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World's Smallest Self-Check for Libraries

May
29

www.LATcorp.com - Library Automation Technologies, Inc. Robert Baker, 856-566-4121 [email protected] Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, announces FlashScan-MAXine(TM), a small form-factor system that doesn't sacrifice any features or performance due to its tiny size. Measuring only 33"W x 22"D x 22"H the FlashScan-MAXine(TM) system can fit into virtually any space in the library to offer patrons unprecedented convenience in self-service with no limitations.

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University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires Five Millionth Volume

May
29

PITTSBURGH-Pitt's University Library System (ULS) has announced that its five millionth book acquisition is “Making the Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary” (Doubleday Business, 2007) by Pitt alumnus, Pitt trustee, and ULS Board of Visitors chair William Strickland.

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Benchmarking study of research libraries published: summary of some results

May
28

For a table of contents and other further information, view our website at www.PrimaryResearch.com

Primary Research Group has published Research Library International Benchmarks (isbn 1-57440-101-3). The 200-page study is based on data from 45 major research libraries from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Spain, Argentina, and other countries. The report presents a broad range of data on current and planned materials, salary, info technology and capital spending, hiring plans, spending trends for e-books, journals, books and more.

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Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 2

May
27

The Google Book Search Bibliography, Version 2 is now available from Digital Scholarship.

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm

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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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Karen Schneider Joins Equinox Software, Inc.

May
23

Karen Schneider Joins Equinox Software, Inc.
Norcross, GA –May 19, 2008
Equinox Software, Inc., the Evergreen Experts, welcomes Karen Schneider to the staff as Community Librarian. Karen will play
a key role in community liaison activities. She will also help build the Equinox brand and promote the use of open source
software.
“I came to Equinox because, as a librarian who for sixteen years has worked with nearly every brand of library software, I
enthusiastically believe in open source,” explained Karen. “The scalability, interoperability, and support models for open source

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Internet Resources Newsletter: June Issue

May
23

The latest edition of the FREE monthly newsletter for academics, students and researchers is now available at:

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Code4Lib Journal -- Call for Submissions for September issue

May
22

The Code4Lib Journal [ http://journal.code4lib.org/ ] is accepting proposals
for articles, book & software reviews, code snippets & algorithms,
conference reports, opinion pieces, etc., for its September issue. The
Code4Lib Journal strives to fill a communication niche above simple
description of software implementations but below pure theoretical digital
library investigation. The editorial committee is looking for content that
is practical, demonstrates how to exploit technology to create digital
library collections and services, or offers insight and forethought

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CLOSED EPA LIBRARIES TO RETURN IN LAVATORY-SIZED SPACES

May
22

Ordered by Congress to re-open its shuttered libraries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is grudgingly allocating only minimal space and resources, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is issuing a series of edicts placing virtually every aspect of library operations under centralized control of a political appointee.

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OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat

May
21

OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.

Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.

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