February 21, 2018

Archives for February 2002

FSU Institute To Help Develop State Plan

By LJ Staff The Florida State University School of Information Studies’ Information Use Management and Policy Institute has received a $40,000 research award from the Division of Library and Information Services to help produce a five-year statewide plan for library development in Florida. Charles R. McClure, Francis Eppes Professor and Director of the Information Institute, […]

ALA Committee Issues Q&A on Privacy

By LJ Staff   The American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC), which has developed a Draft Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights on Privacy, recently issued a Q&A to answer questions raised in comments on the draft. The Q&A, like the draft, is a work-in-progress, but the IFC intends to submit the final […]


By Kathy Ishizuka Judy Delton , the author of more than 200 children’s books, died in January at age 70 in St. Paul, MN. She was best known for her 40-book Pee Wee Scouts series, which sold more than 7.5 million copies, and the Kitty and Angel series. The Kitty books were based on Delton’s […]

ProQuest Acquires Micromedia Ltd.

By LJ Staff ProQuest’s Information and Learning unit has acquired the Canadian firm Micromedia Limited for an undisclosed sum. Micromedia licenses information from numerous sources and creates abstracts, which can be delivered in electronic or print formats. Vince Price, ProQuest’s director of Marketing, told LJ that the purchase will buttress ProQuest’s profile north of the […]

ISI and OCLC Align Resources

By LJ Staff OCLC, which recently purchased netLibrary, is branching out further: the cataloging giant has formed an alliance with ISI ResearchSoft, publishers of leading bibliographic-writing software products such as ProCite, EndNote, and Reference Manager. The deal will give OCLC’s numerous users access to bibliographic software. According to OCLC, FirstSearch users now can “export information […]

LexisNexis Forms Alliance with CQ

By LJ Staff LexisNexis has cut an exclusive distribution deal with Congressional Quarterly, Inc. According to LexisNexis, the partnership gives it sole access to such standards as CQ Weekly; the CQ Daily Monitor, a tip sheet on congressional scheduling, news, and analysis; CQ House Action Reports, a periodical covering House floor activity; Bill Watch, which […]

Bush Cuts Programs Fighting “Digital Divide”

By LJ Staff While a Clinton administration official coined the term “digital divide,” the Bush administration seems confident that gaps are narrowing sufficiently to drop $100 million appropriated in two programs. The cuts include the Technology Opportunities Program, which provided $45 million in grants to local nonprofit groups, and the Community Technology Centers Program of […]

New Library Service Director Named at IMLS

By LJ Staff Mary L. Chute, Delaware State Librarian and director of the Division of Libraries, has been named Deputy Director for Library Services of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). She will start in the position—which had been vacant since August 2000—on April 1. IMLS Director Robert Martin said of Chute, “She […]

Langenscheidt Publishing Acquires Berlitz

By LJ Staff The Langenscheidt Publishing Group, a leading publisher of dictionaries, maps, atlases, and travel guides, has announced its intent to purchase Berlitz’s consumer publishing assets and license that company’s name. According to Langenscheidt, the Berlitz catalog consists of 590 titles in 21 product lines and eight language markets, making it a leading player […]

NYPL Announces Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

By LJ Staff The New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced the names of the five finalists competing for the library’s 2002 Young Lions Fiction Award. According to NYPL, the award is the only one that specifically honors writers under the age of 35. The five nominees for the this year’s prize are: David Czuchlewski, […]