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September 18th, 2009
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ByWater Solutions Welcomes Nicole C. Engard as Director of Open Source Education
New York Public Library and Kirtas Technologies Partner to Make 500,000 Public-Domain Books Available to the World
ROCHESTER, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 – Readers and researchers looking for hard-to-find books now have the opportunity to dip into the collections of one of the world’s most comprehensive libraries to purchase digitized copies of public domain titles. Through their Digitize-on-Demand program, Kirtas Technologies has partnered with The New York Public Library to make 500,000 public domain works from the Library’s collections available (to anyone in the world).
Library Mashups: In This New Book, Information Professionals Explore Innovative Ways to Deliver Library Data and Services While Involving Patrons and the Community
September 21, 2009, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, edited by Nicole C. Engard.
Ask-WA is pleased to announce the launch of Washington State's first online virtual reference portal. Connecting more than 60 libraries across the state, and backed by a worldwide cooperative, Ask-WA provides 24/7 reference service to the library users of Washington State.
Ask-WA is an essential resource for students looking for citations at three in the morning, for Washington residents doing personal research, for genealogists. Washington librarians are available to help you get started on that tough research project, investigate your family roots, or even just settle a bet.
DALLAS, Texas, September 2 – Amigos Library Services, Inc. will present an online conference “Going Green @ Your Library –Lean, Green, Clean Ideas” on October 7. The online conference will address a variety of “green” issues from LEED certification to practical, low cost/no cost suggestions for library and IT operations.
For the past few months, staff at the Washington State Library have been working hard, exhaustively scouring the web and compiling quality resources to help library users across Washington State. The result? A thorough guide detailed resources and techniques to help you and your users navigate this tough economy. We've covered numerous subjects, including health and nutrition, family and parenting, finances, job-seeking, and a whole lot more.
Check it out now at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/
PHILADELPHIA, August 26, 2009—To better welcome the city’s older adults, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a spacious resource center for seniors at the Parkway Central Library this morning.
ByWater Solutions and PTFS, Inc. Partner with Dallas Christian College for Koha Installation and Support
ByWater Solutions and PTFS, both open source community supporters and Koha support companies, announced today that Dallas Christian College of Dallas, TX, has partnered with them for the implementation of the Koha integrated library system.
The installation, which is targeted to go live by the end of August, has already begun. The college has also contracted with ByWater and PTFS for their data migration, support and training services.
The Executive Board of the American Library Association approved
the establishment of a certification program for library support staff
at its meeting last week in Chicago. The LSSC Program is the
first national, voluntary certification program for library support
staff. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, the program will now enter a testing phase in five library
organizations across the United States.
Camilla Alire, ALA president, said, "This innovative certification
program demonstrates the value of all library support staff to our
Editorial Introduction - Code4Lib: Long May You Run by Tom Keays
The Code4Lib Journal mirrors the diversity and depth of interests and expertise of its readership. Our successes, indeed, are yours.
How Hard Can it Be? : Developing in Open Source by Joann Ransom with Chris Cormack and Rosalie Blake