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Freeze Drying Process Recovers Damaged Rare Books: Today in Books

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Freeze Drying Process Recovers Damaged Rare Books

The California State Library managed to save hundreds of rare books using a freeze drying process. Over the winter, a ceiling leak damaged the books, some of which dated back to the 1800s. Thankfully, many of these books are ready for reshelving!

ALA Fellow Responds To Tor’s E-Book Embargo

Over at Publisher’s Weekly, the ALA’s appointed digital content fellow, Sari Feldman, addressed Tor’s recent e-book embargo for libraries. Feldman described the SFF publisher’s experiment to learn if library lending is negatively impacting retail e-book sales as a wake-up call for librarians to protect patrons’ access to digital content. “I am ready to take a fire hose to this problem,” said Feldman.

Watch Out For Watchmen

HBO ordered a full series for Watchmen, based on the comic by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. We also have the full cast lineup, which includes Regina King and Jeremy Irons (what what). HBO’s first superhero series arrives in 2019.


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