Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Graphic Politics

If you don't get enough political news on tv, radio, internet, and your office, now you can also get it via graphic novels! Both McCain and Obama have individual tomes and both strike a heroic pose on their respective covers

Holy Politicians! Obama, McCain Get Comic Books
from In the Bookroom

ACK! For shame!

FictionDB.com - free online readers advisory
from LibrarianInBlack by Sarah Houghton-Jan

Our wise libraryland leader, Sarah Hougton-Jan has made an "oops!" We all know that readers advisory is a one-to-one practice which can be aided by databases and other lists. However great www.fictionDB.com is, it does not provide readers advisory.Only we, your friendly local librarians are the experts in this field!

Hop in the Wayback Machine!

This is good news for all you film buffs out there. Hope these lost scenes will soon be coming to a library dvd-supplier near you!

Jul 21, 2008 5:12 PM
Long-Lost Reels Of 1927's 'Metropolis' Recovered
from NPR Topics: Arts & Culture

Sad, but true

And very very human.

from Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen

A useful graph explains the stages of technology adoption by users. From immersion to "How could I ever live without this" to rational use

Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers

Food for thought and discussion as well as a little between-patrons investigation:
(title unknown)from The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr

ThrillerFest Reports
The International Thriller Writers ThrillerFest was held last week. Check our reports here, here, and here.

Would True Crime Readers Enjoy Police Procedurals?
That’s the question posed by Sarah Weinman in the LA Times. Weinman’s article talks about Douglas Preston’s true crime book The Monster of Florence, as well as his thrillers written with Lincoln Child (Relic, etc.). Michael Connelly has also written mysteries (the Harry Bosch series) as well as a true crime book titled Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

For the techie in you

Let's just kick this one off by saying to ISO: IT'S ABOUT TIME!
PDF Now an ISO Standard
from Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen

The Future of Books, Book Piracy, and Digital Rights Management
from Gather No Dust by Jeff Scott

15 Turning Points in IT History
from Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen

Eight Handy Word Tools
from LibrarianInBlack by Sarah Houghton-JanEight Handy Word Tools
from LibrarianInBlack by Sarah Houghton-Jan

In The News: Reading

Who knew reading was hot and sexy enough to actually be newsworthy?

CNBC is "Bullish on Books'
from In the Bookroom
It's not only National Public Radio that is expanding its online book coverage. Now CNBC has launched its own book blog, Bullish on Books

(title unknown)
from The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr
NPR Expands Book CoverageNational Public Radio has expanded its book coverage, according to Publishers Weekly. They’ve added six new book reviewers, including Jessica Crispin, the Bookslut.

Some Great Reading Lists

Now we here at Libraryland Roundup have never quite figured out what a beach read, a summer read, or a vacation read really are. For some people it's something fast-paced and adventuresome, for others, it's a leisurely-paced travelogue. Go figure

Or perhaps it's because we haven't spent enough time at the beach or on vacation.

We do, however, know good lists of great reads when we see them. And we denizens of libraryland just adore lists. So here are enough recent jewels to choke a horse:

Tango with Sarah!
from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Books for your beach bag
from USATODAY.com Books - Top Stories
A few beach-worthy suggestions from USA TODAY staffers

Everybody into the Pool! Poolside Reads
from In the Bookroom

No need to add water or sand to enjoy these summer reads
from USATODAY.com Books - Top Stories

Under the Radar: Great Recent Historical Mysteries
from The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr

RA Run Down
from The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr

Entertainment Weekly’s The New Classics - Top 100 Reads from 1983 to 2008–(perfect idea for a display)

NPR’s Summer Reading - Political BooksNPR’s Summer Reading - Political Books

Reading for Place: Books for Travelers

Under the Radar: 10 Great Baseball Books
from The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr

Wyatt’s World: Summer Suggestions—Western Reading
from Library Journal - Collection Development
Whether you're at the beach or on the range, here are five Westerns to take along.