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NetLibrary On The Ropes

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 10/15/2001 - 09:26
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Lee Hadden writes: \"netLibrary (NetLibrary) of Boulder, Colorado, is going broke
and is looking for a buyer. With the recent market problems since late last
year, and especially since September 11th, their cash flow has been
insufficient to keep the company afloat. netLibrary provides digital
textbooks and other reading matter as a service for public, corporate and
academic libraries.
For now, netLibrary has asked that current employees return to work at
drastically reduced pay. Everybody will be paid the same- about $360.00 a

FirsrSearch Statistcs Problem!

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 09/11/2001 - 09:15
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Bill Drew writes \"I just discovered and reported to OCLC a very critical error in the reports generated for FirstSearch Usage statistics. The tech support contact told me that they are aware of it and have been for some time. It is fixed with reports after this Month. They are unable (or unwilling) to fix it for statistics generated before that date. What I found was in doing the Searches Used report where individual databases are used, if a database was not used for the month I selected to generate the report on it does not appear in the report at all.
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Poky Little Puppy Finds New Home

Submitted by Ieleen on Fri, 08/17/2001 - 10:06
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From The Business Journal (WI)...

Random House will soon be taking over operations of Golden Books, publishers of \"Little Golden Books.\" Classic Media will take over the entertainment division of the downed organization. The acquisition comes after a federal bankruptcy court approved the sale of the organization by \"a joint bid betwen Random House and Classic Media for $84.4 million plus liabilities.\" During its operational time, Golden Books published over 500,000 titles, including the favored \"Poky Little Puppy.\" more...

B & T Joins Gaylord to Allow Libraries to Check-Out Digital Text

Submitted by Ieleen on Thu, 07/12/2001 - 09:46
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I came across this while doing one of those library things ... It seems that B & T and Gaylord have joined forces to develop a means of allowing libraries to download and circulate electronic text. This is what Katherine Blauer, the prez of Gaylord has to say: \"Truly efficient workflows for ordering, order acknowledgement and invoicing have been elusive in the world of acquisitions processing.