October 12, 2015

Gary Price

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

3M Sells Off Library Systems Division to Bibliotheca

From Bibliotheca: Bibliotheca is excited to announce that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. [Clip] Going forward, Bibliotheca will combine with the former 3M Library Systems business and will […]

Big Acquisition News! ProQuest is Acquiring Ex Libris

BIG BREAKING NEWS From Ann Arbor and Tel Aviv! More to Come from LJ. Here’s the official statement: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, […]

Bill Rozek Named OCLC’s New CFO, Was Once CFO at ProQuest

From Dublin: William (Bill) J. Rozek, who has held financial leadership positions for several organizations in a variety of fields including electronic publishing and education, has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer. Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. […]

Pratt Institute: “School of Information and Library Science Renamed”

From a Pratt Institute Announcement: Pratt Institute has changed the name of its School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information. For more than 125 years, the School of Information and Library Science has been a leader at the nexus of information studies and design thinking and has been internationally known among […]

After Nearly 2 Billion Printed, OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards

From OCLC: OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today [October 1, 2015], officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. [Clip] OCLC built the world’s first online shared cataloging system […]

Mobile Platform For Libraries Provider Boopsie Acquired by Demco

Here’s a Portion of the Acquisition Announcement: Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. “We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a […]

U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew as Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

From IMLS: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew’s nomination to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday night. The Institute, an independent United States government agency, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. [Clip] Dr. Matthew […]

New York Public Library Hires Dutch Architecture Firm Mecanoo to For Mid-Manhattan Branch Renovation

UPDATE More Details About the Renovation and Selection of Mecanoo Direct from NYPL From The NY Times: One year after abandoning its much-disputed Norman Foster-designed renovation, the New York Public Library has selected architects for the $300 million project, which will include creating a new interior for the Mid-Manhattan branch and opening more public space […]

New Hampshire: Kilton Library’s Tor Relay is Back Online

The decision to reactivate the Tor Relay after it was taken offline (it’s now back online) came Tuesday night after a library board meeting and vote by library trustees in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The relay was taken offline after a letter from the Dept. of Homeland Security was sent to state authorities. The Kilton Library […]

New Pew Report: “Libraries at the Crossroads”, Includes Data About Ebook Usage

Here are a few of many highlights and findings found in the new Pew report. You can access the full text here. A PDF version (52 pages) is also available. We’ve also shared a few comments at the bottom of this post. Highlights  On Library Ebook Borrowing and Usage People are increasingly aware that they […]