Thomson-Gale Celebrates Natl. Library Week with Librareo

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 01:53

In honor of National Library Week 2007 (April 15-21), Thomson Gale is launching librareo, an online community for libraries and the people who love them. To make certain librareo gets off to a great start, from April 15 until the end of June, librareo will host a very unique contest - the "I Love my Library" video contest.Here's how you enter to win:

Libraries Facilitate Access with Open Source

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 01/23/2007 - 20:40

Somebody writes " The open source movement and libraries have a lot in common, not the least of which is the belief in free and open access to ideas and information. Yet, until recently, libraries have been slow to switch to open source software. Libraries have highly specialized software needs because the library community has developed its own complex standards and protocols to facilitate things like interlibrary loan, meta data sharing, and federated searching.

Library Technology Guides: History of Library Automation

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 05:05

Somebody writes "Library Technology Guides: History of Library Automation. This graphic shows the history of mergers and acquisitions in the library automation industry. From The Library Technology Guides website which "aims to provide comprehensive and objective information related to the field of library automation." By Marshall Breeding, the Director of Innovative Technology and Research for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University. Via"

Ingram Acquires Coutts & MyiLibrary

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 12/19/2006 - 21:46

Coutts Information Services writes "Ingram enters academic library supply field acquiring Coutts Information Services and MyiLibraryTM:

NASHVILLE, TN Ingram Industries Inc. today announced its acquisition of Coutts Information Services and its MyiLibrary affiliate, heralding Ingram's entry into the academic library supply business.

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Not Always Full Speed Ahead

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 11/19/2006 - 02:52

The NYTimes Asks What is a megabit worth? And what the heck is a megabit anyway? These questions are hard to avoid for consumers trying to make sense of the fast-growing menu of options for high-speed Internet access.In many cases, consumer advocates and industry analysts said, customers do not get the maximum promised speed, or anywhere near it, from their cable and digital subscriber line connections.

Scirus Partners with Indian Institute of Science

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 11/09/2006 - 17:39

reported a collaboration between Scirus and the Indian Institute of Science in which the digital content of the Institute will be indexed in Scirus.
Scirus will index two institutional repositories, [email protected] and [email protected]. The former is an eprints archiving facility for the IISc research community and the latter a digital repository of theses and dissertations of IISc' students and researchers.
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RedLightGreen service ending

Submitted by Brian on Tue, 10/03/2006 - 22:23

I just got this in my email ...

Dear RedLightGreen user,

I am contacting you to let you know that on November 5th the RedLightGreen service will end. RLG, RedLightGreen's parent not-for-profit company has combined forces with another organization that supports a similar service, We have decided to invest all of our efforts into developing and supporting a single
product rather than continuing to support two.