Thursday, January 31, 2008

State tech Web site in danger of closure

State tech Web site in danger of closure: Librarian asks $1 million from Legislature

A free, state-funded Web site popular with fledgling biotechno logy companies, small business entrepreneurs, scholars, students and medical professionals will go off-line Feb. 29 unless the Legislature and Gov. Jon Corzine come up with $1 million to keep it going.

That was the warning from State Librarian Norma Blake, who described the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative as the only state- fund site of its kind in the nation. It is provided free for use by anyone at 50 New Jersey college libraries.

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State tech Web site in danger of closure: Librarian asks $1 million from Legislature
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
BY TOM HESTERStar-Ledger Staff

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Library to receive grant for software upgrade

The College of New Jersey was awarded a grant to possibly begin updating the library's system software. On Sept. 25 the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent agency of the federal government, announced the College would receive a $24,417 grant in order to investigate the development of an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Read the entire article here.

The Signal. Student Newspaper of The College of New Jersey. Issue date: 10/31/07 Section: News

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Carnegie Mellon Libraries: Digital Library Colloquium

Carnegie Mellon University is well-known for their excellent School of Information Sciences and since 2001 they have sponsored the Digital Library Colloquium lecture series. This site allows users to view the various lectures in their entirety and learn more about the participants through short biographical sketches. The subjects covered run the gamut from digital library initiatives to the intriguing subject of creative commons and machine-readable law. Visitors can browse through the lectures by year, and they will most likely find something that piques their own interest in the field of information science. It's an ambitious effort, and one that will be enjoyed by persons in the field and those who might be thinking about joining the field in the future. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

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