November 24, 2017

Archives for December 2007

InfoTech: Springer Supplying MARC to OCLC

By Michael Rogers Springer Science+Business providing MARC 21 Records for eBook Collection MARC records also available for non-OCLC customers All records in single location Fee for downloading Springer Science+Business has formed a partnership with OCLC to provide MARC 21 records for the Springer eBook Collection. Springer said that OCLC customers will be able to “obtain these […]

Book News: Laurence J. Kirshbaum Joins OverDrive’s Board

By Michael Rogers   40-year publishing veteran is former Time Warner Chair/CEO Says ebooks, audio books, and digital media markets “exploding” Also sits on Baker & Taylor’s board Laurence J. Kirshbaum, founder of LJK Literary Management and former chair and longtime CEO of Time Warner Book Group, has joined OverDrive’s board of directors, the company […]

Books Not To Miss from 2007: A Fiction Sampler

By Neal Wyatt Books Not To Miss from 2007: A Fiction Sampler The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (Farrar) Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown) In the Woods by Tana French (Viking) Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (Norton) The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta (St. Martin’s)  Neal Wyatt […]

InfoTech: Gale Creating Directory Library Online

By Michael Rogers Digital products to retain collectibility and browsability of print 12 directories mounted on single platform Five-year backfile standard, longer files also for sale In a recent visit to LJ, David Forman, Gale’s business publisher for academic, public, corporate, and advanced research libraries, revealed that Gale now is focusing on bringing its directory […]

InfoTech: OverDrive Supporting IDPF’s Epub Ebook Standard

By Michael Rogers In early 2008 customers can access ebooks in epub format via Content Reserve OverDrive CEO also IDPF president Standard allows publisher to produce in single format OverDrive is the latest company to support the International Digital Publishing Forum’s (IDPF) epub digital publication standard for ebooks. Beginning in early 2008, its “global network […]

As Campaigns Crest, Some Libraries Step Up Election Education Efforts

By Raya Kuzyk Election education takes off at libraries in early primary states Caucus training sessions, special displays, catalog listings, web pages Four out of ten voters turn to Internet for election info  In our September 15 issue, LJ Publisher Ron Shank challenged libraries to make 2008 the “year of election education” by informing the public on election procedure, […]

Book News: Thomas Nelson ‘Indefinitely’; Holding Spears’s Book

By Michael Rogers Pop Culture Mom on hiatus Action follows news of 16-year-old daughter’s pregnancy Publisher denies title is parenting book Gee, what a shock: religious publisher Thomas Nelson has put Lynne Spears’s book, Pop Culture Mom: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, on indefinite hold following the news that […]

Book News: Papercutz Reviving Classics Illustrated

By Michael Rogers Series launches in January 2008 Both plain abridged versions and expansive Deluxe editions First title The Wind in the Willows Adaptations by artist experts Graphic novel publisher Papercutz is reintroducing the noted Classics Illustrated comics, which ceased publication a decade ago. Papercutz said that beginning in January 2008, it is “reviving the […]

Cuyahoga Library Expands Circulating Toy Collection to All Branches

By Lynn Blumenstein 15 years toy lending at one branch Now expanded to all location Cardholders can reserve toys via web site Cuyahoga Cunty Public Library (CCPL), Parma, OH, had been lending children’s toys through its Brooklyn Branch for over 15 years. As of December 10, the Toy Library program expanded to all 28 CCPL locations, […]

ALA Gets $950K Gates Grant To Help with E-Rate

By Norman Oder Many libraries don’t apply for E-Rate Libraries will get training and consulting services ALA also seeks simplication of application process A $950,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant will help the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) develop and provide training and consulting services for libraries facing the […]