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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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Altarama Acquires Docutek’s Virtual Reference Librarian plus Business

May
12

Altarama announced that it has acquired the VRLplus business from the Docutek division Docutek division of SirsiDynix, Inc.The Virtual Reference Librarian plus (VRLplus) system is used to provide live reference services over the web by more than 200 academic, public, special, and school libraries, and consortia in North American, Europe, and Australasia.

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Kennedy Library Honors Two

May
12

BOSTON - Two election officials will be honored at the John F. Kennedy Library for their efforts to maintain the integrity of the vote in their respective states.

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will each be presented a Profile in Courage Award Monday. The annual awards are named for a 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book authored by John F. Kennedy.

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Terrace Public Library (BC) Goes Live with Evergreen

May
08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA –May 5, 2008

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Internet Archive Fights FBI National Security Letter...and Wins

May
08

The Internet Archive protested the receipt of a National Security Letter from the FBI back in November. Today it won its case.

The Internet Archive, a project to create a digital library of the web for posterity, successfully fought a secret government Patriot Act order for records about one of its patrons and won the right to make the order public, civil liberties groups announced this morning.

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Microsoft Sending out Feelers to Facebook

May
07

[By way of the NYT]...according to All Things Digital (owned by the Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones), the newspaper reported on its Web site that Microsoft's bankers put out subtle signals to Facebook, the social networking Web site, to see if it would be open to a full acquisition.

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