LIS News – Books / Reading

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  For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation When Olga Tokarczuk of Poland won the prize, the reaction was as divided as is the country itself. To some, she is an eloquent writer who captures Poland’s tragic history. To others, she is a traitor. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-10 This C.I.A. Agent Wants to Give Peace a Chance Amaryllis Fox opens up about espionage, government-issued sex and coming … Read More

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  Why UX Designers Need to Learn UI Design There’s often confusion between what user experience and the user interface is. They sound the same, but the UI is not the UX. The user interface is the tool and medium that shapes the user experience. When you design the UI, you have direct influence on the UX. UX designers … Source: UX MovementPublished on 2019-10-10By anthony Formative Vs Summative : The User Testing Battle As Steve Jobs once said,  “Design … Read More

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  Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 10th, 2019 Sponsored by Blind Date with a Book–enter to win! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-10By S. Zainab Williams Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles As I’ve noted here previously, there’s a wealth of serial content published in the 20th century that’s in the public domain, but not yet freely available online, often due to uncertainty about its copyright (and the resulting hesitation to digitize it).  Thanks to IMLS-supported work we did at Penn, we’ve … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-10-10By John Mark Ockerbloom David Rosenthal: Real-Time Gross Settlement Cryptocurrency … Read More

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  In Deborah Levy’s Latest, a Student of History Learns to Confront His Own “The Man Who Saw Everything,” which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, looks at masculinity through the perspective of a young historian who sneers at “authoritarian old men.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-09 Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70 In his poetry, as well as in his prose, he conveyed the complexities of his city and his country. … Read More

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