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American University of Afghanistan Selects Koha ZOOM and LibLime

Apr
13

Columbus, OH--April 13, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted system for their next integrated library system.

American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)--http://www.auaf.edu.af/index.php-- is the only non-profit private institution bringing western-style higher education to Afghanistan. The AUAF Library is supported by USAID, philanthropic donations, and student tuition.

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ITG Implements 21-Bin Sorting System to Work in Conjunction with Library’s Custom Designed Integrated Library System

Apr
09

Norcross, Ga. – The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County is installing a 21-bin automated materials handing (AMH) sorting system from the Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc. The automated materials handing system will work in conjunction with the library’s custom designed radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated library system (ILS), developed by the deputy executive director/technology, Jim Welch.

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US Leading 2.0 Researcher Dr. Michael Stephens Appointed 2009 Caval Visiting Scholar

Apr
01

"The intent of this study is to understand the impact on library staff and institutional culture and makeup after a Learning 2.0 program", Dr Stephens says.

"The critical questions for libraries looking forward are to what extent has Learning 2.0 impacted institutional culture and staff confidence, and to what degree has it improved the ability of library staff to use emerging technologies?"

Dr Stephens notes that "More than 500 libraries in 15 countries have implemented Learning 2.0 programs in 2 years but we know very little about their effectiveness."

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Code4Lib Journal: new issue 6 now available

Mar
31

Editorial Introduction - Issue 6
Christine Schwartz
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1376

The intelligent use of technology in libraries continues to be one of our most crucial challenges. For those of us who became librarians because we loved to explore the book stacks, we are now finding new ways to explore both old and new content in digital form. With issue 6 of the Code4Lib Journal we hope you will find new ways to explore, experiment, and bring to your library users what they want and need.

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Rochester Institute of Technology partners with Kirtas Technologies to make its famed Middleton Collection available to the world

Mar
30

ROCHESTER, N.Y., MARCH 24, 2009 – Housed within Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Cary Graphic Arts Collection is the Bernard C. Middleton Collection, one of the finest resources in the world for the study of bookbinding history and practice.

And as ironic as it may seem, even a collection of books about bookbinding can find a place to call home in the online world. Kirtas and RIT today announced that RIT’s famed Middleton Collection is available on Kirtasbooks.com, joining the growing number of content partners providing collections and titles to the site.

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Koha Selected By Warren County Community College in New Jersey

Mar
30

COLUMBUS, OH - March 30, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) have announced that Warren County Community College (WCCC) in New Jersey has selected Koha ZOOM for their next integrated library system (ILS).

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Social Responsibility Journal Special Issue explores social responsibility in developing and transition countries

Mar
30

Emerald’s approach to publishing embraces the notion that ‘diversity brings strength in knowledge ecology’ and encourages the ‘export’ of ideas into the developing world.

In her introduction to the special issue, Maria Aluchna Comments: “The issue offers a wide range of topics presenting aspects of current challenges of both topic of CSR and corporate governance. I truly recommend all the articles published in this special issue”.

The issue consists of two sections, the first discusses the status and development of CSR and the second focuses on corporate governance.

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Library Automation Techologies to Present at TLA Booth #2825

Mar
27

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 24, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the Texas Library Associations Annual Conference (TLA) at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on April 1-3.

LAT will be demonstrating the allCIRC™ Media Dispensing System that provides libraries both media protection and patron self service all in one portable unit. In addition, the ultra-small MAXine™ Self Checkout System will be setup for hands-on demonstrations.

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Salem Church Library of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Integrates ITG Self-Checkout Kiosks with SirsiDynix Horizon ILS

Mar
27

Norcross, Ga. – Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., has implemented ITG’s Apex XpressCheck™ patron self-service kiosks at the Salem Church branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The self-service kiosks work in conjunction with the library’s SirsiDynix Horizon integrated library system (ILS) and existing barcode labels. The new system also features ITG’s fine and fee payment system.

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Evergreen to Power Newly-formed South Carolina Consortium, SC LENDS

Mar
26

Evergreen to Power Newly-formed South Carolina Consortium, SC LENDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – March 26, 2009

Evergreen open source library software will power SC LENDs (South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System), a statewide consortium for a massive shared catalog and other services spearheaded by the South Carolina State Library. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” will provide data migration, software configuration, and post-migration 24-7 technical support.

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