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September 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The first computerized, peer-reviewed, scientific journal is set to begin publication in April in response to mounting pressure within medicine for faster release of research findings that could prolong or save lives. The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials will make research results available worldwide within 24 hours of peer review, eliminating the weeks or months often spent on typesetting, proofing, printing and delivering journals.
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BUSINESS
November 20, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Armed with new technology, a leading distributor of electronic books unveiled a service Tuesday allowing libraries to offer more than 35,000 titles that can be borrowed through the Internet and read on portable devices. The announcement by OverDrive Inc. of Cleveland offers a much-needed boost to the nascent electronic-book industry, which has been slow to make inroads with publishers and readers. Combined with a similar move last month by rival Fictionwise Inc. of Chatham, N.J.
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BUSINESS
November 20, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Armed with new technology, a leading distributor of electronic books unveiled a service Tuesday allowing libraries to offer more than 35,000 titles that can be borrowed through the Internet and read on portable devices. The announcement by OverDrive Inc. of Cleveland offers a much-needed boost to the nascent electronic-book industry, which has been slow to make inroads with publishers and readers. Combined with a similar move last month by rival Fictionwise Inc. of Chatham, N.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The first computerized, peer-reviewed, scientific journal is set to begin publication in April in response to mounting pressure within medicine for faster release of research findings that could prolong or save lives. The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials will make research results available worldwide within 24 hours of peer review, eliminating the weeks or months often spent on typesetting, proofing, printing and delivering journals.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
The nonprofit library cooperative that owns the Dewey Decimal System has filed suit against a library-themed luxury hotel in Manhattan, claiming trademark infringement. The Library Hotel, which overlooks the New York Public Library, is divided according to the classification system, with each floor dedicated to one of Dewey's 10 categories. Room 700.003 includes books on the performing arts, for example, while room 800.001 has a collection of erotic literature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1998 | JULIE HA
El Segundo's library director will take over as chief librarian for the city of Burbank starting Feb. 10, it was announced Monday. Barbara J. Pearson will become the city's library services director, managing a staff of 84 employees at Burbank's central library and two branches, according to City Manager Bud Ovrom, who made the appointment. She will oversee a $4.2-million annual budget for the city's libraries, which collectively circulated 655,000 books last year.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Librarians soon will be able to search for titles, authors' names and subjects on a computer screen--in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With a $20,000 gift from the Taiwan chapter of Lions Club International, Bruggemeyer Memorial Library is subscribing to an on-line computer network that will allow it to share information about its Asian book collections with libraries and universities around the world.
NEWS
December 27, 1992 | JON MARCUS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
One of the world's largest libraries is joining the computer age and rescuing some of its oldest books from obscurity. The catalogue of the unparalleled collection of the Harvard University libraries is being transferred from old-fashioned paper cards that date to Abraham Lincoln's first term. "It's like an archeological dig," said Maureen Finn, project manager for Online Computer Library Center Inc., the contractor on the six-year, $15-million undertaking. The Harvard library system, with 12.
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July 2, 1992 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Liberal use of episiotomy, the surgical procedure done during childbirth to enlarge the birth canal, should be abandoned in favor of a more conservative case-by-case approach, according to a new Canadian report that suggests the surgery has fewer benefits than some obstetricians realize. The study of 703 uncomplicated births found that restricting episiotomy use to specific reasons related to the health of the mother and fetus was just as safe as routine use of the procedure.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
A new way to borrow audiobooks from the library involves no CDs, no car trips, no fines and no risk of being shushed. Rather, public libraries from New York City to Los Angeles are letting patrons download Tom Clancy techno-thrillers, Arabic tutorials and other titles to which they can listen on their computers or portable music players -- all without leaving home. Librarians say such offerings help libraries stay relevant in the Digital Age.
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February 5, 1992 | KAREN KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The eight exhibit cases in Claremont Colleges' Honnold Library are brimming with books that weave magical tales of colorful explorations and wild adventures. On the outside, the worn, cloth-covered volumes may look tame in comparison to the stories inside them. But the books have recently been through an adventure of their own. They are a sampling of about 900 rare titles stolen from the Claremont libraries in 1986 and 1987 by book thief Stephen C. Blumberg.
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August 6, 2006 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
When the information superhighway was in the design stages, librarian and educator Fred Kilgour dreamed about taking reference resources out of their traditional brick and mortar housing and making them more accessible. His solution was to share information and connect libraries. His vehicle: a computer network. So in 1967, he founded the Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit computer library service and research organization.
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