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Envisioning the Next Chapter for Electronic Books

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September 6, 2007
Envisioning the Next Chapter for Electronic Books
By BRAD STONE
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 — Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones. It is an idea that has never caught on with mainstream book buyers.

Two new offerings this fall are set to test whether consumers really want to replace a technology that has reliably served humankind for hundreds of years: the paper book.

GOLD-Faciliated Online Training-Fall 07 & Spring 08 Classes Available-Plan Now for GOLD Compliance!

GOLD participants and friends,

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

You asked for it to be done in Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 and “voila!”

GOLD-facilitated training sessions (live online) in OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing and Local Holdings Maintenance (LHM) are back with a full schedule and web-based registration available. Helps with "compliance" too!

http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/training.html#goldtrain

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GOLD Reimbursement and ILL Statistics 4th Qtr FY2007. Over $22,000 being Returned to Georgia Libs

Happy summer and early fall GOLD Member Libraries,

4th Quarter FY2007 ILL Borrowing and Lending Statistics and the Reimbursement Payments for Loan Activity Conducted from Apr-June 2007 are in the final stages of preparation and are almost ready for distribution. A chart of institutions qualifying for the 4th quarter reimbursement payments will be available in the gold area of the GPLS website within the next two weeks.

GOLD Reimbursement payments (either in the form of electronic transmission or paper checks) should also be dispatched within the next two weeks.

Draft minutes GALSTEER 8/18/07

Draft Minutes
GALILEO Steering Committee
Henry County Public Library
Friday, August 17, 2007
10:00 AM – 12:45 AM

Attendees: Carol Bray, Susan Cooley, Lauren Fancher, Carolyn Fuller, Leigh Hall, Cynthia Henderson, Lynn Kelly, Tamera Lee, Joyce Mills, Merryll Penson, Bill Potter, Kirsten Pylant, Martha Reynolds, Gene Ruffin, Judy Serritella, Rachel Schipper, Joan Taylor, David Tucker, Darro Willey, Toni Zimmerman.

1) Welcome and Introductions (Bray for Lee)
The group introduced themselves.

2) Approval of June 8, 2007 minutes (Bray for Lee)

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