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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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Libraries Embrace Digital Audiobooks

May
19
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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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Vendor space nears sellout for August bargain book show in Atlanta

May
14

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great American Bargain Book Show, scheduled for the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta on Friday-Saturday, August 1-2, has already sold 350 tables, according to Cathie Eargle, show co-coordinator.
The Great American Bargain Book Show debuted at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta in 2008. It is now among the three largest remainder and bargain book shows in the nation.

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Random House Buys Watson-Guptill Pubs

May
14

Via Publishers Weekly:

Random House has bought Watson-Guptill Publications, the art instruction, craft, photography and reference book publisher, from Nielsen Business Media. Watson-Guptill will become an imprint in Random's Crown Publishing Group. Staff will relocated to Random House headquarters in New York City later this month. Sales and distribution for Watson-Guptill will continue to be provided by Macmillan "for the foreseeable future."

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Sydney Taylor Book Award Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May
13

The Sydney Taylor Book Award, established in 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), commemorates its fortieth anniversary this year. Authors, publishers, and librarians will gather to celebrate Taylor's legacy during the Association's annual convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the Sydney Taylor Book Award recognizes the best in Judaic literature for children and teens. Medals are awarded annually for outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

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HP to buy EDS for $13.9 billion

May
13

Hewlett-Packard today announced a definitive agreement to purchase Texas-based Electronic Data Systems for $13.9 billion, in a deal that could bolster the high-tech giant's efforts to compete with IBM in the fast-growing market for technology consulting services.

The acquisition will more than double HP's business providing services to corporate and government clients, according to CEO Mark Hurd, who said it will make HP "a leading force in the global IT industry."

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Twas the Night Before Summer Event Kits--FREE

May
13

We put together an event kit for a few libraries in Michigan, and in one month it has spread to over 1,500 libraries around the country (and 400+ bookstores).

The event is to be held on June 20th, the night before summer, and celebrates the upcoming summer, and ties in with the Summer Reading Program--Catch the Reading Bug--and our book, 'Twas the Night Before Summer.

For a FREE event kit, all they have to do is contact [email protected] or call Mackinac Island Press 231-946-7737

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