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New Technology Review Source for Librarians Launches
The Tech Static is a new technology-related collection development resource for librarians, according to its creator Rachel Singer Gordon. Since 2002, Singer Gordon had been writing Library Journal’s Computer Media review column—but its last installment appeared Oct. 15. Singer Gordon says that no other librarian-targeted publication currently reviews computer books on a regular basis. To fill that gap, she created The Tech Static, a new resource for librarians focusing on reviewing technology-related books.
The Tech Static assists librarians with technology-related collection development. To this end, it contains the following:
- Reviews of current computer books
- Reviews of technology-related titles targeted at librarians
- Collection development articles (weeding, "must-haves," balancing a computer book collection)
- Prepublication alerts
- Publisher press releases
- DVD and ebook reviews
The Tech Static is available online at www.thetechstatic.com; readers can also subscribe via RSS or email. The Tech Static is currently seeking writers for technology-related collection development articles. Contact Singer Gordon with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Rachel Singer Gordon
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