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May 31, 2016

(Springer) Springer Nature’s MyCopy service is available to library users in Turkey. This service allows all registered library patrons there to order a softcover copy of a Springer eBook for their personal use through Springer’s online platform SpringerLink. MyCopy books can only be ordered by registered patrons of Turkish academic libraries that have purchased the corresponding eBook Collection and have agreed to this service.

May 27, 2016

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Stratford University, of Falls Church, VA. is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ holdings last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library’s customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://saybrook.bywatersolutions.com/

May 26, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types. This latest contribution will help with the next phase of community driven enhancements, including support for additional system interoperability as well as acquisition and e-resource management capabilities in Koha.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has added an additional 58 highly influential scientific and medical journals from Springer Nature to its databases. New titles include seven Nature Reviews journals in clinical medicine, biology, and materials sciences and several academic & society titles published by Springer Nature, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Translational Psychiatry.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Istanbul-based Koç University, one of the leading academic and research institutions in Turkey, has chosen the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform for developing and delivering personalized applications and services to students and staff.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain’s best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language periodicals published in or about China from 1817-1949; and British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950, which adds newspapers from the northern part of the United Kingdom to Gale’s comprehensive digital collection of British newspapers. All collections are fully indexed and the metadata and data are available for text and data mining and other forms of large-scale digital humanities analysis.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that LibraryH3lp’s live chat service is now fully integrated with their LS2 PAC for CARL online public access catalog, building on TLC’s long standing commitment to ensure libraries can meet the evolving needs of their customers.

(Solutions inLibro inc.) Les entreprises Solutions inLibro inc. et Logiciels Sport-Plus inc. sont heureuses d'annoncer l'arrimage entre le logiciel de gestion de bibliothèque Koha et le logiciel de gestion des loisirs Sport-Plus pour permettre l'échange des données entre ces systèmes.

May 25, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to create a unified resource management and discovery environment that offers comprehensive and convenient access to library materials. Alma and Primo will replace Voyager and SirsiDynix Symphony.

(Axiell) Axiell announced the acquisition of Mobydoc, the market leader for French museums, particularly national museums. The acquisition brings together Axiell’s global resources and experience within Archives, Libraries and Museums with the solid position that Mobydoc has held in the French market for over 20 years. The move creates an organisation that will be able to continue to serve French museums with market leading solutions and services, now and in the future.

(BiblioCommons) Extending its integration of digital resources into library catalogs and continuous investment in record enrichment, BiblioCommons today announced its intent to provide automated eContent catalog records to libraries through its new BiblioCloudRecords service. The service will eliminate the need for libraries to upload and manage eContent MARC records in their integrated library system (ILS). The BiblioCloud Records module will launch with OverDrive titles and be available in fall of 2016.

(Follett) As makerspaces continue to gain momentum in the K-12 library world to encourage students’ inquiry and exploration through hands-on production, Follett has answered by offering Makerspace Bundles. The age level-specific bundles are individually tailored for elementary, middle and high school grades, and include a variety of diverse materials, including books, building supplies, and robotic kits. The bundles, designed to save time and take the guesswork out of starting a makerspace, allow librarians to get started in the makerspace concept without doing all of the curation work themselves. The resources for the bundles are conveniently grouped together by elementary, middle, and high school and were curated by Follett's curriculum staff. Also, in a special “Makerspace Mania” section within Titlewave, guest librarians who operate their own makerspaces have created resource lists for Follett based on their experiences with students across K-12.

(KOMBIT) I løbet af 2016 vil der løbende blive udrullet nye funktioner og forbedringer på Fælles Bibliotekssystem. På baggrund af ønsker fra bibliotekerne og analyser foretaget i samarbejde med leverandøren Systematic ligger det nu fast, hvad den kommende release 1.3 af Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) indeholder.

