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October 4, 2015

(Book Industry Communications) In a move that should be applauded by the industry, BIC and leading RFID and LMS suppliers from around the UK have been working over the last three years on a communication framework to replace the now dated Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP)2 protocol. LCF is a modern framework, based on web protocols, that builds on the foundations that SIP2 laid in the early years. The framework continues support for all existing communications, but supplements the basics with a range of calls that not only allows self-service systems to communicate more efficiently with the LMS, but opens up bi-directional communication to a range of other devices – such as handheld inventory devices.

(LibLime) LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an agency within the Department of Defense as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime will provide implementation, data recovery and support services to the agency library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of Humanoids to its publisher client list.

October 3, 2015

(Infor Library and Information Solutions) Infor Libraries today announced that Coventry City Council Libraries has deployed its V-smart library management system to help provide an enhanced service for customers and drive efficiencies. V-smart also equips the library with a platform to help deliver additional efficiencies in the future, including the potential to open discussions on shared services.

October 2, 2015

(OCLC) OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. This final print run marked the end of a service that has steadily decreased over the past few decades as libraries have moved their catalogs online.

(Oxford University Press) The Global Academic Division of Oxford University Press announced that it has entered into an agreement with Silverchair Information Systems to migrate its extensive portfolio of journals and many of its online products to a new publishing platform powered by Silverchair’s SCM technology.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions welcomed the Lansing Community Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System. The Lansing Community Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, with the addition of over 35,000 items. The library is the fiftieth library site to join NExpress, which contains over one million items and services over 160,000 patrons in northeast Kansas.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia has selected CARL.X to meet their ILS needs, and will take advantage of CARL’s Software as a Service solution.

October 1, 2015

(Boopsie) Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

September 30, 2015

(Overdrive) To understand patron behavior, leading eBook and audiobook platform OverDrive regularly conducts user surveys. The most recent survey, an extensive online poll of nearly 17,000 library website visitors, found that digital library users are loyal and avid readers, browsing deeper into digital collections, and are frequently using both the digital and physical branches.

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2015 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 5 to 7 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the upcoming renewals season.

September 29, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition programs.

(OCLC) Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, is now live using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. The university library is the second in the Netherlands to go live with WMS, following Tilburg University.

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, will showcase their Droneware and Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) software at the ASPRS UAS Mapping Technical Symposium on September 29-30. 2015 in Reno, Nevada. Droneware and Knowvation GS facilitate the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or UAV.

(OCLC) The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), a library consortium in Germany’s most populous state, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add 19 million bibliographic records from the consortium to WorldCat, making these valuable collections more visible and accessible to scholars around the world.

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