November 21, 2017

News Briefs for May 15, 2015

Backstage Library Works expanded its Metadata Services Division with a second location. It is operating from its Preservation Service Center in Bethlehem, PA.

The Federal Library and Information Network announced the winners of its national awards: Fort Knox U.S. Army Garrison’s Barr Memorial Library, KY, was named Large Library/Information Center of the Year, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Darnall Medical Library, Bethesda, MD, was named Small Library/Information Center of the Year.

Norman Public Library Central, OK, was designated a national Literary Landmark. It received the distinction for its possession and display of the 1958 Newbery Award medal, which was presented to the library by author Harold Keith (1903–98).

Purdue University Libraries, Lafayette, IN, received the Excellence in University Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The honor came with a $3,000 grant.

The Middle Country Library Foundation, Centereach, NY, received a $7,500 donation from Astoria Bank. The money will support the Build It Up! Discovering Architecture Through Blocks exhibit in the Museum Corner; programming in the Read It area of the Nature Explorium; and the café at the library’s annual Women’s EXPO.

OCLC has signed agreements with publishers in the humanities, social sciences, and business, including Bloomsbury Publishing, Harvard University Press, and MIT Press, to add metadata that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services,

Four products from Elsevier were named finalists for the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards: Pathway Studio; Reaxys; Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering; and Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.

Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC, joined BorrowDirect, a resource-sharing partnership program. Eleven other universities participate.

This article was published in Library Journal's May 15, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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