May 24, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The Bibliography of Asian Studie, an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

May 20, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that it is increasing its investment in the Spanish market and has reached an agreement with its Barcelona-based partner, GreenData, that will see Ex Libris playing a direct role in the Spanish market. Under the agreement, GreenData will remain an Ex Libris business development partner while the marketing, sales, and support responsibilities will move to Ex Libris. GreenData's solutions experts, sales team, and support personnel for Ex Libris products will become part of the Ex Libris team and will continue to operate from GreenData's Barcelona office. The expanded team will also work closely with Madrid-based Ex Libris and ProQuest staff, thus increasing the size and reach of Ex Libris in Spain.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, empresa propiedad de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar un incremento de sus inversiones en el mercado español y la firma de un acuerdo con su socio barcelonés GreenData que permitirá a Ex Libris participar directamente en el mercado del país. En virtud de este acuerdo, GreenData continuará siendo el socio de desarrollo de negocio de Ex Libris, mientras que esta última asumirá las tareas de marketing, ventas y asistencia. Los expertos en soluciones, el equipo de ventas y el personal de asistencia de GreenData encargado de los productos de Ex Libris pasarán a formar parte del equipo de esta última y continuarán operando desde la oficina de GreenData en Barcelona. El equipo ampliado también colaborará estrechamente con el personal de Ex Libris y ProQuest con sede en Madrid, lo que reforzará el alcance y tamaño de Ex Libris en España.

May 19, 2016

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics and The Indiana State Library proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the new state-wide Interlibrary Loan and resource sharing system.After a competitive RFP process, Auto-Graphics was selected by Indiana State Library as the vendor of choice with their latest iteration of ILL software. SHAREit helps libraries significantly reduce the amount of time spent on managing borrowing and lending activities, greatly improving staff workflow and patron satisfaction. The system will support 166 library systems representing nearly 25 million holdings across the state. Nearly every ILS vendor is represented from large complex consortial ILS systems to local independent systems. The key to the initiative was Auto-Graphics ability to integrate 166 total libraries, running 15 different ILS systems into the SHAREit patron based ILL module.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Alfonso X El Sabio University has opted for the Ex Libris Alma library management service. This long-term Ex Libris customer will continue to use Ex Libris Primo to enable users to discover library resources.

(Crowley Company) Crowley Company announced the formal release of the Uscan+ HD, the next generation in the UScan+ line of universal microform scanners. Utilizing three decades of Mekel and Wicks and Wilson technology, the company’s manufacturing arms, Crowley is now offering the highest resolution on the market for this scanner type with an 18 megapixel image sensor for maximum image clarity. Microform includes: microfilm; microfiche; aperture cards; photo negatives; slides and more.

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX, provider of innovative course materials solutions for higher education, has saved students and universities an estimated $5.9M* by making it easy for faculty to share their selected classroom readings, including surfacing relevant quality reading options available to their students at no cost. Cost savings are growing as more universities embrace the SIPX® solution, including Vanderbilt University, Pierce College (a member of the California community college system), Hamline University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Lipscomb University, Lesley University, Normandale Community College, and a first Canadian pilot school Wilfrid Laurier University.

(EBSCO Information Services) In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

(Darien Library) Darien Library announce the forthcoming launch of its new website. The new website is designed to be a user-centric portal to library events, services, and materials. The new website will launch with SOPAC3, Darien Library’s ground-breaking new catalog system.The new website overlaps with the catalog and provides a feature-rich patron account experience that includes integrations with the website’s event calendar. The new system introduces linked accounts which allow family members to link to other family members’ cards. Darien Library has adopted a completely new paradigm when it comes to the new catalog interface. SOPAC3 abandons the bibliographic record level search and uses its own works level concordance at the discovery layer.

May 18, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcde that the University of Deusto will be replacing its AMICUS library management system with Ex Libris Alma and will migrate from an on-premises discovery system to a SaaS implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Students, instructors, researchers, and library staff will all benefit from the Alma-Primo combination.

(SirsiDynix) The first quarter of 2016 has been a robust period of growth for SirsiDynix and its libraries. SirsiDynix is welcomed 11 new libraries to the family of BLUEcloud customers, 8 of whom have chosen to adopt SirsiDynix’s SaaS. SirsiDynix’s new customers represent a variety of library sizes and types. Joining from locations across the globe, new customers include libraries such as Kent Archaeological Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Lawrence Public Library, Boone County Public Library, Santa Clara County Free Library, and City of Stirling, Western Australia.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization seeks comments on three draft documents related to Altmetrics: NISO RP-25-201x-2A, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications: Data Metrics; NISO RP-25-201x-2B, Persistent Identifiers in Scholarly Communications; and NISO RP-25-201x-2C, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications.

