April 19, 2018

Archives for November 2003

Wiley Partners with American Institute of Chemical Engineers

By LJ Staff John Wiley & Sons has cut a deal to take over the publication of the three top journals produced by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Wiley said it will “provide all publishing services” for the AIChE Journal, Environmental Progress and Process Safety Progress, including launching online editions through Wiley Interscience. Under […]

Indiana SLIS Faculty Says No to Merger

By LJ Staff A possible merger of Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) into the fledgling School of Informatics (SI) has been stopped by a vote of the SLIS faculty. Last summer the university began to consider merging its computer science department into the SI, then possibly merging SLIS as well. After […]

New Jersey State Library Report: Passaic PL Can Improve

By LJ Staff A long-awaited evaluation of the Passaic Public Library (PPL), NJ, by the state library points out several areas for improvement. Yet it remains a question whether those problems will be addressed by the city or cited as a reason to choose Library Systems & Services (LSSI) to run the library. Passaic’s city […]

Marcel Dekker Sold to U.K.’s Taylor & Francis

By LJ Staff Family-owned Marcel Dekker, publisher of STM titles, is being sold to U.K.-based Taylor & Francis Group, PLC for $138.6 million. The offer consists of $122 million outright, a loan of $1.6 million, and a further contingent cash payment estimated to be about $15 million. Dekker’s sales for the year ending December 31, […]

Blauer Tapped as Executive Director of OCLC CAPCON Service Center

By LJ Staff Katherine Blauer, former president of Gaylord Information Systems, has been named the executive director of the OCLC CAPCON Service Center. The service is the result of the November purchase of CAPCON’s business operation by OCLC. CAPCON offered more than 300 libraries in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia both OCLC and […]

California State Library Renews Tutor.com Live Homework Help

By LJ Staff The California State Library has re-upped its contract with Tutor.com to continue its Live Homework Help program for the third year. Fourth- through 12th-grade students visiting the 85 participating public libraries can enjoy free one-on-one online tutoring sessions “in all core academic areas with a subject expert seven days a week from […]

OpenURL, Publishing Models Top the Agenda at Charleston

By LJ Staff This year’s Charleston Conference, November 5-8, billed as an informal annual gathering for librarians, publishers, and vendors, attracted a record-breaking 700 participants for an ongoing conversation about book and serial acquisitions. Not surprisingly, e-journals claimed most of the attention. They have become so commonplace that the University of Akron’s Julia Gammon predicted […]

Ellison Ponders How Celebrity Has Become Infamy

By LJ Staff Harlan Ellison is still watching. Award-winning writer Ellison, who has commented on society for many years both in his speculative fiction and newspaper columns, offers his take on “Infamy: The New Fame” in the November issue of Variety‘s spin-off magazine, V Life. The author asserts that society has been so corrupted by […]

RI Librarians Hope for Reinstatement

By Debra Lau Whelan Three high school librarians in Providence, RI, are waiting to see if their jobs will be reinstated following a decision by the superintendent and school board to eliminate their positions. Superintendent Melody Johnson cut the jobs last June as part of a plan to reduce the education budget by $10 million, […]

Feds Consider Establishing Nixon Presidential Library

By LJ Staff The House and Senate November 10 began the actions that could result in the creation of a federally funded Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. Although there is a Nixon Library in his home town of Yorba Linda, CA, it is a privately created and funded operation without official government ties. Nixon’s papers […]