April 22, 2014

Central Library Consortium's newest members now live on Polaris ILS. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Three libraries have joined the Central Library Consortium in Ohio, accounting for 14 member libraries that are now live on the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). The newest members include Upper Arlington Public Library and Bexley Public Library, migrating from Virtua and Millennium respectively, as well as current Polaris customer London Public Library.

Swets retains its global ISO 9001:2008 certificate for another 3 years. Swets

Swets, the global leader in managing professional information for publishers, libraries and other information centers, is delighted to announce that the company has successfully retained its global ISO 9001:2008 certification, passing its recent ISO audits with flying colors. The new certificate is valid for a further three years, running until July 2017.

SWAN selects SirsiDynix Symphony and SirsiDynix Enterprise for its library management and discovery needs. SirsiDynix

Illinois-based System Wide Automated Network announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement with SirsiDynix, selecting the Symphony integrated library system, the Enterprise discovery tool, and the eResource Central digital content management tool as the best fits for its 77 member libraries. SWAN’s Enterprise implementation will also feature SirsiDynix’s new, robust integration with EBSCO’s EDS platform for the SWAN member libraries.

April 21, 2014

Notre Dame University-Louaize in Lebanon switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in the country of Lebanon has replaced its previous discovery tool with EBSCO Discovery Service due to its easy integration, more search options, and better overall support.

April 18, 2014

EBSCO Information Services creates open policy for data sharing . EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. In addition to the sharing of metadata (and full text where allowed), the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology that has been requested by customers.

EBSCO Information Services Creates Open Policy for Data Sharing . EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has released its new policy on metadata sharing and technology collaboration. EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and 500,000+ e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives to third party discovery services. The policy outlines EBSCO’s commitment to exchanging metadata and integrating technologies with partner vendors to enable an enhanced discovery experience for mutual customers. EBSCO’s new policy covers critical areas of mutual collaboration with other discovery vendors. In addition to the sharing of metadata (and full text where allowed), the policy includes EBSCO providing assistance with linking technology that has been requested by customers.

April 17, 2014

Virginia bill commends Dr. Vinod Chachra of VTLS. VTLS, Inc.

VTLS announced that Dr. Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS, was commended by Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 405 offered on February 28, 2014. The bill was introduced by Delegate Nick Rush, who represents House District 7.

April 16, 2014

Harvard Library unifies discovery of its resources with Ex Libris Primo . Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the Harvard Library has decided to offer the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery system as a single search interface for Harvard University’s vast local and electronic collections. The Library is adding Primo to a suite of Ex Libris solutions consisting of the Aleph integrated library system, Primo Central Index of scholarly resources, SFX OpenURL link resolver, MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution, and bX article recommender.

Lucidea announces new Chief Marketing Officer. Lucidea Corporation

Lucidea announced the appointment of former EOS International executive, Sal Provenza, as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Provenza's appointment expands Lucidea’s executive team and will drive the company's global growth.

Five university presses select Ingram's CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution . Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group announced that New York University Press, Penn State University Press, University Press of Kansas, Ohio University Press and the University Press of Mississippi have selected Ingram's CoreSource digital asset management platform for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content.

New agreement between EBSCO and NewsBank adds Readex content to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

American historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. The new agreement will add metadata from Readex’s digital collection, Archive of Americana, into EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research alongside their own library’s collection.

Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics to promote reading growth. Follett Software Company

Follett solidified its ongoing partnership with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading. This marriage of education-focused content and reading data helps ease educators’ struggles to connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources.

April 15, 2014

OCLC and Ingram help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently. OCLC

OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world’s largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort. This new program enables libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and an account with MyiLibrary, Ingram’s online e-content platform for libraries, to request integration of their MyiLibrary e-book holdings information with the WorldCat knowledge base. E-book holdings information will then be populated and updated automatically, with no need for manual work by library staff.

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute to advance access to academic research. Thomson Reuters

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management to power a unique academic research portal through the Web of Science, the premier scientific search and discovery platform and industry authority in science, social science, and arts & humanities citation indexes.

Harvard Business Review Press e-Books Now Available. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of both new and backlist titles from the publisher. This exciting agreement builds upon an existing strong relationship between the two organizations, which also allows EBSCO users to access exclusive book summaries from Harvard Business Review Press.

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