(OCLC) The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha anunciado que la Universidad de Deusto reemplazará AMICUS, su actual sistema de gestión de bibliotecas, por Alma de Ex Libris y migrará de un sistema de discovery en sus instalaciones a una implementación SaaS de la solución de discovery & delivery Primo de Ex Libris. Estudiantes, profesores, investigadores y personal de la biblioteca se beneficiarán de la combinación Alma-Primo.

May 17, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to libraries in Europe, announced Axiell Quria, a cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform, designed to facilitate the transformation of the modern public library. Axiell Quria is unique in how it supports library staff, making daily work routines more efficient, dramatically reducing the number of systems that staff need access to, and providing a complete overview of what is happening in the library

(Elsevier) For SSRN’s users, the union with Mendeley and Elsevier will create significant short- and long-term benefits.We’ll be able to invest in an updated, more efficient SSRN user interface with add-ons such as a drop-in reference manager from Mendeley. SSRN will benefit from access to Scopus citation data and an ability to link working papers to their published versions with direct forwarding links. We’ll also have access to Elsevier’s broader collection of metrics and data analytics, which we can share with SSRN authors, readers and users. In time, SSRN will migrate onto the Mendeley technology platform, which will improve our ability to manage academic and research profiles, allow users to follow collaborators and other authors, and develop new journals and curation services.

(Equinox Software) Equinox announced that yet another library has been added to NC Cardinal recently. Alexander County Library migrated to Evergreen as part of NC Cardinal in early May. Alexander County Library is comprised of two branches serving over 21,000 patrons with over 52,000 items. NC Cardinal is leveraging the Sequoia platform from Equinox to host their Evergreen instance.

(Boopsie) Boopsie released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users. Anyone may receive a free copy of the case study here.

May 16, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association are expanding their partnership to give all AMA-members complimentary access to DynaMed Plus, the evidence-based, clinical information resource that is designed to provide the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.

(SirsiDynix) The European University Institute has selected SirsiDynix Symphony, BLUEcloud Campus applications, and SaaS hosting following a competitive and open tender process. SirsiDynix’s best-of-breed academic solution will support EUI’s traditional and contemporary library workflows, including management and discovery of its diverse range of information resources.

(Lyrasis) Following four months of formal due diligence and six months of exploration, the Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace have decided that a full merger is not currently the best way for each organization to achieve its long-term goals. In lieu of a formal merger, LYRASIS and DuraSpace will continue to pursue more informal collaborations that benefit members and communities of both organizations while allowing each organization to remain focused on its mission. This decision is the result of extensive investigations and good faith due diligence.

(Exact Editions) Exact Editions, launched a new digital books service. In partnership with four publishers, Exact Editions are using their expertise to deliver books in a new digital format, specifically aimed at the institutional market.

May 13, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are making it easier for parents to locate nearby libraries and access recommended titles to help prepare their children for schoolwork in the United States.

May 12, 2016

(Equinox Software) Equinox announced successful integration testing between the meeScan self checkout system provided by Bintec Library Services and the Evergreen open source ILS. Additional information regarding how to configure Evergreen to work with meeScan will be made available to the Evergreen community.

(OCLC) WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, has received a $249,710 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the two-year project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has released Gale Researcher, a new research platform that demonstrates the company’s unique ability to create products that tie directly to classroom learning and drive greater collaboration between librarians and faculty. Gale Researcher is designed to help students who may not be comfortable doing college-level research or enter school lacking necessary research skills by connecting them to citable scholarly content that is aligned to introductory college courses across a range of disciplines.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Center for Jewish History (CJH) has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to support the collections of the Center's five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

