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The eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project is working to design and develop a set of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to library users. XC will provide easy access to all resources (both digital and physical collections) across a variety of databases, metadata schemas and standards, and will enable library content to be revealed through other services that libraries may already be using, such as content management systems and learning management systems.
The eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project is working to design and develop a set of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to library users. XC will provide easy access to all resources (both digital and physical
ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America: Dutch Librarians Take a 3-Week Expedition in the United States to Capture the Spirit of Librarians and Libraries
October 20, 2008, Monterey, CA—At the 12th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the release of ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America, a unique book/DVD set by Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer, with photographs by Geert van den Boogaard.
On Oct. 1, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; www.epa.gov) announced that Region 5 had reopened its library in Chicago on Sept. 30. In a press release, EPA stated "The re-opening of regional libraries in Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City and the library at Headquarters will help the Agency better share information. Also, all EPA libraries received additional funding for equipment, staffing, or materials to further enhance the public’s access to environmental information."
October 6th Stories Fly Around the World in Fifteen Schools to celebrate International School Libraries Month
London, October 3, 2008: From Stockport, via Louisiana to Saigon, a British School Library Manager is organising a global creative writing day for fifteen schools in three continents on October 6th, the UK designated celebration Day of International School Libraries Month, and is supported by five acclaimed British children's authors.
What happened after Deputy Fife hung up his gun holster, Mr. Furley left the landlord business, Mr. Chicken overcame his fears and the Apple Dumpling Gang rode off into the sunset?
That’s when Don Knotts, the comic genius and West Virginia University alumnus, returned to his first love – live theater.
This lesser-known aspect of Knotts’ acting career is chronicled in the latest gift of memorabilia from his widow, Francey Yarborough-Knotts, to the WVU Libraries’ West Virginia and Regional History Collection.
La Vergne, TN (October 2, 2008) – Ingram Digital SM, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, hosting, distribution and promotion, today announced that it is launching three collections of Information Technology (IT) titles by leading IT publisher IGI Global on the MyiLibrary™ e-content aggregation platform.
The September 2008 issue of the Hill Library Trends Newsletter is now available. In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find a potential revolution for your library catalog, a disagreement over how employees use social media at work, and the collective small business response to the failed economic bailout.
Library of Congress' National Book Festival to Offer Variety of Interactive Family Activities - National Mall, Saturday, September 27
The Library of Congress' National Book Festival offers fun-filled interactive activities for the whole family. This free cultural event offers something for readers of all ages to enjoy, including appearances by popular storybook characters, book signings, musical performances and readings by award-winning authors.
hakia Issues Open Call to Librarians and Information Professionals: Help Us Guide Web Searchers to Credible Web Sites
WASHINGTON, DC – September 22, 2008 – Semantic search engine hakia today announced an open call to librarians and information professionals to participate in a new program to unlock credible and free Web resources to Web searchers. Currently, hakia is generating credibility-stamped results for health and medical searches to guide users towards credible Web content. These results come from credible Web sites vetted by the Medical Library Association.