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New Site and Book From Peter Morville Search Patterns Design for Discovery

You may know Peter Morville from such books as Information Architecture for the World Wide Web or Ambient Findability, or from any number of library conferences, or his sites semanticstudios.com and findability.org. Well, he's back with a new book and site, http://searchpatterns.org/ , and Search Patterns: Design for Discovery.

"Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. This provocative and inspiring book explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real time search and discovery. Using colorful illustrations and examples, the authors bring modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance ranking, faceted navigation, multi-touch, and mixed reality. Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search applications better today."

LISNews Librarian Essay Contest Starts Today!

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.

All Essays Must Be Submitted Here!

You can view only essay entries at http://lisnews.org/essays/
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Subscribe to the Essay Contest Entries RSS Feed Here: http://lisnews.org/essays/rss
Below the break you'll see answers to your questions. -- Read More

Black History Month at Delaware Public Libraries

Delaware public libraries will be commemorating Black History Month (which starts on Monday) with a busy schedule of events across the state. Performances, discussions on historical and cultural events, storytellers and other performers will present the incredible contributions of Black Americans to their nation's history and identity.

A list of events is available at this link: http://library.blogs.delaware.gov/2010/01/28/black-history-month-at-your-delaware-library/.

How is your library commemorating Black History Month?

What's New On LISWire - The Librarian's News Wire

Did you know LISNews has a sister site devoted to PR?

Over at LISWire.com( http://liswire.com/ ) - The Librarian's News Wire - we have now posted well over 200 releases.

You can subscribe to one of our mailing lists Right Here. You can grab the main LISWire RSS Feed Here. There are a bunch of other feeds you can subscribe to listed Right Here. You can also follow along on Twitter Right Here.

Below the break I've posted all the latest releases. -- Read More

First Issue of the Official Koha ILS Newsletter Released

Today marks the first official release of the Koha ILS Newsletter. The newsletter will be released on the 15th of each month and available at http://koha.web2learning.net while the community awaits decisions related to the koha.org domain and foundation forming.

The table of contents for this inaugural issue is as follows: -- Read More

Librarian To Match Donations Up To $20,000 for Haiti!

Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian at Valdosta State University’s Odum Library in Valdosta, Georgia is putting up $10,000 of his own money for Haiti. From now until February 28, 2010, he will match any funds given to Partners in Health on my donation page, up to $10,000.

LISNews Librarian Essay Contest Some Details

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.

When I announced our little contest a few weeks ago I didn't provide many details. So read on below for a bit of an FAQ. Any other questions just let me know. -- Read More

PTFS to Acquire LibLime

PTFS to Acquire LibLime
Bethesda, MD—January 13, 2010—Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS), an industry-leading library solutions provider and developer of the ArchivalWare digital library and content management software, has announced it will acquire LibLime, the global leader in open-source software solutions for libraries. The transaction is expected to close before the end of January 2010.

Oxmoor house recalling home improvement books

Oxmoor House is recalling some of its titles due to incorrect electrical wiring diagrams. We see more use of our home repair manuals than ever. Scary to think of newbies doing their own wiring and even scarier to think of having incorrect info. http://recallqa.com/sunset/_cs/supporthome.aspx?sSessionID=

LISNews Librarian Essay Contest

The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.

I'll be happy to answer any questions via email or in the comments below. If you're interested in being a judge, let me know. I'll post more details a little later in the month.

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