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OCLC Shared Print Management Program to help libraries collaborate and manage collections using WorldCat

Jan
22

The new OCLC Shared Print Management Program is designed to help libraries register shared print collections holdings in WorldCat so that they can collaborate closely to more efficiently manage and share these collections.

A growing number of regional efforts are under way to consolidate and preserve print collections among multiple libraries in response to the widespread availability of digital resources and increasing pressure for space in campus library buildings.

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More publishers to add e-book metadata to WorldCat

Jan
21

OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world to add more e-book metadata to WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries worldwide.

This new WorldCat metadata will be integrated into library management workflows using OCLC’s cataloging services and discoverable by users through a variety of library discovery services, including WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org.

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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference - HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time?

Jan
21

Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “HTML5 and CSS3: Ready for Prime Time?” on Friday, February 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, such as making your website more accessible, transitioning to the future-friendly web, and using HTLM5 and CSS3 with Modernizr.

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Code4Lib Journal Call for Papers for Issue #20

Dec
11

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 20th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 20th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid April 2013, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at:

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Librarians Without Borders hosts Prominent Guatemalan Educator and Social Activist

Nov
14

November, 2012 — Librarians Without Borders is proud to announce Jorge Chojolán’s North American speaking tour, which includes events in Toronto, London (ON), Ottawa, Montreal, and Los Angeles . Our Guatemalan partner, Jorge, is the founder and director of the Asturias Academy, a progressive K-12 school that offers education for students from low-income and indigenous families. The speaking events will focus on education reform, leadership, indigenous issues, libraries and literacy in Guatemala and take place from Nov. 11-29, 2012.

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More libraries join OCLC WorldShare Management Services community

Nov
12

Sixteen more libraries have announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, Webscale library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows with a powerful discovery and delivery tool for library users.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library offers Web access to world-renowned collection devoted to history of motion pictures

Nov
02

Since its establishment in 1928, the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has grown into a world-renowned institution dedicated to documenting the history and development of motion pictures as an art form and an industry. The library is open to the public and is an important resource for scholars, students, researchers and industry professionals. Today, researchers, students and film aficionados worldwide can begin to explore these rich, unique collections online through the Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections.

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Developing Legal Aid-Library Collaborations: Models and Replication Resources

Oct
26

The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series concludes with our forth webinar, Thursday November 1. Pro Bono Net is producing these webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration.

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Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools

Oct
05

The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series continues with our third webinar Thursday, October 11. Pro Bono Net is producing these webinars in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Central Minnesota Legal Services and Legal Services State Support (MN), with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiative Grants program. The series will help librarians better assist library patrons with legal needs by presenting a range of free online access to justice resources, and will showcase successful models for legal aid-library collaboration.

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