Submitted by Ryan on March 26, 2002 - 7:00pm
Submitted by Blake on March 1, 2002 - 12:02pm
I am proud to announce we have just passed the 4,000 story mark, at LISNews.com.
In just over 2 years our outstanding team of authors has posted 4,000 stories, articles, announcements, interviews, and sites, and they\'ve done this all with no pay, no fame, and no fortune.
So here\'s to all the LISNews authors, may you continue to post for another 2 years, and another 4,000 stories. You make this site great!
Cheers, and thanks. I wish I could do more for you.
Submitted by Blake on February 4, 2002 - 11:28am
Lori Bell writes \"PDAs are playing in Peoria libraries to the point of care in two Peoria, Illinois medical libraries, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Library & Resource Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria. A website for the LSTA grant project, funded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, has been launched at pdagrant.osfsaintfrancis.org. The website contains information about the project and links to resources on handheld computing for librarians and medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, and other personnel.
Submitted by Blake on January 15, 2002 - 2:52pm
Marilyn Geller writes: \"NISO, the National Information
Standards Organization, has announced that a new standards committee is now
being organized to develop standards that will enable interoperable,
networked reference services. Digital reference services are a rapidly
growing extension of the traditional \"behind the desk\" reference service
offered by virtually all libraries. Digital reference, whether delivered via
real-time chat or asynchronous e-mail, allows library patrons to submit
questions and receive answers via electronic means.
Submitted by Blake on January 14, 2002 - 1:40pm
John Castledine writes \"
You are cordially invited to join a new Yahoo Group
called Philosophy-of-Information. The purpose of the
group is to facilitate scholarly discussion about the nature and
meaning of information. At this time, it is open to
anyone who wants to think seriously and deeply
about information. That includes professional philosophers,
as well as information scientists and librarians.
Submitted by Blake on January 13, 2002 - 3:52pm
SomeOne writes \"New Marketing Award offered by IFLA/3M to all libraries worldwide that promotes library services. Application forms available on or 3M.
ALA Announcement \"
Submitted by Blake on December 28, 2001 - 12:33am
Rachel writes \"Rachel Singer Gordon and Sarah Nesbeitt are pleased to announce the publication of The Information Professional\'s Guide to Career Development Online, a new Information Today guide for Internet-connected professionals.
Learn how to interact and develop your career online through:
* Participating in electronic discussion lists and forums
* Researching educational opportunities
* Taking distance coursework online
* Reading and contributing to the professional literature
* Keeping current with online resources
* Creating your own Internet web page, weblog, discussion list, or newsletter
... and more!
Visit Our Web Site for more on the title, as well as live links to every web address mentioned in the book.\"
Submitted by Blake on December 13, 2001 - 9:11am
Martin Laplante writes \"LookWAYup.com has expanded its online English dictionary and thesaurus to include translation to French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese.
The LookWAYup on-line dictionary has proven to be extremely popular. It attracts over 500,000 lookups per month and has received enthusiastic Reviews all over the world.
It looks for appropriate definitions and searches based on the context in which the word is used.
It installs in your browser as a search pane or a sidebar tab. Its interface has everything except clutter. It looks up words by double-clicking or by drag-and-drop.
Submitted by Blake on September 13, 2001 - 3:27pm
\"The American Library Association (ALA) today expressed its condolences and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those affected by Tuesday\'s tragic events and urges the public to access information at libraries of all kinds - public, school, academic and special - in the days ahead.
\"All of us have been deeply moved by these events, and our heart goes out to everyone affected by these terrible deeds,\" ALA President John W. Berry said. Berry said librarians can assist the public by providing free information and information services.
Library resources include free Internet access, computers and databases, directories and other information that can assist the public. \"Whether you need to access a computer to learn the latest breaking news, find out where to give blood in your community, identify a professional who can provide grief counseling, or simply seek out books to help your family understand recent events, libraries in every community in America can help,\" Berry said.
ALA Executive Director William Gordon expressed his profound sadness over the recent events and added that the public can find out where they can obtain free computer access in their community by calling (866) 583-1234 toll-free.\"
Submitted by Ieleen on August 20, 2001 - 12:05pm
For The Houston Chronicle, Tom Fowler writes...
\"Questia Media will be accompanying millions of high school and college students back to school in the coming weeks with a full complement of TV ads, direct mailers and Internet marketing. The company is also making a librarian available to TV shows to talk about back-to-school preparations, which will naturally include a suggested subscription to Questia.\" more...
Submitted by AnnaKh on August 5, 2001 - 6:28pm
In a landmark deal, the Alternative Press Center, publishers of the Alternative Press Index has joined OCLC and negotiated for the Index to be served up by Firstsearch and for many journals indexed there to enter OCLC\'s Electronic Collections Online in full-text. This is a great development for supporters of the alternative press and believers in the necessity of turning to the Alternative Press to supplement near-monopoly publishing in order to fulfill the Library Bill of Rights.
