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New York, NY, June 7, 2008— It is no accident that more than 80 percent of the residents that Laramie County Library System (LCLS) serves have library cards. Cutting-edge technology, a newly constructed building, highly effective publicity, dedicated staff, exemplary service to the city of Cheyenne and the county, all of these reasons and more make Laramie County Library System of Cheyenne, Wyo., Library Journal and Gale Cengage’s 2008 Library of the Year.
SUNY Geneseo and the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project (http://www.idsproject.org/) are winners of a Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award for the IDS Project. The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Award - a nationally competitive award -- was created to encourage libraries and librarians to make changes in how they do resource sharing and improve service to users.
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PITTSBURGH-Pitt's University Library System (ULS) has announced that its five millionth book acquisition is “Making the Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary” (Doubleday Business, 2007) by Pitt alumnus, Pitt trustee, and ULS Board of Visitors chair William Strickland.
Bactrian Gold begins US Tour. The Kabul Case, a fictional short story, from Scriblist.com, captures the magic of the inspirational true story in Afghanistan.
LONDON, May 25, 2008: The Bactrian Gold, the legendary collection of over 2,000 artifacts from Afghanistan, opens today to the public for viewing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is the inspiration in the fictional story ‘the Kabul Case’, written collaboratively by four British competition winning authors, published in the collection "Five Green Bananas", Book One from scriblist.com, in April 2008.
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OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.
Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.
McMaster University Library Partners With Kirtas Technologies, Ristech and Lulu.com to Unleash Thousands of Rare Books to the World
With the support of Kirtas' Canadian reseller Ristech, McMaster
University will be using the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA to digitize rare,
out-of-print books. Once the books are digitized and processed, files will
be made available to the world on the Internet through the university
library and for sale as print-on-demand books on Lulu.com.
"We have significant collections that we would like to make more widely
accessible through digitization," said Jeffrey Trzeciak, University
Librarian at McMaster University. "The digitization technology provided by
The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) has
established a new mailing list for web curators and other practitioners
interested in sharing information and experiences about web harvesting
issues and associated quality review and archival issues.
The mailing list will focus on curator tools for harvesting web
material, using web archives, working with archived material, and
accessing harvested material. Topics of interest could include:
* Harvesting tools and workflows, including NetarchiveSuite, PANDAS, the