March 17, 2018

Archives for June 2006

JFK Library Adding New Wing

By LJ Staff The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library at long last is planning to add a $22 million new wing to house the papers of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the archives of other relatives and members of President Kennedy’s White House staff. The AP reports that the "two-story, 30,000 square foot wing will be […]

Congress Introduces Orphan Works Bill

By LJ Staff After months of negotiations, Congress is addressing a bill to deal with orphan works, which are still in copyright but whose owners cannot be located. The bill was introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and will be reviewed by the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, which Smith chairs. […]

List of donors to the Alvar Street Branch library restoration

By LJ Staff DONORS | VENDORS | PUBLISHERS, DISTRIBUTORS, & AUDIOBOOK PUBLISHERS DONORS Americans for Libraries CouncilBaker & TaylorBill & Melinda Gates FoundationCapital OneCitadel BuildersDick HayneDillard University HBCU Service Learning ConsortiumE. Eean McNaughton ArchitectsElizabeth GreeneFriends Meeting of Washington, DCGlobal Learning Consortium, Hibernia College/Capital OneKatrina Project (Princeton University students & JournalLouisiana Library Association Disaster Relief […]

Rural CA Library Gets Some Good Budget News

By LJ Staff There’s some good news for the Tuolumne County Library, Sonora, CA, which, faced with a budget cut of more than one-third, has chosen to maintain services rather than lay off staffers – and hope for better budget news by the spring. According to director Connie Corcoran, the county Board of Supervisors has […]

LC Makes Effort To Capture Web Sites

By LJ Staff The Library of Congress (LC) has launched a web site about its program to capture and preserve important web sites for future access. To facilitate the project, LC and partners are developing web capture tools in four areas: curator selection, verification, and permissions; acquisition; collection storage and maintenance; and access. Some of […]

Harry Potter Sleeps With the Fishes

By LJ Staff In a June 26 interview, the normally closed-mouthed J.K. Rowling volunteered that two major characters from her Harry Potter series die in the seventh and last installment, including the possibility that one might be the cash cow in granny glasses himself. "I have never been tempted to kill him off before the […]

Bellevue Lit Review/NYU Med School Create Literary Press

By LJ Staff The Bellevue Literary Review (BLR) and the New York University School of Medicine have partnered to create the Bellevue Literary Press. BLR said that the new trade house, "intends to publish books of the greatest artistic and intellectual merit from the larger community, both medical and nonmedical, while reflecting NYU’s excellence in […]

NY Review of Books Founder Epstein Dies

By LJ Staff Barbara Epstein, found and coeditor of The New York Review of Books succumbed to lung cancer June16 at age 77. Her position at The New York Review of Books made her a core figure in New York publishing and literary circles. Despite that pretige and power, Epstein is remembered as a gentle […]

Fire in Chicago Library Damages 90 Gay Books

By LJ Staff A suspicious fire on June 6 destroyed about 100 books, mainly in the gay and lesbian collection of the John Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Staffers were alerted by a patron, and were able to put out the fire before firefighters arrived. About 10 books in the African-American history collection […]

IN Library Limits Borrowing by Homeless, Then Reverses Policy

By LJ Staff After losing $4200 in materials checked out be residents of local homeless shelters over the last four or five years, the Porter County Public Library, Valparaiso, IN, decided May 10 to limit adults to borrowing three items at a time on cards lasting three months, and to deny cards to children 17 […]