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LibLime and the eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project Announce Partnership

Jul
01

Anaheim, CA--July 1, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries and the eXtensible Catalog (XC) project-- an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project currently underway at the University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries-- have announced a new partnership agreement to ensure future compatibility between the XC project and Koha, the first open-source integrated library system.

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Polytechnic University Goes Live with Koha

Jun
25

ATHENS, OH--June 26, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and Polytechnic University announced today that the Bern Dibner Library has gone live with a Koha ZOOM hosted system.

Bern Dibner's collection is hosted off-site at one of LibLime's secure data centers.

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The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference - August 7th & 8th - Manhattan, NY

Jun
25

Backspace “The Writers Place”
P.O. Box 454 - Washington, Michigan 48094
www.backspacewritersconference.com
www.bksp.org

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Backspace, LLC is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Backspace Writers Conference held at the Radisson Martinique, Manhattan, NY – August 7th & 8th, 2008.

The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world.

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U of C funds Open Access Authors Fund

Jun
24

Fund gives professors and students access to new funds
University of Calgary professors and graduate students will now have access to a $100,000 Open Access Authors Fund designed to increase the amount of publicly available research.

The new fund, announced today by Thomas Hickerson, Vice-Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian, is the first of its magnitude in Canada.

“I am proud that the University of Calgary is taking leadership in this movement to increase the worldwide accessibility of cutting-edge research,” said Hickerson (left).

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Publishers Implement New Tracking Service for Authors

Jun
23

Online book tracking is becoming an important business for publishers due to the fact that authors want to track the sales of their books in real-time. The dreary wait for an annual or bi-annual royalty statement, as well as the allure of wanting to check how many copies have been sold, generally encourages an author to track the sales of his/her book independently.

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Thomas Nelson Selects Ingram Digital’s Content Solutions

Jun
02

LA VERGNE, TN – Ingram Digital, an Ingram Content company, announced
today that Thomas Nelson, the world's largest Christian publisher and 6th
largest trade publisher, has signed a multi-year contract for the
CoreSource digital content platform and Ingram Digital’s Search and
Discover services.

Under the agreement, thousands of Thomas Nelson titles will be widely
available as digital content for delivery to Thomas Nelson’s digital
supply chain and for marketing and promotional purposes to help drive both
print and digital sales through all of its trade and specialty sales

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Bactrian Gold begins US Tour. The Kabul Case, a fictional short story, from Scriblist.com, captures the magic of the inspirational true story in Afghanistan.

May
24

LONDON, May 25, 2008: The Bactrian Gold, the legendary collection of over 2,000 artifacts from Afghanistan, opens today to the public for viewing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is the inspiration in the fictional story ‘the Kabul Case’, written collaboratively by four British competition winning authors, published in the collection "Five Green Bananas", Book One from scriblist.com, in April 2008.

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West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008

May
14

Save the dates for the eighth annual West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008 at the Abilene Civic Center in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Don B. Graham, a distinguished writer and teacher specializing in Texas and Southwest literature, will be the 2008 recipient of the A. C. Greene Award to be presented at the West Texas Book & Music Festival on Sept. 27.
Graham is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine.

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Twas the Night Before Summer Event Kits--FREE

May
13

We put together an event kit for a few libraries in Michigan, and in one month it has spread to over 1,500 libraries around the country (and 400+ bookstores).

The event is to be held on June 20th, the night before summer, and celebrates the upcoming summer, and ties in with the Summer Reading Program--Catch the Reading Bug--and our book, 'Twas the Night Before Summer.

For a FREE event kit, all they have to do is contact [email protected] or call Mackinac Island Press 231-946-7737

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