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OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat

May
21

OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.

Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.

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McMaster University Library Partners With Kirtas Technologies, Ristech and Lulu.com to Unleash Thousands of Rare Books to the World

May
21

With the support of Kirtas' Canadian reseller Ristech, McMaster
University will be using the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA to digitize rare,
out-of-print books. Once the books are digitized and processed, files will
be made available to the world on the Internet through the university
library and for sale as print-on-demand books on Lulu.com.

"We have significant collections that we would like to make more widely
accessible through digitization," said Jeffrey Trzeciak, University
Librarian at McMaster University. "The digitization technology provided by

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Vendor space nears sellout for August bargain book show in Atlanta

May
14

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great American Bargain Book Show, scheduled for the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta on Friday-Saturday, August 1-2, has already sold 350 tables, according to Cathie Eargle, show co-coordinator.
The Great American Bargain Book Show debuted at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta in 2008. It is now among the three largest remainder and bargain book shows in the nation.

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Xlibris To Promote Self-Published Titles With Library Journal

May
05

Combining online and print advertising, these latest promotional packages from the self-publishing giant gives authors the opportunity to reach out to one of the most stable book-buying markets in the library system.

More information about Xlibris’ marketing services and promotional activities can be found at www.xlibris.com. The Xlibris Customer Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-888-795-4274, or e-mail at [email protected].

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Daniel Sweeney Joins LibLime as Senior Business Analyst

Apr
24

Daniel Sweeney comes to LibLime from Ex Libris (formerly Endeavor) where he spent the last 9 years in project management and business analyst roles. Previously, Dan worked as a librarian in academic libraries for five years. He has an MLS from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University.

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