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New York Public Library and Kirtas Technologies Partner to Make 500,000 Public-Domain Books Available to the World

Oct
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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).

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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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Mosio Launches RefStart: Virtual Reference + Social Media + Search =)

Sep
10

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San Francisco, CA - September 10, 2009

Responding to the increasing use of virtual reference services amongst patrons and the massive industry-wide adoption of social media as a must-have presence for libraries, Mosio launches RefStart: A dynamic, web-based mobile reference utility to help manage virtual reference, social media and online search.

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Palm Beach Community College pilots HealthLibrarian.

Sep
08

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Palm Beach Community College Pilots Semantic Search Engine for Health Knowledge.

Florida Startup Offers Multi-lingual Scientific, Open Access Health Content to 18,000 Students

August 25, 2009. (MIAMI, FLORIDA) - Palm Beach Community College ("PBCC") is the first community college to join a pilot program to deploy the HealthLibrarian semantic search engine for health data across its campuses and accessible to all PBCC students and staff.

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Amigos Library Services offers Online Conference

Sep
02

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.

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North Dakota State Library Partners With LearningExpress

Jul
02

LearningExpress, LLC, the leading provider of job and career advancement, test-preparation, and skill-building programs, announced today that the North Dakota State Library has entered into a strategic partnership with LearningExpress to implement the LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform on a statewide basis. This agreement marks the fourteenth statewide contract awarded to LearningExpress, LLC.

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Library forum promotes technology activism

Jun
11

"Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, against your wishes, and won't give you the key, they don't have your best interests at heart," warns Cory Doctorow, technology activist, journalist and best-selling science fiction author who will give the opening keynote at this year’s Internet Librarian International ( 15 & 16 October, London).

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Pasco County Library System implements LS2 PAC from TLC

May
20

DENVER (May 20, 2009) – The Pasco County Library System, which is no stranger to distinction, has added another feather to its illustrious cap. The award-winning network of eight libraries in west central Florida has partnered with The Library Corporation to beta test TLC’s LS2 PAC module for its CARL•X™ Integrated Library System (ILS).

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Emerald shares knowledge and ideas at career fair

Apr
21

[email protected] is the Pratt School of Information and Library Science Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, the career fair is aimed at students in the New York metropolitan area on Library and Information Science Courses, and will enable them to meet with a variety of industry recruiters and listen to a variety of scheduled speakers from the publishing industry.

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Ingram DigitalSM Expands International Presence to Taiwan

Mar
02

LA VERGNE, TN – The Taiwan Library Consortium, in conjunction with the government of Taiwan, has selected Ingram Digital, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, hosting and distribution, to provide e-books and audio books to a majority of the nation’s libraries.

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