April 23, 2018

Archives for November 2005

Potter’s Goblet of Fire Burning Up the Box Office

By LJ Staff Fans remain potty for Potter: while J.K. Rowling’s latest print installment Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues to rack up healthy sales, the feature film adaptation of book four, HP and the Goblet of Fire, is absolutely burning up the box office. Since its November 18 release, the film has garnered […]

CQ Press Joins Katrina Response

By LJ Staff Many libraries still are cleaning up the damage cause by Hurricane Katrina. CQ Press has joined the list of publishers assisting these facilities. CQ told LJ that its is "replacing books for all [our] customers who have lost them in Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. In an effort to help libraries restore […]

Greenhaven’s Civil Rights Act of 1964 Wins Woodson Award

By LJ Staff Greenhaven Press snagged this year’s Carter G. Woodson Book Award in the secondary-book category for its volume The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is part of its At Issue in History series. The Woodson prize is presented annually "to the most distinguished social science books depicting ethnicity in the United States […]

Smith Named CEO of Reed Business Information; Casella Takes Reed Business Reins

By LJ Staff Tad Smith, executive vice president of Reed Business Information (RBI), publisher of Library Journal, has been appointed chief executive officer, succeeding James A. Casella, who has been promoted to vice chairman of Reed Business. RBI, a member of the Reed Elsevier Group, covers 23 market sectors with more than 100 market-leading publications, […]

Phoenix Library Will Have More Police Patrols

By LJ Staff The Phoenix Public Library, which has seen city officials order an Internet filtering plan for all users, soon will have an increased police presence at the Burton Barr Central Library. In fact, reported the Arizona Republic, officials will create a police beat office in the building – all a response to the […]

No Time To Read All of the 1,082 Penguin Classics? Start with the Five-at-a-time Plan; Installment 1: The Basics

By LJ Staff The Odyssey by Homer Hamlet by William Shakespeare Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Neal Wyatt is a collection management librarian at the Chesterfield County Public Library, VA See all Wyatt’s World’s

Buffalo Boy and Geronimo

By LJ Staff Editor’s Pick for November 29, 2005 Janko, James. Buffalo Boy and Geronimo. Curbstone, dist. by Consortium. Jan. 2006. c.264p. ISBN 1-931896-19-4. pap. $15. F Set in Vietnam during the war, this simple tale achieves depth through its language and naturalistic detail. A young Vietnamese boy named Mong tends his buffalo, works in […]

Niagara Falls Library Dispute Still in Court

By LJ Staff Well, the Niagara Falls Public Library, NY was supposed to get the rest of its $2.1 million 2005 budget from the city, according to a judge’s ruling. However, after the city dallied for two months without paying, the library went to court – and then the city filed an appeal. According to […]

Google to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Home City

By LJ Staff Well, Google may still be under consideration for San Francisco’s free Wi-Fi plan, but the company has already been chosen by its home city, Mountain View, CA, to provide free Wi-Fi there. According to a post on the Google blog by product manager Minnie Ingersoll, "[W]ireless broadband has huge potential to provide […]

NetLibrary Hits 100,000-Title Benchmark

By LJ Staff OCLC’s NetLibrary November 21 laid claims to being the first econtent platform to reach the 100,000-title benchmark with the addition of Growth and Empowerment, Making Development Happen by Nicolas Stern and others (MIT Pr.). "The NetLibrary platform syndicates content from more than 400 publishers and makes it available in systems serving 13,000 […]