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Free Travel Writing Contest Sponsored by Smart Poodle Publishing

Jun
24

Kids Travel Writing Contest

Calling all Kids Ages 5-10: Submit Your Original Story to our Travel Adventure Contest!

Young Readers are invited to write a short story about one of their own real life or imaginary travel adventures anywhere in the world. The best stories will be published on smartpoodlepublishing.com and lillybadilly.com. Three lucky winners will each receive $25 in cash, a free copy of the Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica, autographed to each winner by Author/Illustrator/Voice Talent Debbie Glade.

Contest Rules

* This contest is free!

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Laramie County Library System (Cheyenne, WY) named 2008 Library of the Year

Jun
12

New York, NY, June 7, 2008— It is no accident that more than 80 percent of the residents that Laramie County Library System (LCLS) serves have library cards. Cutting-edge technology, a newly constructed building, highly effective publicity, dedicated staff, exemplary service to the city of Cheyenne and the county, all of these reasons and more make Laramie County Library System of Cheyenne, Wyo., Library Journal and Gale Cengage’s 2008 Library of the Year.

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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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Kent County, Maryland, Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
10

Norcross, GA –June 5, 2008

Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland has gone live with Evergreen(tm) ILS Software. In preparation, Equinox
Software Inc. and Alpha-G Consulting have partnered to provide comprehensive migration services and support, including
database expertise, consultation, and system configuration.

KCPL is the first public library in Maryland to migrate to an open source ILS, and according to Public Services Librarian, Karen
Collier, “It took a visionary director and a dedicated staff for us to embrace an open source ILS as quickly as we did, but we're

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New Beach Read for 2008

Jun
02

In Hawthorne's Cottage, when secrets are revealed in a small English village, personal relationships begin unraveling. ISBN 978-0-9787369-0-3, Tannenbaum Publishing Company, $13.95, www.tannenbaumpublishing.com.

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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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LibLime and Relais International Announce Partnership

May
29

ATHENS, OH--May 29, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open source solutions for libraries, and Relais International, Inc. world leader in resource sharing solutions for libraries, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two companies. This development comes shortly after Relais International's announcement of its intent to release the Relais resource sharing and document delivery products under an open-source license.

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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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IIPC Announces New Mailing List for Web Curators

May
20

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) has
established a new mailing list for web curators and other practitioners
interested in sharing information and experiences about web harvesting
issues and associated quality review and archival issues.

The mailing list will focus on curator tools for harvesting web
material, using web archives, working with archived material, and
accessing harvested material. Topics of interest could include:

* Harvesting tools and workflows, including NetarchiveSuite, PANDAS, the

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West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008

May
14

Save the dates for the eighth annual West Texas Book and Music Festival, September 23-27, 2008 at the Abilene Civic Center in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Don B. Graham, a distinguished writer and teacher specializing in Texas and Southwest literature, will be the 2008 recipient of the A. C. Greene Award to be presented at the West Texas Book & Music Festival on Sept. 27.
Graham is the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine.

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