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Gómez To Leave Urban Libraries Council for San Mateo County Job
New directorship brings him closer to family in San Francisco.



Online Databases: The Past Catches Up
If you were in library school anytime during the last 40 years, you are probably familiar with F.W. Lancaster and his books on indexing, online searching, or paperless information systems. I recently reread the first online searching textbook ever written, while preparing a Library Trends article (Spring/Summer 2008) in tribute to Lancaster.



The Transparent Library: Check Your Ego at the Door
Egos can insidiously prevent us from doing what we could do best. Recently, in a late-night conversation, a few trusted librarian colleagues told us how much damage an inflated ego can do to a library’s culture. One in that small circle had clashed with a department member and been called out by the administration for “only thinking of herself” in planning and implementing a ...



ALA Panel Promotes Education Campaign for 2009 Digital TV Conversion
Analog-to-digital TV shift in 2009 means coupon program for new converters; willnew digital channels serve the public interest?



TitlePlayer: New Preloaded Audiobook Debuts
Playaway competitor announces entrance into library market at ALA 2008.



Check Your Ego at the Door
Egos can insidiously prevent us from doing what we could do best. Recently, in a late-night conversation, a few trusted librarian colleagues told us how much damage an inflated ego can do to a library’s culture. One in that small circle had clashed with a department member and been called out by the administration for “only thinking of herself” in planning and implementing a ...



The Past Catches Up
If you were in library school anytime during the last 40 years, you are probably familiar with F.W. Lancaster and his books on indexing, online searching, or paperless information systems. I recently reread the first online searching textbook ever written, while preparing a Library Trends article (Spring/Summer 2008) in tribute to Lancaster.



Serials Solutions Adds Ebooks
Serials Solutions announced on June 6 the addition of 500,000 ebooks to its KnowledgeWorks repository of e-resources. The titles come from more than 20 providers and publishers and will be made available through the company’s 360 MARC Updates service to subscribing institutions in mid-July. These half-million ebooks expand the existing 1.



CORE Initiative from NISO
NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, announced on June 11 a new initiative known as CORE, or Cost of Resource Exchange. This new endeavor aims to use “defined XML data schemas” to streamline and “facilitate the exchange of cost, fund, vendor, and invoice information between Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Business Systems, Electronic Resource Management Sys...



Polaris/EnvisionWare Extend Partnership
On June 3, EnvisionWare and Polaris Library Systems announced the extension of their partnership to include integration into the Polaris ILS of RFID and materials sorting technology, known as automated materials handling, or AMH. New options from EnvisionWare will include “a handheld Bluetooth device and a LibraryPDA that has a built in barcode scanner and RFID reader,” potentially ...