Submitted by Blake on November 26, 2001 - 12:25pm
Wednesday November 28th @ 1:00 PM EST, the premier episode of \"LearningWeek Libraries\" takes off.
This is a new monthly interactive webcast
centered on libraries and technology. This program is a spin off of the successful and highly informative LearningWeek Live show which focuses on the news and people of learning and technology.
You may check out the show\'s website and register for free at learningweek.com.
The show will begin an ongoing discussion about virtual reference. The entire webcast lasts 1 hour (commercial free!) and is highly interactive, which means that you can ask questions and offer comments throughout the program.
Submitted by Blake on November 24, 2001 - 12:17pm
Submitted by Blake on November 20, 2001 - 9:18am
Dlib has This One.
\"The future for academic and research libraries can be an exciting and challenging one, at least for those libraries that are both able and open to change. This article presents highlights from the sixth International Summer School on the Digital Library held in 2001. Two of the three courses that comprised this year\'s summer school focused on roles for libraries in education and electronic publishing. The other course focused on managing the actual change process towards a new kind of library.\"
Submitted by Matt on November 19, 2001 - 12:25pm
\"Keep it quiet, this is a library\" says Deyan Sudjic for The Observer. Sudjic blames, \"A generation of book-hating, self-loathing librarians, nervous of literature and hypnotised by technology,\" for libraries\' decline. \"Libraries have struggled to face up to the threat to their survival, usually by pretending to be something else.\" The new Norwich library has a Pizza Express, tourist information, and houses local BBC studios. Strangely, he seems to approve of the pizza joint and the new library design as a whole. Read the full story
Submitted by Matt on November 19, 2001 - 12:14pm
Submitted by Blake on November 17, 2001 - 12:31pm
Carrie writes \"Buffalonians no longer need libary cards to borrow books.
Full Story \"
They say The Touch & Go! system uses technology that identifies a person by imaging a finger and looking at unique characteristics, thus eliminating the need for library cards.
Submitted by Matt on November 15, 2001 - 11:02am
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Submitted by Ieleen on November 8, 2001 - 12:33pm
From the Rocky Mountain News...
Carol Ripley, Director of Cultural Programs for the Boulder (CO) Public Library doesn\'t understand what all the fuss is about. \"If it\'s any consolation, from a distance they look like socks hanging on a clothesline.\" She says of an art display being housed in the library. The display, entitled \"Hung Out to Dry\" depicts certain \"men\'s appendages\" being hung from a clothesline. more
Submitted by Ieleen on November 7, 2001 - 1:17pm
It would appear, that when it comes to satisfying the masses, the Nashville (TN) Public Library System has discovered the secret formula. Since the realization of the $115 million building project, which resulted in a new main branch, trhe renovation of three smaller branches, as well as the addition of five new branches, the libraries have seen a huge increase in their circulation, up 41% from last year. In the new main branch alone, the number skyrocketed to 95%. More from The Tennessean.
Submitted by Matt on November 6, 2001 - 12:04pm
The Davis Enterprise reports that a \"mobile health/literacy resource van\" and a \"Bread and Books/Pan y Libros\" bus are taking to the streets to deliver food and information. The programs were sponsored by a $297,165 grant from the Yolo County Proposition 10 commission. Full story
Submitted by Blake on October 31, 2001 - 12:23pm
The Cutest Dog In The World sent along a link to The Invisible Library, which I think we linked already, but I can\'t find it.
The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library\'s catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.
Check out The Catalog of books and The Librarian\'s Office
Submitted by Blake on October 30, 2001 - 9:12am
Charles Davis passed along This One on some valuable books and scientific equipment feared lost when fire swept through an historic university building have been saved.
Glasgow University had quite a fire, but recovered materials worth thousands of pounds, some of the materials recovered are damp and are being frozen at the university library.
Submitted by Blake on October 29, 2001 - 10:45am
Bob Cox says The LA Times has a Story on the role of the library in a religion-free life.
The author can\'t turn to god, so he turned to the library for help.
\"When it comes to the library, I\'m orthodox. I relish its quiet and contemplative spaces. Other of its precincts, however, vibrate with a noisy sense of mission--the cultivation of young people, the encouragement of community mindedness--much in keeping, as chief librarian Susan Kent puts it, with a young, teeming city\'s need for \"an energetic place of possibilities.\"
Submitted by Ieleen on October 23, 2001 - 3:13pm
Here\'s one library that\'s giving away a house for free to the first person who can move it off their newly acquired property. more...
Submitted by Ieleen on October 22, 2001 - 8:21pm
Iowa First Lady, Christie Vilsack, has launched a campaign to promote libraries and literacy in her state. In two years, she has visited 80 institutions and plans to visit every library in the state of Iowa. According to Vilsack, \"public libraries are an important economic development tool...They are an often taken-for-granted asset, which won\'t be there if we don\'t support them.\" more... from The Dunlap Reporter.
Submitted by Matt on October 18, 2001 - 11:41am
The UCLA Hammer Museum has an exhibition of objects from LA libraries. Check out the web site for more information and pictures from the exhibition \"\'The World From Here\' is a love letter to all libraries,\" says Robin Rauzi in the LA Times. Her article is pretty glowing as well. The exhibition began as the idea of Bruce Whiteman, the head librarian at UCLA\'s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, who was trying to get an idea of the special collections in area libraries.
Submitted by Matt on October 10, 2001 - 5:41pm
The Evening Telegraph reports that the historic Sandeman Library is slated to become a Theme Pub. Councillors apparently decided not to contest this, having lost a former bid to stop the old education department building from becoming a nightclub.
Submitted by Ieleen on October 10, 2001 - 11:30am
The world\'s map-lovers are heading to Illinois to visit the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library. The library is home to approximately 300,000 maps. Some of the maps date back to the 1400s. more... from The Chicago tribune.