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    June 5th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 4 June 2010 – Roaring Development has released SimpleDL 2.0, the newest version of their digital collection management software. Version 2.0 offers real time zoom and pan image support, full Unicode support, multi-item object support, CSS based skins, and an integrated OCR engine.

    The goal of each library is to help their patrons effectively discover items they need. In order to help patrons quickly find what they need SimpleDL 2.0 has enhanced the popular relevancy ranked SOLR search engine and combined it with faceted browsing. After a patron discovers the item he needs SimpleDL 2.0 automatically finds and recommends similar items from the collections.

    For libraries, SimpleDL offers an easy to configure system and a fast and reliable bulk load process. With just a few clicks of the mouse each library can easily create and rename facet categories and adjust the search relevancy to meet the needs of their collections. The streamlined bulk load process enables libraries to spend more time scanning and preparing data instead of loading it.

    Roaring Development will continue to enhance and refine SimpleDL to assist the library community in developing and delivering user friendly digital collections.

    About Roaring Development
    Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Salt Lake City Utah. Roaring Development is a library service organization that provides Digital Asset Management tools to libraries. For more information visit

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    June 5th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Mashup Mom Rachel Singer Gordon Shares Her Secrets on How to Save and Make Money Online by Harnessing the Power of the Internet

    June 8, 2010 Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online by former librarian and now work-at-home mom Rachel Singer Gordon.

    In these uncertain economic times, knowing how to save money is necessary in order to weather the storm. Rachel Singer Gordon—“Mashup Mom”—is a widely read blogger who combines high- and low-tech strategies to help her readers achieve financial objectives. In Point, Click, and Save, she helps money-conscious web users gain immediate relief from the pain of rising prices, find fabulous freebies, comparison shop for big ticket items, and develop legitimate multiple money making channels on the web.

    “Online, a mashup refers to a website that combines info from at least two different places to create something new—it “mashes it up,” the author says. “In real life, many moms (and dads and everyone else) also combine different things to create something new: We mix, or mash up, money-making and thriftiness strategies to create a whole new model of motherhood.”

    This immensely practical book and its supporting website provide clear, tech-savvy advice designed to reassure readers who are new to the world of saving and earning money online, while providing an array of innovative ideas, strategies, and resources for those who have been clipping coupons (online or off) for years.

    “When you become a mashup mom, you’ll also feel more able to ride out today’s tough economic times,” says Gordon in the book’s Introduction. “Learning how to save and make money from home is even more important when we’re facing everything from skyrocketing gas prices to double-digit increases in grocery staples to collapsing financial institutions.”

    The book features an Introduction by Gordon, a list of recommended reading, terms and abbreviations, and an index. Readers can also get more tips on how to save money, receive coupons, and freebies at her blog,

    Praise for Point, Click, and Save

    “Don’t have hours to spend scouring the internet to find the best deal sites or legitimate work-from-home opportunities? Never fear! Mashup Mom has done all the legwork for you. She’ll not only save you hours of time and effort, she’ll show you how to significantly cut your budget and earn hundreds of dollars per month. An invaluable resource.”
    —Crystal Paine

    “Packed with practical tips to help moms and dads stretch their hard-earned dollars … a great, hands-on how-to guide.”
    —J.D. Roth,

    About the Author

    “Mashup Mom” Rachel Singer Gordon is a former librarian who is now mashing up a new career as a freelance writer, editor, blogger, and workshop leader. She’s written several books for librarians, but her most recent, What’s the Alternative? Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros, really made her think about how we can succeed with at-home work when we mash in those savings strategies. She frequently presents at conferences for info pros on topics such as generational issues and alternative careers, teaches coupon classes in the Chicagoland area, and has written for The Dollar Stretcher, a popular publication on saving money.

    Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online (304 pp/softbound/$19.95/ ISBN 978-0-910965-86-6) is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. (ITI). It is available in bookstores through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) and direct from the publisher by calling (800) 300-9868 [outside U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; faxing (609) 654-4309; emailing; or visiting the ITI website at To request a review copy, contact Rob Colding; phone: {609} 654-6266 ext. 330, email: