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Equinox Software and PTFS Europe Form Evergreen Partnership

May
05

Equinox Software and PTFS Europe Form Evergreen Partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – May 5, 2009

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Is Science Fiction Predicting the Future?

May
01

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing allows readers to see into the future with an “electronic brain”… but are we the first to find this technology?

The BBC recently reported that Britain has developed an “electronic brain” — a web technology that not only revolutionizes the way individuals surf the net, but the way knowledge is gathered.

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South Central Library System in Wisconsin Selects Koha and LibLime

Apr
30

South Central Library System, with headquarters in Madison WI, provides service to 52 libraries located in 7 counties with a service population of 800,000. LINK is the consortium of the 41 SCLS members that share an integrated library system. With annual circulation of over 11.6 million, nearly 3 million holds filled annually, 826,000 bibliographic records, and over 3 million item records, LINK will be one of the largest installations of Koha to date.

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Salt Spring Island (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Apr
20

Salt Spring Island (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Norcross, GA – April 20, 2009

Salt Spring Island Public Library has become the 15th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.

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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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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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Koha is Open-Source ILS of Choice, A New Study Finds

Mar
26

Columbus, OH--LibLime, the leader in open solutions for libraries,
announced today the results of a study conducted in 2008, that finds
Koha to be the open-source ILS of choice for respondents--across every
library type. LibLime is the foremost provider of Koha automation
solutions worldwide.

The study--conducted by Outsell, Inc--surveyed hundreds of library
decision-makers across the US and Europe. When current and potential
users of open source were asked which ILS package they preferred,
respondents selected Koha as their first choice across all segments by

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The Law Society of British Columbia Goes Live with Evergreen

Mar
18

The Law Society of British Columbia Goes Live with Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – March 18, 2009
The Law Society of British Columbia has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Jeremy Buhler, a graduate student from SLAIS at UBS, did most of the work developing the main page and migrating data. Buhler has recently begun working with British Columbia SITKA as a trainer/help desk specialist.

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