November 24, 2017

Archives for July 2002

E-Government Act Moves Ahead

By LJ Staff The E-Government Act of 2002 (S. 803) has passed the U.S. Senate on unanimous consent. This legislation, supported by the library community, addresses disparities in access to government information, making it an agency responsibility to “avoid diminished access.” It calls for studies to enhance the effectiveness of community technology centers, public libraries, […]

$303M Plan for San Diego PL?

By LJ Staff Despite tight funding for libraries in many precincts, the administration in the city of San Diego is thinking big. Mayor Dick Murphy and Councilman Jim Madaffer announced July 10 a ten-year $303 million plan that would construct a central library and build, expand, or renovate 21 branches of the San Diego Public […]

FY03 LSTA Moves Ahead; Senate Would Keep NCLIS

By LJ Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that slightly improves on the amount requested by President Bush for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the main federal funding for libraries. Bush had requested $151.4 million in state grants, a small increase over the $149 million figure for FY02; the committee […]

LSTA Reauthorization Proceeds Slowly

By LJ Staff Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office, said that the five-year reauthorization of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)–which sets figures as a guideline rather than an appropriation–should move much faster in the Senate than in the House. Because Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), the majority leader, […]

Innovative Offering MAP as Standalone

By LJ Staff Innovative Interfaces Inc. is now marketing its Millennium Access Plus (MAP) portal software as a standalone product. MAP consists of three modules: WebBridge, which performs context-sensitive resource linking; MetaFind, a search interface that accesses multiple resources with a single search; and Web Access Management, which supports remote-patron authentication and links them to […]

Vendors Chastise ARL for Fretwell Contract

By LJ Staff Fretwell Downing (FD) announced in May that it was selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to create ARL’s Scholars Portal. At the American Library Association annual conference in Atlanta, however, several vendors griped that ARL had not issued an RFP on the project and that FD was chosen unfairly, although […]

VTLS Implements IFLA’s FRBR Standard

By LJ Staff VTLS has implemented the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) new Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) standard in its signature Virtua system. VTLS says it is the first vendor to embrace the standard, which was developed with assistance from the Library of Congress and the National Library of Canada. […]

Christian Book Award Winners Named

By LJ Staff The Christy Award winners were announced July 12 at a gala dinner in Anaheim, CA, during the Christian Booksellers Association International Convention. Established by Christian publishers in 1999 and first awarded in 2000, the awards recognize excellence in Christian fiction. Poet and essayist Luci Shaw was the keynote speaker, and author Sigmund […]

MoMA Publications Now Distributed by D.A.P.

By LJ Staff The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Publications Department is now being distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. The titles previously were distributed by Abrams. D.A.P. is handling MoMA’s sales and marketing, warehousing, and fulfillment services for all frontlist (roughly 20 annually) and backlist titles. It also will represent the museum’s books at […]

Aperture Releasing 50th Anniversary Title

By LJ Staff To celebrate its golden anniversary, premier photography publisher Aperture is releasing Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50 this October. The 240-page volume will sport 250 four-color and duotone images—40 of which have never been released before—by photographers it has published in the last five decades, such as Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Robert Mapplethorpe, […]