HAPLR 2006

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 11/15/2006 - 23:45

The seventh edition, HAPLR 2006, is featured in the November 2006 issue of American Libraries magazine, a publication of the American Libraries Association. 

Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, HAPLR identifies the public libraries in America with the highest input and output measures.  Statistics alone cannot define library excellence, of course, but the ratings numbers are important.

Emerald Program to Support Collection Development

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 13:38

CHRIS OLSON writes " Emerald Group Publishing is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new educational initiative to support library and information science (LIS) graduate students and faculty, and to increase exposure and interest in academic publishing. The Welcome to Emerald program provides masters’ degree-seeking (MLS) students with free access to the Emerald Fulltext database for use in their collection development course. Over 350 students are currently participating in the fall 2006 semester, with enrollments now open for spring 2007.

Announcement: Web Curator Tool

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 11/04/2006 - 20:03

The National Library of New Zealand and The British Library are pleased to announce the release of the Web Curator Tool as an open-source project. The tool, and its manuals, FAQs, mailing lists, source code, developer documentation, and other information, including a presentation, are available from Sourceforge. The Web Curator Tool is a tool for managing the selective web harvesting process.

Pimp My Bookcart! Contest

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 10/26/2006 - 14:49

Unshelved, the daily library comic strip available at Overdue Media's Web site , has had such a response to its "pimp my bookcart" series--readers at libraries and schools said they were planning to "customize, augment or otherwise pimp" their bookcarts--that the site is having a "pimp my bookcart" contest for "libraries, schools, businesses and anyone with a bookcart that needs a little something extra."

Cornell Picks Microsoft as Scanning Partner

Submitted by John on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 14:25

This week's digitization announcement is brought to you by Cornell University and Microsoft:

Cornell and Microsoft will be teaming with Kirtas Technologies in Victor, N.Y. to digitize the materials for Live Book Search. Kirtas is a recognized pioneer of revolutionary solutions that enable high-quality, non-destructive bound document digitization at up to 2,400 pages per hour.

Want to get more out of LITA Forum?

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 07:28

Michelle Boule writes "Don't just go to Forum and sit there! Be active and blog for LITA instead!

If you are going to Forum, volunteer report on one of the excellent
sessions you are planning on attending. Writers for LITA Blog are all
volunteers, paid with the subsequent fame of seeing their name on the blog.

You can view LITA Blog here:
You can view the blog schedule

New Fully Web-Based Catalog Search on its Way

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 10/06/2006 - 13:21

Anthony writes "Medialab Solutions, the Dutch creator of AquaBrowser Library, which is in over 100 US libraries, has now announced its latest offering: AquaBrowser Online. This service provides the latest technology in library catalog search in a completely web-based environment to smaller libraries (to 150,000 titles) who want a visual search without the cost of a large software implementation.

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.