Monday, November 10, 2008

Tech Static Launches

For immediate release: November 10, 2008Contact: Rachel Singer Gordon (
New technology-related collection development resource for librarians launches
Villa Park, IL — The Tech Static, a new collection development resource for technology titles, published its inaugural issue today.
The need for such a resource became apparent when October 15 marked the last installment of Library Journal’s “Computer Media” review column, which The Tech Static’s creator, Rachel Singer Gordon, had been writing since 2002. This left a large gap in the library literature: no other librarian-targeted publication currently reviews computer books on a regular basis. To fill that gap, Singer Gordon 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:
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
… and more!
“I’m pleased to continue providing — and expanding on! — coverage of technology titles,” said Singer Gordon. “Anyone involved with collection development in this area is invited to subscribe to this new free resource.” The Tech Static is available online at; readers can also subscribe via RSS or email.
The Tech Static is also currently seeking writers for technology-related collection development articles.
Contact Rachel Singer Gordon with any questions or comments at

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