In this issue:
Poets & Writers • April 28, 2009
Online journals grow up. The combination of online publishing and social networking offers writers a new way to reach a vast pool of new readers who have never even considered buying a literary journal. As online publications gain legitimacy, the network of connections they offer can open doors for authors and provide a wealth of new resources for our patrons.
Five Quick Tips for Enterprise Adoption
The Buzz Bin • April 15, 2009
Integrating social media into your work style. Here are more tips on how to encourage employees to take advantage of social media opportunities. The point is not to add to their workload, but to supplant work that is now performed via e-mail with blogs, wikis and social networks.
Conceptual Fiction • April 13, 2009
Rethinking pulp fiction. There's a fine line between highbrow "literary fiction" and the mass-appeal sci fi and fantasy genres. What's the difference between the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the fantasy world of J.K. Rowling's Hogwarts or Frank Herbert's Dune?
Buying, Selling, Owning the Past
Stanford KnowledgeBase • April 2009
Who owns the past? An examination of the ongoing debate over ownership vs. heritage, particularly in the light of the museum looting during the invasion of Iraq and the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. Does good stewardship trump geography?
The New York Times • April 19, 2009
Food for thought. Cyberpunk writer Bruce Sterling recently opined that all this electronic connectivity is a poor person's substitute for real friendships and the joys of time spent with non-electronic media: "Poor folks love their cellphones!" Which prompts Times blogger Virginia Heffernan to suggest that "connections are liabilities that we pretend are assets." Read any good books lately?
The Wall Street Journal • April 18, 2009
The lure of "loss." Journalist Stephen Marche contemplates the power of lost books to capture the imagination and haunt the psyche: "It's the infinite possibility of missing volumes that makes them so desirable." Read more about lost works and the people who fixate on them.
- RLG Partnership Dues Reduced, Effective 1 July 2009
- Networking Names Report Now Available
- Analysis Methodology for Museum Data
- Grant Projects: Achieving Sustainability and Maximizing Impact
- The Controversy Surrounding the Sharing of Special Collections
- Measuring Web Audiences