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EBSCO Information Services Announces Winners of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge

Jun
23

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced initial winners of its inaugural EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face.

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LYRASIS Technology Services Program Rolls Out New Open Source Software Family of Services

Jun
01

CONTACT:

Sacha Turpin
Director of Member Communications
800.999.8558, ext. 4829
[email protected]

LYRASIS Technology Services Program Rolls Out New Open Source Software Family of Services

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Latest Self Service Library Technology Enables 24-Hour Access

Nov
03

Bloomfield, Conn. – The San Mateo, Calif. based Peninsula Library System, which serves all the
public and community college libraries in San Mateo County, is benefitting from mk Sorting Systems
in providing one of the most technologically advanced service solutions to busy on-the-go library
patrons, resulting in 24-hour access.
Equipment arrived in Millbrae last week and will be operational by the end of the year at the BART
transit station, located at 200 North Rollins Road. The mk LibDispenserTM lets library patrons enjoy

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Wordnik.com Launches New Online Thesaurus

Aug
18

August 16, 2010 -- San Mateo, CA -- WORDNIK.COM, the online dictionary and language resource, today launched a new, smarter online thesaurus that shows related words in context to help writers find the right word quickly and accurately.

Traditional online thesauruses show related words, but ignore context. They don't tell you that people like brownies that are moist but not brownies that are damp, or that it doesn't make sense to moisten your enthusiasm.

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Alameda opens up new opportunities to serve library customers with mk LibDispenser technology

Jun
16

Bloomfield, CT –mk Sorting Systems is pleased to announce today that Alameda Free Library has installed the mk LibDispenserTM, one of the most technologically advanced solutions to make materials more widely available to patrons anytime and just about anywhere.

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Trendy Topics 2010: Ebooks and Audiobooks online conference

Apr
14

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the fourth in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops librarians can enjoy right at their desktops on hot topics. The latest conference on Ebooks and Audiobooks is scheduled for May 11. Tom Peters of TAP Information Services is the keynote speaker. He will speak on “Portable Ereading: Prospects and Possibilities.” He will talk about the portable reading of ebooks and digital audiobooks and how they are transforming the way people read.
Other speakers for this day-long conference include:

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Numerous improvements have been made to the free technology search service TechXtra

Jun
04

Numerous improvements have been made to TechXtra http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/ the free technology search service.

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Library Automation Techologies to Present at TLA Booth #2825

Mar
27

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 24, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the Texas Library Associations Annual Conference (TLA) at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on April 1-3.

LAT will be demonstrating the allCIRC™ Media Dispensing System that provides libraries both media protection and patron self service all in one portable unit. In addition, the ultra-small MAXine™ Self Checkout System will be setup for hands-on demonstrations.

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San Diego Public Library Embraces Self Service

Mar
19

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 19, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it has completed the phase-one rollout plan for the San Diego Public Library, which encompassed over 36 machines in 18 branches.

The operation and patron interface were customized to meet the library system’s requirements while the physical looks were modified with custom table tops to match the library’s décor. The installed machines provide an easy, seamless and integrated environment for both patrons and staff.

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Call for Collection Development Articles

Oct
14

The Tech Static, a new technology-related book review outlet and collection development resource for librarians launching this November, is soliciting article queries. Current needs include:

* Advice on weeding technology-related titles
* Overviews of “hot” new technologies, software, applications, certifications, or new releases for which libraries should stock updated guides
* Discussion of ways to fund useful collections of technology titles

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