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  Toronto Public Library Selects PowerTerm InterConnect to Access Integrated Library System
The Toronto Public Library's staff uses the Integrated Library System for circulation, catalogue searching, acquisitions, cataloguing, and processing which is all transacted via Telnet.
The Toronto Public Library uses the systems to handle the circulation of over 25 million items, as well as more than 600,000 items that are acquired, catalogued and processed in a year.
The functionality of the FTP (file transfer protocol) allows the Toronto Public Library's staff to download their PC backup files to their host server via the FTP, when the Integrated Library System is not available.
www.ericom.com /pr_110000.asp   (336 words)

  Toronto Public Library Ohio Libraries - Find Articles
When each of the public libraries in Toronto closed up for New Years holidays at the end of 1997, they were part of seven separately administered library systems - the smallest a medium-sized system serving 110,000, the largest with 33 branches serving 600,000.
The amalgamation of public libraries was part of the city of Toronto amalgamation.
TPL has set out to make sure libraries in Toronto remain relevant and responsive by embarking on a three-year strategic plan that embraces the needs of the people of the city.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3978/is_200104/ai_n8947851   (544 words)

 Toronto Public Library > About the Library > History of TPL
Toronto and Guelph were the first municipalities in Ontario to create free public libraries.
The East York Public Library Board established, amalgamating the public library boards of the former Township of East York (est.
The Central Library collections and other special collections were transferred from the Toronto Public Library to the new Metro Board.
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca /abo_his_index.jsp   (1078 words)

 Toronto Public Library, Canada | Torontoseeker.com
Now the Toronto Public Library is the largest public library system in Canada with its 99 branch libraries and more than 11.000.000 items in collection.
The Toronto Public Library is also the second busiest library in the world after Hong Kong Public Library.
Clients can borrow an item from the Toronto Public Library by either visiting a branch or putting it on hold via its official website to pick it up later when the item becomes available.
torontoseeker.com /torontopubliclibrary.htm   (274 words)

 Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library
Apart from the Metro Urban Affairs Library situated in Metro Toronto Hall and Alpha Ontario, the Ontario Literacy and Language Training Centre, all departments of MTRL are located in one building (built in 1977) spread over six floors.
MTRL came to exist in its current form in 1967, although the history of the Library goes back to 1830 when the Toronto Mechanic's Institute was founded, after which it operated for 85 years as the central library for the Toronto Public Library system.
MTRL is operated by the Metro Toronto Library Board, a special library service board, and provides regional services to the city and borough public library systems that make up the Metropolitan Toronto region.
aic.stanford.edu /sg/bpg/annual/v11/bp11-15.html   (1790 words)

 University of Toronto Library School Annual Examinations, 1934-35
Some of the names of the instructors will be known to people now at FIS or in Toronto or Canadian librarianship: Bertha Bassam went on to become dean of FIS and wrote a history of it, and Lillian H. Smith was so renowned for her work as a children's librarian that the Toronto Public Library
Of course, all of the advances in library and information studies since 1935 are covered at FIS, and even in a two-year program some things had to give way to allow time for metadata application profiles, law librarianship, research methods, user interface design, and much more.
"Library administrators are always interested in any new methods which will (i) reduce cost; (ii) release professional workers from mechanical drudgery; and (iii) give better service to those who come to their libraries." Discuss the use of Library of Congress cards showing their contributions to these three points.
www.miskatonic.org /library/1935exams   (2713 words)

 ProQuest K-12 - 2003 Press Releases
The Toronto Public Library was established in 1883, and a year later it took over the book collections and building of the Toronto Mechanics' Institute.
The library moved to a new facility in 1909 that was constructed with Carnegie funds.
SIRS Celebrates Public Libraries Collection was established to honor public libraries almost three years ago and have become one of the most popular items at public and school library association conferences.
www.proquestk12.com /about/pr/2003/20030624.shtml   (587 words)

 Toronto Public Library > Hours & Locations > Branches By Location
This branch is one of Toronto’s busiest neighbourhood libraries.
On Thursday, March 8, 2007, members of the public were invited to help shape the upcoming relocation and expansion of Jane/Sheppard Branch.
Named for the former long-serving member and Chair of the East York Public Library Board, the uniquely circular shaped branch is scheduled to reopen in late 2007.
www.tpl.toronto.on.ca /hou_loc_index.jsp   (308 words)

