LIS News – Books / Reading

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  A Book Lover’s Haven Turns 100 The Grolier Club, the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, just celebrated the centennial of its grand Manhattan home. Yes, there’s a secret staircase hidden in a bookshelf. No, do not use gloves in its library. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-01-17 A Madcap New Novel Bursts With Fake Gurus, Yoga and a Bit of Bone-Marrow Smuggling “Hark” — Sam Lipsyte’s first novel since 2010’s “The Ask” — is a … Read More

LIS News – Library Technology

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  Evergreen ILS: OpenSRF 3.1.0 released We are pleased to announce the release of OpenSRF 3.1.0, a message routing network that offers scalability and failover support for individual services and entire servers with minimal development and deployment overhead. OpenSRF 3.1.0 is a major release that introduces several enhancements and major bugfixes, including: Support for a more … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-01-17By Galen Charlton Digital Library Federation: Introducing the 2019 Authenticity Project Fellows Thanks to a generous grant from the IMLS, … Read More

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  8 World-Expanding Books About Parallel Universes 2016–2018 made a lot of us feel like we were in the wrong timeline, but parallel universe books have been popular for many years. Whether the differences are huge (the dinosaurs never died out!) or tiny (one subtle change in one historical event), tales of parallel universes have entranced readers, … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-17By Alice Nuttall Meet These 6 Anti-Heroines In YA Fiction Who needs heroes? These past couple of years … Read More

LIS News – UX Design / UI Development

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  5 Ways To Optimise Your App For High User Retention According to mobile app user retention rates from Statista, 55% of mobile app users will abandon an app one month after downloading it. That number grows to 68% after three months. Localytics gives an even more alarming statistic: 21% of mobile app users will abandon an app after only launching … Source: Usability GeekPublished on 2019-01-16By Lior Levy Top 5 Most Important Customer Experience Trends for 2019 We recently … Read More

LIS News – Public Access

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  European Council Advances SPC Waiver For Generics; Negotiations Coming The European Union Council of member states has approved a mandate for negotiations with the EU Parliament concerning a draft regulation aimed at boosting EU-based generic and biosimilar manufacturing for export by providing an exception to the extended intellectual property protection granted by special protection certificates (SPCs). The mandate brings … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2019-01-16By David Branigan We’re gonna party like it’s 1923 January 14-18, 2019 is #CopyrightWeek, … Read More

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