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June 9, 2011
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Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
We Will Not Be Shushed: A 24-Hour Read-In
June 11 and 12, 2011
4:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 7, 2011—A record for a book accessible online, titled Task-oriented and Purposeful Robot-Assisted Therapy, marked the 10 millionth record added to WorldCat via the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. The record was harvested into WorldCat by staff at InTech, an open access publisher located in Rijeka, Croatia.
32 libraries lead the way to Web-scale innovation--OCLC Web-scale Management Services on target for July 1 general release
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2, 2011—Since OCLC announced it was making its cloud-based library management services available to early adopters just 10 months ago, 32 libraries have committed to using OCLC Web-scale Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement. The early-adopter phase has now ended, and July 1 will mark general release of these innovative cloud-based services.
Among the libraries that have led the way for general release of the new services:
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LYRASIS Technology Services Program Rolls Out New Open Source Software Family of Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.
47th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards at the Kennesaw State University Center, with Terry Kay and Jessica Handler. Terry Kay will win the Lifetime Achievement Award and 80 other Georgia Authors are nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards. 12 category winners will be announced as well as finalists in each category. Additional information can be obtained at http://authoroftheyear.org.
Dallas, TX — The Amigos Library Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce that four members have been elected to serve three-year terms on the board. The directors, whose terms run through 2014, are:
• Ms. Shirley Dickerson, Library Director, R.W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
• Mr. Bill Hair, Associate Dean and Director of University Libraries, Baylor University, Waco, TX
• Ms. Polly McCord, Librarian, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer Library, Santa Fe, NM
May 24, 2011 — The Amigos Library Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award. They are:
Virginia Kay Williams and Nancy Deyoe, Ablah Library, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS — Project Title: Diversity in Library Youth Collections
Adrianna Lancaster, East Central University, Ada, OK — Project Title: Integrating Interaction into Instruction
DUBLIN, Ohio, May 3, 2011—WebJunction, OCLC’s online learning community for library staff, and the ALA Learning Round Table, which promotes quality continuing education for all library personnel, will team up to offer a free, online learning and training conference August 10–11, 2011.