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The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference - August 7th & 8th - Manhattan, NY

Jun
25

Backspace “The Writers Place”
P.O. Box 454 - Washington, Michigan 48094
www.backspacewritersconference.com
www.bksp.org

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Backspace, LLC is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Backspace Writers Conference held at the Radisson Martinique, Manhattan, NY – August 7th & 8th, 2008.

The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world.

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Registration fee waived for librarians attending Atlanta Book Show

Jun
25

ATLANTA, Ga. – Here’s good news for librarians looking to make their book purchase dollars go further in a time when the national economy is contracting and budgets are shrinking.
When the Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS) comes to Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre on August 1-2, librarians from around the country are invited to attend free. Normal admission is $50.
The offer extends to librarians of all types - acquisition librarians, reference librarians, school media specialists, college and university librarians, special collections librarians and their supervisors.

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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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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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Whistler Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
12

Whistler Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Norcross, GA – June 11, 2008
Whistler Public Library of the British Columbia SITKA (formerly BC Pines) Consortium has followed Prince Rupert, Powell River, Fort Nelson, and Terrace Public Libraries as the next facility to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library software.

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Kent County, Maryland, Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
10

Norcross, GA –June 5, 2008

Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland has gone live with Evergreen(tm) ILS Software. In preparation, Equinox
Software Inc. and Alpha-G Consulting have partnered to provide comprehensive migration services and support, including
database expertise, consultation, and system configuration.

KCPL is the first public library in Maryland to migrate to an open source ILS, and according to Public Services Librarian, Karen
Collier, “It took a visionary director and a dedicated staff for us to embrace an open source ILS as quickly as we did, but we're

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New Beach Read for 2008

Jun
02

In Hawthorne's Cottage, when secrets are revealed in a small English village, personal relationships begin unraveling. ISBN 978-0-9787369-0-3, Tannenbaum Publishing Company, $13.95, www.tannenbaumpublishing.com.

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Hill Library Trends Newsletter - May 2008

Jun
02

The Hill Library Trends Newsletter looks at what’s new in libraries, business, and technology by highlighting relevant reports, articles, and blog entries. It saves you time by bringing to light issues affecting these industries today and issues that may affect them tomorrow.

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LibLime and Relais International Announce Partnership

May
29

ATHENS, OH--May 29, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open source solutions for libraries, and Relais International, Inc. world leader in resource sharing solutions for libraries, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two companies. This development comes shortly after Relais International's announcement of its intent to release the Relais resource sharing and document delivery products under an open-source license.

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