(EBSCO Information Services) Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, continues to pioneer ways to measure the impact of research by tackling clinical impact with the introduction of a new area of citations: Clinical Citations. This will allow clinical and translational science researchers, and those who fund and publish their work, to track the research with the PlumX Suite when the work is cited in materials used for clinical purposes.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has released American Fiction, 1774-1920, a new digital archive in its Gale Primary Sources program. The new archive includes more than 17,500 works of fiction, many of which have never before been available online. For students who use only e-resources in their work, this archive opens up thousands of texts for research. Through the novels, short stories, romances, travel accounts and sketches included in the archive, researchers can explore the socioeconomic, political, and religious tenor of America through centuries of radical change.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced that it has plans to expand the Cloud Library product with the inclusion of pay-per-use pricing models, allowing customers to significantly extend their collection with no up-front cost and no risk.Several great publishers are already on-board, including Blackstone Audio and Hachette Audio. Working diligently with eAudiobook partner Findaway, bibliotheca expects to offer a wide range of eAudiobooks and eBooks under the new pay-per-use model. Unlike traditional ownership-driven digital models, where the content is paid for up-front in full and then loaned to patrons over time, pay-per-use has no up-front costs at all. Instead, libraries can offer an extended range of titles, and are only charged when a title is downloaded. This new and exciting model represents the perfect way to compliment the up-front purchased collection, allowing libraries to offer a much more diverse collection of material with practically no risk.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative launched Sierra Release 2.2, introducing new functionality that will streamline staff operations and enhance the end-user experience. Eagerly anticipated by many Innovative library partners, this release is already in use by more than 100 library systems throughout the world. Sierra Release 2.2 targets key priorities for library partners, including scalability, reliability, security, and manageability, with feature improvements for cataloging, circulation, reporting, discovery, and resource sharing.

May 11, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the company has achieved certification for ISO/IEC 27018:2014, an international standard recently published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that provides a code of practice for the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in cloud computing services. The ISO/IEC 27018 standard establishes commonly accepted control objectives, controls, and guidelines to ensure that PII data is adequately protected when processed by a cloud service provider, providing a common compliance framework for cloud service providers operating in multinational markets. This certification provides Ex Libris customers with confidence that Ex Libris protects personally identifiable information in the cloud to the very highest standards.

May 10, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the one-millionth digital content download through eResource Central. eRC is an electronic resource management and discovery system that simplifies access to library resources by uniting physical and digital content into a single discovery interface. Digital content is made readily available in the library catalog, downloading with only a few clicks of a mouse and without re-directing to external vendor sites. Currently, eRC libraries have access to more than 9,000,000 titles from 11 content providers with many more providers in the process of joining.

(ProQuest) FastPencil and Infinity Publishing are teaming with ProQuest affiliate Bowker to deliver key technology and services for self-publishers via PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Creators of a self-publishing and services solution which combines a SaaS application with an author support model, FastPencil and Infinity Publishing platforms enable publishers to get their content out to the public simply and efficiently.

(EBSCO Information Services) E-books from the Taylor and Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services. This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books. As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis and the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Science. Like all titles that are available from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform, the Routledge e-book titles are available DRM-free.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Group, is simplifying digital publishing for educators, academic publishers and corporate training professionals with the introduction of VitalSource Content Studio. The digital content authoring platform is designed to enhance the learning experience and improve outcomes with original, customizable content that is managed through a simple interface. It gives users the tools to produce digital-first content that is standards-based, responsive, interactive and accessible.

May 9, 2016

(Preservica) The Associated Press has begun a new collaboration with digital preservation specialist, Preservica, to future-proof its corporate records and unique news wires using Preservica’s digital preservation platform hosted in the AWS Cloud.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the launch of Vital Release 6.4 to streamline the implementation of digital asset management and institutional repositories.

May 7, 2016

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, a provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, has released version 5.5 of its flagship product line, Knowvation GS. PTFS will showcase the enhanced Knowvation GS offering in booth #415 at the GEOINT 2016 Symposium being held May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. PTFS will demonstrate the critical role the product can play in mission areas such as Disaster and Emergency Response.

May 6, 2016

(The Library Corporation) Two longtime employees of The Library Corporation have been promoted to senior management positions. John Burns is TLC’s new Vice President of Sales, and Sherry Banks has been named Director of Inwood Operations.

