February is Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and of course, the month of valentines. We are debuting cryptic crosswords for all of you who love puzzles with our new column 793.73. This month, we are featuring eight clues that challenge readers to identify eight Black authors whose work is worth celebrating. And we are also featuring articles from women co-edit books, find more respectful ways to describe people and their work, want to live in good relationships on Turtle Island, and land the right job because they know how to make the most of the interview process.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature community-led libraries, UX and translation, apps for RA, and the tech savvy child.
In his column, Open for All?, John Pateman has been exploring aspects of the community-led public library. In The Community-Led Public Library he summarizes the key messages.
Do user experience (UX) and website translation play together well? Only if you plan ahead. Lynne Bowker and Jairo Buitrago Ciro explain in User Experience and Translatability: Compatible or in Conflict?
Apps rule! In Readers’ Advisory – There’s an App for That! Kristen Caschera provides some suggestions for you and your users.
Kids are tech savvy. And as a result they are engaging in e-reading in interesting and insightful ways. In The Tech Savvy Child E-reading: Children’s Experiences and Perceptions of E-Book Reading, Lynne McKechnie and Kathleen Schreurs explain.
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