February 17, 2018

Archives for February 2008

InfoTech: Scopus Adds 600 Preselected Titles

Titles recommended by librarians and researchers Materials evaluated by librarians and researchers on the independent Content Selection & Advisory Board Journals to be added during 2009 and made available at no extra cost Scopus is adding 600 new titles recommended by its users to its database of 15,000 peer-reviewed journals. “We believe the best way […]

Book News: Bruce Dierenfield Wins Langum Legal History Prize

The Battle Over School Prayer wins $1K award. Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction to be awarded separately in July The Langum Charitable Trust has named Bruce J. Dierenfield winner of the 2007 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History for his volume The Battle Over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed […]

At Last, SMU Announces Bush Library Deal

• 2016 target date • $500M fundraising campaign • Some faculty dismay At long last, the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has announced what has been expected for well over a year—that Southern Methodist University (SMU), in Dallas, will be home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, consisting of a library, museum, and […]

In California, a New ATM for Books Debuts

By Lynn Blumenstein Machine at transit station Up to 400 books It started in Sweden Self-service gets a boost with the nation’s first Library-a-Go-Go machine, to be installed in April in a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) location, before the fare gate, thanks to the Contra Costa County Library (CCCL), Pleasant Hill. CCCL plans four […]

Shush Diddy

England’s Times Online brings us a cute story about North London’s Enfield Highway Library, which is offering rap sessions to teens. The paper reorts that rap “would drive most librarians to distraction, but Paul McCannah, lead member for leisure, culture and Olympics in Enfield, says: ‘Libraries are places with innovative ideas for everyone to enjoy.’” […]

Reed Elsevier To Sell LJ, Other RBI Publications

By Andrew Albanese & Norman Oder • All of Reed Business Information for sale • Parent acquiring ChoicePoint • Publisher says LJ continues to move ahead  Reed Elsevier last Thursday announced plans to sell Reed Business Information (RBI), the parent company of Library Journal and sibling publications Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Críticas. In a […]

Book News: Books Triumph at Academy Awards

No Country for Old Men wins top honors Ludlum’s Bourne scores three YA lit represented by The Golden Compass Films based on popular books cleaned up at the Academy Awards February 24. The Coen Brothers adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men scored four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, while Daniel […]

Book News: Welcome Books Names Carol Morgan Publicity Director

By Michael Rogers Previously was publicity director for Abrams Developed the publishing industry book-donation campaign for NOPL after Katrina Founded the Boston Literary Hour Welcome Books publisher Lena Tabori has appointed Carol Morgan publicity director. It’s a lateral move for Morgan, who joins Welcome, a publisher of illustrated books, after more than a decade as […]

PALINET and SOLINET Discussing Merger

New synergies sought New organization would have 3100+ members Members could vote by June The Boards of Trustees of the regional library cooperatives PALINET and SOLINET are discussing a merger that could be approved by members by the end of June. “For the last 18 months, the SOLINET board has been thinking strategically about the future,” SOLINET […]

Borders Advances the Superstore, and Librarians Take Note

By Norman Oder First of 14 New staffed Digital Center Computer kiosks and the LongPen™ Book superstore chain Borders today opened, in its headquarters city of Ann Arbor, MI, the first of 14 new “concept stores.” The 28,900 square foot store offers not just a café and a community space with stage but also innovations like […]