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Just weeks after OCLC began operating a new data center in Sydney, libraries in Australia began pilot projects to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the cooperative’s new cloud-based approach to managing library services that provide tools to improve library workflows, reduce costs and offer new opportunities for collaboration.
OCLC WorldShare Management Services provide a Web-based environment that streamlines cataloguing, acquisitions, license management and circulation, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users.
Selover Public Library Joins COOL and Goes Live on Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA —June 14, 2012
Selover Public Library has become the third library to go live on Evergreen joining Sunbury and Germantown as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). 21,000 bibliographic items and 4,300 new patrons were migrated to the COOL combined catalog which can be viewed online at http://cool-cat.org/.
Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO.
Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix.
Fifteen more libraries have announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, Webscale library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows, and offer a next-generation discovery tool for library users. This brings the number of libraries worldwide committed to using WorldShare Management Services to 210.
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
Media Contacts: Christian Zabriskie 941.445.7114 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209
Save NYC Libraries and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
A Book Seeding Campaign
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services announces that its members have voted to approve the merger of Amigos and the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC). The results of the vote were announced during the organization’s annual Amigos Member Business Meeting held May 9. The Amigos member vote follows a similar vote taken by MLNC members last month and paves the way for actions that will culminate in the formal uniting of the two organizations July 1, 2012.
Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies
Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies” on Friday, June 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including developing a mobile website for your library, building a simple mobile-optimized web app, as well as practical usability checklists for mobile websites.
EBSCO helps four emerging health sciences information professionals attend the MLA Annual Meeting
Birmingham, Ala. — April 30, 2012 — The Medical Library Association (MLA) has awarded grants sponsored by EBSCO to four librarians to assist with travel and conference-related expenses to attend the MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, May 18–23, 2012. The awards of $1,000 each are presented annually to librarians who are early in their careers and currently employed in a health sciences library.
This year’s recipients are:
Los Angeles, CA – The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), an independent copyright licensing agency, is introducing its Umbrella License for Public Libraries to supplement any existing license to show movies. Nevada State Library and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in New York are among the charter clients for this License, which allows libraries to show movies and other programs in a copyright compliant manner.
A Powerful Dystopia, A Chilling Tome, and A Case of Quite Curious Tales Become Canadian "Aurora Award" Finalists.
For Immediate Release
(Calgary, Canada) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is delighted to announce the nomination of three EDGE publications for Canada’s AURORA AWARDS. The titles selected are:
"Technicolor Ultra Mall" by Ryan Oakley
(BEST NOVEL - ENGLISH)
“The Needle’s Eye” by Suzanne Church
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did I Live
(BEST SHORT FICTION - ENGLISH)
"Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales"
edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor
(BEST RELATED WORK - ENGLISH)
About the Award