May 5, 2016

(Talis) Talis announced that Auckland University of Technology have selected to implement Talis Aspire to deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content service.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services today announced a joint agreement with NYU Press to provide full-service distribution.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Elk Grove Unified School District, the largest K-12 school district in northern California, has adopted LANGUAGE! Live California, a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum from Voyager Sopris Learning™ for 7-12 grade intervention. Provider of evidence-based preK-12 instructional solutions and professional services, Voyager Sopris Learning designed its curriculum solution to specifically help struggling adolescent readers and writers achieve grade-level reading expectations.

(SirsiDynix) Following a competitive tender process, Cranfield University has selected the BLUEcloud Campus library services platform, including SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS, for its campuses in Cranfield and Shrivenham. The comprehensive cloud-based solution from SirsiDynix will bring staff and students from both campuses together onto a single system for the first time.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced an expansion of its cataloging and physical processing services to accommodate new workflows for preparing musical scores for shelf-ready delivery. Creating catalog records for scores and sheet music requires a familiarity with MARC standards, a fluency with musical terms, and often some linguistic expertise.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Work announced its most recent digitization projects that are part of a continuing effort to help institutions around the world provide access to culturally and historically rich newspapers.

May 4, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Amb el sistema compartit, les biblioteques de les universitats del CSUC gestionaran les operacions bibliotecàries amb el programari Sierra i tindran una eina de descoberta amb la interfície Encore contra els megaíndexs d’EBSCO.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has chosen to move to Sierra.

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content. With offices in the UK, US, Spain and Romania, Ixxus is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 3, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) 1science and EBSCO Information Services announced a partnership to provide academic libraries access to a vast number of openly accessible scholarly articles when performing a search in EBSCO Discovery Service.

(Imagine Easy Solutions) Chegg, the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism, used by more than 7 million unique users in March 2016. Chegg has acquired Imagine Easy for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, approximately $25 million of which was paid at closing and $17 million of which is to be paid by April 2017. There are potential additional payments of up to $18 million over the next three years that remain subject to contingencies. These contingent payments may be settled either in cash or common stock, at the discretion of Chegg.

May 2, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative to deliver a next-generation library software solution in support of its statewide consortia initiative. This initiative will bring together all state-funded higher education institutions on one library system, including all community colleges and every public university in Florida. FALSC has selected Sierra for its open architecture and ability to deliver collaborative, personalized, sustainable, and adaptable capabilities. Sierra will also support the challenges facing the large academic consortium and its individual institutions for resource sharing.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the new Primo citation trail capability, which is part of the May 2016 release of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Leveraging Primo Central’s vast quantity of data, which goes far beyond the data available in individual databases, the citation trail feature offers users new ways to explore material that pertains to their research. The Primo citation trail enables users to start from an article of interest and easily find other materials that cite that article or are cited by it. In this way, researchers and students can discover materials that are relevant to the topic at hand but that may not have come up in a result list. Users can navigate effortlessly from one citation to the next without being bound to a single area of scholarship.

(OCLC) Users can now add notes records included in personal lists, to provide personal thoughts or descriptions of the content in an item. These notes can also be edited following their initial addition to a list.Use of temporary lists. An entire temporary list or individual items in a temporary list can now be added to a personal list, to save time in assembling useful lists of records from WorldCat Discovery search results.Edit lists. Users may move records among personal lists, delete items from lists and edit the name or description of a list.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that seventeen (17) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three month period from February through April of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

(Gale Group) Gale announced the appointment of Brian McDonough as Senior Vice President for North American Sales. McDonough comes to Gale with an extensive background in integrated information solutions sales and working with customers in the library market.

April 30, 2016

(LibLime) LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the El Dorado Correctional Facility has contracted with LibLime to provide implementation, support and hosting services for LibLime Academic Koha. Ellsworth will take advantage of much of the functionality offered in the application, including:

April 29, 2016

(OCLC) The Northern Territory Library, a major public research institution in Australia, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as the management system for more than 50 libraries in the region.

