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HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature: Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included
HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature:
Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included
Wed., November 12, 2008
6 p.m., Centre Gallery (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor)
The discussion will feature Eisner’s editor on The Plot, Bob Weil, vice president and executive editor at W.W. Norton & Company, agents Denis Kitchen and Judy Hansen, and author and comics artist Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). The panel will be moderated by Charles Kochman, executive editor of Abrams ComicArts, and editor of The Will Eisner Companion.
Change is constant. Attention spans are not. The Hill Library Trends Newsletter tracks trends in the library, business, and technology spheres – and provides monthly updates relaying reports, stories, and news likely to change these industries in the near future. We keep obsessive vigilance so you don’t have to. The newsletter is free, and the October 2008 issue is now available.
YourLibrarySite(TM) Now Offers SOPAC Integration.
The library website development team at YourLibrarySite.com (a website development initiative offered by CraftySpace, LLC) is currently integrating Social OPAC functionality with the Palos Verdes Library District's website (PVLD.org). YourLibrarySite is using John Blyberg's SOPAC2 Drupal module to integrate PVLD's ILS with their website. This integration empowers library patrons to review, tag and rate biblio records without leaving PVLD's website, and to view the content created by other patrons.
We are pleased to announce that the Library of Virginia has become the fifth state to join the Plinkit Collaborative. Plinkit is software for libraries to use in creating smart, new web sites for their patrons. It was a co-recipient of the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year. Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Texas are already members.
Partnership Results in Ground-breaking Support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Character Sets
PROVO, UT, October 31, 2008 – Stanford University and SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, today officially announced the completion of a project that allows searching and display of the library’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean holdings in the original scripts. In a previous related project, functionality for searching, sorting, and displaying was made available for Arabic and Hebrew scripts.
Symphony Implementation Brings Accolades for Significant Quality and Productivity Improvements
PROVO, UT, October 28, 2008 – Last Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008, the County of Los Angeles Public Library system received the “Best Application of Technology” award due to their implementation and use of SirsiDynix Symphony®, a full-featured integrated library solution that helps libraries succeed in serving their patrons.
ATHENS, OH--November 4, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and the Labette Community College in Kansas, announced today that the Library has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.
The Labette Community College collection will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration of their 22,500 bibliographic records, support, and training on their Koha system.
Erikson Institute, the nation’s premier graduate school in child development, moves its library to the forefront with the latest RFID technology.