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Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard

Writer, journalist, gadabout. Writes fiction and non. Covers publishing, libraries, humanities for the Chronicle of Higher Ed. Blogs at www.jenniferhoward.com.
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"Short on Space, Libraries Look to One Another for Solutions": I talked to some academic librarians and others about shared print-management strategies (or what to do with all those monographs). http://chronicle.com/article...
CHE has a story up today about librarians and faculty status, BTW. Includes the UVa situation. http://chronicle.com/article...
The Nine Lives (and Deaths) of the Short Story - http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
For those who follow the state(s) of the textbook/course-materials market, the Chronicle has a special report out today: "Turning the Page on Textbooks." My contribution is a look at how many students still prefer the "comfort" of print and how publishers are pursuing print-plus strategies....
I toured a paper mill today--a personal field trip I've been looking forward to. Way fun. My favorite part was the 1879 paper machine that still cranks out paper 24/7.
where were you? lots of paper mills in WI; it used to be pretty close to our top industry. - RepoRat
The Glatfelter mill in Spring Grove, PA--a two-hour drive from DC. - Jennifer Howard
"Storm Damage at NYU Libraries Offers Lessons for Disaster Planning in the Stacks": library preparedness in the era of supersize disasters. This link should be good for 5 days. http://chronicle.com/article...
Laura McCann rules. - Meg VMeg
Thanks for posting this, Jen. - barbara fister
Glad to. I did a related blog post today on what Tulane's library director learned from Katrina. http://chronicle.com/blogs... - Jennifer Howard
That's a great list of "lessons learned". I particularly like the idea of building consortial help and backup into your plan. - Regular Amanda
"No Easy Answer for Library Budgets": Lila Guterman of ACS's C&EN (she's formerly of CHE) on the recent unpleasantness and more. http://cen.acs.org/article...
My WaPo review of "The End of Men" ran on Sunday: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinion...
I had some lingering frustrations with "The End of Men" and the debate around it, so I wrote a blog post: http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
"The End of Men," or What Makes a Book Big? - http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
Things Journalists Do That Annoy Publicists - http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
Five Things I Wish Somebody Would Invent - http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
"Democracy": Swamp Creatures and Monuments - http://www.jenniferhoward.com/blog...
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