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Four Kentucky university libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

“Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite. WMS offers librarians a cost-effective way to manage workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services for their students, faculty and staff. The four university libraries are members of the State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK), which was formed more than 40 years ago by the deans of the academic libraries to provide an opportunity to meet and discuss common needs and concerns.” (via OCLC)

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Appeals court: Ky. library tax is legal

“Libraries in Kentucky might not have to close after all. The Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 3-0 decision reversed two circuit court decisions in Kenton and Campbell counties that declared that libraries in those counties had improperly raised taxes for decades, according to a statement from the Kenton County Libraries.” (via cincinnati.com)

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Legislation filed to help libraries in lawsuit

“With the future of many libraries in Northern Kentucky in the hands of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, a bill introduced by a Kentucky lawmaker would address the issue at the heart of the controversial lawsuits challenging library taxes. House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, introduced the bill that would allow library boards to raise property taxes just like any other taxing district and would declare valid all property tax rates passed since 1979. Libraries across the state await the appeals court’s decision on two rulings by circuit court judges in Campbell and Kenton counties that found libraries formed by petitions have improperly raised property taxes for more than 30 years.” (via cincinnati.com)

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Kentucky appeals court considers cases that threaten funding for dozens of libraries

“Most of the state’s public library systems could be forced to roll back their tax rates and collectively refund millions of dollars to local taxpayers under a pair of lawsuits heard Monday by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The suits, filed by taxpayers in Kenton and Campbell counties, argue that many library districts have improperly raised taxes for decades without the 51 percent voter approval required by a previously obscure 1964 state law.” (via Kentucky.com)

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University press uses social media to increase brand loyalty

“The University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who own hard copies of titles and engage with the publishing company via social media. Book owners can submit a photo of themselves holding a hard copy of a University Press of Kentucky book on Tumblr, and the company will send them the e-book version. The press decided to start the e-book loyalty program after recognizing that many readers who own hard copies of books might also like to own the electronic version, but don’t want to pay the additional cost for the e-book, said Mack McCormick, director of publicity.” (via Inside Higher Ed)

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Ky. library lawsuits draw unkind attention

“Lawsuits filed by some Northern Kentucky tea party members against library taxes have drawn attention, puzzlement and in some cases – ridicule – elsewhere in the country. No other libraries in the country face such challenges, Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association, told the more than 100 people assembled in Newport, Ky., for a forum on the issue this week.” (via USA Today)

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EKU libraries puts old newspapers, yearbooks online

“For alumni, current and former faculty and staff and others with a connection to Eastern Kentucky University, memory lane is now just a mouse click away. EKU Libraries boasts a growing digital repository of the student-produced campus newspaper, The Eastern Progress, as well as the campus yearbook, the Milestone, all easily viewable, fully searchable and free, by anyone with Internet access. While digital content for the Progress has always been available for issues published since 2009, generous donations from members of The Friends of EKU Libraries have enabled the digitization of all extant copies of the Eastern Progress from 1922 to 1963. It is expected that the digital collection will expand to 1975 by mid-March, with the goal of collecting the funding needed to digitize the remaining collection this year.”

via The Richmond Register

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