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For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:06
Contact: Jazzy Wright 
LITA , Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), Washington Office (wo)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services , honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla. and Le Roy, N.Y.
Over 110,000 e-books Now Available in eBook Academic Collection™
OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform.
Michael Panzer, formerly Assistant Editor, has been named the 10th Editor-in-Chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
Mr. Panzer, who becomes the first DDC Editor-in-Chief from outside the United States, replaces Joan S. Mitchell, who has retired after serving with distinction in the position since 1993.
Equinox Software in Seattle for ALA Midwinter Meeting
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Duluth, GA —January 24, 2013
Equinox Software is in Seattle for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Never ones to worry about being “sleepless”, Equinox staffers will be available during exhibit hours at booth 917 to answer questions about open source library software and provide demonstrations of both Evergreen and Koha.
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Duluth, GA —January 23, 2013
Caswell County Public Library has gone live on Evergreen as the eleventh library to join the NC Cardinal consortium. Equinox Software oversaw both data migration and staff training. ESI will also continue to provide on-going system administration and technical support for the entire consortium.
Almost 30,000 bib items and 9,000 patrons were migrated to the combined catalog. The online catalog for entire consortium can be viewed at
North Bethesda, MD, January 23, 2013- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that Rocky View School District is adding five more libraries to their district-wide LibLime Koha union catalog.
During the upcoming months, Rocky View School District will work with LibLime’s project management staff on data migration, system configuration, and training. As each of the five libraries is added, each of the libraries will enjoy the benefits of LibLime’s support and hosting in our distributed computing cloud platform.
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OCLC Shared Print Management Program to help libraries collaborate and manage collections using WorldCat
The new OCLC Shared Print Management Program is designed to help libraries register shared print collections holdings in WorldCat so that they can collaborate closely to more efficiently manage and share these collections.
A growing number of regional efforts are under way to consolidate and preserve print collections among multiple libraries in response to the widespread availability of digital resources and increasing pressure for space in campus library buildings.
OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more e-book metadata to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide.
This new WorldCat metadata will be integrated into library management workflows using OCLC’s cataloging services and discoverable by users through a variety of library discovery services, including WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org.