February 24, 2018

Archives for June 2005

Five Books to Celebrate the Fourth

By LJ Staff 1776by David McCullough American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independenceby Pauline Maier Dawn’s Early Lightby Elswyth Thane Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generationby Joseph J. Ellis Rise to Rebellionby Jeff Shaara Neal Wyatt is a collection management librarian at the Chesterfield County Public Library, VA See all Wyatt’s World’s

LSSI Tests Book Donation System at Libraries

By LJ Staff Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI) is currently test marketing 1stReads, a new book-donation program for libraries, in the Riverside County Library System, CA, it runs – the largest library operated by a private company. The program aims to improve on the Amazon.com ‘wish list’ concept that some libraries have embraced. According […]

A Day in a Medieval City

By David Keymer, Modesto, CA Editor’s Pick for June 28, 2005 FRUGONI, CHIARA. A Day in a Medieval City. Univ. of Chicago. Jun. 2005. c.224p. tr. from Italian by William McCuaig. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-226-26634-6. $37.50. HIST In this charming and insightful book, Frugoni (medieval studies, emerita, Univ. of Rome; Books, Banks, Buttons: And […]

AAP Question Google’s Library Plan

By LJ Staff The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is now raising concerns about Google Print for Libraries similar to those voiced by American Association of University Presses (AAUP) executive director Peter Givler in May. Perhaps the biggest question: what are Google’s future plans and how they will affect the long-term business of publishers? ‘When […]

The SirsiDynix Interview: LJ Talks Merger with Patrick Sommers and Jack Blount

By LJ Staff Patrick Sommers, formerly CEO of Sirsi, is CEO of the new SirsiDynix while Jack Blount, formerly Dynix’s CEO, will remain with the new company as consultant. LJ: You’re calling this a ‘merger of equals,’ but your web site says that Sirsi is acquiring Dynix. Who owns exactly what? Sommers: This is a […]

Queens Borough and Salt Lake County PLs Choose Tech Logic RFID/AMH

By LJ Staff Queens Borough PL’s Corona branch, NY, and the Salt Lake County Library Services (SLCLS), UT, have selected Tech Logic to supply their facilities with RFID and Automated Materials Handling (AMH) services. Queens Borough has installed three of what the vender calls ‘combo’ stations that includes self check with a standard ATM. According […]

Polaris and Auto-Graphics Cut Bibliographic Records Deal

By LJ Staff Polaris Library Systems and Auto-Graphics have cut a deal that will give Polaris customers access to more than 14 bibliographic databases, including Library of Congress Bibliographic Files, Name and Subject Authorities, and two authority record databases developed and maintained by Auto-Graphics. Combined, the databases include almost 60 million bibliographic records and more […]

OCLC Adding E-serials to WorldCat

By LJ Staff OCLC this June is launching a four-month pilot program with 20 libraries and partners TDNet, EBSCO, Serials Solutions, and Ex Libris, that will ‘make e-serials as visible as print materials in WorldCat, and will expose those records to searchers on the web through the Open WorldCat program,’ OCLC said. OCLC will receive […]

Libraries Near Universal Internet Access, but Challenges Remain; Gates to Invest $30 Million

By LJ Staff Nearly all U.S. public libraries (98.9 percent) offer free access to computers and the Internet, but those impressive gains are countered by a lack of workstations to meet demand as well as funds to pay for connectivity and upgrades, according to a report released Thursday just before the opening of the American […]

Preregistration Up for ALA Conference

By LJ Staff With the start of the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago today, the numbers look good. As of a week ago, there were 13,407 total registrants, a leap from the 10,127 total at the same point before last year’s conference in Orlando, reported ALA’s Mary Ghikas in a memo to […]