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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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Internet Resources Newsletter - May 2009 Issue now available

Apr
30

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Kirtas offers the latest innovation in digitization for oversize books, documents, artwork, and objects

Apr
29




SkyView’s automated, motorized, overhead camera system can easily capture newspapers, manuscripts, historical documents, maps, photographs and artwork, providing an efficient, high-resolution solution for preservation and reproduction purposes. Image details stay crisp and true-to-life using Canon’s acclaimed EOS-1 Ds Mark III digital SLR camera.

Digitization provides numerous benefits for many organizations by:

• Enhancing access to valuable information held captive in physical books that are unavailable to the general public

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Time Travel Lands Australian Author Back in Australia!

Apr
17

Australia’s Fremantle Press recently purchased the rights to “Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait” by Australian K. A. Bedford. The rights were purchased from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, an imprint of Hades Publications Inc.

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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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Internet Resources Newsletter - April 2009 issue now available

Mar
30

The latest edition of the FREE monthly newsletter for academics, students and researchers is now available at:

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You Don’t Look Like a Librarian: New Book Looks at—and Shatters—Popular Stereotypes and Misconceptions About Librarians... Discusses New Images That Are Emerging in the Digital Information Age

Mar
26

March 31, 2009, Arlington, VA—At the opening of the 24th Annual Computers in Libraries conference and exhibition, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of You Don’t Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age, by Ruth Kneale. In this new book, librarian and blogger Kneale debunks outdated preconceptions about librarians and their profession that still exist in the digital era.

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PsycINFO Training Videos available on YouTube

Mar
25

The PsycINFO Department of the American Psychological Association is pleased to share training videos with you through the popular site YouTube. These videos provide guidance to using various features, as well as give tips to build precise searches. We are adding new videos regularly.

All of our videos are available on the PsycINFO Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PsycINFO

For more information about APA Databases, visit our website at apa.org/databases.

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Blog for Public Libraries

Mar
24

Hi Public Librarians,

I’m a librarian at BCR and have worked for a number of years in adult services at public libraries. I recently started a blog for public librarians - “The Librarian is IN” - see http://blogs.bcr.org/publiclibraries/ I hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear any comments, suggestions for topics, ideas etc. since this is a blog for you!

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2009 LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award winner announced

Mar
11

SOPAC was created as a module for the widely adopted Drupal OSS content management system. SOPAC provides a simple mechanism for integrating library catalog systems with the power of the Drupal content management system while allowing users to tag, rate, and review holdings. User input is then incorporated into the discovery index so that SOPAC becomes a truly community-driven catalog system. Other features include:

* Faceted browsing
* Saved searches
* Integrated renewals, holds placement, and fine payment

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