March 20, 2018

Archives for November 2006

As NYPL Leaders’ Salaries Rise, Union Complains About Tuition Cuts

By LJ Staff While the New York Public Library (NYPL) has been raising the salaries of top managers, employees are grumbling – and that made for a prominent article in the November 19 New York Times, under the headline "New York Library Officials’ Pay? Shhh". Subsequent to the article, NYPL Guild Local 1930 president Lynne […]

New Paltz First SUNY To Try WebFeat Express

By LJ Staff The State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz’s Sojourner Truth Library has become the first SUNY to install a WebFeat Express federated search system. According to the vendor, with WebFeat Express, patrons can "simultaneously search nearly 100 scholarly electronic resources using a single, intuitive interface. WebFeat displays results, including full-text results, […]

Wilson Supersizes Art Museum Database With 62K Additional Images

By LJ Staff Wilson has beefed up its Art Museum Image Database with a hefty 62,000 images, thanks to an arrangement with the Art Archive of the Picture Desk, Inc. (a leading art, civilization, and history image library). Drawn from over 1800 sources worldwide, the new images include material from the top museums of Europe, […]

Ovid Providing Free Access to Moldova’s Scientific Medical Library

By LJ Staff Ovid Technologies is granting the Republic of Moldova’s Scientific Medical Library of the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University free access to MEDLINE and Clin-eguide. Ovid said the donation is being made as part of a program with the ten North Carolina Area Health Education Centers and the NC Academic Medical Libraries "to […]

Berkeley PL Director Finalists: Corbeil, Garzón, Gross, Sass

By LJ Staff Four finalists have been named for the position of director of library services at Berkeley Public Library, CA. They are Donna Corbeil, deputy director at the Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA; Gerry Garzón, deputy director at the Oakland Public Library; Valerie Gross, director of the Howard County Library, Columbia, MD; and Rivkah […]

After Council Action, DCPL New Main Stalled

By LJ Staff The board of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) and Mayor Anthony Williams support building a new central library at the former site of the Washington Convention Center, but a committee of the City Council voted 3-2 on November 21 to stall the process. According to the Washington Post, council member […]

Francisco Partners Strikes Again: Endeavor Bought, To Be Folded Under Ex Libris!

By LJ Staff Techie private equity outfit Francisco Partners has made its second strike deep inside library vendor territory in five months, this time acquiring Endeavor Information Systems from parent Elsevier for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition comes on the heels of its July purchase of Ex Libris. And it may be taps for the […]

Two Incidents Show Urban Libraries Not Oasis from Rough Streets

By LJ Staff Two recent attacks in Toronto and Chicago show that urban libraries, however safe in general, are not insulated from conflicts that may arise in the neighborhoods around them. On November 11, at the Toronto Reference Library in downtown Toronto, a man was stabbed in the head by an attacker not known to […]

Salinas PL Survives Plan To Share Director Position

By LJ Staff Salinas Public Library (SPL), CA, which almost closed its three facilities last year after budget cuts, has survived another attempt to cut back resources. The library has had no director, as department heads for several city departments were eliminated two years ago. City council members considered hiring a person to direct both […]

Dalkey Archive Cancels Rochester Move

By LJ Staff The Dalkey Archive Press has cancelled its plans to move from Illinois to the University of Rochester. The literary press announced Nov. 14 that though it was "eagerly looking forward to working with the University…a move to the East Coast was not feasible." Both parties claim that the agreement was mutual and […]