’s up! it’s live! It’s for sale as part of Nick Webb’s insanely popular Legacy Fleet series on Amazon’s Kindle Worlds! As I mention in the Author’s Notes section of the book, Legacy Fleet: Colossus was of a universe that I spent a lot of time in many years ago: Palladium Books’ Robotech RPG. While […]

Introducing Chronicle Worlds: Feyland

Chronicle Worlds Feyland Cover

Imagine if you will, a world of the future. A world where rich kids are chipped to run automated houses and fly in grav-powered limos while poor kids watch their families dissolve into poor health and struggle to manage the bare necessities. The only thing that brings these groups together is the VirtuMax corporation, an […]

New Book, ‘Til Death, Second Impressions’ Dropping Today!

A Great New Release. You may have heard about my friend Jason Anspach's 1950's paranormal noire detective series, 'til Death. Jason writes these suspenseful and witty books like an old Hollywood movie. These books are all about capturing the fun of an old Cary Grant flick. He's launched the latest book of the series, 'til […]

Banned Book Week 2015: Fahrenheit 451

Bad news: 451 degrees F is not, in fact, the temperature at which paper bursts into flame. (It’s actually between 440 and 470 degrees F depending on the type of paper). Good news: Ray Bradbury’s novel about censorship, mass media, and induced apathy in the modern world is as accessible and spooky as it was […]

You Can Have WEIRD Things

(I know, I owe you a post about imagining the “death of the library.” But this is a big deal.) I recently got into a Facebook thread with a former (now grown up) student over e-book pricing decisions. She’s an avid reader but refuses to buy any e-book that’s more than a dollar or two […]

Digital Recovery Plans, Libraries, and Us

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I’ll just say that if you couldn’t make it to NYTSL’s Spring Program last night, you missed an excellent discussion. The program was “”Disaster Recovery and the Digital Library”, and as such, it brought a bit of real world application to the often abstract world of disaster planning. NYTSL’s guest speakers were Frank J. Monaco, […]

Registration is Open for NYTSL’s Spring Program

And this one is going to be fascinating, so if you’re interested, go to the NYTSL website and register now! Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library Presented by the New York Technical Services LibrariansOur presenters will present two real-world library disaster recoveries in New York City and how to better prepare for the future. Date: […]

NYTSL 2015 Spring Reception and Program

Just as a (not so) brief reminder, NYTSL’s programs are running their usual course. Here’s the latest announcement for the spring reception and spring program, which went out the other day: NYTSL 2015 Spring Reception Please join us for the Spring 2015 New York Technical Services Librarians Annual Reception for Librarians, Information Professionals and Library […]

METRO Digitization Docs Released to Commons

From the Metropolitan Library Council (METRO): Two library-related publications written and edited within the METRO community have been released under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution licenses. Digitization in the Real World (2010) and The Global Librarian (2013) are now freely available for download and Internet Archive and unglue.it. Both books highlight the innovative work our colleagues are […]

Digital Book Day

Something that should absolutely, positively concern you–besides the fact that I am trying to do my job on only three hours’ sleep, and the fact that German sports fans will likely be insufferable for the next four years after their team’s crushing defeat of Argentina in the world Cup finals yesterday, and besides the incredible […]