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Gale and Library Journal Name King County Library System 2011 Library of the Year

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 7, 2011 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Journal magazine today announced that King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington has been named the 2011 Library of the Year. Each year this prestigious recognition goes to the public library in the United States that most profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity, leadership and innovation in developing specific community programs, particularly programs that can be emulated by others.

University of North Carolina Charlotte Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Single Search Entry, Speed and Ability to Search a Wide-Ranging Collection are Key Features in UNC Charlotte’s Decision to Choose EBSCO Discovery Service™~

LibLime teams with vendors for first ever ALA Open Source ILS Gathering

Bethesda, MD – June 7, 2011 – LibLime is excited to be teaming with several of the other open source ILS vendors to sponsor a reception at ALA 2011. This first ever “Open Source ILS Gathering” will take place on Saturday, the 25th in New Orleans.

LibLime, Equinox, and ByWater provide support and development services for Koha and Evergreen in the North American marketplace. They are joined by other interested parties in sponsoring this reception that promises to offer intriguing discussion, refreshing cocktails, and delicious hor dourves.

Trinity County Library System Now Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

June 7th 2011
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
sales@bywatersolutions.com

Trinity County Library System Now Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Trinity County Library System of Weaverville, CA. is now live on their official Koha integrated library system.

32 libraries lead the way to Web-scale innovation--OCLC Web-scale Management Services on target for July 1 general release

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2, 2011—Since OCLC announced it was making its cloud-based library management services available to early adopters just 10 months ago, 32 libraries have committed to using OCLC Web-scale Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement. The early-adopter phase has now ended, and July 1 will mark general release of these innovative cloud-based services.

Among the libraries that have led the way for general release of the new services:

Wolper Director of Information Strategy to Present Paper at SLA 2011

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2011 Invitation to cover
For more information, contact:
Didi Yunginger
Wolper Subscription Services (610) 559-9550x239
didiy@wolper.com

Wolper Director of Information Strategy to Present Paper at SLA 2011
“The Metamorphosis of the Information Professional”

EBSCO Publishing and The H.W. Wilson Company Make Joint Announcement of Merger Agreement

~Two long-time industry leading vendors come together with goal of improving services for libraries ~

Ipswich, Mass. — June 2, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and The H.W. Wilson Company (Wilson) have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. This combination of organizations will allow the strengths of each to benefit existing and forthcoming products & services.

LYRASIS Technology Services Program Rolls Out New Open Source Software Family of Services

CONTACT:

Sacha Turpin
Director of Member Communications
800.999.8558, ext. 4829
sacha.turpin@lyrasis.org

LYRASIS Technology Services Program Rolls Out New Open Source Software Family of Services

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce A Flash Mob Library Hug

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite
www.savenyclibraries.org
savenyclibraries@gmail.com

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2010

Media Contacts: Christian Zabriskie 941.445.7114 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209

Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
A Flash Mob Library Hug

June 4, 2011
2:00pm

WorldCat Local adds access to more databases, collections and publishers

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.