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Norcross, GA – January 27, 2009
Integrated Technology Group and NCR Announce Next Generation Library Self-Checkout Solution, Apex XpressCheck™
Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., has joined with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), to develop and launch the next generation of self-service systems for library patrons.
Through a nonprofit, TechSoup, public libraries can receive brand-new software donated by top companies for use on public access computers. For example, Microsoft Office Pro 2007 is available for a $20 admin fee or Vista for a $10 admin fee.
Not only can you get donated software, you can get articles, a community forum, free webinars and more. Attend this webinar and learn how your library can benefit from everything that TechSoup has to offer.
Absolute Xpress Publishing is proud to be announcing the opening of its doors. An imprint of Hades Publications, Inc. created in 2008 over a cup of coffee, Absolute Xpress’ slogan is “Great Books When You Want Them”. A publisher dedicated to E-Books and Short Run Printing in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance and Mystery genre Absolute Xpress is currently open for submissions and can be found at http://www.absolute-x-press.com . Our monthly contests and winners can be found at http://www.axpcontest.blogspot.com.
Announcing ‡biblios.net, the world's largest database of
freely-licensed library records
COLUMBUS, OH--January 23, 2009--LibLime, the leader in open solutions
for libraries, announced today the launch of ‡biblios.net--a free
browser-based cataloging service with a data store containing over
thirty-million records. Records are licensed under the Open Data
Commons, making the service the world's largest repository of
freely-licensed library records.
‡biblios.net (pronounced 'biblios dot net') features an intuitive
metadata editor complete with templates, macros, authority
COLUMBUS, OH--January 23, 2009--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the company is now offering support for Kete, an open-source community digital archive.
LibLime is offering the following Kete services for libraries: hosting, installation, support and training.
Kete is cutting-edge software that allows a community of users to collaboratively build a repository of historical and contemporary artifacts. Kete offers a complete multimedia experience, supporting upload and storage of:
Can Your Child Locate New York City on a Map?
Smart Poodle Publishing Launches New Geography Program for Children
to Improve American students' Geography Knowledge - One Question at a Time
"Ask Lilly Badilly All About the World"
National Weather Center Library Goes Live With Evergreen
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Norcross, GA – January 21, 2009
The National Weather Center Library, located on the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma, has gone live with Evergreen open-source library automation software. Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided bumper-to-bumper support for the migration and is now providing 24/7 data hosting and support.
Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., has partnered with SirsiDynix to install radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the Albany Public Library in Oregon and the Jessamine County Public Library in Kentucky.
Boot Camp on Online Production for Librarians Announced
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January 16, 2009
LAS VEGAS—Erie Looking Productions announces today that it is arranging an intensive training workshop geared to the needs of librarians. The workshop would involve theory as well as actual hands-on practice producing online content. Our program is focused on being a less high-pressure learning environment than that found at larger conferences such as Computers in Libraries.
The event will run from 8 AM until 5 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, February 21st. There will be a complimentary catered buffet luncheon provided for attendees. Potential attendees are asked to advise in advance relative to particular dietary concerns. Recommended airlines for use in reaching Las Vegas are Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines. A two night stay at the Fiesta Henderson was found to cost USD$100 although prices can change with time. Staying there or at any other “locals casino” for Friday and Saturday would be the most cost-effective course for lodging.
The workshop is planned to start with an informational and eye opening Internet security lecture by a special guest that will include practical demonstrations. Mike Kellat of Erie Looking Productions, creator of the segment series known as “Tech for Techies”, will talk about the mechanics of production and provide opportunities for librarians to try out the basic tools of production that were not taught in library school. Stephen Kellat, the writer/presenter of LISTen: The LISNews.org Podcast, will discuss planning content releases and will engage in role-playing exercises with participants relative to the process of securing program guests. After navigating the realm of public relations gatekeepers and learning how many times his background has been investigated in the past twelve months, Kellat will share insights about what it takes to secure guests and successfully navigate PR gatekeepers. Subject to the availability of time, participants will have the opportunity to help create an episode of LISTen as part of their experiential learning.
Beyond travel and lodging costs, the event will cost USD$249 per person. A non-refundable deposit of USD$100 will be required by February 9th to secure a space. Space is limited and unless significant demand requires it there will not be room for more than fifteen librarians to attend. Librarians located in the Commonwealth of Nations are specifically encouraged to attend the event.
”Lectures at CiL and elsewhere are great. Lectures can be cool. For creative enterprises like new media, hands-on experience is a better way to learn that is worth a fortune,” Stephen Kellat remarked about the event.
Pamela Munson is coordinating the business side of the event for Erie Looking Productions. She is also the designated point of contact for registration. Mrs. Munson can be reached via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential event attendees must include “ELPEVENT” on the subject line to keep their messages out of spam traps.