 Keep Toronto Reading 2007
Guests are encouraged to dress fl tie or in costume, inspired by their favourite book title or character and will be privy to a fabulous cocktail reception in an old-fashioned library where they can mix and mingle with the celebrity authors in attendance.
Toronto Public Library Foundation (TPLF) was established in 1997.
Its mission is to provide essential resources for the enhancement of Toronto Public Library for priority needs not supported by municipal funding.
www.keeptorontoreading.ca /support.php   (312 words)

 Breaking Free: Recreating Your Library Web Site From A-Z
He started his career with the former North York Public Library as a science reference librarian and then was Electronic Resources librarian from 1994-97.
In addition to running the library's newly created "Music and Media Center," Scott is the liaison to the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts and Dance.
She recently published an article on ADA issues in Library Hi Tech, and a book chapter on the similar issues in Design and Implementation of Web-Enabled Teaching Tools.
www.calstatela.edu /library/ALA/conference.htm   (667 words)

 CLA: Toronto Public Library Response   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A national library association is expected to take on this work on behalf of libraries and librarians across the country.
To be truly representative of libraries and library and information professionals CLA plans to work more closely with provincial library associations and other related library groups.
Other library related groups such as the Council of Administrators of Large Urban Public Libraries and other like organizations will need to be included in discussions about library related issues and positions that may be taken by CLA.
www.cla.ca /commission/tpl.htm   (3002 words)

 Robert J. Sawyer Receives Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award
The Toronto Public Library is the largest and busiest library system in North America, and the second largest in the world.
The Toronto Public Library is known world-wide for its support of the genre." The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of TPL's special collections, has the largest SF holdings of any public library in the world, and Sawyer was writer-in-residence there in 2003.
Atwood was last year's winner of the TPL Celebrates Reading Award and, by way of passing the torch, she used the LongPen to autograph a copy of her latest novel to Sawyer.
sfwa.org /pressbook/07/0216a-Sawyer-TorontoLibrary.html   (364 words)

 Virtual Reference Library
For access to additional Toronto Public Library resources (like the catalogue, magazines, newspapers and more…).
For some resources, a Toronto Public Library card is required.
For some resources, an Ottawa Public Library card is required.
vrl.tpl.toronto.on.ca   (59 words)

 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award - 2001 Winners
The identification of strategies for the campaign, along with target audiences, was precise and comprehensive, ranging from a resident scholarship to digitizing the collection for access by a worldwide audience.
Saint Paul Public Library and Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Saint Paul, Minnesota, for a multi-faceted public awareness campaign to celebrate the re-opening of their newly renovated historic Central Library.
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada for an innovative performing arts lecture series and public relations program that contributed to the city's literary and cultural life while also enhancing the library's community profile.
www.hwwilson.com /jcdawards/jcdwin2003.htm   (440 words)

 Visit your local library from home
Online library services can differ from province to province, and larger libraries may also offer research databases and online staff in addition to the catalogue.
Libraries are constantly improving their sites and services to better serve the public.
After hours, students can use the library's longstanding Ask a Librarian service and receive answers to their e-mail questions within 24 hours; barring it is not a weekend or holiday.
www.microsoft.com /canada/home/familyandfun/2.1.24_visityourlocallibraryfromhome.aspx   (614 words)

 lib-web-cats: Toronto Public Library -- Toronto, KS
The library serves a population of 291 residents.
This library is a member of OCLC and its symbol is CW5.
The National Center for Educational Statistics refers to this library facility with the identifier KS0237-002.The identifier for the organization is KS0237.
www.librarytechnology.org /lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=18395   (127 words)

 Toronto Public Library - 4 Toronto Info
On January 1, 1998, the former library systems of York, East York, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and Toronto, plus the Metro Reference Library, merged to become one, new Toronto Public Library.
There are more than 9 million items in a variety of formats in more than 100 languages and over 2,500 employees to serve you better.
Toronto's Reference Library is among the best Libraries in North America and is conveniently located at 789 Yonge St. (Bloor subway stop).
www.4torontoinfo.com /toronto_public_library.asp   (92 words)

 Business Information Services at Ontario’s public libraries
Public access workstations at public libraries provide public Internet access to business information from Web sites and access to government electronic information and services of interest to business.
Many may be available at your library for free; some of the more specialized databases may only be accessible through public libraries such as Toronto that have fee-based search services.
Pickering Public Library worked with Pickering's business community to develop a Starting and Growing a Business in Pickering Web site, which has links and information developed jointly by the library and local business to assist Pickering businesses and entrepreneurs.
www.cbsc.org /servlet/ContentServer?pagename=CBSC_ON/display&lang=en&cid=1085667966408&c=Services   (959 words)

