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Nine Natural Resources Canada Libraries Migrate to Evergreen
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Norcross, GA –June 8, 2009
McGill University Library becomes first Canadian content provider to participate in Digitize on Demand and Kirtasbooks.com
McGill University Library is pleased to announce a partnership with Kirtas Technologies and its Canadian partner Ristech, which will allow students, faculty and the general public to request to have books digitized and made available through the new Digitize on Demand program. The announcement will be made publicly at the Canadian Library Association’s 2009 National Conference and Trade Show being held in Montreal May 29 to June 1.
Norcross, Ga. – The Enumclaw Public Library (WA) has signed a contract with the Integrated Technology Group (ITG) to implement RFID technology to help boost efficiency and allow staff members to spend more time working one-on-one with its patrons.
The library currently maintains 50,000 items, circulates over 185,000 items annually, and has a patron base of about 12,000. ITG’s RFID technology will assist the library’s 12 staff members in their efforts to meet increasing patron needs for services. The system will also enhance the security of the library’s collection.
What do marmoset monkeys, jelly fish, humans, and Science Fiction have in common?
They all have the potential to glow green.
In a recent article in the Calgary Herald, scientists have taken the fluorescent gene found in jelly fish and spliced it with a marmoset monkey embryo; all for development in human medical breakthroughs. The result? A monkey that now glows green under a fluorescent light.
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May 27, 2009
American Library Association Goes Mobile with Mosio for Annual Conference
Mosio’s Text a Librarian to Power Mobile Information Services for Attendees
San Francisco, CA – When the world’s oldest and largest library association meets the nation’s biggest convention center, there is a lot of ground to cover. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with Mosio to maximize attendee experience at its annual conference by offering mobile information via text messaging.
Laingsburg Public Library (Mich.) Goes Live with Evergreen
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Norcross, GA — May 27, 2009
Laingsburg Public Library in Shiawassee County, Michigan has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” oversaw data migration and software configuration and will provide round-the-clock technical support.
Pioneering Program Set to Bring Thousands of iPod and iPhone-compatible Audiobooks to Library Patrons
LA VERGNE, TN – Ingram Digital, an Ingram Content Group company focused on solutions for digital content management, distribution and promotion, today announced the launch of MyiLibrary Audio, an advanced audiobook offering for libraries. Featuring thousands of titles from more than twenty imprints, MyiLibrary Audio is the first fully iPod, iPod touch and iPhone-compatible solution tailored to the needs of library patrons that is also compatible with both WMA and MP3 devices.
Amigos Trustees Announce New Members, Elect Officers
Dallas, TX – Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce that four new members have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Amigos Board of Trustees. New Librarian Trustees are:
• Jennifer Crawford Goodson, Library Director, Fort Smith Public Library, Fort Smith, AR
• Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean of Libraries for Collection and Technology Services, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
• Carla J. Stoffle, Dean, University Libraries and Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Dallas, TX – Members of Amigos Library Services resoundingly approved adoption of a new membership structure and fees schedule at the May 7, 2009, Amigos Member Business Meeting in Dallas. The new membership structure provides for a single membership category: Member of Amigos. The new fees schedule consists of 12 tiers each for academic and public libraries. Fees are determined by library type, size, and annual budget. The new member structure and fees schedules are effective July 1, 2009, the beginning of the new Amigos fiscal year.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs. Knowledge and expertise of digital preservation and the ability to develop and execute digital preservation programs is critical to ensure the long-term viability of the digital materials now being created by libraries and cultural heritage organizations.