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BCR Partners with North Dakota, Hawaii to Administer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants

Jul
27

Aurora, CO, July 27, 2009 — BCR is partnering with the North Dakota State Library and the Hawaii State Public Library System to administer the third and final round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants program. The grant program will help eligible public libraries in these states upgrade and add public computer workstations for patrons in communities with high concentrations of poverty and where a library’s public computers are at risk of becoming outdated with limited capacity for users.

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Library Journal Sings Praises of Three Genealogical Publishing Company 2009 Reference Books

Jul
24

We were recently very pleased to learn that the latest editions of three of our reference books (International Vital Records Handbook, Fifth Edition; Genealogist’s Address Book, 6th Edition; and the County Courthouse Book, 3rd Edition) received very strong reviews in Library Journal.(In fact, the Vital Records Handbook received a starred review, LJ’s highest mark of distinction.) Please read on for details.

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist's Address Book. 6th ed. Genealogical. 2009. 800p. ISBN 978-0-8063-1796-0. $69.95. REF

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Developers of Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Receive Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

Jul
22

Developers of Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Receive Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic
Resources Management

SERU Recommended Practice from NISO Offers an Alternative to E-Resources Licenses

Baltimore, MD - July 22, 2009 – The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce that Judy Luther, President of Informed Strategies, and Selden Lamoureux, Electronic Resources Librarian at North Carolina State

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California Library Launches SOPAC Website Integration

Jul
21

Palos Verdes Library District (http://www.pvld.org/) working with the development team at YourLibrarySite.com (a website development initiative offered by CraftySpace CMS) announces the launch of SOPAC (social online catalog) integrated into a new Drupal version 6 website. This launch is one of the first public library adoptions of SOPAC outside of Darien Library in CT, where John Blyberg first developed this open source technology.

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My Info Quest Txt 4 Answers Launches Today

Jul
21

It’s official! People are now sending more text messages than they are making cell phone calls. Librarians are aware of the popularity of texting and are ready to take their professional services to cell phones.

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32 Library Systems Now Live on Evergreen Indiana

Jul
20

32 Library Systems Now Live on Evergreen Indiana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA — July 20, 2009
32 library systems are now live on Evergreen Indiana, a shared-catalog project of the Indiana State Library based on Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open-source library automation software. The new additions are Waterloo Grant Township, Pike County, Alexandria-Monroe, and Kendalville & Limberlost Public Libraries.

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Haines (Alaska) Evergreen Catalog Unites Four Local Organizations

Jul
17

Haines (Alaska) Evergreen Catalog Unites Four Local Organizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA — July 17, 2009

Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska has gone live with Evergreen, the highly scalable, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” oversaw data migration and software configuration, and will provide round-the-clock ongoing technical support.

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LISWire Works!

Jul
15

Author Molly Dowd, whose book "Kevin Knows the Rules" was publicized on LISWire last winter knows that the Wire is a great way to reach a broad selection of librarians. Over 150 librarians accepted her offer of a reader's copy of her book to examine for their libraries. LISWire Works!

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Madonna University in Michigan Chooses Koha and LibLime

Jul
11

COLUMBUS, OH --July 11, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.

The Koha installation 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 80,000 bibliographic records, support and training services.

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Equinox Support Team Grows, Keeping Pace with Evergreen Adoption

Jul
08

Equinox Support Team Grows, Keeping Pace with Evergreen Adoption
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA — July 8, 2009

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