April 23, 2018

Archives for July 2006

LC Union Warns About Google, Restates Core Mission

By LJ Staff Trust the Library of Congress over Google, Saul Schniderman, president of the Library of Congress Professional Guild, AFSCME Local 2910, told Congress July 27 during an oversight hearing held by the Committee on House Administration. While last November Librarian of Congress James Billington announced support from Google for a World Digital Library, […]

Indianapolis PL Construction Project Still Causing Controversy

By LJ Staff The Central Library expansion project of the Indianapolis-Marion County Library is still making headlines. After a thorough investigation of the project, which is $50 million over budget and has been delayed by two years, the Indianapolis Star concluded that the board above all made a poor decision regarding construction. The newspaper said […]

Idea Group Marketing InfoSci-Online

By LJ Staff Idea Group is now marketing InfoSci-Online, an aggregated full-text database that the company says "contains every book chapter, journal article, teaching case, and conference proceeding" published by itself, Information Science Publishing, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:stockticker>IRM</st1:stockticker> Press, and CyberTech Publishing imprints since 2000. Regularly updated, the text is divided […]

Israeli Press: Ex Libris Price is $62M

By LJ Staff Although Ex Libris did not release the financial terms of its pending acquisition by Francisco Partners, the Israel’s Globe reports the price at $62 million. A letter to employees by Ex Libris’s president and CEO, Matti Shem Tov, stated that: "Ex Libris will remain an independent company run by its existing management […]

Polaris Staff Expanding

By LJ Staff Polaris Library Systems announced a handful of new hires and promotions. Eric Graham joins the company in the new position of custom services developer. A librarian, Graham previously worked for EBSCO and Dynix in the public sector as well as served as technology librarian at Greater Manchester Integrated Library Cooperative System, NH; […]

DOPA Passes House by Wide Margin; ALA Dismayed

By LJ Staff The opposition of the American Library Association to H.R. 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) apparently made little impression on those in the House of Representatives, as they voted 410-15 yesterday to endorse the bill. "This unnecessary and overly broad legislation will hinder students’ ability to engage in distance learning and […]

John Cotton Dana Returns – at Newark PL

By LJ Staff Newark Public Library (NPL), NJ, in partnership with the Newark Museum and Rutgers-Newark, is celebrating John Cotton Dana, one of America’s most influential librarians, in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth. The library recently opened a two-month exhibit commemorating Dana, which includes his writings, photographs, and some of the acquisitions […]

Hennepin County Library (86 y.o., Female) on MySpace

By LJ Staff If you search on Google for "Hennepin County Library," the fourth Google entry for the Minnetonka, MN-based system is HCL’s MySpace site. Even though the site has only drawn about 4500 users since March, the Google rank is a testament to MySpace’s burgeoning presence on the Internet. "It’s so popular," HCL’s Judy […]

More Good Budget News for Richland County PL

By LJ Staff The Richland County Public Library (RCPL), Columbia, SC, has received its largest budget increase in more than 12 years – a 13.2 percent increase in local funding for the fiscal year that began July 1. The new budget is $17.9 million, up $1.9 million. Adding grants and special funds, RCPL’s per capita […]

Ohio State Begins Library Renovation

By LJ Staff After years of planning and massive fundraising, Ohio State University’s (OSU) ambitious $105 million renovation and library construction project is about to begin. The university will use two firms to move the library collections and offices in preparation for the renovation of the William Oxley Thompson Library, which will close this fall. […]