Daniel Okrent is best known as the first public editor at the New York Times, but he first spent more than 25 years in magazine and book publishing. He talks about how “The digital revolution has upended the roles of bookstores, libraries, publishers, and, of course, readers.
Current Page Path
Author Merrie Haskell Fuller, an MLibrary employee (!), discusses her first novel, The Princess Curse, and the path to getting published.
Retired Director of the Michigan Law Library, Margaret Leary, talks about her book, Giving It All Away: The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle.
William M. Adler, author of The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon, talks. Music by Chris Buhalis.
Keynote speaker Deborah Wythe, manager of the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s Digital Collections and Services department, talks about why the Brooklyn Museum of Art adopted Creative Commons licenses for images of many artworks in its collections, what it's meant for them, and how they did it.
Gloryland is the fictional memoir of a buffalo soldier--a black U.S. cavalryman and the son of slaves--who finds true freedom when he is posted to patrol the newly created Yosemite National Park in 1903.
Brian Kahn, author of Real Common Sense: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation and Stop the Radical Right from Hijacking America, poses the question, “Who are the true heirs of Tom Paine’s common sense ideology: conspiracy theorists and wealthy, tax-addled Tea Partiers, or average working class Americans?”
Andrew Kessler, author of MARTIAN SUMMER: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission, talks about his three months--with 130 top NASA scientists and engineers--in mission control of the Phoenix Mars expedition.
In researching his book series, Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Ari Weinzweig, author, co-founder of Zingerman’s, and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, was drawn to the anarchist writings in the Labadie Collection at the U-M Library.
Julia Miller, Book Conservator and Guest Curator, presents Changes in the Codex Represented in the Exhibit "Historical Bookbindings: A Thousand Years of Structure and Style." The presentation draws on selected bindings in the exhibit to illustrate changes in the codex, moving from early historical bindings representing well-documented styles to