November 24, 2017

Archives for March 2006

Audiobook of the Year Finalists Named

By LJ Staff The Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) finalists for the coveted Audiobook of the Year Award are the usual unusual mix. Contending for the 2006 prize are: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale (Listening Library) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase, Douglas Adams, read by a […]

Library Donation a Clue in Writer’s True Identity

By LJ Staff A small donation to the Albany Public Library has served as a decisive clue in solving the mystery of the true identity of the best-selling author known only by the nom de plume, Trevanian, author of The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, and Shibumi, which have sold millions of copies in numerous […]

A Smash PLA Boston Is the Beast of the East

By LJ Staff The Public Library Association’s (PLA) smash 11th National Conference drew 11,029 attendees to Boston – the largest group ever for an American Library Association (ALA) division meeting, and a 27 percent jump from the 2004 PLA meeting in Seattle, which drew 8,691 people. Librarians enjoyed numerous programs in eight session tracks covering […]

Radice Confirmed as IMLS Head; NCLIS Considers Consolidation

By LJ Staff The U.S. Senate on March 13 confirmed Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., a veteran administrator, art historian, and museum professional, to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Radice was most recently acting assistant chair for programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Michael Gorman, president of the American […]

Digitizing Archiving on the Cheap

By LJ Staff Every library wants to offer users its specialized collections in digital archives, but such archives aren’t cheap. With budgets tight, many have turned to creating the archives in-house with existing staff and community volunteers. Laurie Thompson, Marin County Free Library’s California Room librarian, and Sarah Houghton, the library’s eServices librarian, told an […]

ProQuest Debuts Genealogy Center

By LJ Staff Vendors also were active at the recent Public Library Association biennial meeting in Boston last weekend. ProQuest unveiled Genealogy Center, a family history resource that allows libraries to pick and choose from the vendor’s numerous genealogy databases such as newspapers, maps, military records, and archival magazines. The vendor said that libraries, for […]

Technology for Results at PLA

By LJ Staff The technology talk at the Public Library Association’s 11th National Conference was especially lively, with speakers offering much practical hands-on advice, rather than speculation on "where it’s all going." Diane Mayo of Information Partners and Deborah Duke of the Fort Worth PL hosted an informative session titled Technology for Results: Developing Your […]

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