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OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2012 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
DUBLIN, Ohio, August 15, 2011—OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the American Theological Library Association, today named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2012.
It is our pleasure to announce that Issue 14 of the Code4Lib Journal has been published. Please go to http://journal.code4lib.org/issues/issue-14 for these excellent articles:
Editorial Introduction: Prioritizing the Future, Collaborating in the Present, and Archiving the Past
Timothy M. McGeary
OCLC releases new membership research report: Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference
DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, July 18, 2011—A ground-breaking membership report from OCLC Research suggests that by transforming virtual reference (VR) service encounters into relationship-building opportunities, librarians can better leverage the positive feelings people have for libraries. This is critically important in a crowded online space where the biggest players often don’t have the unique experience and specific strengths offered by librarians.
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Ruth Dukelow, MCLS Associate Director
NCIP DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY FOR MICHIGAN EVERGREEN & MELCAT
MCLS Retains LTC to Develop Open-Source NCIP Component for Evergreen
Credo Reference, OCLC announce new agreement to bring WorldCat content to Credo General Reference service
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 14, 2011—OCLC and Credo Reference are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement to integrate the WorldCat Search API into the Credo General Reference service, their flagship content application. With this new agreement, OCLC member libraries that subscribe to the Credo General Reference service will be able to retrieve a list of books from WorldCat related to the topic of their Credo Reference search.
DALLAS, TX, July 11 – Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference, Digital Preservation: What’s Now, What’s Next on August 12. The conference will cover a variety of topics including digital preservation of email and e-books as well as preservation of audio and video.
Craig Rikard, Valdosta resident, wins Georgia Author of the Year for his memoir "Hidden Epidemic." The story is about how his mother's drug addiction effected his family.
University of New Brunswick Libraries first in Canada to sign up to use OCLC Web-scale Management Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2011—The University of New Brunswick Libraries is the first Canadian library to sign up to use OCLC Web-scale Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement.
Dallas, TX — Robert Watkins, Chief Operations Officer for Amigos Library Services, is retiring from Amigos effective June 30, 2011. Watkins informed Amigos of his decision earlier this year, ending a 24-year career that saw him rise steadily through the ranks of the organization and hold numerous positions of increasing responsibility.
Georgia Writers Association awards Terry Kay with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Georgia Author of the Year Awards along with 24 other winners and finalists.