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Kent County, Maryland, Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
10

Norcross, GA –June 5, 2008

Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland has gone live with Evergreen(tm) ILS Software. In preparation, Equinox
Software Inc. and Alpha-G Consulting have partnered to provide comprehensive migration services and support, including
database expertise, consultation, and system configuration.

KCPL is the first public library in Maryland to migrate to an open source ILS, and according to Public Services Librarian, Karen
Collier, “It took a visionary director and a dedicated staff for us to embrace an open source ILS as quickly as we did, but we're

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University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Jun
10

Norcross, GA – June 6, 2008
Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown becomes the first academic library to run
Evergreen in production. The story of the lightning migration, from concept to execution in a month, is documented in the blog of
Mark Leggott, University Librarian:
http://loomware.typepad.com/
Those who are interested can view the Library’s catalogue at:
http://islandpines.roblib.upei.ca/.

The University was incorporated in 1969 by joining the rich traditions of two historic institutions: the Prince of Wales College

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Shae Tetterton Joins Equinox Software, Inc.

Jun
04

Norcross, GA –June 3, 2008

Equinox Software, Inc., the Evergreen Experts, welcomes Shae Tetterton to the staff as Project Manager. Shae will play a key role in demonstrating Evergreen applications at industry conferences and in training new Evergreen users around the world.

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Open Archives Initiative Announces Public Beta Release of Object Reuse and Exchange Specifications

Jun
03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Open Archives Initiative Announces Public Beta Release of Object Reuse and Exchange Specifications

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Hill Library Trends Newsletter - May 2008

Jun
02

The Hill Library Trends Newsletter looks at what’s new in libraries, business, and technology by highlighting relevant reports, articles, and blog entries. It saves you time by bringing to light issues affecting these industries today and issues that may affect them tomorrow.

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Bactrian Gold begins US Tour. The Kabul Case, a fictional short story, from Scriblist.com, captures the magic of the inspirational true story in Afghanistan.

May
24

LONDON, May 25, 2008: The Bactrian Gold, the legendary collection of over 2,000 artifacts from Afghanistan, opens today to the public for viewing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is the inspiration in the fictional story ‘the Kabul Case’, written collaboratively by four British competition winning authors, published in the collection "Five Green Bananas", Book One from scriblist.com, in April 2008.

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Code4Lib Journal -- Call for Submissions for September issue

May
22

The Code4Lib Journal [ http://journal.code4lib.org/ ] is accepting proposals
for articles, book & software reviews, code snippets & algorithms,
conference reports, opinion pieces, etc., for its September issue. The
Code4Lib Journal strives to fill a communication niche above simple
description of software implementations but below pure theoretical digital
library investigation. The editorial committee is looking for content that
is practical, demonstrates how to exploit technology to create digital
library collections and services, or offers insight and forethought

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CLOSED EPA LIBRARIES TO RETURN IN LAVATORY-SIZED SPACES

May
22

Ordered by Congress to re-open its shuttered libraries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is grudgingly allocating only minimal space and resources, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is issuing a series of edicts placing virtually every aspect of library operations under centralized control of a political appointee.

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OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat

May
21

OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.

Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.

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McMaster University Library Partners With Kirtas Technologies, Ristech and Lulu.com to Unleash Thousands of Rare Books to the World

May
21

With the support of Kirtas' Canadian reseller Ristech, McMaster
University will be using the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA to digitize rare,
out-of-print books. Once the books are digitized and processed, files will
be made available to the world on the Internet through the university
library and for sale as print-on-demand books on Lulu.com.

"We have significant collections that we would like to make more widely
accessible through digitization," said Jeffrey Trzeciak, University
Librarian at McMaster University. "The digitization technology provided by

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