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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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West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008

May
14

Save the dates for the eighth annual West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008 at the Abilene Civic Center in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Don B. Graham, a distinguished writer and teacher specializing in Texas and Southwest literature, will be the 2008 recipient of the A. C. Greene Award to be presented at the West Texas Book & Music Festival on Sept. 27.
Graham is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine.

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Jim Cheng Honored for Creating Asian Film Collection at UC San Diego

May
07

From PressZoom (Netherlands), Jim Cheng, head librarian for the University of California, San Diego’s International Relations & Pacific Studies ( IR/PS ) Library, has been named a “2008 Mover & Shaker ” by the Library Journal ( LJ ) for his innovative work in developing an unprecedented Asian film collection and festival and symposium series.

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Ingram Digital and Oxford University Press Team Up to Make More Titles Available

May
05

Contact:
Mariana McCulley (919) 459-6455 May 5, 2008

LAVERGNE, TN – Ingram Digital today announced an agreement with the world’s largest university press, Oxford University Press (OUP), to make available a comprehensive list of OUP titles through Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary TM platform, a leading aggregator of online e-book and e-content resources.

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EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository

May
02

OhioLINK is pleased to announce the release of a finding aid creation application, repository, and full-text search engine at . The EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository (EAD FACTORy) will help archivists ensure broad-based access to archival collections and local history collections by providing a solution for institutions wishing to create and deliver finding aids according to the Encoded Archival Description standard. Finding aids are descriptive tools that come in a variety of formats and levels of detail that describe the contents of archival or manuscript collections.

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Spanish version of the Copy/South Dossier

Apr
30

This is a press release from the Copy South Research Group. It announces
the release (28 April 2008) of the Spanish edition of the 210-page
CS Dossier as prepared by Servicio Autónomo de la Propiedad Intelectual
(SAPI), the Intellectual Property agency of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela.

The English version of the release follows the Spanish text.

www.copysouth.org

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Boletín de prensa 28 abril de 2008
ANUNCIANDO LA EDICIÓN EN ESPAÑOL DEL DOSSIER COPIA/SUR
Problemas económicos, politicos e ideológicos del copyright

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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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