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Foreward Magazine Reaches Milestone

May
13

Contact: Heather Shaw FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ph. #231.933.3699
[email protected]

FOREWORD MAGAZINE REACHES MILESTONE
Marks 10-Year Anniversary With Sparkling Celebration
At BEA In Los Angeles

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Altarama Acquires Docutek’s Virtual Reference Librarian plus Business

May
12

Altarama announced that it has acquired the VRLplus business from the Docutek division Docutek division of SirsiDynix, Inc.The Virtual Reference Librarian plus (VRLplus) system is used to provide live reference services over the web by more than 200 academic, public, special, and school libraries, and consortia in North American, Europe, and Australasia.

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Kennedy Library Honors Two

May
12

BOSTON - Two election officials will be honored at the John F. Kennedy Library for their efforts to maintain the integrity of the vote in their respective states.

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will each be presented a Profile in Courage Award Monday. The annual awards are named for a 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book authored by John F. Kennedy.

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Terrace Public Library (BC) Goes Live with Evergreen

May
08

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Norcross, GA –May 5, 2008

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Internet Archive Fights FBI National Security Letter...and Wins

May
08

The Internet Archive protested the receipt of a National Security Letter from the FBI back in November. Today it won its case.

The Internet Archive, a project to create a digital library of the web for posterity, successfully fought a secret government Patriot Act order for records about one of its patrons and won the right to make the order public, civil liberties groups announced this morning.

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Microsoft Sending out Feelers to Facebook

May
07

[By way of the NYT]...according to All Things Digital (owned by the Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones), the newspaper reported on its Web site that Microsoft's bankers put out subtle signals to Facebook, the social networking Web site, to see if it would be open to a full acquisition.

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Jim Cheng Honored for Creating Asian Film Collection at UC San Diego

May
07

From PressZoom (Netherlands), Jim Cheng, head librarian for the University of California, San Diego’s International Relations & Pacific Studies ( IR/PS ) Library, has been named a “2008 Mover & Shaker ” by the Library Journal ( LJ ) for his innovative work in developing an unprecedented Asian film collection and festival and symposium series.

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Schenectady (NY) Library Will Need a Year for a Major Renovation

May
07

If they want a new library, they won't be able to use the old one for awhile.

The $8M project calls for temporary closure of Schenectady Main Library; over 1,400 daily library patrons will be forced to seek other options while the library is closed for a year or more. The building, opened about 40 years ago, is at Clinton and Liberty streets, sandwiched between City Hall and police headquarters.

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In the library with a leading Islamic liberal

May
06

Egyptian Gamal Banna backs women's right to lead prayers and thinks clerics should adapt to modern times the LA Times reports.

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Ingram Digital and Oxford University Press Team Up to Make More Titles Available

May
05

Contact:
Mariana McCulley (919) 459-6455 May 5, 2008

LAVERGNE, TN – Ingram Digital today announced an agreement with the world’s largest university press, Oxford University Press (OUP), to make available a comprehensive list of OUP titles through Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary TM platform, a leading aggregator of online e-book and e-content resources.

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