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Benchmarking study of research libraries published: summary of some results

May
28

For a table of contents and other further information, view our website at www.PrimaryResearch.com

Primary Research Group has published Research Library International Benchmarks (isbn 1-57440-101-3). The 200-page study is based on data from 45 major research libraries from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Spain, Argentina, and other countries. The report presents a broad range of data on current and planned materials, salary, info technology and capital spending, hiring plans, spending trends for e-books, journals, books and more.

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Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 2

May
27

The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 2 is now available from Digital Scholarship.

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm

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Bactrian Gold begins US Tour. The Kabul Case, a fictional short story, from Scriblist.com, captures the magic of the inspirational true story in Afghanistan.

May
24

LONDON, May 25, 2008: The Bactrian Gold, the legendary collection of over 2,000 artifacts from Afghanistan, opens today to the public for viewing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is the inspiration in the fictional story ‘the Kabul Case’, written collaboratively by four British competition winning authors, published in the collection "Five Green Bananas", Book One from scriblist.com, in April 2008.

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Karen Schneider Joins Equinox Software, Inc.

May
23

Karen Schneider Joins Equinox Software, Inc.
Norcross, GA –May 19, 2008
Equinox Software, Inc., the Evergreen Experts, welcomes Karen Schneider to the staff as Community Librarian. Karen will play
a key role in community liaison activities. She will also help build the Equinox brand and promote the use of open source
software.
“I came to Equinox because, as a librarian who for sixteen years has worked with nearly every brand of library software, I
enthusiastically believe in open source,” explained Karen. “The scalability, interoperability, and support models for open source

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Internet Resources Newsletter: June Issue

May
23

The latest edition of the FREE monthly newsletter for academics, students and researchers is now available at:

http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn162/irn162.html

No subscription or registration is needed to access this full-text newsletter at the above site.

You can also subscribe to the free, full-text email version at:
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Code4Lib Journal -- Call for Submissions for September issue

May
22

The Code4Lib Journal [ http://journal.code4lib.org/ ] is accepting proposals
for articles, book & software reviews, code snippets & algorithms,
conference reports, opinion pieces, etc., for its September issue. The
Code4Lib Journal strives to fill a communication niche above simple
description of software implementations but below pure theoretical digital
library investigation. The editorial committee is looking for content that
is practical, demonstrates how to exploit technology to create digital
library collections and services, or offers insight and forethought

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CLOSED EPA LIBRARIES TO RETURN IN LAVATORY-SIZED SPACES

May
22

Ordered by Congress to re-open its shuttered libraries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is grudgingly allocating only minimal space and resources, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is issuing a series of edicts placing virtually every aspect of library operations under centralized control of a political appointee.

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OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat

May
21

OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.

Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.

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McMaster University Library Partners With Kirtas Technologies, Ristech and Lulu.com to Unleash Thousands of Rare Books to the World

May
21

With the support of Kirtas' Canadian reseller Ristech, McMaster
University will be using the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA to digitize rare,
out-of-print books. Once the books are digitized and processed, files will
be made available to the world on the Internet through the university
library and for sale as print-on-demand books on Lulu.com.

"We have significant collections that we would like to make more widely
accessible through digitization," said Jeffrey Trzeciak, University
Librarian at McMaster University. "The digitization technology provided by

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IIPC Announces New Mailing List for Web Curators

May
20

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) has
established a new mailing list for web curators and other practitioners
interested in sharing information and experiences about web harvesting
issues and associated quality review and archival issues.

The mailing list will focus on curator tools for harvesting web
material, using web archives, working with archived material, and
accessing harvested material. Topics of interest could include:

* Harvesting tools and workflows, including NetarchiveSuite, PANDAS, the

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