[Libs-Or] BCR Press Release - State Library of Ohio Joins BCR Shelf2Life Program

Brandie Baumann bbaumann at BCR.ORG
Wed Oct 14 11:10:01 PDT 2009

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Brandie Baumann

Communications Coordinator


bcrpress at bcr.org


AURORA, COLO., October 14, 2009 - BCR is pleased to welcome the State
Library of Ohio as the newest participant in the expanding Shelf2Life
(S2L) program. Initially focusing on its Rare Books room collections
from the American Colonial and Revolutionary eras, materials on local
history and travel, world history and religion will be added, making
these pre-1923 U.S.-published monographs available through the S2L
print-on-demand program at hundreds of online book retainers.


"The State Library of Ohio is committed to being the leader in ensuring
the delivery of information and library services to Ohio's residents,
anywhere, anytime. By participating in BCR's Shelf2Life program, the
State Library of Ohio is able to provide Ohio's residents access to
important content in ways they have never been able in the past," noted
Jo Budler, State Librarian. 


"State library agencies are often overlooked as resources for
substantive historical resources," commented Brenda Bailey-Hainer, BCR
President and CEO.  "I'm delighted that the Shelf2Life Program will make
these State Library of Ohio's collections easily accessible in Ohio and
beyond the region."


BCR's Shelf2Life program was created to help libraries and cultural
heritage organizations share their collections with new audiences. By
making it easy for libraries to digitize and widen access to their
collections, BCR's Shelf2Life program helps libraries increase the
visibility, use and recognition of their important collections.  The
program helps researchers, collectors and readers by putting these
editions within easy reach - in print-on-demand or electronic format. 


About The State Library of Ohio

Founded in 1817, the State Library of Ohio is a state agency leading the
development of collaborative efforts that support state employees,
residents and libraries by providing high quality resources and services
at lower costs. These efforts include providing statewide virtual
resources in the areas of education, workforce development, research,
history, and consumer health. 


About BCR

BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their
knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and
their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to
deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace
with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation's
oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935,
the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons,
increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for
Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For
more information, visit www.BCR.org or email info at BCR.org.




Brandie Baumann
Communications Coordinator
14394 E. Evans Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014-1408
p: 303.751.6277 ext 110
f:  303.751.9787
e: bbaumann at bcr.org <mailto:bbaumann at bcr.org> 
www.BCR.org <http://www.BCR.org> 

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