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October 2, 2014

Ex Libris Group Announces New President of Ex Libris North America. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced the appointment of Eric Hines as president of Ex Libris North America and a member of the Group’s executive management team.

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection for 2015. EBSCO Information Services

The 2015 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) 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.

October 1, 2014

OCLC introduces WorldCat Discovery API beta. OCLC

OCLC is introducing beta availability of the new WorldCat Discovery API, which provides access for libraries to search and find resources in both WorldCat and a central index of article and e-book metadata that represent the wide range of resources libraries provide to their users.

SAPLN and SirsiDynix announce 77th live site. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that the final member of the South Australian Public Library Network is prepared to go live with SirsiDynix Symphony. Yankalilla will mark the 77th SAPLN site to go live since the consortium’s Symphony implementation began in 2012. With a complete Symphony integration— and with some sites running on two databases or through multiple branches—SAPLN will include circulation materials from 80 databases, 159 sites, and over four million items.

Vital Source Collaborates with Metrodigi to Enable Production of Interactive Content. Ingram Content Group

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading digital textbook solution, and Metrodigi®, the leading global cloud-based content creation software company, today announced a collaboration at EDUCAUSE 2014, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. This collaboration provides educational publishers with a powerful end-to-end solution for the production and distribution of customizable, interactive digital products. As a result, publishers will be able to develop robust interactive content more efficiently and affordably, and students will be able to access highly interactive and visual course materials across a wide range of devices through the VitalSource Bookshelf eReader and distribution platform.

ProQuest meets discovery needs at Saint Peter’s University Library. ProQuest

Saint Peter’s University will meet the research needs and expectations of its library users with an integrated suite of ProQuest discovery services – the Summon discovery service, the 360 Link link resolver and Syndetic Solutions.

September 30, 2014

New IMLS funding to support the Digital Public Library of America announced. Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

September 29, 2014

Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (MN) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota, has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. TdS serves a population of over 228,000 in south-central Minnesota across 38 public libraries and one academic library. The Cooperative's collections top 1 million items. They will be migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.

Libraries praise TLC’s new Academic Reserves solution. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation’s new Academic Reserves functionality delivers a powerful new tool to college and university libraries. Charlotte Nutter of Denver Seminary in Colorado calls it the Cadillac of Reserves modules

Dawson College Library chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced that the Dawson College Library in Westmount, Quebec is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ProQuest Collections Are Now Indexed and Discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo. ProQuest

ProQuest and Ex Libris announced that over 200 of ProQuest’s most widely used databases 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.

Soka University of America selects EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library of Soka University of America has recently chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its new custom discovery solution for the library’s databases. SUA chose EDS to enhance its community’s research experience and the library has found working with EBSCO representatives and engineers to be an excellent experience as well.

September 28, 2014

EBSCO launches the free database American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Industries

The print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955™. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

September 25, 2014

DoverNet Library System Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced that the DoverNet Library System in New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , a leading international education and research centre dedicated to the study of infectious diseases, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

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