November 17, 2017

Archives for November 2007

Victoria, BC, Library Strike Continues, with Row Over ‘Food for Fines’

By Jennifer Pinkowski The three-month labor dispute between the Greater Victoria Library System (GVLS), BC, and 250 library workers represented by CUPE 410 has heated up. Earlier this week, library staffers walked off the job for two days, shutting down all nine branches in the system; it was at least the sixth such action. On November […]

Book News: IMPAC Dublin Award Names Finalists

By Michael Rogers The prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has listed the 137 librarian-nominated finalists. The award bills itself as “the largest and most international award of its kind [and] involves libraries from all corners of the globe.” The hefty £100,000 prize also “is open to books written in any language.” The initial list of […]

Victoria, BC, Library Strike Continues, with Row Over ‘Food for Fines’;

By Jennifer Pinkowski The three-month labor dispute between the Greater Victoria Library System (GVLS), BC, and 250 library workers represented by CUPE 410 has heated up. Earlier this week, library staffers walked off the job for two days, shutting down all nine branches in the system; it was at least the sixth such action. On November […]

Report on Bibligraphic Control Calls for Collaboration, Decentralization, and Nimble Web Presence

By Norman Oder There’s little more than two weeks available to comment on the Draft Report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, organized by the Library of Congress (LC), and there’s a lot of food for thought, as hinted in interviews with LJ after the draft was publicly presented at LC […]

Ousted Boston PL President Accuses Mayor of Requiring Hires

By Norman Oder The story behind the ouster of Boston Public Library (BPL) president Bernard Margolis has gotten more contentious, as the State Ethics Commission has begun to look into charges by the library head that Mayor Thomas Menino illegally ordered him to hire cronies. The Boston Globe reported that Margolis “said mayoral aides instructed […]

InfoTech: LibLime Adds Denault, Cunningham Joins OCLC

By Michael Rogers Open source solutions outfit LibLime has hired Debra Denault as is operations manager. A librarian and 15-year library automation veteran, Denault formerly worked at VTLS as associate director of development and product manager and has held top positions at Ex Libris USA and Dynix. Additionally, Cindy Cunningham will become OCLC’s Partner Programs […]

NetLibrary and Recorded Books Come to Terms, as Lawsuits are Dismissed

By Jennifer Pinkowski A once-bitter battle between NetLibrary and Recorded Books has reached a truce, as the parties have agreed to work toward a settlement, with their mutual claims dismissed. On November 12, the two sides jointly filed for the court to “dismiss without prejudice” their lawsuits. The motion was granted the next day by […]

Book News: Asuka Mochizuli Wins Random/Kodansha New Writer’s Award

By Michael Rogers Asuka Mochizuki has won the first Random House Kodansha New Writer’s Award for her novel Spinning Tropics, which is being released in Japan in December with an English translation coming from Knopf in 2008. “Asuka Mochizuki possesses a voice that is completely her own,” said Akhiro Miyata, senior editor at Random House […]

Submit Video to LJ

By LJ Staff Librarians, send us your videos and we will post them for free! If you have videos hosted on your site which you would like to share, we can also link to them from LJ.com. LJ reserves the right to choose which submitted videos we will post. Vendors are invited to post short promotional […]

Will NIH Public Access Policy Resurface?

By Andrew Albanese President George W. Bush vetoed the recently passed Labor, Health and Human Services domestic spending bill, which contained a mandatory public access policy for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The policy, strongly supported by libraries for years, would require researchers to deposit their final articles in the NIH’s PubMed Central database […]