April 21, 2018

Archives for April 2011

How Much Would You Pay to Search for the Royal Wedding Guest List?

What would users pay per search to get at the wealth of web data to which they’ve become accustomed? What’s the reasonable search price on “the royal wedding guest list”? Kevin Kelly highlights some interesting research into relative search measures and merits, research that also points to some interesting questions about how to measure the value of library materials, discovery services, and even library services more broadly.

Charlotte's Brown Among Finalists for Seattle Post

The Seattle Public Library board of trustees has named three finalists for the position of city librarian: Charles M. Brown, director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, N.C. Nancy Ledeboer, director of Pima County Public Library, Tucson, Ariz. Marcellus Turner, executive director, Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood, Colo. The board is scheduled to meet May 5 […]

$1,100 trash cans part of Detroit library fixup

Chairs are not the only thing that cost $1,100 apiece in a controversial renovation of a Detroit Public Library wing. So did the trash cans, according to the Detroit News. The $2.3 million remodel of the South Wing of the Main Library opened to the public Tuesday, and documents obtained this week by The News […]

F+W Media Enters Fiction Market With Acquisition of Tyrus Books

F+W Media Inc. announced Wednesday that the company will enter the fiction market with the acquisition of Tyrus Books. The company will launch a new ebook imprint called F+W Crime in partnership with Benjamin LeRoy, the founder of Tyrus Books who will join F+W immediately as publisher of F+W Crime.   F+W Crime will launch in […]

Salt Lake City Public Library to boost transparency, but still in turmoil

The Salt Lake City Public Library is launching a transparency initiative that includes the quick release of draft minutes and perhaps televised board meetings, the Salt Lake Tribune is reporting. But the system is still facing a significant degree of unrest, including the possible resignation of another library board member. See also in LJ: Reorganization […]

Vinyl-Loving Librarian Speaks About Preservation Week [video]

Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego, is a person who likes records. In a video produced for Preservation Week, he describes his personal collection and philosophy on preservation.

Creating a Marketplace for Ideas

Today I had a great day. I spent it at Innovate Columbus, a gathering of around 500 people to talking about driving innovation in our community. And it wasn’t just research institutions. The library was there. The art and science museums were there. It was inspiring to see so many engaged in the conversation. With […]

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings

Broward County Libraries and the City of Dania Beach, FL, welcomed on April 9 the opening of the Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch Library  in its new digs. The 10,000 square foot facility is a joint city/county venture, with Dania Beach contributing $3.5 million to the total $9.6 million city center project, which includes an […]

Out-of-Print SAA Publications Now Viewable at HathiTrust

The fully readable SAA collection has been made available under a Creative Commons license.

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Gale Etschmaier has been appointed Dean, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.