Exposing people to a wide range of books

Troy Johnson writes " is a new site combined with an email newsletter to bring to light a wide range of books. The creator of realized the serendipitous nature of people finding out about interesting books and wanted to create a site that brought to light a diversity of books. Input from librarians on books to recommend is welcomed. Every week will have a guest that will recommend a book that they feel is signifigant. "

Mitch Freedman cancels Cuban library debate

Steve Fesenmaier writes "The ALA is under increasing
pressure from journalists inquiring into the association's refusal to allow critics of the
Cuban government to take part in a panel discussion on Cuban libraries at the upcoming
annual conference in Toronto. Only members of Cuba's official, government-controlled
library association will be allowed by the ALA to be speakers on the panel, which will take
place on Saturday, June 21.

long-awaited Library World Records coming soon

Godfrey Oswald writes "The long-awaited book "Library World Records" is now scheduled for publication in Autumn 2003, and can now be ordered in advance from the
publishers. The ISBN is 0-7864-1619-X, and the publisher is McFarland & Company Inc, (based in North Carolina, U.S.A).

The "Library World Records" offers readers amazing, incredible, and
fascinating facts and figures about libraries, and the three important
things we normally find in them: books, periodicals and, databases. The book
deals with superlatives and comparative information such as the first, the
largest, the oldest, the smallest and other miscellanea.

Details of the book can be found at
Here, You can also locate the book on the
publisher's website by visiting and typing in the last name
keyword: "Oswald" or ISBN: 0-7864-1619-X "

Alternative Peer Review: Quality Management for 21st Century Scholarship

Gerry Mckiernan writes "
I am pleased to announce the availability of my revised and corrected presentation
Alternative Peer Review: Quality Management for 21st Century Scholarship.
Prepared for the Workshop on Peer Review in the Age of Open Archives, held May 23-24, 2003 at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy.

I invite ALL to Review and Critique and Enjoy!

NB: This is a large fille, so please be patient [It's Well Worth the Wait] [WWW?]"

Woman's Day magazine - online book club

Karen Wilber writes "Here's some text from ALA's website press releaseNational magazine taps librarian expertise with debut of online book club. The first of 24 librarian book recommendations debuts today as part of Woman’s Day magazine’s online book club, available at This is the first-ever formal book club for the publication, whose Web site receives nearly 300,000 visitors every month.


Captioned videos in Spanish

Debbie Hardwicke writes \"Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Captioned Media Program (CMP) provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf and hard of hearing persons. More than 4,000 titles including classic movies, educational videos, and special-interest videos are available. Some Spanish-language captioned media is available. Our Web site ( ) is also translated into Spanish. Some media is also delivered through Internet streaming. Open-captioned videos, like subtitles, provide the viewer all the information contained in the audio track. It\'s free to register for service and to check out videos. The CMP is administered by the National Association of the Deaf.

Librarian Stay-at-Home Parent Yahoo Group Announced

CJ writes "A new yahoo group has been created for Librarian stay-at-home parents. The purpose of the group is to discuss ways to stay active in librarianship while staying home, and to discuss ways to work from home. Additionally, parenting and household tips will be shared. The group can be found at: "

Librarian's Book Club Selects Reading for June

Troy Johnson writes "The current book selections for the Librarian's Book Club are Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure : Access to Information in the Networked World. Additional details available at "

eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the www

k paulson writes "eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the world wide web to develop eBook Library

eBooks Corporation moves a step closer to achieving its goal of “Any book, anywhere”

Los Angeles, May 29th 2003

At Book Expo America today, eBooks Corporation announced that it is collaborating with leading international university and research libraries to develop an ebook lending platform. Ebook Library or ‘EBL’ is scheduled for release in select university and research libraries in September 2003 and will be officially launched in January 2004.

Alternative News for Progressive WV Librarians

Steve Fesenmaier wishes to announce:

"We have created a new list that is entitled: the ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST, or 'Alternative News for Progressive WV Librarians'.

The ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST is an open list providing an alternative for WV librarians who wish to stay abreast of events, issues, problems, opportunities and happenings in and around library life. Topics other than libraries will be discussed occasionally as members are encouraged to post
anything they want to share with their colleagues.

List etiquette is expected. Flaming is not tolerated. The list is designed to be used as a forum for free expression and constructive discussion.

Everyone's opinions will be respected. The list moderator reserves the right to remove anyone who abuses the list without prior warning. If you are interested in joining, you can subscribe yourself with the following instructions...." [for full instructions, see "Read Some More..." below.]

To join the list, go here.


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