Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

People & Places

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Indiana University-Bloomington has announced that Blaise Cronin, dean of the School of Library and Information Science, has been named the James H. Rudy Professor of Information Science. His appointment as Rudy Professor, a permanent position, was recommended by the chancellor and approved by the trustees of Indiana University. Cronin is in his eighth year as dean of the school.

Cronin has also been appointed visiting professor of information management at Napier University in Edinburgh for a 2-year period, and re-appointed BLCMP visiting professor of information science at Manchester Metropolitan University for a 3-year period.

In other Indiana University news, Rob Kling, professor of information science and information systems and director of the Center for Social Informatics, has received a $400,000 NSF grant for his study on "Scientific Communication and the Shaping of Knowledge Networks." According to the announcement, his multidisciplinary study will analyze why various disciplines structure their "knowledge networks" as they do, based on studies he undertook of the changes between 1970 and 1999 in the structure of these six fields: molecular biology, protein chrystallography, particle physics, astrophysics, human-computer interaction, and information systems.

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that Detroit Public Library is the recipient of the 1999 Grolier National Library Week Grant awarded by ALA and the National Library Week Committee. The $4,000 grant, sponsored by Grolier Education Corp., is awarded to a library or library association for the best proposal for a local to statewide public awareness campaign that supports the theme and goals of National Library Week.

The Detroit Public Library will partner with the Detroit public and private schools to launch a program during National Library Week, April 11-17, that will introduce students and the public to the library's online resources with the theme "Read! Learn! Connect! @ the Detroit Public Library." The Detroit Public Library's proposal was chosen out of the 31 proposals received.

The New York Public Library has announced that H. George Fletcher has been named the first Brooke Russell Astor Director for Special Collections, a newly created position with the responsibility for all the collections of rare books, manuscripts, art, prints, and photographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, as well as the library's archives. In addition, he will oversee public exhibitions at this library, and will serve on the Research Libraries management team.

Fletcher was formerly the Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1991 until 1998. …

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