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What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 1

Written by: Robin Erwin, Ingram's Digital Retail Sales Manager
Do you remember the first time you listened to an audiobook? For me, it was 13 cassette tapes in bulky packaging that held BBC Radio 4 dramatization of the Lord of The Rings. It was a massive investment for a teenager, yet I loved all 56 hours of it. I’ve been a book nerd from the day I learned to read, and audiobooks presented a way for the story to live again. By the time Harry Potter became available on audiobook, I was no longer a teenager, yet I bought every book on audiobook, in addition to books. Today, I am format agnostic. Print, ebook, audiobook, I love it all. In fact, when they find a way to connect a book directly into my brain, I will be the first in line. 


New Products: Jacketed Case, Groundwood, and Digital Cloth™

by IngramSpark Staff (@ingramspark)
Over the last few months, we've launched three exciting new product offerings: groundwood paper, Digital Cloth™, and Jacketed Case Laminate! Learn more about the new product options. 


PLA 2020: Visit the Dark Side of Nashville

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development
  


Top 11 Nashville Literary Destinations

By: Annie Herlocker, Nashville Public Library, Richland Library, Branch Manager and Katherine Bryant, Nashville Public Library, Belleve Library Branch Manager  


Boozy Nashville: Where to Drink for PLA

By Laura Barkema, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian 


Ingram Insider: Our Nashville Picks

Are you headed to Nashville for PLA 2020? Do you want to dive in beyond the books to have an experience you won't forget? Our Ingram Library Services team has compiled a list of their "Nashville Picks" for you to explore while in the Music City.  This includes everything from the best diners and dives, tasty cocktails, and places to make memories, through education and fun.  


Insider Tips for Planning Your PLA Nashville Trip

Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials 


Discover Monthly Forthcoming Titles That Mind Gaps & Manage Duplicates

 

Replace, Refresh, and Restore Your Collection—iCurate Core

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development
Collection out of whack? Need some balance?
We’ve all been there. Sometimes budgets get slashed for a while, or we lose a selector and can’t catch up, or a librarian leaves and we discover that they have only been buying their favorite authors or section, or books with a certain flower on the cover. Occasionally patrons do secret five-finger censoring of certain titles or subjects, or never return the book that everyone needs for that seventh-grade English class. Sometimes we take over a collection and simply want to know where to start. However we get there, from time-to-time, our collections get out of balance or are missing key titles or even sections. 


Radically Rethinking Technical Services

by: Tricia Bengel, Technical Services MLS Degreed Librarian