November 23, 2017

Archives for May 2007

Saugus, MA Library Closes, Possibly for Good

By Norman Oder The Saugus Public Library, MA, closed in late May through the end of the June 30 fiscal year, and will remain closed through the summer unless officials in June pass a trash fee that would nonetheless halve the library’s budget. Because of a projected zero budget for 2008, one full-time staffer (of eight) […]

Princeton’s Robert DarntonTo Succeed Verba as Harvard Library Director

By Andrew Albanese Harvard University this week announced that Robert Darnton, a professor of European history at Princeton University, and a "scholar of the book," will succeed Sidney Verba as Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library, effective July 1, 2007. Darnton’s appointment follows a six-month search for Verba’s successor, […]

Princeton's Robert Darnton To Succeed Verba as Harvard Library Director

By Andrew Albanese Harvard University this week announced that Robert Darnton, a professor of European history at Princeton University, and a "scholar of the book," will succeed Sidney Verba as Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library, effective July 1, 2007. Darnton’s appointment follows a six-month search for Verba’s successor, […]

Princeton’s Robert DarntonTo Succeed Verba as Harvard Library Director

By Andrew Albanese Harvard University this week announced that Robert Darnton, a professor of European history at Princeton University, and a "scholar of the book," will succeed Sidney Verba as Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library, effective July 1, 2007. Darnton’s appointment follows a six-month search for Verba’s successor, […]

Monroe County Board Maintains Porn Ban, Will Make Disabling Filter More Onerous

By LJ Staff   In response to a threat from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks to deny $6.6 million to the Rochester Public Library Central Library, NY–which is funded by the county and serves both systems–if Internet pornography were not banned, the Monroe County Library System board yesterday agreed to make its policy more restrictive. […]

Amazon.com Acquires BrillianceAudio

By Michael Rogers Amazon.com yesterday announced the acquisition of audiobook house, BrillianceAudio, for an undisclosed sum. Purchase of the Grand Haven, MI, company reportedly is part of Amazon’s plan to bolster its audiobook sales and to up the number of titles available. Amazon VP Greg Greeley told Publishers Weekly that he hopes the buyout will […]

Memorial Day Readings

By Neal Wyatt My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell (Berkley Trade) On Call In Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story by CDR. Richard Jadick with Thomas Hayden (NAL) The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail (New Directions) The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz (Putnam) Here, […]

Ex Libris Releases Revamped Reporting Center

By Michael Rogers Ex Libris is now marketing ALEPH 500 Reporting Center (ARC). The vendor said that ARC creates "real-time reports and statistics on library activity by extracting data from the ALEPH integrated library system, building logical relationships between data elements, and loading this information into a data warehouse." Ex Libris said the new release […]

Good Thoughts for Salinas

The Salinas, CA, City Council will vote tonight on its 2007/'08 budget. According to this report, if passed, the proposed $86.3 million '07/'08 budget "will be the first complete fiscal year to see city services such as recreation centers and libraries fully restored from a budget crisis in the first half of the decade." The […]

A Public Library Tries LibraryThing

By LJ Staff LibraryThing developer Tim Spalding may have warned in LJ four months ago that public libraries were more scared of user-contributed data than academic ones, but he’s found a taker in the Danbury Public Library (DPL), CT. The library has signed up with the consumer-oriented, collaborative book cataloging web site, which recently began […]