Press release from OCLC inside:
Submitted by Ryan on July 9, 2001 - 11:13am
Federal Computer Week profiles the emerging Collaborative Digital Reference Service this month:
Most baseball fans know that New York Yankee Don Larsen pitched a perfect game — allowing no batters to reach base — against the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1956 World Series. Although the game has been well documented, one man walked into the National Library of Canada with a certified stumper: Did Larsen go to a \"ball-three\" count against any Dodger batter?
It’s a reference librarian’s job to try to find answers to patrons’ questions, no matter how arcane. In this case, library staff members couldn’t find the answer using their own print and electronic resources, so they turned to a new resource, the Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS), and waited for another library somewhere in the world to provide the answer. [More . . .]
Submitted by Blake on June 22, 2001 - 10:47am
janet clark writes \"\"Don\'t bug me...I\'m reading! Ne m\'embete pas..je lis!\" is the theme for this year\'s summer reading programme for young people in Nova Scotia. The province\'s nine regional public libraries encourage children to read during the summer months with a variety of activities related to a common theme. Last year\'s theme: \"Sail away with books/Cap sur la lecture\" (tied in with the visit of Tall Ships).library.ns.ca and click on Children and Youth Services for more info. \"
Submitted by Blake on June 21, 2001 - 11:41am
Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v. 1 no. 7 (July 2001) is now
available, ready to be retrieved from the CI:CAL home page.
This issue is 18 pages and includes:
* ALA in San Francisco: A Few Quick Notes
* PC Values: July 2001
* Where I Stand: For the Children
* Trends and Quick Takes: five items
* Press Watch I: 17 items!
* Feedback and Following Up
* Ebook Watch: Catching Up, Part Two
* Bibs & Blather
* Press Watch II: four items.
Review Watch will definitely appear in the next issue...
Submitted by Blake on June 19, 2001 - 9:46am
Bill Austin writes \"I run the Top Quotations Related Sites List. This is a good resource for researching famous quotes and sayings and includes some of the most often visited Quotes sites on the Internet.
The list is at topsitelists.com/bestsites/wbaustin
At the top of the List is a Search Engine for Quotation related sites which will search over 11,000 pages of these sites.
Submitted by Blake on June 4, 2001 - 1:27pm
Gillian Davis writes \"The winner of the 21st Century Librarian Award is Richard Chabran:
Richard is Librarian and Director of Communities for Virtual Research at the University of California at Riverside.
Submitted by Blake on May 16, 2001 - 11:40pm
writes \"This week is Library and Information Week in
Australia. If you would like information about the week
If you would like to participate in an online quiz
that is part of the activities organised for LIW, please
And Desly Ryan adds:\"
Next week downunder in God\'s great country of
Australia we will be celebrating \'Australian Library and
Information Week\' the theme this year is
\"Libraries Knowledge Outlook\".
At our branch here we are having Author/Sailor Lesley
Black come on Wednesday morning and tell us about
her adventures sailing around the Pacific Ocean.
On Thursday Aboriginal Artists, brother and sister Clive
and Hazel Cowburn will be here explaining the motifs of
their artwork and demonstrating how unique aboriginal
art is. Both events are open to the public and we hope
the locals will come and enjoy them. Some school and
kindergarten classes will be coming to the art
workshop and we will be doing a mural to hang in the
Submitted by Blake on April 20, 2001 - 3:21pm
\"The President intends to nominate Robert S. Martin to be Director of the
Institute of Museum and Library Services. He is currently a Professor and
Interim Director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas
Women\'s University in Denton, Texas. He served as Director and Librarian
of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from 1995 to 1999 and
served as a Professor and as Associate Dean of Special Collections at
Louisiana State University from 1991 to 1995. He is a graduate of Rice
University, received a Master\'s degree from North Texas State University
and a Doctorate in Library Science from the University of North Carolina. \"
Full Press Release
Submitted by Blake on March 11, 2001 - 9:28am
Andrew Porteus writes \"The
Casino Niagara Cares foundation recently donated
$50,000 to the Niagara Falls (Ont.) Public Library to
establish the \"Casino Niagara Cares Regional
Submitted by Blake on February 24, 2001 - 10:34am
Charles Davis writes \"The Bodleian Library Map Room\'s web site, run by Nigel James, has been
selected as a featured site in Lightspan\'s StudyWeb® as one of the
best educational resources on the web. It will be featured in the
People & Places: Geography: Places & Regions: Historical Maps section.
StudyWeb® claims to be \'one of the Internet\'s premier sites for
educational resources for students and teachers\'.
Each site in StudyWeb® includes a detailed review describing its editorial and
The site can be found at studyweb.com/.