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EBSCO Publishing and The H.W. Wilson Company Make Joint Announcement of Merger Agreement

Jun
02

~Two long-time industry leading vendors come together with goal of improving services for libraries ~

Ipswich, Mass. — June 2, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and The H.W. Wilson Company (Wilson) have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. This combination of organizations will allow the strengths of each to benefit existing and forthcoming products & services.

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OCLC releases new membership report: Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community

Jan
20

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 20, 2011—Americans are using libraries a lot more as the economic downturn has impacted lives, careers and incomes. Americans see increased value in libraries and the value that libraries provide to their communities, and report even stronger appreciation of the value librarians bring to the information search experience, according to a new membership report by OCLC, a nonprofit library services and research organization.

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™

Oct
05

~ Easy Access to the Library’s Valuable Collection, a Viable Alternative To Search Engines and Quality Metadata Reasons Why EBSCO Discovery Service™ was Selected ~

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BOOK SALE FINDER LAUNCHES BOOK SALES TO GO - New Product Guides Book Buyers Directly to Used Book Sales Using GPS

May
11

Book Sale Finder, the online guide to used book sales, announced the release of Book Sales TO GOTM, a free product which allows people to easily locate library book sales and book stores throughout the USA and Canada.

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Baker & Taylor and EBSCO Publishing Partner to Bring Added Value to Book Records in EBSCO Discovery Service™

Feb
11

~ Data from Baker & Taylor Provides Options for EBSCO customers to Enhance the Discovery Experience for End-Users and Drive Usage of Library Collections ~

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European University Cyprus Selects LibLime Enterprise Koha

Nov
30

COLUMBUS, OH - November 30, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, has announced that European University Cyprus (EUC) in Nicosia, Cyprus, has selected LibLime Enterprise Koha for their integrated library system.

The Library's system will be installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers and distributed via Software as a Service on LibLime's cloud computing platform.

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Karen A. Coombs Joins LISHost as Web Applications Specialist

Sep
18

BUFFALO, NY--September 18, 2009 -- LISHost (http://lishost.org/), the leader in web hosting for librarians & libraries, announced today that Karen A. Coombs has joined LISHost as the Web Applications Specialist. In her role at LISHost, Coombs will work with libraries and librarians to identify and implemented open source web applications to meet their needs.

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BCR Partners with North Dakota, Hawaii to Administer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants

Jul
27

Aurora, CO, July 27, 2009 — BCR is partnering with the North Dakota State Library and the Hawaii State Public Library System to administer the third and final round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Grants program. The grant program will help eligible public libraries in these states upgrade and add public computer workstations for patrons in communities with high concentrations of poverty and where a library’s public computers are at risk of becoming outdated with limited capacity for users.

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BCR Partnership with Mango Languages Benefits All Member Libraries

May
15

AURORA, Colo., May 11, 2009 — BCR is pleased to announce the addition of Mango Languages to its comprehensive collection of learning resources. Mango is budget friendly and offers a fun, fast and convenient solution to a community's growing language learning needs.

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BCR Awarded NEH Grant to Support Digital Preservation Workshops for Digital Collaboratives

May
14

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs. Knowledge and expertise of digital preservation and the ability to develop and execute digital preservation programs is critical to ensure the long-term viability of the digital materials now being created by libraries and cultural heritage organizations.

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