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Academic Libraries

Academic Libraries

U of C funds Open Access Authors Fund

Jun
24

Fund gives professors and students access to new funds
University of Calgary professors and graduate students will now have access to a $100,000 Open Access Authors Fund designed to increase the amount of publicly available research.

The new fund, announced today by Thomas Hickerson, Vice-Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian, is the first of its magnitude in Canada.

“I am proud that the University of Calgary is taking leadership in this movement to increase the worldwide accessibility of cutting-edge research,” said Hickerson (left).

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Marshall Public Library Selects Evergreen and Equinox

Jun
23

Marshall Public Library in Marshall, Missouri has selected Evergreen, the open-source library software,for its next-generation Integrated Library System. Marshall has chosen Equinox’s hosted Evergreenservice, an ideal solution for resource-conscious libraries seeking professional, round-the-clock supportfor their library systems.

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SUNY Geneseo and IDS Project win prestigious national award

Jun
12

SUNY Geneseo and the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project (http://www.idsproject.org/) are winners of a Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award for the IDS Project. The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Award - a nationally competitive award -- was created to encourage libraries and librarians to make changes in how they do resource sharing and improve service to users.

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Whistler Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
12

Whistler Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Norcross, GA – June 11, 2008
Whistler Public Library of the British Columbia SITKA (formerly BC Pines) Consortium has followed Prince Rupert, Powell River, Fort Nelson, and Terrace Public Libraries as the next facility to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library software.

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University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
10

Norcross, GA – June 6, 2008
Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown becomes the first academic library to run
Evergreen in production. The story of the lightning migration, from concept to execution in a month, is documented in the blog of
Mark Leggott, University Librarian:
http://loomware.typepad.com/
Those who are interested can view the Library’s catalogue at:
http://islandpines.roblib.upei.ca/.

The University was incorporated in 1969 by joining the rich traditions of two historic institutions: the Prince of Wales College

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Open Archives Initiative Announces Public Beta Release of Object Reuse and Exchange Specifications

Jun
03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Open Archives Initiative Announces Public Beta Release of Object Reuse and Exchange Specifications

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Hill Library Trends Newsletter - May 2008

Jun
02

The Hill Library Trends Newsletter looks at what’s new in libraries, business, and technology by highlighting relevant reports, articles, and blog entries. It saves you time by bringing to light issues affecting these industries today and issues that may affect them tomorrow.

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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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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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