February 25, 2018

Archives for July 2005

KC PL Finds Unexpected Surplus

By LJ Staff Though the Kansas City Public Library, MO had approved a plan last month to cut hours, spend less on materials, and cut staff, it actually found a $1.4 million surplus after the 2004-2005 fiscal year, according to the Kansas City Star. How? The library spent less than budgeted on salaries, utilities, and […]

Florida Library Association to Boycott Hillsborough County

By LJ Staff In the wake of a Hillsborough County, FL decision to "not promote gay pride", the Florida Library Association (FLA) Executive Board passed a resolution that the association will not hold conferences, meetings of its Executive Board, committees, or other association groups in Hillsborough County until the county commission rescinds its prohibition of […]

V-Day: Until the Violence Stops

By Mary Laskowski, Undergraduate Lib., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana Editor’s Pick for July 26, 2005 Epstein, Abby. Color. 73 min. Dist. by Docurama. 2004. DVD ISBN 0-7670-7855-1. $26.95. soc sci V-Day documents the creation of a remarkable grass-roots organization and movement building on Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. The ‘V’ stands for Vagina Day, Valentine’s […]

Elsevier Updates Scopus, Integrates with RefWorks

By LJ Staff Following its launch roughly six months ago, Elsevier’s Scopus science-specific indexing and abstract database already has garnered more than 500 customers in equal numbers throughout the Unites States, Europe, and Asia. Elsevier has revamped the product to offer additional features and has increased the content. Elsevier’s Amanda Spiteri told LJ that Scopus […]

Four ARLs Upgrade to MetaLib/SFX

By LJ Staff Ex Libris has attracted four ARL members – Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie-Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Chicago – to upgrade to the joint MetLib/SFX solution, which will give them a combination of a portal with content-sensitive linking. The company also has inked a contract with the Illinois […]

Alexander Street Launches Free Database: In the First Person

By LJ Staff Alexander Street has launched a new database that it is offering free, you don’t even have to register, just toggle to www.inthefirstperson.com and begin searching. The company describes In the First Person as an library index ‘that lets users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, […]

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Buffalo System May Close 19 Libraries

By LJ Staff In the past year, the Buffalo & Erie County PL, NY, survived threats of a 75 percent budget cut but ultimately faced a 10 percent cut, which reduced services. Now the 52-branch system may see 19 or more libraries closed next year in the face of a $5 million budget gap. According […]

Congress Backs Patriot Act

By LJ Staff Disregarding critics of the USA PATRIOT Act, the House of Representatives voted 257-171 July 21 to continue Section 215, which allows searches of library, bookstore, and business records, for another 10 years before it would be reviewed again. The House leadership would not allow a vote on an amendment by Rep. Bernie […]

AAP & Google Meet to Talk Copyright

By LJ Staff Association of American Publishers (AAP) officials remain tight-lipped about the discussions, preferring to keep the process out of the public eye, but have confirmed that Google officials and the AAP board of directors met on July 1 to discuss copyright concerns with Google’s library digitization plan. Although no further details are available, […]