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OCLC and the National Library of the Netherlands sign long-term agreement to serve public libraries

Mar
31

LEIDEN, Netherlands, 31 March 2016—OCLC and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a new long-term partnership agreement today for metadata management and discovery services that will increase the visibility of Dutch public libraries’ collections.

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Participants selected for Libraries, Archives and Museums Conference Exchange

Mar
24

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 23, 2016—The Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums has selected participants to form a learning cohort that will strengthen connections across sectors by attending three major sector conferences and engaging in virtual activities together throughout 2016.

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Münster University of Applied Sciences is first in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Mar
18

Münster University of Applied Sciences (The Fachhochschule Münster) is the first academic institution in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

The announcement was made during the Bibliothekskongress 2016 conference in Leipzig.

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Amigos Launches eShelf Service

Nov
03

Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of its Amigos eShelf Service e-book platform as an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books and readers.

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Early release program readies Amigos eShelf℠ Service for launch

Aug
13

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.

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

Apr
16

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

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

Apr
14

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.

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

Aug
28

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.

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

Aug
21

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 www.ArtMuseums.com.

The following 4 week online workshops will be offered:

Making Maker Spaces Programming

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