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May 29, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Elgin County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. The library offers approximately 220,000 items in print and electronic formats to its community

(OCLC) The American University of Sharjah, based in the United Arab Emirates, has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its new library management solution.

May 28, 2015

(Zepheira) Zepheira is convening the Libhub Initiative’s Early Adopter Summit today at Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the vision, commitment and contributions of 12 pioneering libraries from the US and Canada. These 12 institutions have completed training in the details of BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and a host of concrete steps libraries can take to establish greater visibility on the Web.

(Ex Libris) BSZ, VZG (GBV) und hbz als Bibliotheks-, Daten- und Supportdienstleister und Ex Libris als Anbieter von Softwarelösungen im Bibliotheksbereich verfügen über gemeinsame Kunden, für die alle Parteien nach bester Qualität und hoher Kundenzufriedenheit streben. Daher haben BSZ, VZG (GBV), hbz und Ex Libris ein Kooperationsvorhaben verabredet mit dem Ziel, attraktive Dienste für Alma-Kunden in Deutschland verbundübergreifend zu entwickeln.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new four-year agreement.

(WT Cox Subscriptions) WT Cox Information Services announces Michael Perrine as vice president of sales and marketing.

May 27, 2015

(Learning Bird) Henry Ryan, CEO of Montreal-based Learning Bird, an award-winning education technology company, has been promoting the important role of social ventures in education. Today, Ryan and Learning Bird are part of the launch group for Social Venture Connexion (SVX) Québec, a new full-service, non-profit platform for social enterprises and impact investors, held at the Montreal (Stock) Exchange.

(Follett) Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

May 26, 2015

(Soutron Global) Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing The First Knowledge-Sharing Tool Designed for Special Libraries. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th, from 10:15–11:15 am at Boston Convention Centre, Room 206B, during the SLA 2015 Conference. SLA Past President Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speaker.

(3M Library Systems) As digital offerings grow in popularity for libraries, patrons need easy-to-use tools that help them take advantage of the world of eBooks. 3M Library Systems has been leading the way in creating these tools since the launch of the 3M Cloud Library, and at Book Expo America, May 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York City, it will showcase the latest improvement to the system--a redesigned web patron that makes it simpler for users to browse their library’s 3M Cloud Library collection. For librarians, 3M added the ability to reclassify the age range for books.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has upgraded their partner library systems to Koha 3.18! Koha 3.18 includes 14 new features, 120 enhancements and 487 fixes. Fourteen of ByWater’s Koha partner libraries sponsored developments in this release.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Queensland Health Library Network, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Together these integrated systems will give all Queensland Health staff access to evidence-based clinical information from their desktops.

May 22, 2015

(OCLC) Carey Theological College, Portage College, Regent College, St. Mark’s College and Vancouver School of Theology, have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system.

(OCLC) OCLC announced that the WorldShare License Manager API is now available in Production.

(koha-community.org) Koha 3.20, the latest major release of the Koha open source integrated library system is available.

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