New Delhi World Book Fair Starts January 27

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 18:31

Bigger and better, the 17th New Delhi World Book Fair returns to the Capital this January. And this time it promises to focus on not just the best of literary works from around the globe but also provide a peek into the problems, challenges and developments of the publishing industry. To be inaugurated on January 27, the nine-day-long Fair will see nearly 1,300 participants including 37 from 18 foreign countries and international organisations such as the WHO, UNICEF and the European Union.

City Stalls FBI Access in Library

Submitted by Steven on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 17:57

From The Daily News Tribune:
"Law enforcement and Newton Free Library officials were embroiled in a tense standoff last week when the city refused to let police and the FBI examine library computers without a warrant."
"Police rushed to the main library last Wednesday after it was determined that a terrorist threat to Brandeis University had been sent from a computer at the library."

York School Board Pulls Controversial Children’s Book

Submitted by Steven on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 17:18

From Canadian Jewish News:

"The York Region District School Board has pulled a controversial children's book about the Middle East from the prestigious Silver Birch Awards reading program for older elementary school students, but the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) will continue to make the book available to its students.

Doing Research in 2006

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 16:51

Martin writes "The Forbes article about 'America's Most Connected Campuses' looked innocent (and it was). A side-bar photo essay comparing dorm rooms from 1976 to those of 2006 caught my eye (but it wasn't). It began innocently enough, with pairs of photos under headings such as 'Calling Home' -- 1976 = a pay telephone in the dorm lobby, 2006 = VOIP, or 'Typing Reports' -- an IBM Selectric, a laptop. But the fourth pair turned evil.

Whither Book Passage?

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 01/25/2006 - 14:53

Long-standing and fiercely independent bookstore Book Passage, in Corte Madera, CA, is facing the ultimate enemy...the potential opening of a huge Barnes & Noble only a block from where they are located. Bill Petrocelli, co-owner of Book Passage, said he doesn't know whether the Barnes & Noble move is actually happening. But if true, he said, "It's distressing because Barnes & Noble has a history nationwide of targeting independent stores and putting them out of business.