November 25, 2017

Archives for June 2004

SPARC, ICOLC to Build Support for Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

By LJ Staff SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) will collaborate with the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) to build library support to endow long-term open access to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). SPARC has designated the SEP a SPARC publisher partner, and is encouraging […]

GIS Debuts ExpressCheck

By LJ Staff GIS is now marketing Polaris ExpressCheck, a self-check station, which the company says eliminates the need for an intervening protocol to communicate with the library’s automation system. The Fayetteville Public Library, AR, is the first to purchase the self-check units, which will be installed in the system’s new 88,000 square-foot main library, […]

WebFeat Marketing WebFeat 3

By LJ Staff WebFeat is announcing WebFeat 3, a suite of new personalization capabilities designed to allow users to customize their federated searches. With WebFeat 3, users will be able to modify how available databases are organized, how results are returned, how results are managed, and much more. Detailed information will be presented at an […]

Gale Buys Roth Publishing

By LJ Staff Thomson Gale has acquired the products of Roth Publishing, owner of the online databases PoemFinder and LitFinder. “Literature is the single largest content group at Thomson Gale,” said Gordon Macomber, president of the company. “The addition of Roth Publishing logically augments our literature reference and periodical information to better serve our users.” […]

ProQuest Buys Axiom Press

By LJ Staff ProQuest has acquired the assets of Axiom Press, Lindon, UT, publisher and distributor of CultureGrams, which are reports on the countries and cultures of the world. The reports, available in print and via the web, are aimed at education, government, and nonprofit users. The product line was originally developed at Brigham Young […]

Bubba Book Bonanza: Clinton Memoir Sets Sales Records

By LJ Staff President Clinton’s memoir My Life set a nonfiction first-day sales record, with fans gobbling up an unprecedented 400,000 print copies as well as 35,000 audio book units, said Sonny Mehta, president of Knopf Publishing. The publisher already has ordered an additional 725,000 copies after a first print run of 1.5 million, with […]

Innovative Signs Cornell

By LJ Staff Cornell University has selected Innovative Interfaces’ Electronic Resource Management, Writer, Statistics, and Web OPAC modules. Using this configuration, Cornell’s OPAC will display A-Z and subject browse lists generated directly from Electronic Resource Management. This will improve upon the “many separate, sometimes hidden, documents, and applications that strand too much knowledge on the […]

ProQuest Adds Terrorism and Security Collections to DNSA

By LJ Staff Two new collections–“Terrorism and US Policy, 1968-2002,” and “Presidential Directives on National Security, Part II: From Harry Truman to George W. Bush”–have been added to ProQuest’s Digital National Security Archive (DNSA), which is published in collaboration with The National Security Archive. The declassified documents that make up the growing DNSA database have […]

Fahrenheit 9/11 Orlando Showing Will Benefit ALA’s IF Projects

By LJ Staff Michael Moore’s latest documentary, the film Fahrenheit 9/11, will be shown at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, coinciding with its scheduled nationwide release. Tickets for the Sunday, June 27, 10 p.m. showing are $10, a donation to ALA’s efforts in the areas of the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, […]

Beetles Eat Books at Library in Israel

By LJ Staff A few hundred books have been damaged by beetles infesting the National and University Library on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. According to Ha’aretz, the beetles breed larvae that feed on the books, and now the university may have to spend millions of shekels (about 22 cents […]