May 31, 2014 by INFOdocket
From Remix: Stanford U. Libraries Newsletter: During the summer of 1965, eight students from Stanford University (sponsored by KZSU, Stanford’s student radio station) spent ten weeks in the southern states tape-recording information on student participation in the Civil Rights Movement. The tapes gathered during that summer comprise the only library of recorded information on this (or any other) ongoing social movement […]
April 1, 2014 by INFOdocket
From today's press release: Innovative, a global leader in library technology, announced today that it has acquired Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of technology to public libraries in the U.S. The combined companies will be led by Innovative CEO Kim Massana.
May 16, 2013 by INFOdocket
Skip Prichard was named the next President and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as President-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO. Prichard most recently served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a position he left just shy of a year ago, saying he’d met the goals he came to achieve. Previously, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a position he vacated after the business was sold to Cambridge Information Group in 2007.
May 3, 2013 by INFOdocket
According to an ALA press release, "Young received 5,391 votes, while Immroth received 5,029 votes." Meanwhile, a measure to allow ALA to increase dues in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) without explicit member approval also passed.
January 31, 2013 by INFOdocket
Capping a three-year stint with Gale/Cengage Learning, library speaker and pundit Stephen Abram is joining the Dysart & Jones Associates consultancy as an associate focusing on "marketing strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry," according to the firm's site and a press release sent today.
January 24, 2013 by INFOdocket
Macmillan has announced initial details of its first foray into licensing trade ebooks to libraries, following a letter late last year from CEO John Sargent indicating the publisher's intentions. The details the Macmillan release: The pilot program is set to launch before the end of first quarter in 2013. Under the agency model, and working with multiple distributors, Macmillan will offer over 1,200 backlist eBooks from its Minotaur Books mystery and crime fiction imprint, a part of the St. Martins Publishing Group. The titles cover all sub-categories of crime fiction from thrillers to cozies, hard-boiled crime to psychological suspense and include many award winners. Once purchased by a library, the titles will be available to them to lend for 2 years or 52 lends, whichever comes first. All of the books in the program will have the same digital list price.