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    October 30th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

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    October 27th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    SC LENDS Welcomes Four New Library Systems Live on Evergreen

    Norcross, GA — October 27, 2009
    SC LENDS, the South Carolina library resource sharing network, welcomes four new members to the consortium. Calhoun, Chesterfield, Dorchester, and York County Library Systems have gone live with Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software.
    Equinox Software, Inc., the development and support company established by the original Evergreen developers, provides migration resources, 24/7 ongoing technical support as well as hosting services for the consortium’s server.
    These library systems join the first three SC LENDS libraries which went live over the summer. The consortium will see a total of 10 library systems joining live on Evergreen by the end of 2009. The web address for SC LENDS’ growing catalog is
    Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox, said “South Carolina’s Evergreen initiative is not only providing resource sharing throughout the state, but Evergreen also allows the consortium to enjoy immense cost-cutting benefits by sharing a single system. As the consortium grows, the benefits only become greater.”

    About Evergreen
    Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
    Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 4 countries including 10 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.
    For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

    About Equinox Software, Inc.
    Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the constorial, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.
    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit
    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 678-269-6113
    Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.

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    October 22nd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Norcross, GA– The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies Inc., added new personnel, new accounts and new products as it continued record growth into the third quarter of 2009.

    New Customer Libraries/Installations:

    During the third quarter, ITG added twelve new customers to its ranks and provided new systems or upgrades to twenty-two existing clients. The Greensboro Public Library (NC) chose ITG, industry leaders in interoperability, for an RFID conversion from Techlogic. They also chose ITG’s VistaSort automated materials handling system to further increase efficiencies. In Ontario, Canada, the Whitby Public Library chose ITG’s inventory and shelf management system, including the Apex RFID PowerReader™ wand and Apex ShelfMaster™ software for use with their existing 3M RFID infrastructure following side-by-side testing. Also new to the ITG family, the Kansas City (KS) Public Library bought thirteen of ITG’s Apex XpressCheck EM countertop units during the quarter. Other new customers included:

    Cleveland Public Library (OH), through strategic partner SirsiDynix
    Logos Evangelical Seminary (CA)
    Longview Public Library (TX), through strategic partner Polaris
    Woodbridge Town Library (CT)
    City of Abilene Public Library (TX)
    Art Circle Public Library (TN)
    City of St. Petersburg (FL)
    Florida Community College (FL)
    Fort Frances Public Library (ONT, CANADA)

    New Personnel

    ITG filled two key positions in the third quarter, naming Robyn Connelly as Marketing Director, and hiring Daniel Iannini as Project Implementation Specialist, supporting a growing list of West Coast customers. ITG’s former Vice President of Marketing, Amy Thropp, had been recently named the company’s first Vice President of Customer Care. Lee Cuthbert also joined the ITG marketing staff, supporting Robyn with a focus on company communications and product support.

    Robyn, based in ITG’s Norcross, Georgia headquarters, is responsible for the execution and management of marketing strategies including interactive, advertising, direct mail, communications and brand positioning. She had been marketing director for her own interactive web development company, Figit, LLC. She was also previously the head of marketing for the Orlando, FL office of Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately-owned commercial real estate firm.

    Daniel is based in Los Angeles, and as Project Implementation Specialist he performs support and installation in the Western and Northern Regions of the US. Before joining ITG, he spent two years as an IT Desktop/On-Site Remote Manager at UBS Investment Bank, and he had been a Field Technician for Micro World for five years.

    New Product Roll-Out

    In July, ITG debuted its new DiaMond RFID/EM combination security pedestals at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Through a partnership with Netherlands firm Dialoc ID, ITG is now able to deliver the first generation of hybrid EM/RFID security systems for libraries, designed for optimal effectiveness in logistics and security.

    ITG also began a full roll-out of its Automated Library Patron Services (ALPS) print and computer management product during the third quarter. The subscription-based service allows for complete management of a public computing environment in one package with no up-front costs or hidden fees. Feature-packed and compatible with most ILS packages, ALPS reduces staff time spent managing the computers and printers.

    Integrated Technology Group Receives 2009 Best of Norcross Award

    In June, The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) selected Integrated Technology Group for the 2009 Best of Norcross Award in the Business Services category. The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

    About the Integrated Technology Group

    Integrated Technology Group ( develops, markets, and supports library automation technologies that empower librarians to make operations more efficient and better serve their patrons. ITG's products include patron self-checkout, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, library materials security, public computer reservation, and print management. With over 30 years experience in the library industry, ITG combines smart technology and progressive design to create standard solutions that can be easily customized to meet site-specific requirements. ITG, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.

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    October 22nd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    AURORA, COLO. — BCR and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), have agreed to develop a reciprocal continuing education program to complement and expand the training opportunities for the members of both organizations.

    The partnership will combine those areas in which each organization is expert to meet the growing need for libraries to offer new and innovative online continuing education courses while meeting the challenges of the rapidly changing library environment and shrinking budgets.

    BCR brings a professional staff of trainers in traditional librarianship, with broad perspective and experience of both the library and cultural heritage environment, as well as experience in creating, implementing and delivering training courses for the online community. BCR will provide the technical infrastructure to support both online and self-paced learning.

    LITA’s membership base brings an array of expertise in library standards, emerging technologies and best practices that can be utilized to bring practitioners into the forefront for passing on their expertise to the rest of the community. Michelle Frisque, LITA President, said “I am excited by this new partnership with BCR which will allow LITA to provide a wider range of educational opportunities to our members.”

    Beyond the advantages of being able to learn where and when it is most practical, the membership of both organizations will benefit from receiving high-quality instruction immediately applicable to the operation of their libraries, as well as extending the variety of courses available through each organization. All members of the BCR/LITA community will have a unique opportunity for continuing education, from the basics to emerging technologies, taught by high-quality subject matter experts.

    This new partnership is the first time a multistate consortium such as BCR and an ALA division have combined to undertake a broad-based continuing education program for their respective members.

    To submit a proposal for a continuing education program, visit

    About LITA
    LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers. LITA, with over 3,500 members, has been serving the needs of the library and information technology community since 1966. For more information about LITA go to, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail:

    About BCR
    BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation’s oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit or email

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    October 21st, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    October 20, 2009, Monterey, CA--Information Today Inc. (ITI) will have an author autographing session during the Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00–6:00 PM at the Information Today, Inc. booth on Monday, October 26. Here is your chance to meet some of the ITI authors and buy autographed copies of their books!

    The following authors will be signing their books:

    Nicole C. Engard (Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data)

    David Lee King (Designing the Digital Experience: How to Use Experience Design Tools and Techniques to Build Websites Customers Love)

    Ruth Kneale (You Don't Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age)

    Stephanie Gerding (The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries)

    Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer (ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America)

    Elizabeth Burns (Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community)

    Attendees will receive a special 20% discount on these and other ITI books and are eligible to enter a drawing for other popular titles!


    About Information Today, Inc.
    Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is a leading publisher and conference organizer in the field of technology and technology applications in today’s enterprise. Information Today publications include Streaming Media magazine, CRM magazine, KMWorld magazine, Database Trends and Applications magazine, EventDV magazine, and EContent magazine. ITI’s annual conferences include Enterprise Search Summit, Streaming Media East/West, WebSearch University, and SpeechTEK. Website:

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