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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.
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 17, 2011—A production version of mobile-optimized WorldCat Local is now available to libraries following beta testing of the service that makes it possible for mobile users to discover items, see location, shelf status, call numbers, and more in their local library, and in libraries worldwide.
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2011
Media Contacts: Christian Zabriskie 941.445.7114 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209
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: