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May 21, 2012
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Save NYC Libraries and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
A Book Seeding Campaign
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services announces that its members have voted to approve the merger of Amigos and the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC). The results of the vote were announced during the organization’s annual Amigos Member Business Meeting held May 9. The Amigos member vote follows a similar vote taken by MLNC members last month and paves the way for actions that will culminate in the formal uniting of the two organizations July 1, 2012.
Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies
Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies” on Friday, June 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including developing a mobile website for your library, building a simple mobile-optimized web app, as well as practical usability checklists for mobile websites.
A Powerful Dystopia, A Chilling Tome, and A Case of Quite Curious Tales Become Canadian "Aurora Award" Finalists.
For Immediate Release
(Calgary, Canada) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is delighted to announce the nomination of three EDGE publications for Canada’s AURORA AWARDS. The titles selected are:
"Technicolor Ultra Mall" by Ryan Oakley
(BEST NOVEL - ENGLISH)
“The Needle’s Eye” by Suzanne Church
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did I Live
(BEST SHORT FICTION - ENGLISH)
"Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales"
edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor
(BEST RELATED WORK - ENGLISH)
About the Award
Relais International partners with OCLC to share data and services from the OCLC WorldShare Platform
Relais International, which provides systems to support interlibrary loan and document delivery services, has signed an agreement with OCLC that will allow mutual subscribers access to WorldCat data and OCLC services through the OCLC WorldShare Platform.
Under this new partnership, Relais will use the WorldCat Search API so that library staff can search WorldCat from within Relais to retrieve holdings information. Relais will also use the WorldCat Resource Sharing API so that requests and updates can be sent to and received from the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing service.
DUBLIN, Ohio, February 14, 2012—The Website for Small Libraries project, which began as an OCLC Innovation Lab experiment in 2011, is now available as a beta service for any library wishing to set up its own website.
By participating in the project, libraries will be able to quickly and easily set up a website that provides basic functionality for making small collection information available on the Web, setting up users, checking materials in and out, placing holds, and providing library contact, location, service and event information.
Web of Deceit: New Book Explores the Spread of Intentional Misinformation in an Age of Ubiquitous Social Media
February 14, 2012, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media, edited by business researcher and author Anne P. Mintz.
OCLC WorldShare Management Services recognized as ‘Outstanding Service of the Year’ with TechColumbus Innovation Award
DUBLIN, Ohio, February 3, 2012—OCLC WorldShare Management Services was recognized as “Outstanding Service of the Year” during the TechColumbus Innovation Awards ceremony at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on February 2. WorldShare Management Services was selected in a category of organizations with more than 250 employees, and from entries in a variety of disciplines and industries. More than 1,100 people attended the premier technology event in central Ohio.
Amigos Library Services and Missouri Library Network Corporation Announce Agreement to Explore Merger. Combination Will Create One of the Nation’s Largest Library Service Organizations
January 31, 2012
For Immediate Release
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services, a leading library membership organization based in Dallas, and the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC), a similar St. Louis-based library membership organization, today announced that they have entered into a working agreement to explore merging operations. If the organizations merge, Amigos will be the largest library consortium west of the Mississippi River, comprised of approximately 1,000 libraries and cultural heritage institutions in 22 states.
OCLC has established a strategic partnership with Sustainable Collection Services, LLC, an organization founded by the principals of R2 Consulting, that leverages WorldCat Data to help libraries intelligently manage their print monograph collections.
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) makes use of the WorldCat Search API to provide decision-support for collection assessment, deselection, and shared print projects. The firm's data-driven services enable carefully-managed drawdown of low-use print monographs while supporting resource sharing and print archiving efforts.