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    October 10th, 2008LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    WOBURN, Mass., BUSINESS WIRE -- Inmagic will attend the Internet Librarian Conference 2008 (booth 217) and provide attendees with a sneak peak into Inmagic(R) Presto 3.0 - the latest in social knowledge management. Presto 3.0 will be made available for customer deployment October 31st, and is the latest version of the company's flagship social knowledge management platform used by leading organizations such as NASA, Newsweek, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, RV Anderson Associates, Ltd., and OPHEA.

    Presto 3.0 contains enhancements that enable organizations to integrate, capture and capitalize on its collective domain expertise or "wisdom of their communities," and gain never-before-realized insight into information assets by creating social knowledge networks. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at Presto 3.0's rich library asset management and workflow capabilities. This seamless integration of library, knowledge management and social technologies makes Presto the industry's first true social library platform.

    "Presto 3.0 is a significant new product release for our customers and for the industry," says Paul Puzzanghera, President and CEO of Inmagic. "We are on the brink of a convergence between knowledge management and social media that will profoundly reshape how content is managed and how information professionals collaborate and share information."

    At Inmagic's booth, attendees will discover:

    -- The differences between social networking and social knowledge networks

    -- A technology for socializing content within the enterprise that is markedly different from traditional document and content management systems

    -- How traditional library tools can integrate with social technologies to create an interactive social library platform

    -- How to use social knowledge networks to enrich their companies' domain expertise, enhance search and discovery processes, improve productivity and foster greater collaboration

    Additionally, Inmagic will demonstrate the latest release of Inmagic(R) Genie, the company's Web-based integrated library system (ILS) for Inmagic(R) DB/Text -- a specialized database optimized for text retrieval that lets users build networked and standalone textbases to manage information. DB/Text is used by thousands of organizations worldwide.

    Internet Librarian is the only conference for information professionals who are using and developing Internet, intranet, and Web-based technologies. This year's show, "Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools and Practices," will bring to the table new Web 2.0 tools, practices, and services; and illustrate how they are improving the way companies manage information and interact with clients, partners, vendors, and more. The Internet Librarian Conference 2008 takes place Oct. 20 to 22 in Monterey, Calif. For more information, please visit the conference's Web site.


    Since 1983, Inmagic has helped companies rapidly capture, organize, share, manage, and exploit their collective wisdom. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic's Presto, Genie, and DB/Text to forge social knowledge networks that connect their people and information to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual property, and more. Find out how much your company really knows. Visit Inmagic at

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    For more information,
    press only: Gregory FCA Kate Ritchie,
    610-642-8253 or Inmagic,
    Inc. Mike Cassettari,

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    October 10th, 2008LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ALA offers Recognition Awards and Grants

    CHICAGO – Nominate yourself, colleagues or your library for the 2009 American Library Association (ALA) Recognition Awards and Grants.

    Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for awards is December 1.

    The following lists the major ALA awards with the Web sites for application guidelines:

    · ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award honors a library, library consortium, group of librarians or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The award includes $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Information Today, Inc.

    Beta Phi Mu Award is presented to a faculty member of a library school or an individual for distinguished service to education in librarianship. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society.

    W. Y. Boyd Literary Award is given to an author of a military novel that honors the service of American veterans during a time of war: 1861-1865, 1914-1918 or 1939-1945. The award includes $5,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by William Young Boyd.

    Marshall Cavendish Excellence in Library Programming Award is given to a school or public library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by providing programs that have community impact and respond to community needs. Advocacy, partnerships and creative of use of resources, regardless of the size of the library, will be taken into consideration. The award includes $2,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by the Marshall Cavendish Corporation.

    Melvil Dewey Medal honors an individual or group for a recent creative professional achievement in library management, training, cataloging and classification or the tools and techniques of librarianship. The award includes $2,000, Dewey Medal and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated OCLC/Forest Press, Inc.

    · EBSCO ALA Conference Sponsorship provides 10 $1,000 awards to help librarians attend ALA’s Annual Conference. To apply for this award, applicants must submit an essay of no more than 250 words addressing, “How will attending this ALA Conference contribute to your professional development?” The award is donated by EBSCO Subscription Services.

    · Equality Award honors an individual or group for an outstanding contribution that promotes equality in the library profession. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation donated by Scarecrow Press, Inc ., a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

    · Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award recognizes and honors a librarian for investing time and talent to make a positive change in the profession of librarianship. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by the Elizabeth Futas Memorial Fund. The biannual award application deadline is Dec. 1, 2009.

    Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award is given to a library organization that exhibited meritorious achievement in carrying out a library financial development project to secure new funding resources for a public or academic library. The award includes $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Gale Cengage, Inc.

    Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature - An annual award to honor the best book published in library literature. This book may help library professionals in the areas of management principles and practice, understanding and application of new techniques, or furthering the education of librarians or other information specialists. The award includes $5,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Greenwood Publishing Group.

    Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship honors an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Ken Haycock, PhD.

    Paul Howard Award for Courage honors a librarian, library board, library group or individual for exhibiting unusual courage benefiting library programs or services. The award, given every two years, includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Paul Howard. The deadline application for the biennial award deadline is Dec. 1, 2008.

    Joseph W. Lippincott Award is given to a librarian for distinguished service to the profession. To qualify, the librarian must display outstanding participation in professional library activities, notable published professional writing or other significant activities on behalf of the profession. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Joseph W. Lippincott, III.

    Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that encourages artistic expression of the disability experience for young children, middle school and teens. One award will be given in each category. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional. Three recipients will each receive $5,000 and a plaque. The donor is Katherine Schneider, Ph.D.

    Scholastic Library Publishing Award (formerly Grolier) honors a librarian whose “unusual contribution” to the stimulation and guidance of children’s and young adult reading exemplifies outstanding achievement in the profession. The award includes $1,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by Scholastic Library Publishing.

    · Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of library service to children while having general management/supervisory/ administrative responsibility that has included public library service to children in its scope. The recipient will receive a plaque and recognition artifact. The donor is Peggy Sullivan.

    H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant is awarded to a library organization for a program to further its staff development goals and objectives. The award includes $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation, donated by the H.W. Wilson Company.

    World Book-ALA /Information Literacy Goal Award -. Two annual awards consisting of $5,000 and a gold-framed citation of achievement to a public and school library. The World Book/ALA Information Literacy Goal Award seeks to promote exemplary information literacy programs in public and school libraries. The annual awards are designed to encourage and support innovative and effective information literacy programs in today’s school and public libraries donated by World Book, Inc.

    For general information about these and other ALA awards, visit

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    October 10th, 2008LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Do you have printing horror stories? Are you often frightened by reams of paper abandoned at the printer? Do you have a spooky ghost that keeps printing and then vanishing? Do your patrons turn into scary goblins when they hear how much they owe in printing charges?

    Learn how libraries make sure patrons print what they need, and turn printing distress to printing success. Topics to be Covered:
    To Charge or Not to Charge
    Print Management: Software and Other Solutions
    Printing from Patron Laptops

    To discuss these print management issues and more, attend the October MaintainIT Cookbook Book Club Webinar. This month we read and discuss Meal Plan 6 from Recipes for a 5-Star Library. The chapter is available as a free download here:

    MaintainIT hosts Cookbook book clubs each month. These informal and informative sessions focus on practical solutions to supporting public access computing. Bring your questions and your experiences to share.

    Title: Meal Plan 6: Print Management
    When: Oct. 28, 2008 9 AM Pacific/10 AM Mountain/11 AM Central/Noon Eastern
    Duration: 1 hour

    --Stephanie Gerding, MaintainIT Contributor