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Houston Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
25

Houston Public Library of the British Columbia SITKA Consortium (formerly BC Pines Consortium) has followed
Prince Rupert, Powell River, Fort Nelson, Terrace, and Whistler Public Libraries as the next facility to go live with
Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library software.
Houston Public Library’s new online catalog can be viewed at http://houston.catalogue.bclibrary.ca. The migration
of Houston Public Library is another step in a process that will see a total of 16 SITKA libraries transition to

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Free Travel Writing Contest Sponsored by Smart Poodle Publishing

Jun
24

Kids Travel Writing Contest

Calling all Kids Ages 5-10: Submit Your Original Story to our Travel Adventure Contest!

Young Readers are invited to write a short story about one of their own real life or imaginary travel adventures anywhere in the world. The best stories will be published on smartpoodlepublishing.com and lillybadilly.com. Three lucky winners will each receive $25 in cash, a free copy of the Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica, autographed to each winner by Author/Illustrator/Voice Talent Debbie Glade.

Contest Rules

* This contest is free!

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The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition is out Now

Jun
24

The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition is out Now
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/863d79/the_survey_of_acad) has announced the addition of the "The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition" report to their offering.

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Publishers Implement New Tracking Service for Authors

Jun
23

Online book tracking is becoming an important business for publishers due to the fact that authors want to track the sales of their books in real-time. The dreary wait for an annual or bi-annual royalty statement, as well as the allure of wanting to check how many copies have been sold, generally encourages an author to track the sales of his/her book independently.

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IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program Funding Announcement for 2008

Jun
22

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/061708.shtm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2008

IMLS Press Contacts
202-653-4632

Jeannine Mjoseth, [email protected]
Mamie Bittner, [email protected]

Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards More Than $20 Million to Support Librarians

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Chilling Tales of the Great White North

Jun
20

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
For information or interview requests, contact:
Justyn Perry, Marketing Manager
Tel: 403-254-0160
Email: [email protected]

Tesseracts Thirteen Looking for Dark Fantasy and Horror Submissions

Calgary, AB - June 20, 2008 - Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing announces Tesseracts Thirteen, a Dark Fantasy and Horror edition, is now open for submissions.

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FictionDB Opens Its Site to Book Lovers Everywhere

Jun
18

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2008 -- FictionDB.com relaunches its reference website with new access to its comprehensive book database for fiction readers. Previously a subscription-only service, FictionDB now offers free access to over 50,000 author book lists and 200,000 unique titles. In addition FictionDB provides series lists, synopses and pseudonyms - all in a simple, easy-to-use format.

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ProQuest Signs Agreement to Acquire Dialog Business From Thomson Reuters

Jun
13

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jun 12, 2008 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) ----ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has signed an agreement under which ProQuest would acquire the Thomson Reuters Dialog(R: 67.13, +1.53, +2.33%) business. The transaction is expected to close pending a successful completion of the formal consultation period and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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Laramie County Library System (Cheyenne, WY) named 2008 Library of the Year

Jun
12

New York, NY, June 7, 2008— It is no accident that more than 80 percent of the residents that Laramie County Library System (LCLS) serves have library cards. Cutting-edge technology, a newly constructed building, highly effective publicity, dedicated staff, exemplary service to the city of Cheyenne and the county, all of these reasons and more make Laramie County Library System of Cheyenne, Wyo., Library Journal and Gale Cengage’s 2008 Library of the Year.

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SUNY Geneseo and IDS Project win prestigious national award

Jun
12

SUNY Geneseo and the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project (http://www.idsproject.org/) are winners of a Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award for the IDS Project. The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Award - a nationally competitive award -- was created to encourage libraries and librarians to make changes in how they do resource sharing and improve service to users.

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