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A Literary Saloon and Site of Review Welcome tothe complete review: A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new, trying to meet all your book review, preview, and information needs. the complete review: This site offers: What's New: Reviews of books that have recently been published or republished, that are in the news, or that we have recently added to the complete review's archives, as well as review-overviews of titles that we haven't yet reviewed, but where we've collected all the links and review-summaries for you. Return to top of page. To learn more about this site and the complete review go to these pages: Further information is available on these pages: a resource for readers The Invisible Library GoldWave - Audio Editing, Recording, Conversion, Restoration, & Analysis Software The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association As the day wound down, attendance at the Readers’ Advisory Tool Kit III was a bit down, though still very decent. Those who lasted the full day of PLA got to hear three well-known librarians suggest more ways to get books into the hands of readers. With her section “Promoting the Backlist,” Georgine Olson of Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library and Regional Center in Fairbanks, Alaska (is the library stationary in landscape to fit the letterhead?), spoke to something that concerns me. How do you get all the great old books off the shelves and to readers? Many just sit as readers do not make it past the displays and into the stacks. Part of the answer is that we actually do have to move them – put them on the displays that are catching the readers’ eyes. Booklists are another way to draw attention to older books. Olson also told her rules for making Read-a-Like lists. Saricks regrets that she has not kept notes on every book she has ever read.

Issue 94 | March 2010 Gmaps Pedometer ANZ LitLovers LitBlog | For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature love german books Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries Introduction Google's December 2004 announcement [1] of its intention to collaborate with five major research libraries – Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Stanford University, the University of Oxford, and the New York Public Library – to digitize and surface their print book collections in the Google searching universe has, predictably, stirred conflicting opinion, with some viewing the project as a welcome opportunity to enhance the visibility of library collections in new environments, and others wary of Google's prospective role as gateway to these collections [2]. The project has been vigorously debated on discussion lists and blogs, with the participating libraries commonly referred to as "the Google 5". One point most observers seem to concede is that the questions raised by this initiative are both timely and significant. The Google Print Library Project (GPLP) [3] has galvanized a long overdue, multi-faceted discussion about library print book collections.

A Zen Librarian: Bluestem and Monarch Shelf Talkers Over the summer, I saw an image, I think it was Jon Schu's library blog, that had what I call "shelf talkers." Basically they are little cards that are taped to the bookcase where the books are housed. The cards have a picture of the book, a synopsis of the story and a note about the contest the book is a part of. I created Bluestem and Monarch shelf talkers. Here is an image of the shelf talker that got me started. Here is an example of one of my shelf talkers. Here is a link to the shelf talkers.

maupi leest The Reader’s Advisor Online Blog The readers’s advisory librarian’s weekly update, from a scan of more than 100 blogs, newsletters, magazines, newspapers and television. This blog is brought to you by the Reader’s Advisor Online. TRY THE FREE RAO DATABASE based on Libraries Unlimited’s print Genreflecting Advisory series. Give it a whirl and let us know how you like it. By Cindy Orr and Sarah Statz Cords New to Bestseller Lists This Week: GRAPHIC BOOKS and MANGA To Be Published Week of April 14-20, 2014 Here are just a very few: Fiction Atherton, Nancy – Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well – 9780670026692 Bova, Ben – Transhuman – 9780765332936 Calvino, Italo- The Complete Cosmicomics – 9780544231931 Cotterill, Colin – The Axe Factor – 9781250043368 de Rosnay, Tatiana- The Other Story – 9781250045133 Dickey, Eric Jerome- A Wanted Woman – 9780525954279 Hayes, Samantha- Until You’re Mine – 9780804136907 Roberts, Nora- The Collector – 9780399164453 Nonfiction Remember, this is just a sample from our picks of the week. Worth Reading

a Fantasy Reader: Round of covers With many covers appearing around the web, it's time for another round of covers! First up is the UK cover art for Brandon Sanderson upcoming novel, Steelheart. The art style is the same as the previous UK release for the author. Back in 2009 and 2010, Tor released new cover art for all the Wheel of Time books, electronic editions. Next up is a new Epic Fantasy novel by English author Anthony Ryan, Blood Song. The book will be out in July and here's the blurb: Vaelin Al Sorna’s life changes forever the day his father abandons him at the gates of the Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith. Now his new skills will be put to the test. For Francis Knight third book in the Rojan Dizon series, Last to Rise, instead of showing an interior view of the vertical city, it's now shown from the outside. The cover art for Adrian Tchaikovsky penultimate Shadows of the Apt book, War Master's Gate was also unveiled: