November 21, 2017

Archives for November 2008

Is Google Deal a Setback for Rival Digitization Efforts?

By Andrew Albanese In the wake of Google’s landmark settlement agreement with publishers and authors over its library book scanning program, many experts breathed a sigh of relief that fair use would not suffer a crushing defeat in court. Not everyone agrees, however, as a number of experts remain uneasy about the effect of Google’s […]

Florida State University Library To Require ID Checks After Student Is Assaulted

Three weeks after a shocking daytime attack in which a student library worker was sexually assaulted in Florida State University’s(FSU) Strozier Library, new security measures are now in place. Associate Dean of Libraries Rebecca Bichel told local reporters that students using the library, must show a photo ID, and the general public, which has access to […]

CA State Librarian Hildreth To Head Seattle Public Library

By Lynn Blumenstein Currently California State Librarian Was San Francisco city librarian Former PLA president Susan Hildreth, currently state librarian of California, has been selected to lead the Seattle Public Library (SPL). Seattle’s five-member board made a unanimous decision November 24 after a nationwide search. Known in the field as an excellent administrator, as city librarian/CEO, […]

Q&A: Joker One Author Donovan Campbell

In Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood, Donovan Campbell describes how, as a new Princeton graduate, he chose to join the U.S. Marines, deploying to Iraq, rather than opting for corporate America, because he wanted “to assume responsibility for something greater than” himself, something where, as he put it, daily […]

Book News: Random HouseAdding 6000+ Downloadable Ebooks

By Michael Rogers Major selections from backlist coming Total offerings will be nearly 15,000 downloads Titles available in e-Pub format and more Authors include Terry Brooks, Philip Pullman, Ruth Rendell In a move that indicates a greater commitment to the digital future, Random House November 24 announced that it will make more than 6000 backlist […]

3M and Texas Instruments CelebrateTen Years of RFID Collaboration

By Josh Hadro Relationship between 3M and TI dates back to 1998 Early RFID testing done at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with full rollout in 2000 Long-term durability and data integrity of RFID tags tested under extreme conditions This month, 3M Library Systems and Texas Instruments (TI) celebrated ten years of collaboration in the design […]

Week in Review: Library and Book News Roundup

By LJ Staff Library News for the Week of November 17: Go to Another Section: • News • Books & Features • From the Print Edition Nashville Mayor Proposes Public Library Run School LibrariesKarl Dean, mayor of Nashville, has requested the school Nashville Public Librarylibraries be consolidated under the Nashville Public Library (NPL)—an apparent first-ever […]

Pimp My Bookcart Contest Winners Announced

By Norman Oder The comic strip Unshelved’s 2008 Pimp my Bookcart contest, sponsored by Smith System, drew nearly 100 entries, including bookcarts turned into food carts, a fire truck, and a bookmobile. First Prize went to Food for Thought, created by student employees of the Columbia University Library, New York. Second Prize went to Phoenix Rising, created by […]

Nashville Mayor Proposes Public Library Run School Libraries

By Norman Oder Consolidation would start with high school libraries Procurement savings seen Challenges regarding organization, technology Schools chair expresses concern Karl Dean, mayor of Nashville, has requested the school libraries be consolidated under the Nashville Public Library (NPL)—an apparent first-ever move in which a major city’s school libraries would be run by a public […]

Book News: Amazon.com, Penguin, PWCollaborate onSecond Breakthrough Novel Award

By Michael Rogers   Amazon.com, Penguin Group host Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Publishers Weekly serving as reviewing sponsor International writers invited to submit in February  Winner receives book contract and $25K advance Amazon.com and the Penguin Group again will host the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, described as an “international competition seeking the next popular novel.” […]