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October 21, 2014

Burlington School District goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog. LibLime

Burlington School District in Colorado is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Burlington School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 520,000 bibliographic records and nearly 950,000 items. The Burlington School District staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

Polaris ILS 5.0 and Polaris Leap 1.0 in General Release. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that both the Polaris ILS 5.0 and Polaris Leap 1.0 are now in general release. Baltimore County Public Library (MD) is the first library to go live on Polaris ILS and was also a beta tester for the release.

October 20, 2014

Southern Adventist University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Southern Adventist University in Tennessee has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Service as its discovery service. Southern Adventist University was recently ranked in the top 30 Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for Regional Colleges in the South.

GBI-Geniosí wiso Collections are now indexed and discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that all journals and the majority of reference databases hosted on GBI-Geniosí wiso-net platform have been indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources, making the content easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service. In the coming months, the e-books hosted on wiso-net will also be accessible via Primo. The wiso-net platform includes specialized information in economics; social sciences; technical studies; psychology; and law, and is used in more than 85% of economic and social science universities in German-speaking countries.

October 19, 2014

The ArchivesSpace team is happy to release version 1.1.0. Lyrasis

The ArchivesSpace team released version v1.1.0 of the ArchivesSpace application. This release includes upgrading Rails to 3.2.19, which addresses another important security patch. It is recommended that users update ArchivesSpace in order to apply this patch.

October 18, 2014

Navigator Management Partners Acquires rSmart Consulting Services. rSmart

Navigator Management Partners has announced that they have acquired the consulting services of Scottsdale, AZ-based rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for higher education. With rSmart, Navigator will offer an unparalleled spectrum of Kuali services together with an increased national and higher education industry footprint.

October 15, 2014

Best-Selling author Barbara Freethy selects Ingram to launch Digital Best Sellers in physical format. Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group announced that Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy has selected Ingram Publisher Services to deliver her e-books in print form to readers worldwide through Hyde Street Press, Ms. Freethy's new independent publishing company.

Liberty University Selects EnvisionWare for RFID. EnvisionWare

EnvisionWare announced that Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia has installed EnvisionWare RFID software and security in the Universityís new state-of-the-art library.

LYRASIS publishes three open source software implementation case studies on FOSS4LIB. Lyrasis

LYRASIS has published three open source software case studies on FOSS4LIB.org as part of its continuation of support and services for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations interested in learning about, evaluating, adopting, and using open source software systems.

EBSCO Information Services opens Second Office and hires former Swets employees in the United Kingdom. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is opening a second office in the United Kingdom and has hired a number of former Swets employees to help customers transitioning to EBSCO as their subscription agent. EBSCO believes that this investment in infrastructure and staffing will provide libraries with the confidence to work with EBSCO during this critical renewals phase--and into the future.

October 14, 2014

KualiCo acquires rSmart SaaS business and expands team to drive development and adoption. Kuali Foundation

KualiCo, the newly formed company focused on the delivery of open source administrative solutions for higher education, announced today the acquisition of rSmartís software as a service (SaaS) business. A team of employees, including rSmart co-founder and CEO Chris Coppola, will join KualiCo to accelerate sales, marketing, operations, and product development activities. The specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Florida library selects TLC, Tech Logic automation. The Library Corporation

West Florida Public Library System is getting a major performance boost by implementing automation and material handling solutions from The Library Corporation and Tech Logic.

Resources for the Future Joins LibLime Koha 4.18. LibLime

Resources for the Future (RFF) has contracted with LibLime for services to implement and support LibLime Koha 4.18 for all collection and patron management services. RFF features with 4.18 include authority control, expanded SIP2 support for renewals, the Solr search engine, and RDA compliance. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

October 13, 2014

James Bennett and Civica Announce Embedded Ordering for Streamlined Acquisitions. Civica

Civica, a leader in specialist library solutions, and James Bennett, the leader in library supply, have partnered to further streamline the acquisitions process for Spydus customers via embedded ordering.

Baker and Taylor and James Bennett Poised to expand in New Zealand. Baker & Taylor

Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, along with its Australian wholly-owned subsidiary James Bennett, announced today they have been chosen as the primary suppliers of library materials to Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand.

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