April 24, 2018

Archives for September 2006

Court Says CA Library Can Bar Religious Services

By LJ Staff Can a library bar a church from holding religious services in its meeting rooms? A federal appeals court last week said yes, by a 2-1 margin, overturning a lower court ruling that said the Contra Costa Public Library, CA, could not ban the Faith Center Church Evangelistic Ministries from the Antioch branch. […]

In Third Try, WA Library System Wins Bond Vote

By LJ Staff The Fort Vancouver Library District, WA, finally won a bond vote that will allow it to replace two libraries in Vancouver. According to the Columbian, the $43 million bond issue got about 63 percent of the vote; 60 percent was needed. In November 2005 and March 2004, bond issues of $44 million […]

NISO Issues Best Practices for Designing Web Services in the Library Context

By LJ Staff The National Information Standards Organization’s (NISO) Web Services and Practices working group has issued NISO RP 2006-01, Best Practices for Designing Web Services in the Library Context, covering HTTP caching, filtering user input, reuse of output formats, security, and more, and describes output formats used in web services such as DTD, XML, […]

CSU, Fresno Upgrades to Millennium

By LJ Staff Innovative Interfaces has snagged another academic: the vendor announced September 21 that California State University (CSU), Fresno is switching from their aging solution to Millennium in its Henry Madden Library. The contract also includes Millennium Media for multimedia integrations and External Patron Verification, which lets students/faculty use the same password for the […]

Settlement? Cornell Issues New Guidelines on Electronic Reserves

By LJ Staff The Cornell University Libraries has issued revised guidelines for faculty members who make readings available through electronic course reserves, a move that was immediately hailed by publishers as an example of dialogue and compromise. Some, however, say that the guidelines seem less like a compromise and more like a settlement made under […]

Readex Upgrades Newspapers Interface

By LJ Staff Readex has given an electronic facelift to its America’s Historical Newspapers database. Sporting the Early American Newspapers, Series I, II, and III, 1690 – 1922, the redesigned interface includes a "clickable map of the United States to help limit searches by state and region; preconfigured options for "Presidential Eras" and "Eras in […]

ALA Supports Congressional Oversight of EPA Library Closures

By LJ Staff Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun closing its libraries in response to the Bush Administration’s planned $2 million cuts to the FY07 budget, library advocates have some hope. Ranking Democratic members of the House Science Committee have asked the General Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate the EPA’s plans. Reps. Bart […]

In Canada, a Different National Decision on Series Authority Records

By LJ Staff While the Library of Congress earlier this year decided to discontinue the creation of series authority records, thus frustrating some in the library community, the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has chosen differently. The agency released a notice stating, "Although LAC supports the goal of more cost-effective cataloguing and is undertaking its […]

New Collaborative Grants for Libraries, Museums, and Broadcasters Announced

By LJ Staff Some $3 million in grants for collaborative projects among libraries, museums, and broadcasters has been announced from the Partnership for a Nation of Learners, a collaboration of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In the 13 grants, the award recipients will provide $2.7 million in […]

LJX Special Edition: Library By Design – Reviving Alvar!

By LJ Staff LJX Special Edition: Library By Design—Reviving Alvar!