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Circulation Up by 2M as Hamilton Public Library Increases Automation mk Sorting Systems Expected to Further Boost Volume

Bloomfield, Conn. — The Hamilton Public Library’s Central Library is the fifth location
to install mk Sorting Systems products. An 11-bin sorting system with conveyors leading into the lower level of the library increases circulation and improves service by freeing staff from basic repetitive tasks. They now focus on more valuable services and provide more assistance to patrons with general inquiries.

The NEA presents The Big Read in cooperation with Arts Midwest

The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture.

The Los Gatos Public Library of Los Gatos CA. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

December 17th, 2010
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
sales@bywatersolutions.com

The Los Gatos Public Library of Los Gatos CA. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Los Gatos Public Library of Los Gatos, CA. is now live on their official Koha integrated library system.

The Los Gatos Public Library and the Open Source-Open Libraries Consortium have partnered with ByWater Solutions for their Koha implementation.

SLA Business & Finance Division announces new award - B&F Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2010.

Contact:
Gayle Gossen, Chair
SLA Business & Finance Division
Tel: 416-214-2441
gayle.gossen@gmail.com

The Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) proudly announces a new award, the Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services.

Saint Catherine of Sienna School Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

December 13th, 2010
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
sales@bywatersolutions.com

Saint Catherine of Sienna School Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the St. Catherine of Sienna School of Trumball, CT. has partnered with them for the implementation and support of their official Koha integrated library system installation.

University of Toronto Expands - mk Sorting Systems Fuels Better Service / Enables Extended Hours

Bloomfield, Conn. — University of Toronto’s Robarts Library is engaging mk Sorting Systems to help improve patron service and provide easy self-service. New equipment frees staff from continuously checking in library materials to better serve patrons, including University students and faculty, with more valuable services. Robarts Library is the first of thirty-two branches at the University of Toronto to make such implementations.

Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – RDA @ Your Library

DALLAS, TX, December 6 – Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference RDA @Your Library on February 4. RDA @Your Library will cover a variety of topics to include RDA background/overview (FRBR and FRAD concepts), RDA training, RDA as Data (including a background on the concept of changes needed to library metadata) as well as why RDA might not be the right choice for libraries. Additionally, representatives of various Integrated Library Systems vendors as well as OCLC will present on their intentions towards RDA.

Code4Lib Journal Call for Papers

Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information
among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the
future.

The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 13th
issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
To be included in the 13th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid
April 2011, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at
http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

~EBSCO Discovery Service™ Selected New “One Search” Service Bringing Together Resources with Easy Linking Capabilities~

IPSWICH, Mass. —November 30, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) as the basis for One Search, the library’s single search experience. By looking closely at the available discovery options it came down to the interface, the ability to easily link to full text from within the results, customizability and the university’s experience with EBSCO.

Sequel to Boardwalk Empire Is The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Colding
(609) 654-6500, ext. 330
rcolding@plexuspublishing.com

Nelson Johnson, Whose New York Times Bestseller Inspired HBO’s Critically Acclaimed Series, Tells the True Story of the Seminal Black Community That Built Atlantic City