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Data CD of LISTen BlogWorld Episodes Now Available

Oct
26

Erie Looking Productions is proud to announce that a compact disc is available for purchase through on-disk.com of LISTen's coverage of BlogWorldExpo 2008. The disc contains remastered recordings of the three episodes at very high quality in Ogg Vorbis format. The disc is intended for library collections and for archiving. Archival concerns drove the decision to use the Ogg Vorbis format as it is an open standard.

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New Website for LISjobs

Oct
24

Visitors to LISjobs.com will notice a new look and feel today as the newly-redesigned site launches. The redesign brings LISjobs.com in line with current web standards and adds new content and features. Note that old links willl be broken; please update your links and bookmarks.

Highlights of the redesign include:

* Better integration of the LISjobs.com forum and other interactive site features.
* Job ads that, as always, are free to both job seekers and employers.

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Libraries and Autism: We're Connected

Oct
24

The Scotch Plains Public Library (NJ) and the Fanwood Memorial Library (NJ) produced a customer service training video to help library staff serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively. The video focuses on what you need to know about autism spectrum disorder and empowers the viewer with specific techniques to offer more inclusive and comprehensive customer service when interacting with this growing and underserved population. Nationally, autism affects one in every 150 individuals, and in New Jersey, as many as one in ninety-four.

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Inaugural Reference Renaissance Conference Creates Buzz

Oct
23

Aurora, Colo., October 22, 2008 — By all measures, the Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends conference, held in Denver (CO) this past August, was an unparalleled success. Nearly 500 attendees from five countries and 41 U.S. states participated in two days of thought-provoking, inspiring and practical presentations and workshops focused on established, emerging and merging areas of reference service. Conference presentations now are available, and a print collection of proceedings is scheduled to be published in 2009. Plans even now are underway for a 2010 conference.

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IBM Software Helps Clients Take Back Control of Growing Volumes of Content

Oct
23

IBM today announced a new family of products for archiving email, classifying content and searching multiple information sources -- independent of where and how the content was created, processed and archived. IBM Content Collection and Archiving products are designed to help clients take back control and unlock the business value of their content, while enforcing regulatory compliance and operational policies and reducing total cost of ownership.

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New Report Examines Impact of Digitisation on UK Book Market

Oct
23

Report Buyer, has added a new report examining the potential impact of digitisation and other trends on the book market in the UK.

“Bookselling: Market report 2008” reports that the greatest challenge facing the bookselling industry is the wholesale digitisation of printed matter.

The report shows that leading publishers are digitising their backlists and preparing to digitise all their new books. Digitisation will make two things possible: e-books and print-on-demand books.

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Nakusp (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Oct
22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Norcross, GA – October 22, 2008

Nakusp Public Library has become the 11th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.

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Latest issue of ITALica, a new weblog on libraries and information technology

Oct
22

ITALica is currently a pilot project. Our current issue includes content submitted by authors appearing in the September (vol. 27, no. 3) issue of ITAL:

- Mark Cyzyk, "Virtues and Values in Digital Library Architecture"

- Erik Lease Morgan, "MyLibrary: A Digital Library Framework and Toolkit"

- Mireia Ribera Turro, "Are PDF Documents Accessible?"

- James Feher and Tyler Sondag, "Administering an Open-Source Wireless Network"

- Robert N. Bland and Mark A. Stoffan, "Returning Classification to the Catalog"

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[Reposted] eXtensible Catalog - New Website

Oct
22

The eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project is working to design and develop a set of open-source applications that will provide libraries with an alternative way to reveal their collections to library users. XC will provide easy access to all resources (both digital and physical collections) across a variety of databases, metadata schemas and standards, and will enable library content to be revealed through other services that libraries may already be using, such as content management systems and learning management systems.

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