February 17, 2018

Archives for July 2006

Upcoming in netConnect Fall 2006 issue

By LJ Staff Library 2010 The future is already here, as William Gibson has said, it’s just unevenly distributed. Article topics will include the future of circulation, archival formats and migration techniques, and how strategic library planning and user experience experts are bringing 2010 closer to today. This fall we’ll also welcome our new netConnect […]

Private Equity Group To Acquire Ex Libris

By LJ Staff Ex Libris Group announced July 26, that it has ‘entered into a definitive agreement with Francisco Partners,’ a large technology-heavy private equity fund, ‘for the acquisition of 100 percent of the company’s shares.’ The purchase comes after years of rumors that the Israeli-based Ex Libris was grooming itself for purchase. Subject to […]

House Vote on DOPA May Be Today

By LJ Staff The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office yesterday urged librarians to lobby their Congressional representatives regarding H.R. 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), which may be voted on by the House of Representatives today. DOPA would extend the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) by requiring schools and libraries that receive E-rate […]

Rice University Press Goes Digital

By LJ Staff Rice University Press (RUP), which closed at the end of 1996, will resume operations as a digital publisher. The effort will be led through its startup phase by Charles Henry, Rice University vice provost, university librarian, and now publisher of RUP. Henry said the decision to revive the press as a digital […]

The Spell of Summer: Books of Literary Magic

By LJ Staff Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country […]

Chelsea Green Launching Sciencewriters Books Imprint

By LJ Staff Chelsea Green Publishing is poised to debut Sciencewriters Books, a new imprint "to develop outstanding works of science for the general public." Set to launch this fall, the publisher said the line will "publish new and established authors on cutting edge topics that are key to our survival." The imprint is an […]

The Lone Ranger To Be Revived in New Comic Series

By LJ Staff "From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver, the Lone Ranger rides again!" Dynamite Entertainment is hoping to breathe new life the long dead Lone Ranger franchise through a new comic book series coming this September. The series is being written by Brett Matthews with John […]

Hard-boiled Hack Spillane Dies

By LJ Staff Hard-boiled pulper Mickey Spillane died July 17 of undisclosed causes at age 88. Spillane is best known as the creator of the nail-tough PI Mike Hammer, whom he morphed from an earlier comic-book incarnation, Make Danger. Hammer’s first outing, I the Jury, debuted in 1946 and was followed by a dozen more […]

Dads Make a Difference

By Jeff Clark, James Madison Univ. Libs., Harrisonburg, VA Editor’s Pick for July 25, 2006 Dads Make a Difference. color. 52 min. Rick Zingher and Pro Video, Inc., 800-234-7680; www.dadsmakeadifference.net. 2006. DVD $24.95 + $5 s/h. SOC SCI Zingher, professor of social work at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA, is also a psychotherapist, childbirth […]

Archivist Appointed for MLK Papers

By LJ Staff Brenda S. Banks, who will retire as deputy director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History this week, has been named to oversee the Martin Luther King Jr. collection recently acquired for Morehouse College by a local consortium. The $32 million purchase took the papers off the auction block at Sotheby’s. […]