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Nicole Engard Rocks the Mashup

You’ve got to hand it to Nicole Engard: when it comes to library mashups, she’s the Boss.

More Library Mashups

Advance copies of More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Dataa book Nicole edited, have just become available and tonight the peripatetic library tech guru is in Monterey, CA, signing the book for Internet Librarian attendees as harbor seals bark their approval along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Damn, that’s the place to be on this glorious late October evening … what am I doin’ in Joisey with dese guys?

MLM is Nicole’s 3rd book for Information Today, Inc. and she just keeps getting better all the time. So here’s to more great library mashups and congrats to the editor and her 24 amazing contributors!

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The NEXT Digital Scholar has arrived

NEXTdigitalscholarfrontcoverThe Next Digital Scholar is a timely tome focused on issues around the Common Core State Standards–particularly in the areas of practices and standards in digital research, reading, and writing–edited by James P. Purdy and Randall McClure.

This latest title in the ASIST Monograph Series published by ITI is a followup to McClure and Purdy’s The New Digital Scholar (2013), which as I reported in May was the recipient of a coveted Silver IPPY Award and has received considerable critical acclaim.

If you’d like to explore the new book, we’ve posted its Table of Contents (includes contributor bylines), Introduction, and brief biographies of editors Purdy and McClure.

Print copies are available now and digital editions will be available soon on ITI’s ebookstore. If you’re interested in the CCSS you won’t want to miss this one.

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The New Digital Scholar is an Award Winner!

I’m excited to share the news that our book The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students  has earned the Silver Independent Publishers Award (IPPY) in its category, Education (Comment/Theory).

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Ed-Tech Book Deserves to Be Widely Read

I could not be more excited or honored than to have worked with editors Les Lloyd and Gabriel Barreneche on Educational Technology for the Global Village, coming soon from ITI. Thanks to a number of outstanding contributors who shared their knowledge and experience, this relatively slim 200-page book succeeds brilliantly in informing and inspiring us in regard to how technology can and is being used to uplift resource-deficient schools and communities all over the world.

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This is nitty-gritty stuff — and it’s really cool!

buying-selling-info-cover-smallWe just put out a news release on Mike Gruenberg’s new ITI book, Buying and Selling InformationIt’s the first time I can recall our ever working with an author on the vendor side of the information equation. And it’ll be the last. (Just kidding, Mike — I really do want to hear about your novel.) … but seriously, while the book does get into some nitty-gritty issues it isn’t a recitation of dry facts or a Big Database Company whitewash job  — far from it. It’s a very personal, interesting, and I might even say profound discussion of how relationships are successfully developed, nurtured, and built to last.

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