Just weeks after OCLC began operating a new data center in Sydney, libraries in Australia began pilot projects to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the cooperative’s new cloud-based approach to managing library services that provide tools to improve library workflows, reduce costs and offer new opportunities for collaboration.
OCLC WorldShare Management Services provide a Web-based environment that streamlines cataloguing, acquisitions, license management and circulation, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users.
Selover Public Library Joins COOL and Goes Live on Evergreen
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Duluth, GA —June 14, 2012
Selover Public Library has become the third library to go live on Evergreen joining Sunbury and Germantown as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). 21,000 bibliographic items and 4,300 new patrons were migrated to the COOL combined catalog which can be viewed online at http://cool-cat.org/.
The West Nipissing Public Libraries in Ontario have gone live on Evergreen as part of the Blue Sky Consortium. They join North Bay Public Library which has been using the open source software since October. Equinox Software oversaw data migration and implementation and will continue to provide ongoing technical support for the growing consortium.
Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO.
Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix.
The Valley Automated Library Network Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Valley Automated Library Network (VALNet), a consortium of public, school, and academic libraries in Southeastern Washington and North Central Idaho, is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
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IPSWICH, Mass. — June 7, 2012 —EBSCO Publishing was pleased to award two public libraries with one-year subscriptions to LibraryAware™, an online program designed to maximize libraries’ promotional resources, helping them to integrate outreach with customizable, scalable tools and resources. The winners were chosen by drawing at a LibraryAware launch party attended by more than 300 people during the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia.
Librarians earn funding to help them grow professionally, better serve their users, and advance the field of librarianship
Birmingham, Ala. –- June 6, 2012 – In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim June 21-26, 2012. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to explain how attending the ALA Annual Conference will contribute to their professional development.
San Diego, CA and Farmington Hills, MI, June 5, 2012 — 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 San Diego County Library is the 2012 Library of the Year. Each year this prestigious recognition goes to a public library that most profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity, leadership and innovation in developing community programs, particularly programs that can be emulated by others.