November 24, 2017

Archives for November 2007

InfoTech: Cambridge Names Michael K. Chung COO

By Michael Rogers Cambridge Information Group (CIG) has tapped Michael K. Chung as its chief operating officer, reporting to company president Andy Snyder. CIG said that Chung will “oversee the operations of several CIG companies and take responsibility for the strategic planning and budgeting processes for the businesses.” Chung will also be on the board […]

Book News: Rickshaw Offering DownloadableMultilingial Audio Translations

By Michael Rogers British audiobook house Rickshaw Productions is putting a new twist on audiobooks by releasing them in multilanguage translations. The company’s The Listening Zone web site currently offers nearly 600 downloadable titles narrated in Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish, with Italian coming soon and other languages in the works. Rickshaw Founder Lindsay Fairgrieve […]

InfoTech: IDPF Appoints Michael Smith Executive Director

By Michael Rogers The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a trade and standards association for the ebook and digital publishing industry, has hired Michael Smith as its new executive director. A publishing veteran, Smith comes to the post from his most recent role as manager of ebook and book production for Harlequin Enterprises. IDPF said […]

InfoTech: IDPF Appoints Michael Smith Executive Director

By Michael Rogers The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), a trade and standards association for the ebook and digital publishing industry, has hired Michael Smith as its new executive director. A publishing veteran, Smith comes to the post from his most recent role as manager of ebook and book production for Harlequin Enterprises. IDPF said […]

Book News: MWA Names Pronzini a Grand Master

By Michael Rogers The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has named Bill Pronzini is newest Grand Master. “Bill Pronzini is not only a passionate author and reader of crime fiction – he is also one of the most ardent proponents of the genre,” said Daniel J. Hale, the MWA’s executive VP. “For forty years he […]

Chicago Passes $83.4 Million Tax Increase for Libraries

By Lynn Blumenstein Chicago mayor Richard Daley has maintained his position as a strong advocate for public libraries, as the city council on November 13 approved by a 40–10 vote his proposal for the city’s largest property tax increase ever—$83.4 million to build and maintain the city’s libraries. The property tax increase will build or […]

Firing of WV State Archivist Leads to Protest and Speculation

By Raya Kuzyk  Fred Armstrong, West Virginia state archives director for 22 years, was dismissed on November 1 for no stated reason, and librarians, local history buffs, and one major elected official have stood up in his defense. Former West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) president Judith Duncan, in a letter published in the Charleston Gazette […]

San Francisco Voters Approve Funding Measure

By Lynn Blumenstein & Norman Oder In San Francisco, Proposition D, which would renew the Library Preservation Fund for 15 years, won a resounding 74 percent of the vote on November 6. The measure for the first time allows property tax revenues dedicated to the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) to guarantee revenue bonds to […]

Book News: Langenscheidt Cuts U.S. Distribution Deal with H.F. Ullmann

By Michael Rogers Langenscheidt Publishing Group (LPG) has cut a multiyear deal to distribute the German publisher H.F. Ullmann’s titles in the United States beginning January 2008. LPG said it will “distribute over 140 titles on such subjects as art and architecture, photography, nature, lifestyle, reference, and the culinary arts,” including eight new titles being […]

InfoTech: Scopus Adds Numerous Features

By LJ Staff Scopus has beefed up its database with several new capabilities. “New features,” the company said, “include the ability to search for and browse through relevant content derived from cited references, additional and flexible clustering categories in ‘Refine Results,’ the inclusion of prepublished journal articles across all subject areas—a first for any multidisciplinary […]