Project Hal Report on Digital Talking Book Players

Submitted by rochelle on Tue, 02/03/2004 - 16:02

Lori Bell writes "TAP Information Services and Mid-Illinois Talking Book
Center have completed a critical analysis and
evaluation of portable audio devices intended
primarily for use by the print-impaired to access and
enjoy digital talking books. The complete text of the report is available on the
MITBC website.

Cynthia Orr of Cleveland Public Library on eBookworm

Submitted by rochelle on Tue, 02/03/2004 - 15:58

Lori Bell writes "The next eBookWorm discussion will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2004 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Cynthia Orr, Collection Manager for the Cleveland Public Library is the featured guest. eBookWorm is sponsored by the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center. Tom Peters of TAP Information Services is the show host. To participate, all you need are an Internet connection, sound card and speakers. To enter the online conference room, go to 2688174
type your name, no password is necessary and click enter. A small software applet will download to your computer as you enter the room.

New content management tool created for Emerald journal authors and editors

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 01/25/2004 - 16:54

Chris Olson writes: "Leading international management and information science publisher, Emerald, announces the release of JADE , an online article submission and peer review system. Developed to ensure the fastest and highest quality in electronic publishing, JADE will provide a single, simplified, end-to-end content management solution for Emerald journal authors and editors alike. Scheduled for activativation in February , JADE will also capture author copyright assignment to Emerald using a digital signature software solution, allowing access to the copyright status of all articles and non-article content at the click of a mouse.

What If You Ran Your Library Like NPR?

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/24/2004 - 23:47

Stephen Coffman posted this one to PUBLIB last week:
"Just wanted to let you all know that WebJunction
is featuring a variety of material on alternative funding models for
libraries as part of their "Demonstrating Impact" series over the next
couple of weeks --- and those of you who are interested in the subject
will certainly want to have a look. For those of you who may not be
familiar with WebJunction, it is an online community designed to provide

What Would Dewey Do? comic strip collection is ready, almost

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 20:51

Great news for Unshelved, the second Unshelved collection is on it's way! And what a collection it is! A professionally published 8 1/2" x 11" 128pp perfect-bound edition with a full-color heavy matte cover. The introduction is written by Nancy Pearl, it has the complete second year of Unshelved comic strips , and How We Make Unshelved" - a two page behind-the-scenes comic revealing Bill and Gene's secret formula for creative collaboration.

Get the Facts from

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 15:36

Daniel writes "If your patrons want help in sifting the wheat of truth from the chaff of lies, errors and distortions, point them to This is a nonpartisan effort funded by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Minnesota.The folks at take claims made in ads, debates and speeches and uses many sources to either confirm or deny what's being said. So far they seem to be bipartisan.

Social Forum of Information, Documentation and Libraries - Invitation

Submitted by rochelle on Tue, 01/20/2004 - 23:47

Martin Vera writes "Social Forum of Information, Documentation and Libraries - August 2004Every act of production, socialization and preservation of information constitutes an act of identity and social responsibility for societies, especially for the professionals related to them.However, the immobility and exclusion of sociopolitical issues from the agendas of library associations at both the local level as well as international have not allowed the creation of new proposals and the reproduction of the world’s recent social transformations within our profession.

Last Chance Call For Papers: Blogging issue of "The Reference Librarian"

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/10/2004 - 19:59

I will be editing an upcoming issue of "The Reference Librarian" that will focus on weblogs. The issue will cover all aspects of blogging, and how it can be applied to librarianship. Deadline for final submissions will be this fall, but I need your proposal ASAP!

I'd love hearing from foreign and non-traditional libraries and librarians. At some level papers should relate to libraries, whether directly or indirectly. This is a peer-reviewed scholarly (aka no pay) journal put out by Haworth Press.

Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to: