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Sign up now, mark your calendars and pick your favorite topics for this series of weekly webinars offering fun and informative stuff good for libraries. Here's the line-up that's filling out with more great speakers everyday:
3/12 SOPAC - John Blyberg
3/19 Creating Open Source Sandboxes with BitNami - Mark Beatty
3/26 Wordpress as a CMS - Karen Coombs
4/2 Mobile Applications for Libraries
4/9 LibraryThing for Libraries - Jen Schmidt and Ingrid Lebolt
4/16 LibX Searching Toolbars - Jen Holmen and Anne Zarinnia
all sessions are Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time
LA VERGNE, TN – The Taiwan Library Consortium, in conjunction with the government of Taiwan, has selected Ingram Digital, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, hosting and distribution, to provide e-books and audio books to a majority of the nation’s libraries.
The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 7th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 7th issue, which is scheduled for publication in late June 2009, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 20, 2009.
January 29, 2009-- The creators and developers of Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System (ILS), today expressed regret that PTFS, Inc has chosen not to follow the Koha ILS free and open source software community guidelines as stated on http://koha.org.
COLUMBUS, OH--January 23, 2009--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the company is now offering support for Kete, an open-source community digital archive.
LibLime is offering the following Kete services for libraries: hosting, installation, support and training.
Kete is cutting-edge software that allows a community of users to collaboratively build a repository of historical and contemporary artifacts. Kete offers a complete multimedia experience, supporting upload and storage of:
“With city, county, state and federal budgets under increasing pressure, we need to be making the case for libraries more than ever,” said Keith Michael Fiels, ALA executive director. “All too often, libraries are the first to receive budget cuts. Funders need to understand the essential role that libraries play in our society and economy, with usage up significantly and increasing numbers of people coming to libraries for job-related services, for access to government assistance programs and as a way of making their money go further.
Effectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners: A MaintainIT Book Club Discussion
When: 01/06/2009 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
Duration: One hour
Plinkit was recognized with the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year as an innovative, multi-state technology project with significant impact on libraries and communities across a broad section of America. The PLINKIT Collaborative is a pioneering initiative as it’s the first collaborative technology project of its kind among state library and regional agencies.
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The Information Use Management
& Policy Institute at Florida State University has been awarded a grant
to examine how libraries, responders and communities have united to better
prepare for and recover from hurricanes.
Public libraries can play an important role in each phase of hurricane
season’s lifecycle. One way of dividing
the hurricane lifecycle is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)