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Inaugural Reference Renaissance Conference Creates Buzz

Oct
23

Aurora, Colo., October 22, 2008 — By all measures, the Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends conference, held in Denver (CO) this past August, was an unparalleled success. Nearly 500 attendees from five countries and 41 U.S. states participated in two days of thought-provoking, inspiring and practical presentations and workshops focused on established, emerging and merging areas of reference service. Conference presentations now are available, and a print collection of proceedings is scheduled to be published in 2009. Plans even now are underway for a 2010 conference.

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IBM Software Helps Clients Take Back Control of Growing Volumes of Content

Oct
23

IBM today announced a new family of products for archiving email, classifying content and searching multiple information sources -- independent of where and how the content was created, processed and archived. IBM Content Collection and Archiving products are designed to help clients take back control and unlock the business value of their content, while enforcing regulatory compliance and operational policies and reducing total cost of ownership.

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New Report Examines Impact of Digitisation on UK Book Market

Oct
23

Report Buyer, has added a new report examining the potential impact of digitisation and other trends on the book market in the UK.

“Bookselling: Market report 2008” reports that the greatest challenge facing the bookselling industry is the wholesale digitisation of printed matter.

The report shows that leading publishers are digitising their backlists and preparing to digitise all their new books. Digitisation will make two things possible: e-books and print-on-demand books.

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Cornell launches data-driven science unit

Oct
23

ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell University announced today the establishment of the DISCOVER Research Service Group (DRSG) to facilitate data-driven science at Cornell by developing cross-disciplinary data archival and discovery tools. DISCOVER will conduct pilot projects in selected strategic areas such as the development of data discovery portals using access-layer protocols now under development at Fedora Commons and the Virtual Observatory.

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Nakusp (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Oct
22

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Norcross, GA – October 22, 2008

Nakusp Public Library has become the 11th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.

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Latest issue of ITALica, a new weblog on libraries and information technology

Oct
22

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"

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Family-Oriented Game Service Now Available to Libraries

Oct
22

Libraries can now offer consumers the chance to play some of the best casual and education games during their library visit.

The Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan and the Lee County (Florida) libraries have already installed Exent Technologies’ “Family Play Pack” games service, which requires only a broadband connection. Local users have access to more than 250 safe, family-friendly titles such as Zoo Tycoon, Arthur’s Math Games, Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics and Grand Master Chess during regular library hours.

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[Reposted] eXtensible Catalog - New Website

Oct
22

The eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project is working to design and develop a set of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to library users. XC will provide easy access to all resources (both digital and physical collections) across a variety of databases, metadata schemas and standards, and will enable library content to be revealed through other services that libraries may already be using, such as content management systems and learning management systems.

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ITG Expands Its Product Line with the Automated Library Patron Services Network Manager

Oct
21

Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is now offering Automated Library Patron Services (ALPS) to help libraries regulate public access computing and print cost management. ALPS provides a centralized solution that facilitates workstation time control, desktop security, automated computer reservations and print control.

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eXtensible Catalog - New Website

Oct
17

The eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project is working to design and develop a set of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to library users. XC will provide easy access to all resources (both digital and physical

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