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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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In the library with a leading Islamic liberal

May
06

Egyptian Gamal Banna backs women's right to lead prayers and thinks clerics should adapt to modern times the LA Times reports.

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Ingram Digital and Oxford University Press Team Up to Make More Titles Available

May
05

Contact:
Mariana McCulley (919) 459-6455 May 5, 2008

LAVERGNE, TN – Ingram Digital today announced an agreement with the world’s largest university press, Oxford University Press (OUP), to make available a comprehensive list of OUP titles through Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary TM platform, a leading aggregator of online e-book and e-content resources.

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Xlibris To Promote Self-Published Titles With Library Journal

May
05

Combining online and print advertising, these latest promotional packages from the self-publishing giant gives authors the opportunity to reach out to one of the most stable book-buying markets in the library system.

More information about Xlibris’ marketing services and promotional activities can be found at www.xlibris.com. The Xlibris Customer Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-888-795-4274, or e-mail at [email protected].

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MV Doulos Arrives in Fiji , Offering Books to the Third World

May
02

The Fiji Times reports on the arrival today of the world's oldest passenger ship and the largest floating book shop, MV Doulos. The 94-year-old cruise vessel, with its goal of "Bringing knowledge, help and hope" will spend a month in Lautoka and Suva.

The vessel is owned by German charitable organisation, Good Books for All.

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EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository

May
02

OhioLINK is pleased to announce the release of a finding aid creation application, repository, and full-text search engine at . The EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and OhioLINK Repository (EAD FACTORy) will help archivists ensure broad-based access to archival collections and local history collections by providing a solution for institutions wishing to create and deliver finding aids according to the Encoded Archival Description standard. Finding aids are descriptive tools that come in a variety of formats and levels of detail that describe the contents of archival or manuscript collections.

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Novelist's Brief Giveaway Tempts Fans

May
02

Romance novelist, Madison Martin, offers though her website, www.madisonmartinbooks.com, a contest for a few lucky fans to win autographed pairs of underwear designs inspired by her new erotic romance novel.

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Library Vocabulary and Core Reference Tools Surveys Updated for 2008

May
02

I've re-created these updated surveys on SurveyMonkey after receiving back many useful suggestions for making them more useful.

As always, I will post the data I've gathered on core subject reference topics back to the lists I posted the surveys to for everyone to share as well as posting the data to . Data from previous years is available on that page now - scroll down past the current survey links.

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