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October 29, 2014

Springer and Peerage of Science team up to ease journal submission. Springer

Springer has joined forces with Peerage of Science to help authors more easily submit their manuscripts for consideration in Springer journals. Both sides are looking at how they can make the process easier and less time consuming, reduce the time to publication, and eliminate the need for re-submissions. The end goal is to make the work of peer review a more enriching experience for both authors and for reviewers, and to further recognize the hard work of those who are entrusted with this duty.

October 28, 2014

DynaMed adds 61 recently released Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations. EBSCO Information Services

Choosing Wisely Canada just released 61 recommendations that are now available in the evidence-based clinical support tool DynaMed™ from EBSCO Health. The new recommendations to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments are from 12 organizations and have been added to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations that previously existed in DynaMed.

Utah State University joins leading institutions to modernize grant and research management with KualiCo. KualiCo

KualiCo, an open source software company focused on the delivery of administrative solutions for higher education, announced today Utah State University has selected Cloud Enterprise for Grant and Research Management to further improve the university's research administration efficiencies and serve as a single, reliable source for proposal, award, and compliance information.

Arab World Research Source now available from EBSCO. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has introduced Arab World Research Source, a full-text database that delivers the coverage needed by researchers of Arab Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies.Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. It reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology.

Bibliotheca launch strategic partnership for South Korean market. Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market. Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will bring the extensive range of Bibliotheca products and services direct to the South Korean market. Mr JongMin Lee, Mr Seung Cheol Kim and Mr Geon Hee Han, all formally of ECO Co. Ltd. will lead Bibliotheca South Korea – an organisation that will exclusively distribute the complete Bibliotheca library solution set.

TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

University Libraries in Hong Kong add value to their collections with digital access to South China Morning Post archives. ProQuest

The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, includes all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.

October 27, 2014

East Central University in Oklahoma implements EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces that East Central University has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service as its discovery service. With relevancy-ranked results, an abundant amount of customization options and a comprehensive one-stop discovery experience, EDS is a tool that allows ECU students to focus on the quality of the information found rather than spending time and energy on searching multiple resources.

Ex Libris Group Announces New Director of Support for Ex Libris North America. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced the appointment of Steven Savaglio as director of support for Ex Libris North America.

NISO launches Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Standing Committee. NISO

The National Information Standards Organization announced the next phase for the Open Discovery Initiative, a project that explores community interactions in the realm of indexed discovery services. Following the working group's recommendation to create an ongoing standing committee as outlined in the published recommended practice, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery, NISO has formed a new standing committee reflecting a balance of stakeholders, with member representation from content providers, discovery providers, and libraries. The ODI Standing Committee will promote education about adoption of the ODI Recommended Practice, provide support for content providers and discovery providers during adoption, conduct a forum for ongoing discussion related to all aspects of discovery platforms for all stakeholders, and determine timing for additional actions that were outlined in the recommended practice.

October 23, 2014

EBSCO partners with OpenAthens to provide single sign-on solution. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is making it possible for organizations to provide their users with a single access portal though which they can discover and seamlessly access all library resources regardless of where that content is located. EBSCO has expanded its partnership with OpenAthens from Eduserv to provide a single sign-on solution which allows users to avoid using multiple passwords to log in to the organization’s accounts.

Rollins College selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that Rollins College, a historic private liberal arts institution in Florida, has opted for the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Until now, Rollins has been running two library systems simultaneously, SirsiDynix Symphony and ProQuest Serials Solutions, as well as the ProQuest Summon discovery solution. The migration to Alma and Primo will enable Rollins to consolidate library management and discovery into one platform.

Odilo llevará el libro electrónico a las bibliotecas de Michigan en Estados Unidos. Odilo

La Red de Bibliotecas de Michigan (TLN), cooperativa de bibliotecas públicas que agrupa a 65 bibliotecas en Michigan, ha firmado un acuerdo de 3 años con Odilo para usar el software y los servicios de Odilo en sus bibliotecas. El proyecto se lanza inicialmente con 30 bibliotecas miembros con planes para ampliar el servicio a más bibliotecas progresivamente.

Odilo signs deal with The Library Network in southeast Michigan to provide eBook lending and digital content management solution. Odilo

The Library Network (TLN), a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan, has signed a 3 year agreement with Odilo for an eBook management platform. This new partnership with Odilo initially has 30 TLN member libraries participating; with plans to expand the service to the entire membership in the future. Odilo will provide technology, content and distribution services as well as full integration with integrated library systems for seamless discovery and access. The service will diversify and strengthen the availability of digital content for the patrons of TLN member libraries from “Big 5”, mid-list, small, and independent publishers, as well as from self-published and local authors. This partnership ensures that TLN member libraries will continue to be leaders in the provision of digital content to their patrons.

October 22, 2014

Fort Worth Public Library Selects the Polaris ILS. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced today that Fort Worth Public Library (TX), with sixteen locations and the six MetrOPAC libraries, has selected the Polaris ILS. FWPL holds over 2 million items and will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

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