(Equinox) Equinox announced that NC Cardinal , one of the largest Evergreen Consortia, now has two new members. Iredell County Public Library and Henderson County Public Library were recently migrated to Evergreen. These two additions bring NC Cardinal’s total library count to 143.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Universidad de Cambridge ha elegido el servicio de gestión de recursos de Ex Libris Alma® y el sistema de descubrimiento Primo para ayudar a modernizar la gestión de bibliotecas y mejorar la experiencia de búsqueda para sus estudiantes, profesores e investigadores.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Huntsville Public Library of Huntsville, Ontario is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

(Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative) The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, a division of the University of West Florida Innovation Institute, finalized an agreement with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to upgrade the technology used to manage and share millions of books, journals and other educational resources across the state’s public colleges and universities. The new system will expand access to material and improve the user experience for today’s tech-savvy students. The upgrade will also allow librarians to establish and adopt world-class standards for acquisition, management and customer service. The Florida Legislature provided $1.5 million this year to implement the next-generation system.

April 28, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the 400th customer of the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based resource management solution, Cardiff Metropolitan University, has gone live. Building on the solution’s unparalleled success, Ex Libris is now focusing on developing new services to address the next level of library needs and practices.

(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc. continues to add to the over 4,000 library locations worldwide that rely on its custom-branded mobile apps to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. The leading platform-as-a-service provider today announced that Lovington Public Library will replace its current ILS app with an affordable, easy to deploy and maintain Boopsie app that will enable 24/7 remote library access on patrons’ devices of choice.

(Follett) Follett announced it is realigning its domestic sales and customer service organizations to better support customers’ needs and to ensure schools and districts have dedicated representatives with direct expertise in the products and services they use. Follett sales team is doubling in numbers, and will provide better service through more frequent and personal customer contact. Further, Follett is creating newly specialized sales and customer service teams for Library/Classroom Content, New/Used Textbooks, Technology/Enterprise Solutions, and Private/Parochial. Library customers will once again have a dedicated customer service representative with intimate knowledge of each districts' needs.

April 27, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Cambridge has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help modernize library management and improve the search experience for students, instructors, and researchers.

April 26, 2016

(Contex) Following an extensive customer survey, Contex released two new products to completely transform the wide format scanning market. Aimed at the professional scanning market, ScanStationPro provides an incredible scanning experience while also being capable of an amazing 626 full size wide format scans per hour. Our research shows that the end-to-end scanning process is 30 percent quicker with ScanStationPro compared to any other large format scanner in the market.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the incorporation of Ulrich’s periodical data into the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and SFX link resolver. Ulrich’s, ProQuest’s leading source of authoritative bibliographic information, significantly enriches Primo discovery and SFX services. Ulrich’s contains comprehensive information about more than 390,000 print, electronic, and microform serials of all types from around the world. The data delivers unbiased, in-depth details about publications and provider packages in more than 950 subject areas and 200 languages. Continuously updated, the data includes bibliographic information and access points of value to researchers and librarians, such as ISSN, title, publisher name, peer-review status, online availability, A&I coverage, subject area, language of text, and URLs for journals and publishers.

(ProQuest) ProQuest announces the launch of nine regional databases of locally published scholarly journals across all major disciplines. With over 3,000 academic titles across the nine databases, published by scholarly organizations and societies, educational institutions, and academic presses, each collection represents hundreds of the most authoritative scholarly publishing in that geographic area.

(Follett) Featuring an innovative and successful STEM program that teaches 21st-century learning skills in a unique way, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, located on Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base, is the grand-prize winner of the fifth annual Follett Challenge.

April 25, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Keystone Library Network has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The Pennsylvania-based consortium of 18 academic and research libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system to the cloud-based, multitenant environment of Alma and the completely redesigned Primo user interface.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services, the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide has deployed Avi Networks on OpenStack to create a highly-automated private cloud and cutting-edge software-defined data center.

(Villanova University) Version 3.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings VuFind up to date with important PHP and Solr developments while also adding several new features and offering a straightforward upgrade path from the 2.x series of releases.

(Harvard University) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a major grant to the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab to further develop its Perma.cc tool to combat link rot. The IMLS grant awards over $700,000 to the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab, in cooperation with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and more than 130 partner libraries, to sustainably scale Perma.cc to combat link rot in all scholarly fields.

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.

(Follett) Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of integrated book publishing services, and Baker & Taylo, the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products, have entered into an international partnership with Printondemand-worldwide to offer print on demand and distribution services to their publishers. PODW's inclusion in the Baker & Taylor printer network will allow Digital Print Solutions publishers to print in the UK and PODW's publishers to print in the U.S. at Bookmasters for their publisher complete need and Baker & Taylor demand.

