February 17, 2018

Archives for August 2008

Book News: Politifact.com Claims Numerous Errors in Corsi’s Obama Portrait

By Michael Rogers Congressional Quarterly service finds multiple falsehoods throughout text Many of the book’s points claimed to be dated Internet rumors Is Jerome R. Corsi’s Obama Nation an abomination? The Dallas Morning News Aug 22 ran a story attributed to Politifact.com, a service of Congressional Quarterly and the St. Petersburg Times, disputing many facts […]

Woloshin, Steven, M.D

Woloshin, Steven, M.D., & others. Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics. Univ. of California. Nov. 2008. c.110p. illus. index. ISBN 978-0-520-25222-6. pap. $16.95. HEALTH “How to see through the hype in medical news, ads, and public service announcements” boasts the cover of this accessible and reader-friendly book by Dartmouth Medical School faculty and researchers Woloshin, […]

Bibliotheca Adds EM/RFID Hybrid Options

By Josh Hadro Security gates and self-check machines to feature EM/RFID hybrid detection ability Allows for phased transition without disrupting circulation New security gates and self-check machines from RFID vendor Bibliotheca are the latest products to sport a hybrid detection method that reads both Electromagnetic (EM) and radio frequency identification (RFID) tag information. These hybrid […]

UI Library To Open Collection Regarding Obama's Work With Radical Academic

By Andrew Albanese Conservative writer says library pulled back access Library says it was dealing with legal questions Ayers-Obama ties part of political mudslinging A week after conservative writer Stanley Kurtz claimed that University of Illinois (UI) Chicago officials blocked access to a library collection that might detail the relationship between Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama […]

Rock the Vote/Xbox Voter Registration Initiative

Xbox 360 console owners can now register to vote, participate in presidential polls, and voice their opinions through Xbox LIVE®, the world’s largest TV–connected online social network. The initiative, which went into effect on August 25, the first day of the Democratic National Convention, is the result of a partnership between Microsoft Corp. and Rock […]

As Democratic Convention Opens, Denver Public Library Looks Back-and Outward

By Norman Oder Democratic National Convention begins in Denver Online exhibit remembers 1908 convention in same city Online video presents I Am – The Library As the  Democratic National Convention begins today in Denver, the Denver Public Library (DPL) provides an intriguing look back to 1908, when the Democrats first came to Denver. The exhibit, […]

E-Government at Florida Libraries: More Support, Coordination Needed

By Norman Oder Residents asks librarians for help with tax forms, child welfare benefits Some librarians wary of liability, lack training Could increase support or chargebacks be a solution? Librarians in the past few years have begun to recognize how much libraries contribute to e-government, given that federal and state agencies increasingly offer access to […]

Library Director Search Revised in East Baton Rouge

By Norman Oder Only seven librarians apply, all from out of state; four to be interviewed New rules would make it easier for current staffers to seek job Plans for main library revised Only seven librarians, all from out of state, applied to head the largest public library system in Louisiana, the East Baton Rouge […]

Computer Media

Apple Apple gets a lot of press relative to its desktop computer market share, and Macs are becoming an ever more popular option. Public libraries should carry guides to the current version of Mac OS X and Leopard, as well as to hotter Apple products (the iPhone, the iPod). Hart-Davis, Guy. Mac OS X Leopard […]

LJ Talks To…Tom Piazza

Within weeks of the biblical disaster called Katrina, New Orleans novelist-turned-hurricane refugee Tom Piazza wrote an impassioned book-length essay, Why New Orleans Matters, that celebrated the city’s rich past and pleaded for its future survival. Now on the storm’s third anniversary, the author returns with City of Refuge (LJ 8/08), a novel that vividly recaptures […]