April 22, 2018

Archives for September 2004

St. Louis PL Names Waller McGuire Director

By LJ Staff The Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library has selected Waller F. McGuire as the library’s new executive director. McGuire has served as interim director since Glen E. Holt, who held the position for more than sixteen years, retired earlier this year. McGuire has worked for the library since 1989, […]

IMLS Announces $13.8M in National Leadership Grants

By LJ Staff The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced this year’s third and final round of National Leadership Grants. IMLS awarded $13,840,786 to 44 museum and libraries; recipients will match the grants with an additional $14,767,538. Several grants concern technology. The Digital Library Federation was awarded $292,456 for a partnership with […]

LC and Braziller Partner for History of Jewish Life in America

By LJ Staff Michael Grunberger, the Hebraic section curator for the Library of Congress (LC), has compiled and edited the volume From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, has been published jointly by LC and George Brazziler, Inc. The 192-page volume is a collection of essays and 130 illustrations chronicling Jewish […]

NY Governor Promises Library Aid to Republicans Only

By LJ Staff By a margin of one vote, members of New York’s State Assembly were unwilling to override Gov. George Pataki’s veto of $4.478 million in library aid and $337,500 in state funding for the New York Public Library’s Science, Industry and Business Library and CUNY Initiative. A day later, the reason emerged: Pataki […]

ProQuest Distributing Spanish-language Medical Journals

By LJ Staff ProQuest Information and Learning has signed an agreement with the Barcelona-based Ediciones Mayo Group for worldwide electronic distribution of five Spanish-language medical journals. According to ProQuest, the titles – Acta Pediátrica Española, El Farmacéutico Hospitales, Folia Clínica en Obstetricia y Ginecología, PA/AP Presión Arterial, and Química clínica – ‘review in detail the […]

Glendale PL Upgrades to Dynix Horizon

By LJ Staff Dynix is keeping another one in the family: the Glendale Public Library, AZ, a decade-long customer, is upgrading from its existing Dynix solution to Horizon. Dynix is especially pleased with the decision, as the library had issued an RFP and accepted bids from other vendors, but decided on Horizon. The Glendale Public […]

Six Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

By LJ Staff After receiving 132 nominations, judges for Britain’s Man Booker Prize have whittled that number down to a scant six shortlisted for the prestigious award. They are: Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit (Kwela Books) Sarah Hall, The Electric Michelangelo (Faber & Faber) Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (Bloomsbury USA) Colm Toibin, The Master […]

Penguin Signs Ebook Distribution Deal with NetLibrary

By LJ Staff Penguin has signed a deal with OCLC’s NetLibrary for the distribution of more than 1000 of its titles as ebooks. The arrangement includes books from Penguin’s frontlist as well as the publisher’s large and venerable backlist, including its noted Penguin Classics line, which sports everything from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and […]

Thomson Gale Introduces New Platform for Mega Searching

By LJ Staff Thomson Gale announced September 23 that it will merge all of its electronic content onto a single newly developed platform that will allow users to search ‘the company’s more than eight terabytes of content’ through a single interface. ‘As a result of this new technology,’ the company said, ‘all interfaces, functionality, and […]

Californians to Vote in 2006 for $600 Million in Library Construction & Renovation

By LJ Staff California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Sept. 23 signed the California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006, SB 1161. If voters approve the bond in March 2006, it would authorize $600 million of state general obligation bond funds for library construction and renovation. New State Librarian […]