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Early release program readies Amigos eShelf℠ Service for launch

Amigos Library Services is in the final stages of testing the Amigos eShelf℠ Service e-book platform. Planned to launch this fall, the service is an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books, known as e-books.

An early release program is underway. Participating libraries are offering e-books to their patrons via the eShelf℠ Service as the final step before full rollout. Early release libraries use the Amigos eShelf℠ Service with no service fees, paying only for e-books they purchase from participating publishers.

JSTOR to Offer DRM-Free, Unlimited-User Access for All eBooks

JSTOR announced today that all 25,000 titles offered in its ebook program are now available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. JSTOR decided to eliminate its single-user ebook offering late last year, and has since worked with publishers to bring more of their books into its unlimited offering. Now, all of JSTOR’s ebooks provide educational institutions and libraries with the following benefits:

• Simultaneous online access for an unlimited number of users
• Unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads that never expire
• Unlimited printing and copy/paste

OCLC signs agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 14, 2015—OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

“OCLC partners with significant content providers on behalf of the cooperative to ensure access to libraries’ most critical and popular resources,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development.

Bywater Solutions Issues $1,500 EveryLibrary Fundraising Challenge

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Bywater Solutions Issues $1,500 EveryLibrary Fundraising Challenge

Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – Libraries, Authors, and Publishing

Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Libraries, Authors, and Publishing” Thursday, September 18. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including how public and academic libraries support local authors by hosting writing groups, providing writing support, enabling print-on-demand, helping authors with metadata and with e-book conversion, and becoming publishers themselves.

New Arts and Crafts for Librarians Online Workshops Offered in September Line Up from Art Teacher on the Net

San Diego, CA-August 21, 2014

Along with the highly recommended, approved for LEU (Indiana,) and popular Art for Librarians, Tweens and Teens Going Green! Art Programming for Librarians, It's Fun to be Green-Art Programming (Ages 5-12 Emphasis,) and Go Green! Babies, Toddlers, Preschool and Kinders, online workshops, librarians will have new choices in September from Art Teacher on the Net located at

The following 4 week online workshops will be offered:

Making Maker Spaces Programming

Code4Lib Journal issue 25 is now available

Code4Lib Journal, issue 25, is now available


Education, Learning and Libraries at a Tipping Point

A new report suggests that the cumulative weight of changing consumer habits, enabling technologies like MOOCs and mobile, and the high cost of postsecondary education are resetting expectations and bringing permanent changes to education and lifelong learning.

OCLC, the computer library service and research organization, today released At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, the latest in a series of OCLC Membership Reports designed to explore emerging trends that impact libraries and librarianship. The report is available for download at

University of Delaware is first ARL and 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

The University of Delaware is the first member of the Association of Research Libraries and the 200th library to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

WorldShare Management Services provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services.

Books at JSTOR Now Available at YBP Library Services

JSTOR and YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, are pleased to announce a partnership that will enable librarians to purchase books in the Books at JSTOR program.