November 18, 2017

Archives for December 2007

Thanks to $3M from Congress, EPA Will Reopen Closed Libraries

By Norman Oder   Six closed libraries (of 24) will reopen Other closures in process to be reversed Victory for library advocates Reversing a policy bitterly opposed by library advocates, many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees, and the watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Congress in its omnibus appropriations bill sent to President George […]

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 […]

New Deal? Discounts Tied to Items Checked Out

By Jennifer Pinkowski Youniquely4U program offers discounts at local businesses Service created by Checkpoint Systems Patrons must enroll to participate Does not infringe on patron privacy Central Florida’s Leesburg Public Library is one of about 100 libraries in a dozen states that are now offering Youniquely 4 U, a program that gives library users coupons, […]

InfoTech: ScienceDirect Adds Elsevier Masson French Med Journals

By Michael Rogers 45 French-language medical journals added to ScienceDirect Titles include Feuillets de Radiologie, Journal de Chirurgie and La Press Médicale Subscribers receive 2008 articles plus four years of backfiles  Elsevier December 12 announced the adding of 45 French-language medical journals from its Elsevier Masson division to ScienceDirect in January. The publisher said that […]

Book News: DailyLit Digitally Serializing Harlequin Backlist

By Michael Rogers Titles available in email and RSS Serializing 100 backlist and 20 frontlist titles monthly Most titles under $5 Harlequin is leader of the pack when it comes to delivering its titles electronically. Shelf Awareness reports that DailyLit, a service allowing users to read books via email and RSS installments, has cut a […]

High-Tech Delinquency Thwarted by Low-Tech Save

According to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News, a group of Santa Clara County, CA, high school students allegedly hacked into the school’s computer system to access passwords that allowed them a peek at their upcoming final exams. How is it we’re even aware? A student uninvolved in the offense found a piece of paper in […]

Book News: Peter Jackson Producing The Hobbit

By Michael Rogers Jackson and New Line Cinema settle legal dispute Hobbit being shot as two films, sequel leads to Rings Set for 2010 release It’s half a miracle: Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema finally have settled their legal differences and agreed jointly to produce The Hobbit, with MGM as distributor. The Hobbit will […]

In San Francisco, You Can Book a Librarian

By Jennifer Pinkowski 30-minute one-on-one sessions with librarians Service created by SFPL’s Marc Webb Elderly, new Americans, job seekers are biggest users While a lot of librarians pursue tech-focused reference, the San Francisco Public Library’s (SFPL) Marc Webb thinks one-on-one service is the new frontier, helping patrons grapple with new technology and research techniques. Launched […]

ALA-APA Library Administrator Program Sees First Graduate

By Jennifer Pinkowski Burlington PL’s Lois Blythe is first CPLA Completed program in 18 months 35 courses and nine management topics offered March 8 application deadline The ALA-APA Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) program has its first graduate. Lois Blythe, head of adult services at Iowa’s Burlington Public Library, is the first candidate to complete […]

ALA-APA Library Administrator Program Sees First Graduate

By Jennifer Pinkowski Burlington PL’s Lois Blythe is first CPLA Completed program in 18 months 35 courses and nine management topics offered March 8 application deadline The ALA-APA Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) program has its first graduate. Lois Blythe, head of adult services at Iowa’s Burlington Public Library, is the first candidate to complete […]