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Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Now in Book Form

Apr
29

A recent joint study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed a stand-out fact: While many people think of public libraries as a place parents take their kids for story-time or a destination for retirees who don’t want to spend their Social Security checks on books, the reality is young adults are actually the heaviest users. The library of today—with its bank of personal computers and its corner café—is a whole lot different from the one most Americans grew up with.

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Internet Resources Newsletter - May 2008 issue

Apr
29

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

http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn161/irn161.html

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

Published by Heriot-Watt University Library, and edited by Roddy MacLeod ([email protected]), Catherine Ure and Marion Kennedy

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Hurray for Hollywood; The Hollywood Librarian Could Use Your Help

Apr
29

Have you seen the documentary "The Hollywood Librarian"? Would you like others to see it too? "Hollywood" could use a helping hand.

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Announcing the 2008 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute

Apr
25

The Institute will introduce participants to Lifelong Access, a framework for working with active older adults that promotes learning and civic engagement. Lifelong Access offers an alternative to the predominant deficit-based model of aging by approaching this stage of life as an opportunity for individual and community renewal.

The Institute will focus on three primary areas:

(1) concepts and research underlying new approaches to working with midlife and older adults;

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Definition of digital preservation announced

Apr
25

The definition was developed to promote an understanding of digital preservation within the library community, as well as our allied professions and the user communities we exist to serve. This definition is presented to mark our current understanding of digital preservation and encourage further development of these ideas.

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Daniel Sweeney Joins LibLime as Senior Business Analyst

Apr
24

Daniel Sweeney comes to LibLime from Ex Libris (formerly Endeavor) where he spent the last 9 years in project management and business analyst roles. Previously, Dan worked as a librarian in academic libraries for five years. He has an MLS from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University.

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Back2Press Books Launched—New Imprint Seeks Unhappy Authors Whose Books Failed After Selling 100,000+ Copies

Apr
24

Why are authors whose books sold over 100,000 copies often not happy? Because many have asked themselves: “If my book could sell 100,000 copies, why not a million?”

According to Lynne W. Scanlon, founder and publisher of the new imprint, Back2Press Books, the answer is that it could have … and it should have … and it still can.

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ebrary Honors National Library Week, Offers Complimentary Access to Library Science E-books

Apr
16

Subsidized by ebrary, the Library Center includes more than 85 full-text e-books covering topics
such as digital library development, general collection development, and the history of libraries
and librarianship, as well as illustrated guides from the Library of Congress. Contributing
publishers include Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group, Inc., Greenwood Publishing
Group, Library of Congress, and MIT Press.
To receive complimentary access, students, faculty, and librarians may register at

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Zhou wins award for promoting equality in library profession

Apr
16

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce Liana Zhou has received the 2008 Equality Award. This award, donated by Scarecrow Press, Inc., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, honors an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession.

http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/april2008/zhou.cfm

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Michigan Library Consortium Selects Equinox and Evergreen

Apr
16

The Michigan Library Consortium, working in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, has selected Evergreen as their next-generation library automation system. In preparation, the Michigan Library Consortium has signed a contract with Equinox Software Inc., which will provide comprehensive library data migration services, software configuration, consultation, and on-going Evergreen technical support
http://www.esilibrary.com/esi/news.php#47

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