Submitted by Steve on February 4, 2000 - 12:53pm
Read about it Here. From the The Boston Globe\'s boston.com.
A Southern Connecticut State University librarian is accused of stocking her home library with books and other items she purchased with taxpayers\'money.
Submitted by Steve on February 4, 2000 - 12:44pm
An interesting story from New Zealand. Read about it Here. From the The Press On-line.
The Invercargill City Council has proposed contracting out some of its services, including the public library.
Submitted by Blake on February 4, 2000 - 12:10pm
If you\'re into the short history of the web, be sure to
out the \"Netscape Museum\" HERE
\"Origin of a Browser\" is a project dedicated to web
archaeology - the study and preservation of rapidly
disappearing artifacts associated with the Early Netscape
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 10:36pm
The NYTimes has a story on the proliferation of so called expert sites on the web. They liken it to a virtual library, with out the \"intimidation\".
\"I think sometimes people are looking to avoid going to a professional,\" Mr. Russo said. \"Sometimes it\'s easier to not be face to face with someone.\" Visitors to most of these expert sites can disguise their identities by adopting screen names and can even choose to have their questions and answers hidden from public view.
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 10:31pm
Heartwarming News for the little library on the prarie, from MSNBC
A federal lawsuit involving the Wright County Library system and the estate of Laura Ingalls Wilder has gained national attention and support.
“We have been getting responses from all over the country,” said Carrie Cline, a librarian. “People have been e-mailing us, ‘What can I do to help.’”
Submitted by Steve on February 3, 2000 - 4:51pm
Eight valuable books taken from locked display case. Read about it Here. From the Post-Crescent.
Lawrence University\'s Seeley G. Mudd Library Heritage Room is some book nook. The curtained, dimly lit alcove is home to a collection of 2,600 rare volumes dating from the 16th
century. Some of the volumes in the Heritage Room are illuminated manuscripts. Some are art books designed to be pieces of art themselves.
Although it houses a book collector\'s wealth of treasure, the room is not under lock and key.
Submitted by Steve on February 3, 2000 - 4:30pm
Read about it Here. From the The Herald-Tribune News Coast.
Using the most basic of Internet tools, the Sarasota County Public Library\'s Online Book Club could be a trendsetter for libraries across the nation.
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 4:30pm
A good read from Boston.com discussing just what this thing called Cyberspace is. I\'m not sure what or where it is, but I know I\'m there an awful lot.
No one had even heard of cyberspace until William Gibson coined the term in his 1984 cyberpunk novel NEUROMANCER. Now just about everyone in the industrialized world seems to know about it. But even scholars who have spent years studying it can\'t agree on what it really is.
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 4:13pm
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 3:55pm
CERT has issued a Report warning internet uses of malicious HTML.
They also posted a Solution Here
A web site may inadvertently include malicious HTML tags or script in a dynamically generated page based on unvalidated input from untrustworthy sources. This can be a problem when a web server does not adequately ensure that generated pages are properly encoded to prevent unintended execution of scripts, and when input is not validated to prevent malicious HTML from being presented to the user.
Submitted by Blake on February 3, 2000 - 11:34am
The Sarasota FL News has a very interesting Story on the first Email Book club.Certainly a great idea that promotes the library, and makes it easier for patrons to find great books.
This is not your traditional reading club, with a handful of people discussing a work of fiction. Rather, it\'s a new kind of library outreach aimed at time-challenged, tech-savvy book lovers.
\"Monday through Friday, a chapter of a new best-selling book will be e-mailed directly to you,\" Burns said. \"Over the week you get the first two or three chapters of the book.\"
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 7:57pm
From The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
\"A Story on Page B1 Sunday on the use of Sonoma County library computers by patrons to view pornography incorrectly described the use of a computer at the Petaluma library by Jim Trumbel of Sonoma. He was not using it to view pornography on the internet. The word NOT was inadvertantly left out of the story.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 7:20pm
--or an even bigger knowledge gap
The Daily Mail and Gaurdian in South Africa, has a Story on the promise, and problems, the internet brings.
The internet is being proposed as a cure-all for the developing world\'s education problems ... but barriers of electric power, telephone lines and basic literacy put it beyond the reach of most third world pupils.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 7:13pm
I almost wanted to put this in Humor.
The Lansing State Journal Has a Story on the newest home decorating trend, Books!
They\'re books, but they\'re not just for reading anymore.
\"Sometimes we have interior decorators buy books by the yard for customers,\" said Ray Walsh, owner of Archives Book Shop and the Curious Book Shop in East Lansing. \"It really does add a personal touch,\" he said.
\"Every once in awhile we get someone who has model homes who buys books for display so the house doesn\'t look empty,\" Walsh said.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 7:04pm
A story on two local NY libraries moves to upgrade outdated sytems.
Actually, the future\'s here in most libraries, but in Sullivan County, automation has taken awhile to catch on. For these and many rural libraries the move into the 21st century has been costly, with additional hardware, maintenance and staff time required to get books in the system.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 6:54pm
There has been some buzz lately on how the future of the net is not really the printed word, but rather the spoken one. Newsbytes has a story on Amazon buying into a Talking-Book Digitizer-audio company Audible. Read more Here
Remember Audible also has a deal with Microsoft.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 6:48pm
Publishers Weekly is out with a List of hot new books. The list includes.
Fair Ball: A Fan\'s Case for Baseball
The Running Mate
I Capture the Castle
Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley?
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 6:41pm
It looks like Song Yongyi is almost home, according to the BBC in this short Update
The US embassy in Beijing says the Chinese-born academic, Song Yongyi, has left China for the United States.
The embassy welcomed the Chinese authorities\' decision to release him.
Mr Song, who worked as a librarian and researcher in Pennsylvania, was detained during a visit to Beijing last August.
Submitted by Blake on February 2, 2000 - 6:33pm
Lawnesnetwork has a Story on the Intellectual Property battle that is heating up at colleges across the US.
As the Internet continues to shake up traditional notions of intellectual property, a storm is brewing in academia over the ownership of writings, class notes, and inventions generated by faculty members.
Submitted by Steve on February 1, 2000 - 3:45pm
Things are changing in Wyoming. Read about it Here. From the The Grand Rapids Press.
But perhaps the biggest addition to the \"City of Vision and Progress\" came last week when city officials got
their first glimpse at plans for a $7.5 million library. The bold, unusual building is full of unconventional items.
At first glance, the innovative design seems uncharacteristic for Wyoming, a city with a no-frills,
working-class feel. But that\'s exactly what City Manager Don Mason is going for.
\"It kind of grabs you when you first look at it, but I think that\'s what it needs to do,\" Mason said. \"There isn\'t anything like this in West Michigan. People are going to Wyoming to see the library.\"