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May 24, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The Bibliography of Asian Studie, an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

May 20, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, empresa propiedad de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar un incremento de sus inversiones en el mercado español y la firma de un acuerdo con su socio barcelonés GreenData que permitirá a Ex Libris participar directamente en el mercado del país. En virtud de este acuerdo, GreenData continuará siendo el socio de desarrollo de negocio de Ex Libris, mientras que esta última asumirá las tareas de marketing, ventas y asistencia. Los expertos en soluciones, el equipo de ventas y el personal de asistencia de GreenData encargado de los productos de Ex Libris pasarán a formar parte del equipo de esta última y continuarán operando desde la oficina de GreenData en Barcelona. El equipo ampliado también colaborará estrechamente con el personal de Ex Libris y ProQuest con sede en Madrid, lo que reforzará el alcance y tamaño de Ex Libris en España.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that it is increasing its investment in the Spanish market and has reached an agreement with its Barcelona-based partner, GreenData, that will see Ex Libris playing a direct role in the Spanish market. Under the agreement, GreenData will remain an Ex Libris business development partner while the marketing, sales, and support responsibilities will move to Ex Libris. GreenData's solutions experts, sales team, and support personnel for Ex Libris products will become part of the Ex Libris team and will continue to operate from GreenData's Barcelona office. The expanded team will also work closely with Madrid-based Ex Libris and ProQuest staff, thus increasing the size and reach of Ex Libris in Spain.

May 19, 2016

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics and The Indiana State Library proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the new state-wide Interlibrary Loan and resource sharing system.After a competitive RFP process, Auto-Graphics was selected by Indiana State Library as the vendor of choice with their latest iteration of ILL software. SHAREit helps libraries significantly reduce the amount of time spent on managing borrowing and lending activities, greatly improving staff workflow and patron satisfaction. The system will support 166 library systems representing nearly 25 million holdings across the state. Nearly every ILS vendor is represented from large complex consortial ILS systems to local independent systems. The key to the initiative was Auto-Graphics ability to integrate 166 total libraries, running 15 different ILS systems into the SHAREit patron based ILL module.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Alfonso X El Sabio University has opted for the Ex Libris Alma library management service. This long-term Ex Libris customer will continue to use Ex Libris Primo to enable users to discover library resources.

(Crowley Company) Crowley Company announced the formal release of the Uscan+ HD, the next generation in the UScan+ line of universal microform scanners. Utilizing three decades of Mekel and Wicks and Wilson technology, the company’s manufacturing arms, Crowley is now offering the highest resolution on the market for this scanner type with an 18 megapixel image sensor for maximum image clarity. Microform includes: microfilm; microfiche; aperture cards; photo negatives; slides and more.

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of innovative course materials solutions for higher education, has saved students and universities an estimated $5.9M* by making it easy for faculty to share their selected classroom readings, including surfacing relevant quality reading options available to their students at no cost. Cost savings are growing as more universities embrace the SIPX® solution, including Vanderbilt University, Pierce College (a member of the California community college system), Hamline University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Lipscomb University, Lesley University, Normandale Community College, and a first Canadian pilot school Wilfrid Laurier University.

(EBSCO Information Services) In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

(Darien Library) Darien Library announce the forthcoming launch of its new website. The new website is designed to be a user-centric portal to library events, services, and materials. The new website will launch with SOPAC3, Darien Library’s ground-breaking new catalog system.The new website overlaps with the catalog and provides a feature-rich patron account experience that includes integrations with the website’s event calendar. The new system introduces linked accounts which allow family members to link to other family members’ cards. Darien Library has adopted a completely new paradigm when it comes to the new catalog interface. SOPAC3 abandons the bibliographic record level search and uses its own works level concordance at the discovery layer.

May 18, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcde that the University of Deusto will be replacing its AMICUS library management system with Ex Libris Alma and will migrate from an on-premises discovery system to a SaaS implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Students, instructors, researchers, and library staff will all benefit from the Alma-Primo combination.

(SirsiDynix) The first quarter of 2016 has been a robust period of growth for SirsiDynix and its libraries. SirsiDynix is welcomed 11 new libraries to the family of BLUEcloud customers, 8 of whom have chosen to adopt SirsiDynix’s SaaS. SirsiDynix’s new customers represent a variety of library sizes and types. Joining from locations across the globe, new customers include libraries such as Kent Archaeological Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Lawrence Public Library, Boone County Public Library, Santa Clara County Free Library, and City of Stirling, Western Australia.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization seeks comments on three draft documents related to Altmetrics: NISO RP-25-201x-2A, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications: Data Metrics; NISO RP-25-201x-2B, Persistent Identifiers in Scholarly Communications; and NISO RP-25-201x-2C, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications.

(OCLC) The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha anunciado que la Universidad de Deusto reemplazará AMICUS, su actual sistema de gestión de bibliotecas, por Alma de Ex Libris y migrará de un sistema de discovery en sus instalaciones a una implementación SaaS de la solución de discovery & delivery Primo de Ex Libris. Estudiantes, profesores, investigadores y personal de la biblioteca se beneficiarán de la combinación Alma-Primo.

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