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BCR Partners with Mosio to Bring Text a Librarian Service to Member Libraries

Nov
30

Aurora, CO, November 30, 2009 — BCR is partnering with Mosio, Inc., to bring its Text a Librarian service to BCR member libraries. Using mobile phone technology, patrons can text questions to reference services from their mobile phones and librarians can type answers on a web-based interface.

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BCR and LITA Partner to Offer Continuing Education Opportunities

Oct
21

AURORA, COLO. — BCR and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), have agreed to develop a reciprocal continuing education program to complement and expand the training opportunities for the members of both organizations.

The partnership will combine those areas in which each organization is expert to meet the growing need for libraries to offer new and innovative online continuing education courses while meeting the challenges of the rapidly changing library environment and shrinking budgets.

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BCR Partners with North Dakota, Hawaii to Administer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants

Jul
27

Aurora, CO, July 27, 2009 — BCR is partnering with the North Dakota State Library and the Hawaii State Public Library System to administer the third and final round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants program. The grant program will help eligible public libraries in these states upgrade and add public computer workstations for patrons in communities with high concentrations of poverty and where a library’s public computers are at risk of becoming outdated with limited capacity for users.

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BCR Partnership with Mango Languages Benefits All Member Libraries

May
15

AURORA, Colo., May 11, 2009 — BCR is pleased to announce the addition of Mango Languages to its comprehensive collection of learning resources. Mango is budget friendly and offers a fun, fast and convenient solution to a community's growing language learning needs.

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BCR Awarded NEH Grant to Support Digital Preservation Workshops for Digital Collaboratives

May
14

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs. Knowledge and expertise of digital preservation and the ability to develop and execute digital preservation programs is critical to ensure the long-term viability of the digital materials now being created by libraries and cultural heritage organizations.

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BCR to Offer TLC's BiblioFile and ITS.MARC Services

Apr
28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Brandie Baumann, communications coordinator 800.397.1552; [email protected]

AURORA, Colo., April 28, 2009 ― BCR and The Library Corporation (TLC) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement that allows BCR to offer TLC’s ITS.MARC databases, BiblioFile software and other products and services to BCR member libraries.

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BCR Welcomes Nebraska Libraries

Apr
22

Aurora, Colo., April 22, 2009 — Current NEBASE libraries will be moving to BCR for their OCLC products and services starting July 1, 2009, as the result of a recommendation from the Nebraska Library Commission and an agreement between BCR and OCLC.

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Oregon State Library Joins BCR's Shelf2Life Program

Mar
11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brandie Baumann, communications coordinator
800.397.1552; [email protected]

AURORA, Colo., March 11, 2009 — The Oregon State Library is participating in BCR’s Shelf2Life program, bringing its collections of pre-1923 U.S.-published monographs in the fields of genealogy and family history to the public through a print-on-demand program available through hundreds of online book retailers.

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