Bridging Generations | November 15, 2012 | Games, Gamers & Gaming

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Botanicula, a game for kids that “will appeal to a wide range of age groups and can serve as a bridge between generations by letting parents play alongside their kids.”

Simon & Schuster’s New Self-Pub Venture Raises Eyebrows on Cost

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On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster tentatively dipped its toes into the lucrative self-publishing market with a service called Archway, launched in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc. (a company owned by Penguin parent company Pearson, but separately operated). The announcement has raised several eyebrows both for the service’s cost—which is thousands of dollars more than similar […]

Deck-Building Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | October 15, 2012

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Deck-building games lend themselves to use by library patrons.

Games, Gamers & Gaming: Experimental Games, September 15, 2012

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A look at games that don’t fit easily into established genres

Geeky Friday | X Men Library Archive, The Hobbit Anniversary, Happy Birthday Stephen King

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Greetings from Filth City! Earlier this week, the results of a survey conducted by Travel & Leisure magazine revealed that New York is the nation’s dirtiest metropolis. Gee, what a shock. Any subway rat or tenement roach could have told you that!   Not Too Dredd-ful Shockingly, the reviews for Dredd 3D actually are decent. […]

Geeky Friday | Scammed Rowling Tickets Go Poof!, Adult Swim NY ComicCon Schedule, Scary Muppets, Indy Marathon Last Call

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To promote her forthcoming book, The Casual Vacancy, which is being billed as her first title for adults, J.K. Rowling will be making a single appearance at Lincoln Center on October 16. Due to what is being categorized as a “security breach,” some crooked bastard tried to turn it into a double appearance by putting […]

Not Dead Yet

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Just wanted to update you that I’m now doing a new column for Library Journal titled, Not Dead Yet, located at: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/opinion/not-dead-yet/. I’ve been doing the e-Views blog for a long time, and wanted to move into something different, so I pitched this column to my editors at LJ and they liked it, et voila! […]

The Charleston Calendar Contest: Capture Your Library’s Value for SAGE

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For their Charleston Calendar Contest, SAGE Publications is “inviting all academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada to submit a photo that represents why your library has value. These can be photos of your library, of yourself, of the most important aspect of your work as a librarian, or of something else that best captures […]

Gale’s Heart of a Champion

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The Michigan Library Association just announced their inaugural Heart of a Champion awards, and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is one of these 2012 recipients. The award was presented to Gale “to honor the vast advocacy efforts the company undertakes on behalf of all libraries, in Michigan and around the country. If you haven’t seen […]

Try ASP’s Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video here for free!

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Alexander Street Press recently released their Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video collection, a file that’s all about “the study of disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, special populations, fitness and health assessment, medical fitness, exercise adherence, sport science, worksite wellness, and much more.” Developed by ASP in partnership with Healthy Learning, a leading producer […]