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    May 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Fifteen more libraries have announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, Webscale library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows, and offer a next-generation discovery tool for library users. This brings the number of libraries worldwide committed to using WorldShare Management Services to 210.

    “UNCG believes that WorldShare Management Services are the next major advance in library cooperation,” said Tim Bucknall, Assistant Dean of University Libraries and Head of Electronic Resources and Information Technologies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “The services significantly reduce redundant and duplicative effort across libraries, thereby allowing each library to focus on their unique content and strengths.”

    Among the new subscribers:

    • Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, Michigan
    • Criswell College, Wallace Library, Dallas, Texas
    • Crown College, Watne Memorial Library, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota
    • Dordt College, John and Louise Hulst Library, Sioux Center, Iowa
    • Franklin Pierce University, Frank S. DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire
    • Fuller Theological Seminary, David Allan Hubbard Library, Pasadena, California
    • Huntingdon College, Houghton Memorial Library, Montgomery, Alabama
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
    • Pasadena City College, Shatford Library, Pasadena, California
    • Plymouth State University, Lamson Library, Plymouth, New Hampshire
    • Santa Barbara City College, Luria Library, Santa Barbara, California
    • Santa Clara County Law Library, San Jose, California
    • Southeastern University, Steelman Library, Lakeland, Florida
    • UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library, San Francisco, California
    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Greensboro, North Carolina

    OCLC WorldShare Management Services enable libraries to share infrastructure costs and resources, as well as collaborate in ways that free them from the restrictions of local hardware and software. Libraries using WorldShare Management Services find that they are able to reduce the time needed for traditional tasks and free staff time for higher-priority services.

    OCLC WorldShare Management Services were released for general availability in the United States July 1, 2011. Today, 40 libraries are live with the new services. The 15 libraries announcing their selection of WorldShare Management Services today bring the total number of libraries worldwide committed to using the services to 210.

    The OCLC WorldShare Platform is the technical infrastructure on which OCLC’s Webscale services are built and provides data, tools and services for library developers, users and partners to create and share applications collectively. Libraries can build applications to meet local needs, while benefiting from the innovation of the broader global library community.

    More about OCLC WorldShare Management Services can be found on the website at

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    May 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Call for Proposals (and apologies for cross-posting):

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

    We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 18th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 18th issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, June 29, 2012. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies

    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 17 issues published on our website:

    Remember, for consideration for the 18th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, June 29, 2012.

    Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee