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Library Automation Techologies to Present at TLA Booth #2825

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 24, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the Texas Library Associations Annual Conference (TLA) at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on April 1-3.

LAT will be demonstrating the allCIRC™ Media Dispensing System that provides libraries both media protection and patron self service all in one portable unit. In addition, the ultra-small MAXine™ Self Checkout System will be setup for hands-on demonstrations.

San Diego Public Library Embraces Self Service

SOMERDALE, NJ, March 19, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it has completed the phase-one rollout plan for the San Diego Public Library, which encompassed over 36 machines in 18 branches.

The operation and patron interface were customized to meet the library system’s requirements while the physical looks were modified with custom table tops to match the library’s décor. The installed machines provide an easy, seamless and integrated environment for both patrons and staff.

LAT'S Products Now Integrate with EOS. Web

SOMERDALE, NJ, January 5, 2008: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announces that it now fully supports and integrates, across its entire FlashScan and allCIRC product lines, with the EOS International , a leader in web-based automation software
for special and corporate libraries.

This integration provides mutual customers the confidence that LAT patron self service solutions will operate seamlessly within EOS.Web Integrated Library System.

Integrated Technology Group Gained 19 New Clients, Acquired A New Patent and Hired An Account Manager in 4th Quarter

Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., gained 19 new clients, acquired a patent by the U.S. Patent Office and added a new account manager in the fourth quarter of 2008. In addition, the ITG Scan & Print System was used by Equinox Software, Inc. to assist Indiana libraries in the migration to Evergreen, an enterprise-class, open source, integrated library system (ILS). The ITG Scan & Print System can re-label bar codes on items at a rate of more than 250 books per hour.

Patent for AV Xpress™

New Website to Promote Library Book Sales and Bookstores in Tough Economy

Marion, Iowa (February 2, 2009) - Book sales are excellent fund-raising events for local libraries especially during tough economic times when people are searching for bargains. A new website, BookSaleList.com, has been launched to help libraries promote book sales and bookstores.

"We've worked hard to design a website that is not only easy to use, but will offer a significant value to book sale organizers. BookSaleList will not only promote your book sale or store, but it can give you a place, in addition to your website, to spotlight your library or Friends group. In addition, we have a strategic growth plan that includes improvements and additional features. We're also dedicated to search engine optimization, so that when visitors search for book sales, they find you," stated web designer Jared Martinez.

October 6th Stories Fly Around the World in Fifteen Schools to celebrate International School Libraries Month

London, October 3, 2008: From Stockport, via Louisiana to Saigon, a British School Library Manager is organising a global creative writing day for fifteen schools in three continents on October 6th, the UK designated celebration Day of International School Libraries Month, and is supported by five acclaimed British children's authors.

Schenectady (NY) Library Will Need a Year for a Major Renovation

If they want a new library, they won't be able to use the old one for awhile.

The $8M project calls for temporary closure of Schenectady Main Library; over 1,400 daily library patrons will be forced to seek other options while the library is closed for a year or more. The building, opened about 40 years ago, is at Clinton and Liberty streets, sandwiched between City Hall and police headquarters.

In the library with a leading Islamic liberal

Egyptian Gamal Banna backs women's right to lead prayers and thinks clerics should adapt to modern times the LA Times reports.

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