Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services announces that its members have voted to approve the merger of Amigos and the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC). The results of the vote were announced during the organization’s annual Amigos Member Business Meeting held May 9. The Amigos member vote follows a similar vote taken by MLNC members last month and paves the way for actions that will culminate in the formal uniting of the two organizations July 1, 2012.
Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies” on Friday, June 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including developing a mobile website for your library, building a simple mobile-optimized web app, as well as practical usability checklists for mobile websites.
BusinessCore™ E-book Subscription Collection Provides Access
to Thousands of E-book Titles for Corporate Learning and Research ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore™ is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.
~ Metadata from Millions of Open-Access Catalog Records from Harvard Library Available to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — May 4, 2012 — The Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset is now available via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), from EBSCO Publishing. EBSCO Discovery Service users are able to search millions of Harvard Library catalog records in the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service. The addition of these valuable resources from Harvard Library adds to the rapidly growing content available to EDS users.
Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries Continues to Add Members
The Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL), is a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium dedicated to creating a shared catalog and Integrated Library System. The project took flight in late 2007 with the installation of 3 stand-alone Koha instances to replace the libraries' legacy Follett systems and another 4 libraries automating into Koha through 2009.
Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that it has acquired all publication rights to the Foreign Law Guide. As of today, the Foreign Law Guide will be published under the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff imprint out of Brill’s Boston office.
EBSCO helps four emerging health sciences information professionals attend the MLA Annual Meeting
Birmingham, Ala. — April 30, 2012 — The Medical Library Association (MLA) has awarded grants sponsored by EBSCO to four librarians to assist with travel and conference-related expenses to attend the MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, May 18–23, 2012. The awards of $1,000 each are presented annually to librarians who are early in their careers and currently employed in a health sciences library.