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Call for Nominations Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize

Aug
12

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is very pleased to award the annual Robert Colby Scholarly Book Prize for a scholarly book that most advances the understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper and/or periodical press. All books exploring periodicals of the period are eligible (including single-author monographs, edited collections, and editions) as long as they have a publication date of 2008. The winner will receive a plaque and a monetary award of up to $3,000, and will be invited to speak at the RSVP conference at the University of St.

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ebrary becomes Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks Certified

Aug
12

Today, ebrary(R), a leading provider of e-content services and technology, has announced that it has become the first e-book provider to become Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks Certified. As a KnowledgeWorks Certified content provider, ebrary will provide more flexible ways for customers to find and access titles in their subscription e-book databases through Serials Solutions e-resource access and management services.

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University of Iowa Libraries Chooses Attune Systems For Their File Virtualization Solution

Aug
12

"Actively managing our archival data allows us to move the least used files to less expensive storage," said Mark Weber, lead system administrator for the library. "Digital objects that are frequently used remain on our high performing storage area network. As a research library, however, we are also responsible for data curation and preservation on files that might be needed once every five, ten, or fifty years. The Maestro File Manager file-level assessment helps us make sure we are leveraging our storage environment most efficiently.

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ALA Brings Advocacy Presence to REFORMA National Conference

Aug
12

ALA's Advocacy Institute, entitled "Making our Voices Heard," will take
place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. The workshop will offer
advocacy essentials such as message development and coalition building
and offers a valuable opportunity to network and share ideas with
library advocates who work to meet the information needs of the Latino
community. Attendees will leave with the tools necessary to become
better advocates for their bilingual and multicultural communities and
campuses. Guest speakers will include Mario Ascencio, immediate

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New Durham Public Library Selects Koha

Aug
11

ATHENS, OH--August 11, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the New Durham Public Library in New Hampshire has selected a Koha Classic hosted solution for their next integrated library system.

New Durham Public Library's collection will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration and support on their Koha system.

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Publishing Company to Raise the Dead

Aug
11

Revelation-Insight Publishing Co. is determined to resurrect many of the old masterpieces from the “Public Domain” graveyard.
Aug 01, 2008 Orlando, Fla. This new and up and coming company has mapped out and begun to excavate various genres within this massive public burial site. Their objective is to segment the various masterpiece work into a “reader leveled” format, which is consistent with the current educational model. This approach will ensure a smooth a transition within the various levels and among the plethora of written bodies material.

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You Loved the Blog--Now Read the Book!

Aug
08

For Immediate Release
Contact:Rob Colding
Information Today, Inc.
(609) 654-6266 ext. 330
[email protected]

Pop Goes the Library: New Book Helps Librarians Leverage Pop Culture to Connect with Users and Communities.

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Amigos Library Services attains IACET accreditation

Aug
07

DALLAS, TX, August 7, 2008 – Amigos Library Services, Inc. now offers International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Continuing Education Units for its approved online and face-to-face training courses.

IACET Authorized Provider status enhances the value for Amigos’ highly regarded training courses. “The widely recognized IACET accreditation demonstrates our commitment to a high standard of quality continuing education,” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Continuing Education Services Manager.

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Southeast Kansas Library System Selects Koha ZOOM

Aug
07

ATHENS, OH--August 7, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the Southeast Kansas Library System in Kansas has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.

SEKLS is the 8th consortium in 2008 to select LibLime's Koha ZOOM solution.

SEKLS's consortial collection of 364,000 items will be hosted offsite at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration, training and support on their Koha system.

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Branch District Library Goes Live With Evergreen

Aug
07

The Branch District Library is the first library in the Michigan Evergreen project to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. This is the first step in a process that will see seven Michigan public libraries - with a total of twenty-one branches - migrating to Evergreen by the end of the year. Michigan Evergreen is a shared-catalog project administered by the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided bumper-to-bumper support during the data migration process.

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