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Librarians Without Borders hosts Prominent Guatemalan Educator and Social Activist

Nov
14

November, 2012 — Librarians Without Borders is proud to announce Jorge Chojolán’s North American speaking tour, which includes events in Toronto, London (ON), Ottawa, Montreal, and Los Angeles . Our Guatemalan partner, Jorge, is the founder and director of the Asturias Academy, a progressive K-12 school that offers education for students from low-income and indigenous families. The speaking events will focus on education reform, leadership, indigenous issues, libraries and literacy in Guatemala and take place from Nov. 11-29, 2012.

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More libraries join OCLC WorldShare Management Services community

Nov
12

Sixteen more libraries have announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, Webscale library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows with a powerful discovery and delivery tool for library users.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library offers Web access to world-renowned collection devoted to history of motion pictures

Nov
02

Since its establishment in 1928, the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has grown into a world-renowned institution dedicated to documenting the history and development of motion pictures as an art form and an industry. The library is open to the public and is an important resource for scholars, students, researchers and industry professionals. Today, researchers, students and film aficionados worldwide can begin to explore these rich, unique collections online through the Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections.

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Developing Legal Aid-Library Collaborations: Models and Replication Resources

Oct
26

The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series concludes with our forth webinar, Thursday November 1. Pro Bono Net is producing these webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration.

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Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools

Oct
05

The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series continues with our third webinar Thursday, October 11. Pro Bono Net is producing these webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration.

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Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series

Sep
18

Pro Bono Net is pleased to announce a series of four "Libraries and Access to Justice" national training webinars. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration. Pro Bono Net is producing the webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program.

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New OCLC WorldShare Metadata functionality offers improved efficiencies for libraries managing electronic resources

Sep
13

New OCLC WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality offers more efficient ways for libraries to manage electronic resources and improve user access to those valuable collections.

WorldShare Metadata collection management automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records for electronic materials and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated, providing library users better access to these materials, and library staff more time for other priorities.

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OCLC and member libraries complete beta testing, begin phased migration to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

Sep
07

OCLC has completed beta testing of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service and is moving forward with an 18-month phased migration to the new service.

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is scheduled to replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 as part of libraries’ existing subscriptions. The new service will centralize workflows now managed in multiple systems, and provide new functionality that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests, saving time for library staff and library users.

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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – “Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials”

Aug
13

DALLAS, TX – Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference, “Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials” Friday, September 7. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including identification of different types of media, metadata, digitization, and the preservation of originals as well as digital copies.

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Amigos Welcomes New Staff Members

Jul
05

Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services is pleased to welcome the following staff of the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) to Amigos. MLNC staff members officially became members of Amigos’ staff July 1, 2012, when that organization’s operations were formally merged into Amigos. They will work from Amigos’ St. Louis office.

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