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GPO To Close Brick and Mortar Bookstore in Washington DC

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) will permanently close its brick-and-mortar bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, DC on January 4, 2021. After lengthy consideration, GPO, in consultation with the Joint Committee on Printing and its congressional oversight committees, determined that the bookstore is no longer financially viable due to changes in… Continue Reading

The 89 Best Book Covers of 2020

LitHub –  Emily Temple: “…So for the fifth year in a row, I surveyed a group of professional book cover designers (this year it was 29 of them) about their favorite covers of the year. They came back with an astounding 89 different book covers that impressed, delighted, and inspired them, representing work by 54… Continue Reading

January 1, 2021 is Public Domain Day: Works from 1925 are open to all

Duke Law, Center for the Study of the Public Domain – On January 1, 2021, copyrighted works from 1925 will enter the US public domain,1 where they will be free for all to use and build upon. These works include books such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Ernest Hemingway’s… Continue Reading

LC Complete Digitization of 23 Early Presidential Collections

Library of Congress Blog: “The Library of Congress has completed a more than two decade-long initiative to digitize the papers of nearly two dozen early presidents. The Library holds the papers of 23 presidents from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge, all of which have been digitized and are now available online. The Library plans to… Continue Reading

The Value of an Academic Law Library in the 21st Century

Klinefelter, Anne, The Value of an Academic Law Library in the 21st Century (2020). pp. 3-20, in ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARIES WITHIN THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF LEGAL EDUCATION: A PRIMER FOR DEANS AND PROVOSTS, (Joan S. Howland, Michelle Wu, Ronald E. Wheeler, and Scott Pagel, eds., Hein, American Association of Law Libraries Publication Series #84, 2020,… Continue Reading

Introducing the Open Library Explorer

Open Library Blog: “At the Library Leaders Forum 2020 (demo), Open Library unveiled the beta for what it’s calling the Explorer: an immersive digital library which powerfully recreates and enhances the experience of navigating a physical library. If the tagline doesn’t grab your attention, wait until you see it in action. Get Ready to Explore… Continue Reading

After Searching for a Decade, Legendary Hollywood Research Library Finds a New Home

Internet Archive Blogs: “Need to know what an Igloo really looks like? How about a Siberian hut? Or the inside of a 15th Century jail?  For 50 years in Hollywood, generations of filmmakers would beat a path to the Michelson Cinema Research Library, where renowned film researcher Lillian Michelson could hunt down the answer to… Continue Reading

The Value of an Academic Law Library in the 21st Century

Klinefelter, Anne, The Value of an Academic Law Library in the 21st Century (2020). pp. 3-20, in ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARIES WITHIN THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF LEGAL EDUCATION: A PRIMER FOR DEANS AND PROVOSTS, (Joan S. Howland, Michelle Wu, Ronald E. Wheeler, and Scott Pagel, eds., Hein, American Association of Law Libraries Publication Series #84, 2020,… Continue Reading

Research Guides in Focus – Guide to Law Online: U.S. States and Territories

In Custodia Legis: “This is a guest post by senior legal reference librarian Emily Carr. The Law Library of Congress is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned Guide to Law Online: U.S. States and Territories at its new Library of Congress Research Guides location. This project originally started in 1999 as an outgrowth… Continue Reading