1664 – The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam was surrendered to the British who renamed it New York in 1669.
birthday • 1933 – , British playwright
fixit • China’s 30 volume 14th century Koran is set to be repaired.
flight risk • James Hanna, the founder of Atherstone another in the ‘booktown’ trends, has fled the country after failing to provide the promised services for which he had been paid by book traders. via Clive at Keebler Antiques.
look harder • The judge in the case of the librarian who pilfered and sold hundreds of books from the Manchester Central Library has demanded extra efforts should be made to recover the stolen and missing rare books.
event • Ottawa Public Library is celebrating its 100th birthday on Sept 15th.
web 2.0 – We have online Spreadsheets, Calendar, Wordprocessors, Library catalog, and just for laughs here’s an online checkbook – Clearcheckbook and a database – Lazybase.
(clearcheckbook is changing servers)