• About Michael Sauers

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.


    University of Alberta libraries reject (some) non-disclosure clauses in contracts

    by  • September 16, 2014 • HIgher Ed • 0 Comments


    To promote openness and fairness among libraries that license scholarly resources, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) will no longer enter into vendor contracts that require non-disclosure of pricing information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new and renewed licenses submitted with non-disclosure or confidentiality clauses will not be...

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    Complete archive of Partisan Review now online

    by  • September 16, 2014 • ebooks • 0 Comments

    Partisan Review

    Founded in 1934 , Partisan Review magazine was one of the most significant cultural literary journals in the U.S. Throughout its 69-year history (with a brief interregnum in November 1936 to Nov. 1937), Partisan Review editors and contributors have viewed critically both liberal and conservative agendas. Apart from an early connection to the Communist...

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    Harper Collins starts watermarking eBooks

    by  • September 16, 2014 • ebooks • 0 Comments

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    This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company’s supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy… Called Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, the system embeds...

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    Those poor books

    by  • September 13, 2014 • Books • 0 Comments

    Sure, I’ve seen plenty of hotels and bars that have lined their shelves with worthless old books just to give the impression of intelligence and sophistication. But what is the logic behind this in the post-remodeled Cornhusker Marriott?

    Those poor books