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SOPAC Integration

Nov
05

YourLibrarySite(TM) Now Offers SOPAC Integration.

The library website development team at YourLibrarySite.com (a website development initiative offered by CraftySpace, LLC) is currently integrating Social OPAC functionality with the Palos Verdes Library District's website (PVLD.org). YourLibrarySite is using John Blyberg's SOPAC2 Drupal module to integrate PVLD's ILS with their website. This integration empowers library patrons to review, tag and rate biblio records without leaving PVLD's website, and to view the content created by other patrons.

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Library of Virginia joins the Plinkit Collaborative

Nov
05

We are pleased to announce that the Library of Virginia has become the fifth state to join the Plinkit Collaborative. Plinkit is software for libraries to use in creating smart, new web sites for their patrons. It was a co-recipient of the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year. Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Texas are already members.

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Stanford University Libraries and SirsiDynix Partner for Original Script Access

Nov
05

Partnership Results in Ground-breaking Support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Character Sets

PROVO, UT, October 31, 2008 – Stanford University and SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, today officially announced the completion of a project that allows searching and display of the library’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean holdings in the original scripts. In a previous related project, functionality for searching, sorting, and displaying was made available for Arabic and Hebrew scripts.

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County of Los Angeles Public Library Wins “Best Application of Technology” Award

Nov
05

Symphony Implementation Brings Accolades for Significant Quality and Productivity Improvements

PROVO, UT, October 28, 2008 – Last Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008, the County of Los Angeles Public Library system received the “Best Application of Technology” award due to their implementation and use of SirsiDynix Symphony®, a full-featured integrated library solution that helps libraries succeed in serving their patrons.

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Labette Community College in Kansas Chooses Koha

Nov
04

ATHENS, OH--November 4, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and the Labette Community College in Kansas, announced today that the Library has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.

The Labette Community College collection will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration of their 22,500 bibliographic records, support, and training on their Koha system.

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International Travel Grant to Attend the 100th SLA Annual Conference

Nov
03

ELIGIBILITY

- Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.

- Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.

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William and Mary Benefits from $2.5 Million Gift to Support Libraries; Swem Library Receives Largest Gift to Date

Oct
30

McLeod and Tyler’s gift provides $1.5 million to the Earl Gregg Swem Library — the largest gift in the library’s history — and $1 million to the Mason School of business. The business school’s future facility, Alan B. Miller Hall, will include library space named in honor of McLeod.

“I grew up in a house packed with books,” explained McLeod, who
retired in 2007 as director of Network Operations at Cox Communications.
“William and Mary is doing tremendous things in the digital area, but
traditional books and materials are irreplaceable.”

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Columbia's Scholarly Communication Program to Host Panel on Future of the Monograph

Oct
30

(NEW YORK, October 28, 2008) Representatives from Fordham University Press, Pennsylvania State University Press, and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) will speak at Columbia University on the economics of scholarly publishing and the future of the monograph. The panel discussion, entitled "The Future of the Book: Can the Endangered Monograph Survive?" will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555 on Columbia's Morningside Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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Susan Buchanan Joins LibLime as VP, Library Partners

Oct
29

ATHENS, OH--October 29, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Susan Buchanan has joined LibLime as Vice President, Library Partners.

In her role at LibLime, Buchanan will work with libraries to identify long-term software strategies and open-source solutions to meet their needs.

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