March 2014: Summary of Features

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March 2014

About the Cover: The first issue of Choice was published in March of 1964. To see special articles honoring Choice's 50th anniversary, go to

Editorial: Choice: The Next Fifty Years Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings recalls the era in which Choice was founded, sketches the magazine's product development over the last 50 years, and speculates on possible new products and services that may serve the rapidly changing library community.

Choice 50th Anniversary Time Line: This two-page feature highlights key milestones in Choice's history and reprints the introductory announcement of publication from 1964.

Book History and Print Culture at the Millennium, by James K. Bracken. This essay identifies resources for the study of book history and print culture that recognize the evolving contexts for telling books' life histories. Covering primarily English-language printed books published since 2000, it discusses over 80 notable titles on the topic of the modern book publishing business, book design and production, the history of the book, and the future of books and print culture. Most of the selected titles identify an increasingly corporate mind-set along with digital technologies as the primary agents changing book publishing and print culture. Print's critics and its defenders ultimately conclude that print and digital cultures will coexist for the foreseeable future.

Recent & Forthcoming Titles in Women's Studies, 2014. Regularly appearing each year in the February issue, this selected list provides information on new titles of potential relevance for academic libraries. This year's list offers 173 titles from 59 publishers.