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SUSHI Schemas Updated to Support Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases
The SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.93 - 2007) defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data, utilizing a Web services framework. Designed as a generalized protocol extensible to a variety of usage reports, it also contains an extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER usage reports.
SLA Adds New Dues Tier for Info Pros Making Less than $18K
With many facing lay offs and cutbacks SLA members are able to rely on their professional association to provide assistance in tough times
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The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.
HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature: Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included
HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature:
Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included
We are pleased to announce that the Library of Virginia has become the fifth state to join the Plinkit Collaborative. Plinkit is software for libraries to use in creating smart, new web sites for their patrons. It was a co-recipient of the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year. Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Texas are already members.
- Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.
- Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.
ITALica is currently a pilot project. Our current issue includes content submitted by authors appearing in the September (vol. 27, no. 3) issue of ITAL:
- Mark Cyzyk, "Virtues and Values in Digital Library Architecture"
- Erik Lease Morgan, "MyLibrary: A Digital Library Framework and Toolkit"
- Mireia Ribera Turro, "Are PDF Documents Accessible?"
- James Feher and Tyler Sondag, "Administering an Open-Source Wireless Network"
- Robert N. Bland and Mark A. Stoffan, "Returning Classification to the Catalog"
ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants
CHICAGO – Nominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2009 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.
Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is December 1.
The following lists the major ALA awards with the Web sites for application guidelines:
Do you have printing horror stories? Are you often frightened by reams of paper abandoned at the printer? Do you have a spooky ghost that keeps printing and then vanishing? Do your patrons turn into scary goblins when they hear how much they owe in printing charges?
Learn how libraries make sure patrons print what they need, and turn printing distress to printing success. Topics to be Covered:
To Charge or Not to Charge
Print Management: Software and Other Solutions
Printing from Patron Laptops
This year's LITA Forum will feature our second annual Five Minute Madness session, bringing a touch of the "unconference" to our meeting.
This will be held during one of the concurrent sessions and will feature nine five-minute mini-talks. We invite you to participate and share information about a project of interest to LITA members that perhaps wasn't "jelled" when we issued the formal call for participation. Speakers are strictly held to five minutes, and then there is a Q&A period for all speakers at the end. This year's session will be held Saturday, October 18, 10:50am - noon.