April 20, 2018

Archives for September 2005

LJ talks to James Hilton

In the lawsuit filed against Google by the Author’s Guild the University of Michigan library was explicitly mentioned – not as a party to the suit but because the plaintiffs in the case could be sure that their books would be digitized at Michigan. Indeed Michigan is giving Google access to its entire collection, while […]

The Serpent on the Crown

By Barbara Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland Editor’s Pick for September 27, 2005 Peters, Elizabeth. The Serpent on the Crown. 9 cassettes. unabridged. 12¼ hrs. Recorded Bks. 2005. ISBN 1-4193-2276-1. $89.75; 11 CDs. ISBN 1-4193-2278-8. $119.75. F The year is 1922, World War I is finally over and a troubled peace has returned to […]

Senate Katrina Tax Relief Would Encourage Book Donations

By LJ Staff The Senate Finance Committee, in its Katrina tax relief bill, provides an enhanced deduction for donations of books, which is aimed to encourage donations of books to schools and libraries through the end of the year. The proposal is aimed to encourage publishers and others to donate their inventory. Donations of books […]

ALA Proposes Major E-rate Reforms

By LJ Staff In July the Federal Communications Commission announced the most comprehensive review of the E-rate program since it began in 1997. The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), working with its E-rate Task Force, is proposing two major changes to the program and other short-term fixes. ALA seeks a […]

ALA Pushes $100M for Library Relief Post-Katrina

By LJ Staff The American Library Association (ALA) is asking library advocates in the states with members on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to either sponsor a $100 million library relief bill or have it added to the Enzi-Kennedy education relief bill. The bill would provide targeted grants, via state libraries, to […]

IMLS Announces National Leadership Grants

By LJ Staff The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the recipients of its National Leadership Grants for 2005. In this round, 41 institutions, chosen from 259 applicants, will share more $17,349,361 and match those awards, under terms of the grants, with an additional $15,522,757. The awards are given in three categories for […]

Ex Libris Looking To Raise $15M in IPO

By LJ Staff Ex Libris on September 11 announced that it is looking to raise $15 million with a listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. In making the announcement, the company said its motives were to raise money "to invest in the research and development of new products, to expand its global […]

SirsiDynix Helping Katrina Victims and Those Bracing for Rita

By LJ Staff SirsiDynix has joined the relief effort to help libraries damaged by Hurricane Katrina and those facilities assisting storm victims. The company on September 21 said that it has created "an Emergency Hosting and Consulting Services Program for libraries in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama affected by Hurricane Katrina, as well as customers in […]

Things Not Rotten in Denmark for Endeavor

By LJ Staff Endeavor Information Systems is expanding its European presence with a contract for its Meridian electronic resource management system from the State and University Library of Denmark. Surprisingly, Statsbiblioteket, which serves both as the University of Aarhus’s main library and as the state library, is not a customer of Endeavor’s Voyager system. Helle […]

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By LJ Staff