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Code4Lib Journal, Issue 9

The Code4Lib Journal is pleased to announce the release of Issue 9: http://journal.code4lib.org. The Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. Read more to see titles and abstracts from the current issue.

LAT AND iTEAM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AND JOINT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Synergies in Technology and Product Development Offer Unique Advantages

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 18, 2010: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce strategic alignment with iTeam Resources, Inc. (iTeam) a respected leader in time and print management and Fee & Fine solutions for libraries. Not only has this cooperation resulted in a number of new ongoing product developments and options, but it has already extended the capabilities of existing LAT products to allow any device to become a print/time/Fee & Fine manager via LAT-Total™ option.

Mosio Partners with Amigos Library Services to Bring Text a Librarian to Member Libraries

San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2010 — Mosio, the leader in text messaging solutions for libraries, today announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services to bring their Text a Librarian service to Amigos member libraries.

allCIRC™: A Revolution in Media Security and Self-Service In Libraries

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 12, 2010: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce the release into production of the next generation model of its popular allCIRC™ system, the allCIRC-X™, that combines 100% media theft security with complete load / unload patron self-service and a full-featured book self-check in a smaller portable footprint with greater capacity, significantly faster throughput, higher value and new features.

University of Chicago Press Joins Current Scholarship Program

University of Chicago Press Joins Current Scholarship Program

The University of Chicago Press and JSTOR announced today that they will join forces in the Current Scholarship Program. Scheduled to launch early next year, the program will bring scholarly content from leading not-for-profit publishers to a single integrated platform, making its use more innovative, efficient, and affordable for faculty, students, librarians and publishers.

Learning Round Table Announces New Logo

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2010 – The Learning Round Table of the American Library Association unveiled a new logo on the Web site http://alalearning.org.

The new logo contains a vibrant palette of colors including purple, blue, orange and green. The abstract design has many different meanings and the public is encouraged to comment on the ALA Learning site and describe what the design represents to them.

Newest ALA Affiliate: The Association of Jewish Libraries

For immediate release
For more info contact Heidi Estrin
pr@jewishlibraries.org

ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES ANNOUNCES AFFILIATION WITH AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Oregon Library Association vote to leave Pacific NW Library Assn

The Pacific Northwest Library Association, covering two provinces and four states in the Northwest, is one of the few cross-border library associations. We just celebrated our centennial in August 2009 in Missoula, Montana, with 200 attendees from our membership and affiliated associations in British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Mark Your Calendars for the First Ever Bookmark Collectors Convention

On February 20 and 21, 2010 the first convention for bookmark collectors will take place online. For 24 hours, bookmark collectors from all over the world will meet to give and attend seminars, view galleries, shop, swap, and socialize with other collectors and enthusiasts. For many collectors, this will be the first time they will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their passion with other enthusiasts, live.

The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds

January 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

Everyone is invited to participate in The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, an online conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010 in OPAL, the webconferencing collaborative service, in Second Life, and in other three-dimensional virtual worlds.