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November 21, 2014

Buy It Now available for HIP and e-Library users. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced that Buy It Now is now available for all HIP and e-Library users. These users will now be able to buy books, movies, and more from outside retailers through their library’s website or OPAC. As part of SirsiDynix’s Community Funded Services, a portion of each Buy It Now purchase will be returned to the library, increasing revenue for libraries while providing increased buying options for patrons.

November 20, 2014

Backstage launches new Cataloging Preparation Service. Backstage Library Works

Librarians seeking a cost-effective method of preparing materials for Backstage cataloging have a new service at their disposal. Backstage’s metadata and on-site services groups have joined forces to develop a program that provides on-site preparation of items for cataloging and, if desired, physical processing. The new service allows Backstage to send support staff into the library to prepare materials for cataloging in the most expeditious, cost-effective manner possible. Items can also be packed for transport to Backstage for physical processing. Technicians follow the library’s material handling policies as outlined in a project profile. With Backstage’s new cataloging preparation service, library staff are freed from hands-on involvement, allowing them more time for library activities and meeting the needs of their patrons.

Kuali Financial System Project Board votes to engage with KualiCo. KualiCo

The Kuali Foundation recently concluded Kuali Days 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the announcement that the Kuali Financial System Project Board has voted to engage with KualiCo for product development leadership. KualiCo is a new company that delivers cloud-based software for higher education. KFS is a modular, open source suite of financial

Arabic e-books from Al Manhal to be available for purchase via the EBSCO eBooks platform. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and Al Manhal have extended their partnership to add Al Manhal’s diverse collection of e-books to EBSCO’s collection. Al Manhal’s extensive e-book collection will now be distributed worldwide via the EBSCO eBooks platform. A considerable expansion of Al Manhal’s global reach, this new step will put its content onto the digital shelves of nearly all libraries worldwide. The announcement represents a major extension of the companies’ partnership and will increase EBSCO’s offering while greatly expanding global discovery of Al Manhal content.

Pines and Plains Libraries goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog. LibLime

The Pines and Plains Libraries, formerly known as the Elbert County Library District is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of Pines and Plains Libraries, CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has nearly 600,000 bibliographic records and over one million items.

ProQuest creates the first complete, digital trove of executive orders and presidential proclamations. ProQuest

ProQuest is enabling researchers to access a critical missing piece for understanding historic events with a first-ever complete, digital collection of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. When complete, the collection will encompass more than 79,000 executive orders, proclamations, directives and policy statements by American presidents from Washington to Obama, bringing together disparate content and making it easy to discover and work with. ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations is part of and can be searched along with ProQuest’s renowned and growing collection of U.S. government content, assembled within a technology architecture that improves research outcomes.

lynda.com Receives SIP2 Certification with TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation announced today that the lyndaLibrary suite of online learning resources from lynda.com is now SIP2-certified for the CARL•X Integrated Library System. CARL•X libraries that have purchased a subscription to lyndaLibrary’s comprehensive collection of web-based training courses will now be able to offer their communities a full and seamless integration experience. Library patrons can link to the vast array of educational videos directly through CARL.X’s LS2 PAC online catalog in the comfort of their own home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

November 19, 2014

Ex Libris releases Version 9.1 of Voyager. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced the release of version 9.1 of the Voyager integrated library system. Deployed by over 1300 institutions around the world, Voyager now provides faster, more efficient processes for librarians that will enable them to dedicate more of their time to user needs.

Innovative News: 25 libraries go live on the Polaris ILS and the Sierra Library Services Platform in six-week period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced today that 25 libraries have gone live with the Polaris ILS or the Sierra Library Services Platform in a recent six-week period. This group of academic and public libraries span Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Scandinavia.

November 18, 2014

Cengage Learning names New Chief Financial Officer. Cengage Learning

John Leahy has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, to lead the Company’s financial management team. Based in Boston, John will lead all financial activity for Cengage Learning and will report to the Chief Executive Officer Michael Hansen as part of the Executive Team, effective December 1st.

November 17, 2014

Gale leads to advance academic research by offering content for data mining and textual analysis. Gale Group

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis – the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action – helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research.

AMPress, Diversion Publishing and Inkshares join Ingram Publisher Services. Ingram Content Group

Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram Content Group company, announced the addition of publishers AMPress, Diversion Publishing and Inkshares to its growing list of clients.

Largest public Library in Australasia upgrades to Sierra. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Auckland Libraries (New Zealand) will upgrade to the Sierra Library Services Platform from Innovative's Millennium ILS. With over 470,000 registered card holders and 55 branches, it is the largest public library system in Australasia. Auckland Libraries holds 3.5 million items with an annual circulation of 17 million.

BLUEcloud Cataloging now available for SirsiDynix Customers. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced today that BLUEcloud Cataloging is now available. Designed to easily accommodate new media and technology, BLUEcloud Cataloging increases staff efficiency and expedites the process of enhancing bibliographic data.

EBSCO/PEMSoft Presents National Award to Dr. Charles Macias. EBSCO Information Services

Charles Macias MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, has won the first EBSCO/PEMSoft award for “Outstanding Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Care.” Dr. Ron Dieckmann, PEMSoft Chief Medical Officer, presented Dr. Macias with the award during the proceedings of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Diego.

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