News & Announcements 09/25/11

Call for Applications: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the following grant program: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Deadline: December 15, 2011

NFAIS Workshop on Web Scale Information Discovery: The Opportunity, the Reality, the Future

Looking to implement a single search box in order to drive patrons to the most useful information you hold? These innovative new services are intended to provide users with a simple, fast, and easy “Google-like” search experience; to provide librarians with increased awareness and usage of their holdings; and to provide content providers with an opportunity for increased usage, especially by inexperienced searchers.

Results Released: Independent Review of Museums for America

Independent Study Evaluates the IMLS Museums for America Grants Program. Washington-DC The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today released the results of a study conducted by RMC Research Corporation, “Supporting Museums – Serving Communities: An Evaluation of the Museums for America Program”.

Celebrate with Maney Publishing at Frankfurt

Join Maney Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Libraries Rethink Digitization Effort After Authors Sue

It appears that the involved libraries  are retooling their approach in light of the recent Authors Guild suit and the admission by the HathiTrust of flaws in Handling ‘Orphan Works’.

Ithaka S+R and JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance release 2011 updates on their 2009 Case Studies in Sustainability

Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project’s sustainability model. Ithaka S+R will be releasing a final report and a toolkit, and will also be offering a series of free webinars in October 2011.

Shortlist Announced for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011

 The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs today announced the shortlist for the seventh annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (www.ft.com/bookaward), which aims to identify the book providing the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.

Springer Donates Moble Classroom to Children in India

Springer has donated a “School on Wheels” bus to the Door Step School in Pune, India, where Springer operates a company called Crest Premedia Solutions. The bus operates as a classroom, complete with audio-visual equipment and can be occupied by 20 – 25 children at a time. The Door Step School provides education to underprivileged children at various locations in Mumbai and Pune, and runs the School on Wheels program for the children of migrant construction workers. You can see a photo of the bus and Springer’s Eric Merkel-Sobotta, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications here: http://ow.ly/i/hMo8

 

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