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Library Journal: Features


Last Build Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 22:14:07 +0200


InfoTech: Leeds Equity Partners Buys Ex Libris
Leeds is largest U.S.-based private equity firm focused on education, training, and related business services.

InfoTech: Grand County PL Contracts with LibLime
2007 Best Small Library in America first in Utah to use Koha.

InfoTech: LibLime Acquiring CARE Affiliates, Grant Returning to Ex Libris
The sale includes “select products, related services and domain names along with associated service contracts.”

InfoTech: Queens Library Installs VTLS System in Six Months
The implementation required custom software, integration with many third-party systems, and the conversion and migration of vast data stores.

Is the NIH Mandate Working? PubMed Central Submissions More Than Double
Compliance under voluntary policy was low; but rates now may be 55-60%.

BiblioCommons Emerges: “Revolutionary” Social Discovery System for Libraries
Will be used by libraries serving more than half of Canada’s population; coming to some U.S. libraries

ALA Panel Promotes Education Campaign for 2009 Digital TV Conversion
Analog-to-digital TV shift in 2009 means coupon program for new converters; willnew digital channels serve the public interest?

Top Tech Trends Panel Enlightens Despite Technology Troubles
The Top Tech Trends panel at the the 2008 ALA Annual conference identified topics such as open-source technology, APIs, and mobile devices among others as the most important trends for library technology in the coming years.

At SPARC Forum, News of the University of California’s Open Access Near Miss
The University of California almost passed an Open Access plan. The lesson from Harvard: keep it simple.

InfoTech: DCPL First To Offer MP3 Audio Downloads
MP3 audiobook downloads make their public library debut through OverDrive, which will be demoing the service at ALA