Monthly Archives: August 2015

Smithsonian museum libraries exhibit African artists’ books

Artists’ Books and Africa: Unique Visions by Janet Stanley Since artists’ books are not normally associated with African art, our goal in this exhibition is to introduce the genre and survey its “African” manifestations.  The featured books are from the Smithsonian Libraries’ Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art and the […]

Hijacked journals

I received a solicitation to submit a manuscript to the Wulfenia journal today. Since I hadn’t heard of this title before, I looked it up and found the following (warning that it is a legitimate journal from an Austrian botanical garden with a fake website): Wulfenia (ISSN: 1561-882X ) is actually an old news on hijacked journals.  Similar […]

Report from Cape Town: IFLA

From American Libraries‘ The Scoop blog (August 18, 2015): “Strong Libraries, Strong Societies: A report from the IFLA President’s Program” by George Eberhart. All seven of the speakers at the IFLA President’s Program at the World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 17 emphasized the potent links between libraries, information access, literacy, […]

Arabic script paleography symposium

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in collaboration with the Department of Classics at King’s College London and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce a symposium on the palaeography of Arabic-script languages at King’s College London’s Great Hall on the Strand, London, on Monday, 24 August. Compared with the well-established Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Coptic palaeographic […]