Monthly Archives: January 2008

New Digital Collection at Center for Jewish History Now Online

Tony Gill, Director of the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish History posted this announcement on the METRO Digital Collections Special Interest Group mailing list: The Center for Jewish History recently completed a METRO-funded pilot project to digitize and make freely accessible online 40 Yiddish and Hebrew children’s books, many of which […]

"Google Generation" A Myth, Says New Report

This came in this morning from Gary Price over at "Google Generation" is a Myth, Says New ResearchGoogle is in the title but that’s an attention grabber. The primary focus of the report is about younger people and access to info. "A new report, commissioned by JISC and the British Library, counters the common […]

Back on Track and On-line

SirsiDynix’s hosted account servers are back on-line and we’ve had nothing but consistent access to our catalog and ILS all day. The explanatory e-mail that we received from their tech people said that IBM, seeing a weakness in BellSouth’s service conduits, allowed their primary service system to fail to bring the secondary into play. That […]

ALA Announces Book Awards

First, the American Library Association Announces Literary Award Winners.  That’s great. Second, SirsiDynix’s server access has been in and out all morning. A brief e-mail from the company says that the problem has to do with network issues on IBM’s end, which literally filter down to us peons at the circulation desk who merely rely […]