April 23, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest Ebook Central, an innovative ebook platform, was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Scholarly Research Information Solution, which recognizes the "research information solution that provides high quality content and meets rigorous standards for the academic and scientific researchers and professionals." Finalists represent the information industry's best products, technologies, and services in the software, content and business technology.

(Preservica) The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association names Preservica “Venture or Growth Company Team of the Year 2016” for the Midlands Region

(Preservica) Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation, has announced the latest release (v5.6) of its Digital Preservation and Access software. The new features build on Preservica’s active post-ingest file format migration and storage management to give libraries, museums, archives and businesses new levels of control and flexibility over how they manage, arrange, migrate, share and store their valuable digital content overtime - as needs, demands and technologies change.

(Interleaf Technology) As part of a rationalisation of IT services, Glenstal Abbey Monastery Library has contracted with Interleaf Technology to take over the support and hosting of its Koha system.

April 22, 2016

(Sabinet) Sabinet successfully rolled out the OCLC WorldShare Management Services to the University of Pretoria – the second academic university in Africa to adopt this system. WMS is a complete, cloud-based library management system that offers all the applications needed to manage a library: acquisitions, circulation, metadata, resource sharing, licence management, reports and a single-search discovery interface for end users. WMS's discovery interface, WorldCat Discovery, enables UP's university community to search the library's entire collection, as well as materials held by libraries worldwide, with a single search.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that following an EU-wide tender, the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg’s Library and Information System (BIS) and the Oldenburg Regional Library (Landesbibliothek Oldenburg) have signed agreements to license the Ex Libris Alma resource management service. This service will replace the libraries’ URICA integrated library system.

April 20, 2016

(Civica) A new multilingual library smartphone app for Fairfield City Council has been launched today, to help non-English speaking residents in Western Sydney. The Fairfield app is the first in Australia to be deployed on the Civica Spydus platform, which is used to manage collections and services in thousands of libraries around the world. Civica is a local market leader in specialist software and business process services that helps organisations to transform the way they work.

(The Library Corporation) Three more prestigious libraries recently joined thousands of other library locations worldwide that use The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the prominent Melbourne-based RMIT University has opted for the Leganto reading list solution and has joined the Leganto early adopter program.

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced that it has acquired Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of integrated publisher services in the United States. Bookmasters is a strategic partner of Baker & Taylor, LLC, also acquired by Follett.

April 19, 2016

(Interleaf Technology) Interleaf Technology was approached to make a contribution to the library and we agreed to sponsor a Koha Library Management System installation for the London Irish Centre Library.The library was officially launched on Monday 18th April 2016.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announce the University of Reading has recently purchased SirsiDynix’s fully-hosted BLUEcloud Campus library management system to support its 24/7 library service delivery. The University of Reading is a globally-ranked, research-intensive university. Over the summer of 2016, SirsiDynix will migrate the Symphony system to its enterprise-class ISO 27001 certified UK data centre, completing the transition to a supplier-hosted solution.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announce that the more than 30 students enrolled in ‘Information Technology’ class at the Emporia State University, will be using Koha through the Klassmates program.

(EBSCO Information Services) Digital magazine archives from EBSCO Information Services are now available for five renowned Time Inc. brands. These include the complete, extensive and searchable digital versions of the Fortune, Life, People, Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine Archives.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Montana has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile campus solution to disseminate information and provide services to the campus community through a high-quality user experience. UM will benefit from the standards and best practices already built into the platform, avoiding the burden of building an app from scratch. The campusM solution will be in the hands of UM students, faculty, and administrative staff by fall of this year.

April 18, 2016

(KOMBIT) Som den tredje kommune i landet bruger Tårnby Kommune nu Fælles Bibliotekssystem på deres biblioteker.

(Follett) Follett Corporation today announced it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented access to the best curated physical and digital content wherever learning and reading take place in the community.

(Zepheira) Zepheira announced that Jay Jordan has agreed to formally serve as an Advisor to the company. Jordan’s record of bringing together business, product, technology, and cultural heritage organizations on a global stage makes him an invaluable resource for guidance as Zepheira pursues its goal of helping libraries create greater relevance through Web Visibility.

