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January 6, 2010
Indiana University Press Joins Current Scholarship Program
Indiana University Press, founded in 1950 and one of the leading
university presses in the country, and JSTOR, the preservation archive and
research platform that is part of the not-for-profit ITHAKA, announced an
agreement today to make leading journals from the Press available worldwide
as part of the Current Scholarship Program, a new collaborative initiative
announced on August 13, 2009.
By joining the Program, current and historical content from 28 Indiana
Authors publishing with Sciyo in 2010 will be the first in academic publishing to receive royalties based on the number of downloads of their publication. For every 10 downloads, 0.2 euro will be accredited to author’s account on an annual basis. The aim of the model is to reward high quality academic work, deemed most useful by the research community.
December 14, 2009 – Contra Costa County, CA – Contra Costa County
Library has been awarded a $60,000 Bay Area Library and Information Systems
(BALIS) Innovation grant to create a mobile platform that will push new and
existing library content and services -- literally -- into the hands of
cell phone users. The “Snap & Go” project will allow Contra Costa
County residents with mobile phones and a library card to access library
materials, enhanced content, and manage their accounts without having to
visit a library building or gain access to a computer.
Aurora, CO, November 30, 2009 — BCR is partnering with Mosio, Inc., to bring its Text a Librarian service to BCR member libraries. Using mobile phone technology, patrons can text questions to reference services from their mobile phones and librarians can type answers on a web-based interface.
Norcross, Ga. – November 3, 2009. Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a leading supplier of materials flow automation to libraries and an innovator in EM and RFID-enabled systems, has unveiled its ITG EM/RFID Trade-In Program. At any time in the future, libraries that have purchased an EM security system from ITG can trade up to an RFID system for the guaranteed additional cost of only $1,500 per pedestal.
Norcross, Ga. – November 3, 2009. Integrated Technology Group (ITG), recently named Dialoc ID’s preferred North American partner, completed its first installations of Dialoc’s Ellipse electro-magnetic (EM) security systems at two Florida libraries in October. Both facilities, the St. Petersburg Public Library main branch and the Florida Community College library in downtown Jacksonville, utilize 3M EM tags for their collection but selected Dialoc ID gates from ITG after comparing price and capabilities.
Norcross, GA– The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies Inc., added new personnel, new accounts and new products as it continued record growth into the third quarter of 2009.
AURORA, COLO. — BCR and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), have agreed to develop a reciprocal continuing education program to complement and expand the training opportunities for the members of both organizations.
The partnership will combine those areas in which each organization is expert to meet the growing need for libraries to offer new and innovative online continuing education courses while meeting the challenges of the rapidly changing library environment and shrinking budgets.
October 20, 2009, Monterey, CA--Information Today Inc. (ITI) will have an author autographing session during the Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00–6:00 PM at the Information Today, Inc. booth on Monday, October 26. Here is your chance to meet some of the ITI authors and buy autographed copies of their books!
The following authors will be signing their books:
Nicole C. Engard (Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data)
SOMERDALE, NJ, October 8, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it has updated its entire product line to allow libraries the ability to “communicate” with patrons via digital signage capability. This will take form as a free upgrade to all existing customers.
Without affecting the existing operation and patron interface, this upgrade allows existing self-serve systems to function as “digital signs” during their idle times.