April 19, 2018

Archives for March 2008

Going to PLA? See LJ's Preview

If you’re headed to PLA, be sure to bring LJ‘s preview along for the ride. Why play hit/miss when you can get the inside line on the sure bet? It’s going to be a great show, so have a blast! 

LJ Reviewer Profile

Meet Corey Seeman, Kresge Business Administration Lib., Ross Sch. of Business, Univ. of Michigan Review count: 62 From his oeuvre: Behind the Book on Judy Karasik & Paul Karasik’s The Ride Together Paul Collins’s Not Even Wrong Roy Richard Grinker’s Unstrange Minds As the director of the business school library at the University of Michigan, Ann […]

Book News: NYPL Names Young Lions Fiction Finalists

By Michael Rogers Honors novelists/short story writers 35 and under Winner receives $10,000 purse Librarians among judges The New York Public Library (NYPL) has revealed the names of the five contenders for its Young Lions Fiction Award. “The Young Lions Fiction Award was conceived to highlight the diverse talent of young writers working in our […]

InfoTech: Ex Libris Adds Google Book Search Features

By Michael Rogers Extras added to Primo, SFX, Aleph, and Voyager Provides full text, book previews, cover thumbnails, more Kansas State, University of  Iowa, Texas at Austin first users Ex Libris has incorporated Google Book Search’s “About this Book” info into its stable of products. “Using a new ‘viewability’ application programming interface (API), library patrons […]

InfoTech: Innovative Interfaces Signs NYPL and Art Library Trio

By Michael Rogers NYPL installing Millennium and Encore Frick Art Reference Library, Museum of Modern Art, and Brooklyn Museum also sign Art libs to offer joint catalog of 725,000 records. Innovative Interfaces is in a New York state of mind: the vendor March 19 announced that it had signed a contract with the New York […]

After Child Porn Incident, Tulare County Librarian Says Policy Change Coming

By Norman Oder Library will spell out policy re child porn “Miscommunication” between staffer & supervisor Investigation pending Tulare County Librarian (Visalia, CA) Brian Lewis can’t say much about the controversy that’s flared up in the last three weeks, in which a probationary library assistant contends that the loss of her job was connected to an […]

Memphis Mayor Wants To Close Five Libraries

By Norman Oder Mayor says branches “neglected” Editorial criticizes mayor Efficiency study calls for library revamp Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton wants to close five of 19 branches of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, telling the City Council that the move—along with closings of four community centers—would save $1.5 million to $2 million a […]

Movers & Shakers 2008 Live and Loaded!

By Michael Rogers The 2008 Movers & Shakers supplement profiles 50 library advocates, community builders, 2.0 gurus, innovators, marketers, mentors, and problem solvers transforming libraries. The supplement was included with LJ’s March 15 issue, but all profiles and pix of this year’s crew also are available right here on libraryjournal.com.  Come meet the geek librarians, metadata […]

Library 2.0 Gang Kicks Off

By LJ Staff The first podcast in the new Library 2.0 Gang roundtable series went live March 19, riffing on topics explored at the Code4lib conference, including The Open Library—with the project’s tech lead, Aaron Swartz as a guest—ILS APIs, and new cataloging influences. Each month, the Library Gang will focus on a technology topic […]

OverDrive Breaks the iPod Barrier for Downloadable Audio

By Norman Oder 3000 titles will be available No DRM means compatibility with iPods, iPhones Libraries will remind patrons of copyright For years, librarians and patrons have complained that the most popular digital audio player, the iPod, was incompatible with the Windows Media Audio (WMA) files, the format for library downloadable audio. OverDrive now says it […]