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New Report Examines Impact of Digitisation on UK Book Market

Oct
23

Report Buyer, has added a new report examining the potential impact of digitisation and other trends on the book market in the UK.

“Bookselling: Market report 2008” reports that the greatest challenge facing the bookselling industry is the wholesale digitisation of printed matter.

The report shows that leading publishers are digitising their backlists and preparing to digitise all their new books. Digitisation will make two things possible: e-books and print-on-demand books.

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Nakusp (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Oct
22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Norcross, GA – October 22, 2008

Nakusp Public Library has become the 11th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.

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Family-Oriented Game Service Now Available to Libraries

Oct
22

Libraries can now offer consumers the chance to play some of the best casual and education games during their library visit.

The Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan and the Lee County (Florida) libraries have already installed Exent Technologies’ “Family Play Pack” games service, which requires only a broadband connection. Local users have access to more than 250 safe, family-friendly titles such as Zoo Tycoon, Arthur’s Math Games, Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics and Grand Master Chess during regular library hours.

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ITG Expands Its Product Line with the Automated Library Patron Services Network Manager

Oct
21

Norcross, Ga. – The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is now offering Automated Library Patron Services (ALPS) to help libraries regulate public access computing and print cost management. ALPS provides a centralized solution that facilitates workstation time control, desktop security, automated computer reservations and print control.

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ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America: Dutch Librarians Take a 3-Week Expedition in the United States to Capture the Spirit of Librarians and Libraries

Oct
16

October 20, 2008, Monterey, CA—At the 12th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the release of ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America, a unique book/DVD set by Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer, with photographs by Geert van den Boogaard.

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Poetry In The Naughties

Oct
16

Bookhabit.com and the New Zealand Poetry Society are hosting an online international poetry competition celebrating written and performance poetry. The inclusion of an audio and youtube video section, made possible by the online nature of the competition, will bring the poetry alive and broaden its reach to a new audience and generation.

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Five New Indiana Public Library Systems Go Live With Evergreen

Oct
15

Five New Indiana Public Library Systems Go Live With Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – October 15, 2008

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Ohio Web Library Goes Live

Oct
15

Athens, OH and Columbus, OH--October 15, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) announced today that their Ohio Web Library search has gone live. Ohio Web Library is a collection of online resources and databases (proprietary and open content) accessible to all Ohioans. The Ohio Web Library search provides a fast, user-friendly search interface to the entire collection.

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Text a Librarian Makes it Easy For Libraries and Schools to Create Their Own Mobile Messaging Reference Services

Oct
15

Live, mobile Q&A system to power top universities, including UC Berkeley and the University of Kansas

San Francisco, CA–October 8, 2008—Every year, libraries answer more than 374 million reference questions, according to the American Library Association. Mosio, the award-winning mobile Q&A community, today announced the launch of Text a Librarian (www.textalibrarian.com), a new service that helps libraries set up mobile Q&A systems so they may answer students and patrons’ questions instantly via text message to any mobile phone.

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