July 21, 2014

Open University of Cyprus switches to EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

After trying two other discovery solutions, Open University of Cyprus has made the switch to EBSCO Discovery Service, the discovery solution from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO was able to deliver the service and support the university was looking for as well as provide unique customization options and a fully integrated solution.

Kent County Public Library live on Sequoia. Equinox Software

Kent County Public Library has become the first library system to move to Equinox’s new Sequoia service platform. Equinox has hosted Kent for six years, making them the natural choice for Sequoia’s maiden voyage. Kent County Public Library is composed of 3 locations serving 14,000 patrons with 50,000 items.

July 18, 2014

Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium. OCLC

Anet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add some 2 million records to WorldCat.

July 17, 2014

Center Consolidated Schools goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog. LibLime

Center Consolidated Schools, located in Center, CO, is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Center Consolidated Schools, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 464,997 bibliographic records and 869,343 items. Center Consolidated Schools staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

ByWater Solutions welcomes Carmen Hernandez as Koha ILS Trainer. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions welcomed Carmen Hernandez as our new Koha ILS Trainer. Carmen will join the ByWater team in training our newest partners on how to use their Koha Open Source ILS systems.

DynaMed joins with Guideline International Network to improve the quality of healthcare. EBSCO Information Services

DynaMed from EBSCO Health is collaborating with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) to promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed aims to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care while G-I-N promotes the creation of high quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care.

July 16, 2014

YBP Library Services Selected as Primary Book Supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries. Baker and Taylor

YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker and Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom.

New Encore 4.4 Release expands content and community integration. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Encore 4.4 is now in general release, and includes integration of eBooks supplied by OverDrive, ChiliFresh ratings and reviews, new EBSCO Discovery Service integration features for Encore Duet, and new customization of the user experience. Encore is the premier discovery solution for both academic and public libraries, offering single search functionality for the entire collection in real time.

Softlink building on growth. Softlink International

After six years as CEO, Kim Duffy has stepped into the position of Non-Executive Chairman, with Chief Operating Officer of five years, Nathan Godfrey taking the reigns as Softlink’s new Managing Directo.

July 15, 2014

ProQuest transforms discovery and research management with seamless solution for researchers. ProQuest

ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic materials across collections. With the seamless integration of Flow and Summon, persistent access across both platforms enables users to save reference citations, share content and collaborate with colleagues. Combining these two powerful solutions creates an intuitive, modern, compelling user experience while increasing engagement, knowledge-sharing and collaboration among researchers.

The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) expands visionary service with Innovative and EBSCO Information Services. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

The Library of Michigan has implemented Encore Duet as a unified discovery-to-discovery tool for its digital library, the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). Included are large and diverse print collections, digital repositories, as well as articles from Gale Cengage Learning and eBooks provided by EBSCO Information Services. Innovative and EBSCO Discovery Service partnered to harvest and index MeL’s digital repositories to tightly integrate with Encore Duet browse results and the sophisticated facet scheme offered by EDS. Libraries that purchase Encore Duet are combining the best of the best resources from Innovative and EBSCO to provide end users with a unique discovery experience.

July 14, 2014

Lund University in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services commit to extended period of collaboration. EBSCO Information Services

Lund University Library in Sweden and EBSCO Information Services have extended their collaboration following a recent tender for subscription services and the subsequent award of a contract to EBSCO. The two organizations have committed to work together for up to four more years.

Thirteen Sierra systems go live in two-week period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that 13 Sierra Library Services Platform systems have gone live in the most recent two-week period.

Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research eBooks to be Available for Purchase via the EBSCO eBooks Platform. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research have partnered to make ECSSR titles more accessible for academic users as well as public library users looking for Arabic and English publications covering various political, economic, social and informational fields. The ECSSR titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of titles from the publisher.

Baker and Taylor announces Axis 360 API integration now available for Innovative's Polaris ILS. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that API integration between its Axis 360 digital media platform and Innovative’s Polaris ILS has been completed, achieving a new milestone in simplified patron experience and digital library administration benefits.

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