This blog is about publishing, but much of the focus so far has been about journals. That fills a gap, as the journals provide reviews about books. I don’t plan on turning this blog into one for book reviews, but I want to provide information about books.
As I’ve thought about this, I realize the challenges of keeping up with what books come out and when. Recently I subscribed to email lists and RSS feeds from a few publishers. Also, my own research for my book leads me to discover more. So here’s a few that I learned of recently. This is not an endorsement of the quality of contents, just for information. Mostly, it’s a way for me to try to keep up-to-date on what’s out there.
Some of these are strictly archives-focused, some are a bit peripheral. I haven’t decided exact parameters for what I’ll include going forward, so there will be overlap with journal reviews. Most are very recent, though some are a few years old. Not all are “scholarly” (the focus of this blog), but I also think it’s important to showcase the broader world of books related to archives. And if you know of others, please send them my way. I hope you find this helpful.
Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers. Rhonda L. Clark and Nicole Wedemeyer Miller. Libraries Unlimited, 2016.
Paper: Paging Through History. Mark Kurlansky. W.W. Norton & Co., forthcoming.
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. Simon Garfield. Gotham/Penguin, 2012.
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Years History. Nichoals A. Basbanes. Vintage, 2014.
Paper: An Elegy. Ian Sansom. HarperCollins, 2015.
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers. Tom Standage. Bloomsbury, 2014.
Sports History in the Digital Era. Edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Practical Tips for Facilitating Research. Moira J. Bent. Facet Publishing, 2016.