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Tufts University enters 142 millionth request into OCLC ILL service
on January 26, 2005, the request was for ¯O no shintai ¯o
no sh¯oz¯o, a Japanese-language book, and was filled
January 27 by Georgetown
University. The 141 millionth ILL request was created on December 7, 2004.
NIH to deliver free, open access to research
From All Things Considered, a news program of the National Public Radio: The National Institutes of Health unveils a plan to offer a Web site giving consumers free access to published government health studies. The plan comes after pressure from libraries, patient advocacy groups and Congress.
Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Canadian libraries recognized by WebJunction awards program
The Coquitlam and Port Moody Public Libraries (British Columbia, Canada) built Two Libraries, One Search, which enables users to scan online reference resources, licensed databases and library catalogs with one search.
The Benedictine University Library (Illinois, USA) created a Virtual Library Club that students and faculty use to view photographs, online exhibits, streaming video and more about library programs and acquisitions.
The Grandview Heights Public Library (Ohio, USA) digitized and cataloged 20,000 newspaper photos and 75 years of high school yearbooks.
The SalemSouth Lyon District Library (Michigan, USA) built a wireless network that lets users connect to library services anywhere in the library. Librarians roam the building with wireless Tablet PCs to offer on-the-spot reference help.
For their efforts, these libraries earned Innovative Content and Use of Technology awards from WebJunction, an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online coursesand have fun.
OCLC welcomes these new member libraries
City University of Slovakia
Sycamore Trails Elementary School
Barbados Museum and Historical
Washington Elementary School
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