February 17, 2018

Archives for April 2005

TLC Creates SchoolMARC Sears

By LJ Staff Delving deeper into the school market, The Library Corporation (TLC) has created School•MARC Sears, a MARC database for schools. The database sports more than 500,000 MARC records from full Baker & Taylor. TLC said the records contain ‘about 75 percent more content than the average MARC record, enabling catalogers to gain more […]

NYU Using III for ERM

By LJ Staff New York University (NYU) announced the selection of Innovative Interfaces Inc’s (III) Electronic Resource Management (ERM) tools to ‘aid the evaluation, acquisition, and maintenance’ of the schools electronic resources. NYU has a main library, two medical libraries, plus separate math, fine arts, and law libraries, which house a combined 24,057 ejournals, 15,951 […]

ILSCO Taps WebFeat for Fed Searching

By LJ Staff The Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization (ILSCO) has contracted with WebFeat to provide its federated searching powers. The selection comes at the end of a nearly two-year process, which WebFeat said included an RPF, in-house demonstrations, and interviews with potential vendors. ILSCO’s board of directors said that WebFeat’s demonstrations proved that it […]

Fonda Receives Juicy Reception at Kansas City Book Signing

By LJ Staff Actress and former political activist Jane Fonda received a warm reception May 20 during a Kansas City, MO, signing of her autobiography My Life So Far (Random). It included cheers from several hundred eager fans and a face full of tobacco juice from a Vietnam vet still enraged over Fonda’s 1972 anti-war […]

powerHouse Launches Urban Culture Imprint

By LJ Staff powerHouse Books April 14 announced the fall launch of Miss Rosen Editions, a new imprint for contemporary urban culture titles. The brainchild of powerHouse’s publicity director Sara Rosen, initial titles will be Public Access: Ricky Powell Photographs 1985 – 2005 in September, followed by the November release of We B*Girlz, featuring photos […]

McKellan Joins Da Vinci Cast

By LJ Staff Sir Ian McKellan has joined the cast of director Ron Howard’s film adaptation of Dan Brown’s blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. McKellan, whose profile has risen dramatically in recent years with roles as good guy Gandalf in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings series and the villainous Magneto in the X-Men […]

Rhode Island ACLU Says Libraries Overblock Under CIPA

By LJ Staff According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, public libraries in the state that comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) are both blocking sites not targeted by the law and, in opposition to the Supreme Court’s dictum, also making it difficult for patrons to get uncensored access. The […]

Library Cuts Pass Ohio House, Await Senate

By LJ Staff The Ohio House of Representatives has passed its version of the 2006-2007 state biennium budget, which includes a library funding freeze for 2005 and a five percent cut in library funding in 2006 and 2007, as well as permission for libraries to charge for AV materials. The budget bill will be deliberated […]

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Chooses Academic/Entrepreneur as Director

By LJ Staff The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which was led by businessman Herb Elish from 1999 until his recent retirement, has named another nonlibrarian – and the system’s first female director – to succeed him. Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, described by the library as ‘an advocate, academic, and entrepreneur,’ was the Distinguished Service Professor […]

Buckley Named DCPL’s Interim Director

By LJ Staff The District of Columbia Public Library April 1 named former Government Printing Office superintendent of documents Francis J. Buckley its interim director. Prior to his federal post, which he held from 1997 to 2003, Buckley served as the director of the Shaker Heights, OH, library and as an associate director of the […]