OCLC’s Geek the Library community awareness campaign, piloted in 2009 and 2010 and now available to all U.S. public libraries, has received an additional grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The supplementary $726,000 provides ongoing campaign materials and field support for libraries currently running the campaign, and allows OCLC to work with additional public libraries that sign up by March 31, 2012. Funding ensures that participating libraries can use the campaign to reach their local communities through June 2013.
Mohave Community College, in northwest Arizona, recently signed on and Ogeechee Technical College, in Statesboro, Georgia, is now “live” with OCLC Web-scale Management Services (WMS), the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement. WorldCat Local, OCLC’s service for discovery, delivery and user self-service, is part of the WMS solution.
"The Way I Act," written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Janan Cain as a followup to Cain's earlier "The Way I Feel," has been praised by School Library Journal for providing "specific" and "clear-cut" examples that help kids understand behaviors and choices. "A useful addition to character-education curricula," wrote reviewer Kathleen Kelly MacMillan of Maryland's Carroll County Public Library.
Cornish College of the Arts Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Cornish College of the Arts, of Seattle WA, is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
The Library's Koha installation successfully went live in late August, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.
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Corpus Christi Public Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Corpus Christi Public Libraries of Corpus Christi, TX. are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):
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