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OCLC announces strategy to move library management services to Web scale

Apr
23

"Our strategy to move library management systems to Web scale builds on OCLC's 40-year history of innovation and cooperation," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "In 1967, OCLC Founder Fred Kilgour revealed a strategy to create an online union catalog through shared cataloging in order to reduce individual transaction costs for libraries. The result has been WorldCat, which has saved libraries millions of dollars in cataloging and interlibrary loan costs.

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Salt Spring Island (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen

Apr
20

Salt Spring Island (B.C.) Public Library Goes Live with Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Norcross, GA – April 20, 2009

Salt Spring Island Public Library has become the 15th library in British Columbia’s SITKA consortium to go live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software.

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Time Travel Lands Australian Author Back in Australia!

Apr
17

Australia’s Fremantle Press recently purchased the rights to “Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait” by Australian K. A. Bedford. The rights were purchased from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, an imprint of Hades Publications Inc.

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American University of Afghanistan Selects Koha ZOOM and LibLime

Apr
13

Columbus, OH--April 13, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted system for their next integrated library system.

American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)--http://www.auaf.edu.af/index.php-- is the only non-profit private institution bringing western-style higher education to Afghanistan. The AUAF Library is supported by USAID, philanthropic donations, and student tuition.

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Koha Selected By Warren County Community College in New Jersey

Mar
30

COLUMBUS, OH - March 30, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) have announced that Warren County Community College (WCCC) in New Jersey has selected Koha ZOOM for their next integrated library system (ILS).

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Evergreen to Power Newly-formed South Carolina Consortium, SC LENDS

Mar
26

Evergreen to Power Newly-formed South Carolina Consortium, SC LENDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – March 26, 2009

Evergreen open source library software will power SC LENDs (South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System), a statewide consortium for a massive shared catalog and other services spearheaded by the South Carolina State Library. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” will provide data migration, software configuration, and post-migration 24-7 technical support.

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Koha is Open-Source ILS of Choice, A New Study Finds

Mar
26

Columbus, OH--LibLime, the leader in open solutions for libraries,
announced today the results of a study conducted in 2008, that finds
Koha to be the open-source ILS of choice for respondents--across every
library type. LibLime is the foremost provider of Koha automation
solutions worldwide.

The study--conducted by Outsell, Inc--surveyed hundreds of library
decision-makers across the US and Europe. When current and potential
users of open source were asked which ILS package they preferred,
respondents selected Koha as their first choice across all segments by

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Journal of Information Ethics Seeks Articles On: surveillance, biometrics, image manipulation

Mar
24

Robert Hauptman, editor of the JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS would like to receive articles (or proposals) on the following topics: surveillance, biometrics, image manipulation.

More information on the journal can be found here: http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/jie.html

Make initial contact at .

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The Law Society of British Columbia Goes Live with Evergreen

Mar
18

The Law Society of British Columbia Goes Live with Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – March 18, 2009
The Law Society of British Columbia has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Jeremy Buhler, a graduate student from SLAIS at UBS, did most of the work developing the main page and migrating data. Buhler has recently begun working with British Columbia SITKA as a trainer/help desk specialist.

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Dawn Roberts Joins Equinox Software as Director of Marketing

Mar
16

Dawn Roberts Joins Equinox Software as Director of Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – March 16, 2009

Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen open-source library software, welcomes Dawn Roberts as Director of Marketing. Roberts will play a key role in helping to establish the company’s presence at industry trade shows and exhibitions.

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