February 16, 2018

Archives for June 2001

2001 Library of the Year: Richland County Public Library, Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina is not the state that springs to mind when one talks about stellar library service. Public expenditures are generally tight, meaning that libraries often aren’t a priority. The state is so conservative that the Attorney General has urged Internet filtering and pledged to defend any library sued for administering such a policy. The […]

Online Databases – The Web and Content Companies

By Carol Tenopir If you invest in high-technology stocks or just follow the stock market, the woes of high-profile dot-com companies are hard to escape. I seem to get asked several times a week if the information industry will survive or whether it’s wise to plan for a future career in it. Most of the […]

SFPL Faces A Host of Challenges

There’s money for the branches but not the New Main, and the library must do more to build public confidence Some five years ago, the New Main Library of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) was one of the nation’s most anticipated facilities. Hailed as the “library of the future,” it drew overflow crowds marveling […]