 David Crow: Toronto Public Library - Manager, Web Services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Toronto Public Library invites applications for the position of Manager, Web Services.
The Library is re-launching its Web presence and has defined a strategic direction for user experience on all of its Web properties.
Toronto Public Library is North America’s busiest public library system.
davidcrow.ca /jobs/1555/toronto-public-library-manager-web-services   (498 words)

 Australian Library and Information Association 2006 Biennial Conference :: CREATE | LEAD | INNOVATE | CONNECT | ...
She is a member of the International Network of Public Libraries sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Institute for Historical Micro-Reproductions and a member of the Canadian and American Library Associations.
Jo received her Bachelor of Library Science in 1970, and her Masters in 1974, from the University of Toronto.
Penny was appointed Chief Executive of the National Library of New Zealand and National Librarian in January 2003.
conferences.alia.org.au /alia2006/programme_keynote.html   (1260 words)

 Toronto Library Gets Summer Program Gift - 7/26/2006 - School Library Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Toronto Public Library has received three years of funding totaling $1.2 million for its TD Summer Reading Club funded by TD Bank Financial Group.
Toronto Public Library makes materials available to libraries that want them throughout Ontario while the national Library and Archives Canada distributes them nationwide.
In Toronto, where local schools have been touting the summer reading effort, kids need to register in person at their local library.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com /article/CA6356387.html   (547 words)

Toronto’s public library system is the largest in Canada, with 98 branches serving 2.4 million people.
The Toronto Public Library project will become part of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a city of Toronto program that promotes efficiency and renewal of commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings.
The Toronto Public Library Board is the city of Toronto organization that oversees the Toronto Public Library system.
www.duke-energy.com /news/releases/2001/Jan/2001013001.html   (369 words)

 CONTENTdm News - Ontario History Quest
Toronto Public Library, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Archives of Ontario and the City of Toronto Archives, presents Ontario History Quest an online learning resource for Ontario students in grades 7, 8, 10 and 12 studying history from 1820-1970.
The site was developed by a partnership among the Toronto Public Library, the Archives of Ontario and the City of Toronto Archives.
Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest public library system with 98 branches.
www.dimema.com /news/ontario.html   (247 words)

 CNW Group
Keep Toronto Reading www.keeptorontoreading.ca celebrates the joy of reading as the library hosts programs, events and activities across the city, featuring prominent literary talent and well-known personalities.
Kim McArthur, Chair of the Toronto Public Library Foundation's annual Book Lover's Ball, announced today that seven of Toronto's top architectural firms have agreed to offer their staff time and talent to create a number of Altered Book art pieces.
These will be auctioned at The Book Lover's Ball, Toronto Public Library Foundation's annual gala fundraiser to be held at the Liberty Grand on Thursday, February 15, 2007; all proceeds go to the Foundation.
www.newswire.ca /en/releases/archive/January2007/25/c9015.html   (643 words)

 Toronto.NET: Libraries: Community
Public Libraries offers library services and internet access to individuals in Concord.
The largest public library system in Canada, with 98 branches and more than 11 million items.
Public library has books for all ages, videos for renting and quite area for reading.
www.toronto.net /Libraries.html   (442 words)

 SirsiDynix eBuzz: SirsiDynix Partners with Queens Library, Toronto Public Library, and Prairie Area Library System
The first major step in this expanded partnership involves Queens Library’s investment in a range of new SirsiDynix strategic solutions for public libraries, including the Horizon Library Management System (featuring Horizon 8.0 and Horizon Information Portal), URSA 4.0 for resource-sharing, Web Reporter for standard and customized reports, and the EnvisionWare Enterprise eCommerce Suite.
Through the partnership, SirsiDynix and Queens Library will work closely to enhance SirsiDynix’s current technology offerings and collaborate on further innovations, which Queens Library and other library organizations can use to be the best community resource for meeting educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs.
Toronto Public Library will also install Horizon Information Portal, and SirsiDynix Director’s Station™ business intelligence tool.
www.imakenews.com /sirsi/e_article000554734.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (447 words)

 County of Lennox and Addington
There has been public library service in the county for nearly two centuries and the County library system has been in existence for just over two decades, (official formation date - January 1, 1972).
"The County of Lennox and Addington Act, 1978" which deems the Council of the Corporation, for the purposes of the "Public Libraries Act" to be the board of the County Library.
Under the Library Formation and Maintenance Policy (approved 1992, revised 1994, 2001), local municipalities provide suitable physical space and the County provides the collection, furnishings, equipment and staffing.
www.lennox-addington.on.ca /government/Info/library/lib.html   (246 words)

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