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Karen Wilber writes "Here's some text from ALA's website press releaseNational magazine taps librarian expertise with debut of online book club. The first of 24 librarian book recommendations debuts today as part of Woman’s Day magazine’s online book club, available at womansday.com. This is the first-ever formal book club for the publication, whose Web site receives nearly 300,000 visitors every month.
Debbie Hardwicke writes \"Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Captioned Media Program (CMP) provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf and hard of hearing persons. More than 4,000 titles including classic movies, educational videos, and special-interest videos are available. Some Spanish-language captioned media is available. Our Web site (www.cfv.org ) is also translated into Spanish. Some media is also delivered through Internet streaming. Open-captioned videos, like subtitles, provide the viewer all the information contained in the audio track. It\'s free to register for service and to check out videos. The CMP is administered by the National Association of the Deaf. -- Read More
CJ writes "A new yahoo group has been created for Librarian stay-at-home parents. The purpose of the group is to discuss ways to stay active in librarianship while staying home, and to discuss ways to work from home. Additionally, parenting and household tips will be shared. The group can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/librariansahm "
Troy Johnson writes "The current book selections for the Librarian's Book Club are Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure : Access to Information in the Networked World. Additional details available at librariansbookclub.org "
k paulson writes "eBooks Corporation partners with the home of the world wide web to develop eBook Library
eBooks Corporation moves a step closer to achieving its goal of “Any book, anywhere”
Los Angeles, May 29th 2003
At Book Expo America today, eBooks Corporation announced that it is collaborating with leading international university and research libraries to develop an ebook lending platform. Ebook Library or ‘EBL’ is scheduled for release in select university and research libraries in September 2003 and will be officially launched in January 2004. -- Read More
Steve Fesenmaier wishes to announce:
"We have created a new list that is entitled: the ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST, or 'Alternative News for Progressive WV Librarians'.
The ALT-LIBRARIANS-LIST is an open list providing an alternative for WV librarians who wish to stay abreast of events, issues, problems, opportunities and happenings in and around library life. Topics other than libraries will be discussed occasionally as members are encouraged to post
anything they want to share with their colleagues.
List etiquette is expected. Flaming is not tolerated. The list is designed to be used as a forum for free expression and constructive discussion.
Everyone's opinions will be respected. The list moderator reserves the right to remove anyone who abuses the list without prior warning. If you are interested in joining, you can subscribe yourself with the following instructions...." [for full instructions, see "Read Some More..." below.]
A new issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is now available: 3:7 (June 2003) (in PDF, as usual).
This 20-page issue includes:
* First Have Something to Say (chapter 1)
* Copyright Perspective: Super-DMCA
* Bibs & Blather
* Feedback: Your Insights
* Copyright Currents
* The Library Stuff - seven items
* Trends & Quick Takes - seven items
* Ebooks, Etext, & Print-on-Demand
* The Good Stuff - six items
Christine Sheppard writes "The Library Association of Alberta (LAA) has announced the publication of Hot Picks @ your library, a calendar designed to change the image of librarians - one month at a time!
Hot Picks @your library is a fund-raiser for the Library Association of Alberta and can be purchased for $15.00 from the Association’s website www.laa.ab.ca or from the Library Association of Alberta office. -- Read More
Sabrina i. Pacifici writes "beSpacific.com Law and technology news, updated weekdays, is now available on the
main page of LLRX.com. Daily current awareness monitoring of issues that include privacy, Patriot Act and libraries, copyright and fair use, search engine news, knowledge management, and freedom of information.
AgeSource Worldwide describes clearinghouses, databases, libraries, directories, statistical resources, bibliographies and reading lists, texts, and Web “metasites” focused on aging or closely allied subjects. The topics covered range from Alzheimer's disease to wills and estate planning. AgeSource Worldwide includes more than 200 information resources in 24 countries—with 133 based in the United States alone. Most of the information resources are located in North America and Europe. "