November 23, 2017

Archives for April 2008

Sneak Peek: L.A. Confidential: LJ’s BEA Breakdown

L.A. Confidential: LJ‘s BEA Breakdown Once upon a time BookExpo America (BEA) (May 29–Jun. 1) was strictly a B2B affair between publishers and booksellers, with a few hundred librarians drifting through the aisles. No more! Librarian attendance has exploded in recent years, and BEA organizers have established a separate track just for librarians (eight sessions […]

InfoTech: NEKLS Installing LibLimes’s Koha ZOOM Open Source Solution

By Michael Rogers Multitype regional library system serving 116 libraries in a 14-county region LibLime also contracted for data migration, support, and training services Koha Zoom includes a search engine that can read structured records in multiple input formats LibLime is the choice of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), which is installing a Koha […]

The Rozz Tox Effect on Comics, Zines, and Libraries

The highlight of my 2008 NY ComicCon experience was easily the panel featuring Scott McCloud and Doug Rushkoff, moderated by NYU associate arts professor Marianne Petit. McCloud is the well-known comics theorist behind Understanding Comics, and Rushkoff is a frequent lecturer, writer and media theorist who’s a comics creator in his own right. I’ll mention […]

Book News: Signet and Cassie Edwards Part Ways After Plagiarism Investigation

  Author regains rights to her works Romance web site and Nora Roberts make accusations Plagiarism accusations have resulted in a split between romance author Cassie Edwards and Signet. The publisher April 18 issued a statement saying that after an “extensive review of all its Cassie Edwards novels and due to irreconcilable editorial differences, Ms. […]

InfoTech: Michigan Library Consortium Selects Evergreen and Equinox

By Michael Rogers Equinox providing migration service, software configuration, consultation, and support Branch, Niles, and Traverse Area District Libraries will go live over the summer Evergreen created by Georgia Public Library Service for the Georgia PINES consortium The Michigan Library Consortium is going open source. The group April 14 announced that it has selected an […]

Tell LC How To Tag It

If you’ve ever found yourself searching and wishing for a better subject heading, now’s a chance to tell Library of Congress about it. Radical Reference is gathering suggested subject headings via a blog-a-thon–building on the work of longtime cataloging crusader Sandy Berman–and they’ll send the compiled suggestions along to LC for consideration. The goal: to […]

Book News: New York Comic-Con Draws Fans and Celebs

Crowds pack Manhattan’s Javits Center Hollywood stars plug summer films Librarians and teachers admitted free The third New York Comic-Con (NYCC) proved a crowd pleaser, as throngs of fans (64,000 estimate) jammed Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center April 18-20. The event offered a vibrant mixture of comics, manga, anime, gaming, and movies, and was a collector’s […]

Director of East Baton Rouge PL To Head Nova University Library in Florida

By Norman Oder Previously headed university library Opened five new branches in East Baton Rouge Debate about a new central library Lydia Acosta, director of the largest library system in Louisiana, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, will return to a previous career track in academia by taking a job as VP of information services […]

InfoTech: Michigan Library Consortium Selects Evergreen and Equinox

By Michael Rogers Equinox providing migration service, software configuration, consultation, and support Branch, Niles, and Traverse Area District Libraries will go live over the summer Evergreen created by Georgia Public Library Service for the Georgia PINES consortium The Michigan Library Consortium is going open source. The group April 14 announced that it has selected an […]

Book News: Consortium To Distribute Profile Books

By Michael Rogers Will distribute Profile’s frontlist Trafalgar Square remains backlist distributor Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a member of the Perseus Books Group, has announced that it will be distributing Profile Books’ frontlist (history, memoir, current affairs, business, popular science, and some fiction) for the fall 2008 season. Based in London, Profile is one […]