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The Branch District Library is the first library in the Michigan Evergreen project to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. This is the first step in a process that will see seven Michigan public libraries - with a total of twenty-one branches - migrating to Evergreen by the end of the year. Michigan Evergreen is a shared-catalog project administered by the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided bumper-to-bumper support during the data migration process.
Washington, DC—Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services ( IMLS ), announced today that 776 museums, libraries, and archives, representing every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam have been selected to receive the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf.
Interested in knowing what libraries can do to encourage funding and public support? Or finding out which market research firm made a big recent acquisition? Or seeing just how the U.S. House of Representatives is looking into the tracking of your activities online?
You could track these stories down online yourself, or you could get them all in the keenly organized and freely available July 2008 Hill Library Trends Newsletter.
Marshall Public Library Goes Live With Evergreen
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Norcross, GA – July 29, 2008
ATHENS, OH and BLACKSBURG, VA--July 29, 2008 -– LibLime, the leader in open source solutions for libraries and CARE Affiliates™ announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell select assets of CARE Affiliates to LibLime. The sale will include select products, related services and domain names along with associated service contracts. Final closing is scheduled for August 2008.
Carl Grant, President of CARE Affiliates will be taking a new position as president of Ex Libris, North America, effective immediately. "I'm delighted that LibLime has decided to acquire these assets," said Carl. "This will ensure the continuation of these products/services well into the future. I look forward to seeing how LibLime grows these ideas. I also feel it's important to say that this sale and my move is based primarily on personal reasons and is in no way a reflection on the open-source community or service providers serving libraries. Open source has a vibrant future in libraries and I'm pleased to say that Ex Libris is one of the proprietary vendors listening to this community as evidenced by their recent announcement about their new Open Platform strategy. I will continue to stay engaged with the library open-source community, albeit in a different role."
"We've been proud to list CARE Affiliates as one of our strategic partners since they started supporting open source in 2007," says Joshua Ferraro, CEO of LibLime. "This arrangement gives us increased capacity to deliver open-source and open architecture solutions for libraries in the strategic area of metasearching.""
LibLime's acquisition of CARE again highlights one strength of open-source solutions -- no vendor lock-in. CARE's customers don't need to worry about switching to new solutions. With open source, switching vendors doesn't mean switching software."
This is LibLime's third acquisition since the company's inception in 2005. Earlier acquisitions include Ohio-based Skemotah Solutions and Katipo Communications' Koha division in New Zealand.
Norcross, GA – July 22, 2008
Pemberton Public Library in British Columbia has become the 7th library in the BC SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided assistance to SITKA’s migration team, who again led the way to another successful Evergreen migration. Pemberton Public Library’s new online catalogue can be viewed at http://pemberton.catalogue.bclibrary.ca/
DALLAS, Texas, July 21, 2008 – Amigos Library Services, Inc. is pleased to announce a new continuing education course series on marketing in libraries. The Marketing College Series, taught by library consultants Lou Wetherbee and Susan Loving as part of Amigos’ ongoing partnership with Wetherbee & Associates, will be held this fall in Dallas. The course series is for library managers, directors, and marketing staff.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Law Library Benchmarks, 2008-09 Edition" report to their offering.
Data in the report is based on a survey of 55 North American law libraries drawn from law firm, private company, university, courthouse and government agency law libraries. Data is broken out by size and type of library for ease in benchmarking.
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July 21, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Erie Looking Productions proudly announces its new availability to serve in contract consulting capacities. Contract cataloging services will be available as well as audio/video production consulting. Related matters my also be pursued subject to inquiry and negotiation. Costs as well as areas served across the planet are subject to negotiation.
Are you a librarian into user experience design? Got a website, content delivery service, or really cool idea you want to try out on a diverse professional audience? Want to share ideas and enthusiasm with librarians, information architects, usability engineers, user experience designers, and other information professionals?
You can do just that at InfoCamp Seattle 2008, an unconference for the user-centered information industry! It'll be in beautiful Seattle, in a renovated historic schoolhouse now called the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Save the date now: September 27-28, 2008.