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INCOLSA, NEBASE and PALINET join the Plinkit Collaborative

Dec
01

Plinkit was recognized with the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year as an innovative, multi-state technology project with significant impact on libraries and communities across a broad section of America. The PLINKIT Collaborative is a pioneering initiative as it’s the first collaborative technology project of its kind among state library and regional agencies.

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LLAMA Mentoring Program Seeking Mentors and Mentees

Dec
01

Do you want to share your experience and expertise by encouraging and nurturing a future LLAMA leader?

Do you want to develop your leadership and management skills by learning from a current LLAMA leader?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you are just the right person to participate in an exciting 10 month formal mentoring program.

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Hurricanes and Libraries: Emergency Management Activities

Nov
26

The Information Use Management
& Policy Institute
at Florida State University has been awarded a grant
to examine how libraries, responders and communities have united to better
prepare for and recover from hurricanes. 
Public libraries can play an important role in each phase of hurricane
season’s lifecycle.  One way of dividing
the hurricane lifecycle is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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SUSHI Schemas Updated to Support Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases

Nov
26

The SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.93 - 2007) defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data, utilizing a Web services framework. Designed as a generalized protocol extensible to a variety of usage reports, it also contains an extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER usage reports.

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SLA Adds New Dues Tier for Info Pros Making Less than $18K

Nov
17

SLA Adds New Dues Tier for Info Pros Making Less than $18K

With many facing lay offs and cutbacks SLA members are able to rely on their professional association to provide assistance in tough times

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Code4Lib Journal: Call for Proposals, March Issue

Nov
10

Call for Submissions:

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

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HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature: Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included

Nov
10

HathiTrust Releases Experimental Full-Text Search Feature:
Approximately 350,000 Public Domain Works Included

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls

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Library of Virginia joins the Plinkit Collaborative

Nov
05

We are pleased to announce that the Library of Virginia has become the fifth state to join the Plinkit Collaborative. Plinkit is software for libraries to use in creating smart, new web sites for their patrons. It was a co-recipient of the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year. Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Texas are already members.

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International Travel Grant to Attend the 100th SLA Annual Conference

Nov
03

ELIGIBILITY

- Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.

- Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.

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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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