Yale University Press is digitizing Stalin’s immense personal archive, amounting to 400,000 pages, which includes much revealing and invaluable marginalia.
At this year’s Librarians’ Day in Germany, discussion ranged from librarian training to Open Access to ensuring the future libraries as social gathering places.
With the limited number of e-book available for loan, selling e-books is an opportunity libraries could capitalize on, especially considering the economy.
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
As more publishers decide not to lend e-books through libraries, one librarian calls for patrons to speak up.
Ministry of Culture of Spain has compiled a great list of websites and blogs that cover books and the book industry in Spanish.
Eric Hellman’s Unglue.it, now in alpha, asks an author or publisher to accept a fixed sum of money from the public for the unlimited use of an e-book.
Literary Festival Etonnants Voyageurs Haiti — “Astonishing Travelers Haiti” — will bring 40 authors to the island for the first time since the 2010 earthquake.
A report on the year in Iberoamerican book fairs written from the perspective of a member of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
At Madrid’s LIBER, 60 US librarians were invited guests of America Reads Spanish and the ALA, with goal of exposing them to a diversity of materials for their patrons.