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Purdue University Libraries Selects LogiXML To Meet High Demand for Library e-Resources

McLean, VA (April 6, 2011) – LogiXML, the pioneer of web-based business intelligence software, today announced that Purdue University Libraries has selected Logi Insight to track and analyze the usage of library resources, including e-resources, which represent the largest and fastest growing part of Purdue’s budget. Purdue joins Boston College, New York University, and Texas Tech University to adopt Logi Insight for Libraries (

Gale Helps Library Users Create Their Own Story with Free Access to Resources During National Library Week

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 6, 2011 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six highly-praised online resources for use by any library during National Library Week.

Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to April 24, 2011. Librarians can download the widget to their homepage by visiting starting on April 10. Library patrons should look for the widget on their library’s homepage, which provides single-click access to these online resources.

One-Pager: A library website template that allows your patrons to find what they want.

Drawing on our experience with libraries and library websites of all types we distilled our knowledge into a website interface that is good for libraries and good for library users.

We love libraries. In our work, we’ve watched users struggle, we’ve learned from mistakes, and we’ve applied what we know to this template. Every library and every set of users is unique, but we can confidently say that One-Pager is founded on the common ground that libraries and library users share.

University of Oxford and OCLC Research collaborate to study digital ‘residents’ and ‘visitors’ in the transition between high school and university

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 31, 2011—University of Oxford and OCLC Research are collaborating in a six-month JISC-funded study, which is part of a larger three-year longitudinal project to investigate the theory of digital residents and visitors with students in the transitional educational stage, the time between late-stage secondary or high school and the first year of university.

EBSCO Publishing Continues to Enhance eBook Collections

~ 26 New Prepackaged eBook Subject Sets Now Available ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 31, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment to enhancing the quality of the eBook user experience while simplifying collection development. EBSCO has released 26 new eBook subject sets providing libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their eBook collections.

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Larry Baerveldt as Systems Engineer

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ByWater Solutions Welcomes Larry Baerveldt as Systems Engineer

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Larry Baerveldt as their new Systems Engineer. Larry will be in charge of optimizing ByWater's hosting platforms and will specialize in maximizing system performance for both their hosted and non-hosted customer installations. Larry will also be taking part in the day to day support of ByWater's customer installations.

LibLime Koha Selected by The American Craft Council

Bethesda, MD - March 28, 2011 - The American Craft Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota has contracted with LibLime to migrate to Koha, the premiere open source ILS for libraries.

Migrating from their legacy InMagic system, the Council will join LibLime’s growing family of special libraries. The Council has selected LibLime to perform all of their implementation services including professional project management, data migration, system configuration, staff training, and will help the Library brand and customize their web site.

LibLime Koha Chosen by The Bay School

Bethesda, MD – March 28, 2011 – The Bay School in San Francisco, California has selected LibLime as their vendor of choice to implement Koha, the open source ILS for libraries.

Code4Lib Journal Issue 14 Call for Papers

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 14th issue.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.

WorldCat Local offers more content from leading publishers

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 24, 2011—An expanding collection of authoritative content from leading academic publishers is now accessible through WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to electronic, digital and physical library materials.

WorldCat Local provides access to more than 750 million items, including books, journals and databases from international publishers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; as well as the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.