(Follett) Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity investment firm, announced today that Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P. has completed the sale of Baker & Taylor, a leading global provider of print and digital books and other multimedia to libraries, institutions and retailers, to Follett Corporation, a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses. The combination of the two companies creates the world’s preeminent single source of curated content and multimedia for librarians and educators, with approximately $3.6 billion of combined sales. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

April 16, 2016

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Ritzville Public Library of Ritzville, WA is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

April 15, 2016

(Digital Public Library of America) In May 2015, the International Rights Statements Working Group released two white papers with our recommendations for establishing standardized rights statements for describing copyright and reuse status of digital cultural heritage materials, and the enabling technical infrastructure for those statements. After working for nearly a year to implement the recommendations of the white papers, the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is enabling automated updates from ORCID to scholar profiles in its popular Pivot research solution. Now, citations added or updated in a scholar’s ORCID profile will cascade near real time and seamlessly into their Pivot profile.

(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc. broadened its reach into new strategic international markets with the addition of Abu Dhabi University, the internationally recognized academic institution focused on applied research that drives economic and social development in the region. This week, the leading platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide announced that the customized app it created in partnership with Abu Dhabi University is now live.

April 14, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Librisd to announced that Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and join the Leganto early adopter program. Leganto is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution that interoperates with an institutional environment and facilitates active, engaging collaboration between instructors, students, and librarians for the creation, management, use, and evaluation of reading lists.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announce the release of Mentor 2.0, the new learning management system for the SirsiDynix Support Center. Mentor 2.0 includes an intuitive new user-interface as well as simplified access to educational resources.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies, and software developed to power libraries, and South Dakota State Library, proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit™, as the statewide resource sharing system.

April 13, 2016

(Softlink International) Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available.

April 12, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Joint Bank-Fund Library, based in Washington DC, has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution, replacing the Library’s previous SirsiDynix library system.

(KOMBIT) Den 14. og 15. april 2016 mødes medlemmerne af Danmarks Biblioteksforening i Horsens til Det Bibliotekspolitiske Topmøde 2016. KOMBIT vil være til stede repræsenteret ved projektleder for Fælles Bibliotekssystem Jesper Munch Jespersen og forretningsudvikler Steen Pedersen.

(Overdrive) OverDrive, the industry-leading platform for eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video to libraries and schools, continues to expand internationally as new channel partners launch in Germany, China, Denmark, the Middle East, Japan and South America. With the addition of 500 publishers such as Grupo Planeta, Bastei Entertainment, ACT and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press to its growing catalog of more than 5,000 publishers, OverDrive now offers content in 50 languages to channel partners in 59 countries. OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint and expand and diversify its catalog of more than three million in-copyright digital titles, including enhanced eBooks using industry standard EPUB3, HTML5, synchronized MP3 audio that can be read on all mobile devices without installing an app.

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Helsinki is the first university in Finland to use altmetrics provided by Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, to gain greater insight into the research output of its scholars. Departments in several different disciplines are using PlumX Dashboard to monitor and quantify the digital footprint of its research, and in the process, are seeing how the instant feedback these metrics offer can be useful alongside standard academic citations when analyzing how its research is being used.

(SirsiDynix) The results in 2015 edition of his annual Perceptions survey showed solid gains in customer satisfaction from SirsiDynix customers. The survey emphasized SirsiDynix’s year-over-year improvements in customer satisfaction, with responses from a variety of library types.

(Evergreen Project) Per the Evergreen Project's Event Code of Conduct https://evergreenils.org/codeofconduct Evergreen event organizers are dedicated to providing a harassmentfree experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. It is now important to reemphasize that commitment.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is kicking off National Library Week and National Volunteer Week with a program to help provide early literacy resources and funds to support the education of children affected by the Flint water crisis. Gale is donating one year of free access to Miss Humblebee’s Academy to the Flint Public Library, and partnering with the United Way of Genesee County to raise money for the Flint community.

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO company and leading provider of standardized test preparation, announced that PrepSTEP was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category. PrepSTEP was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

(Sage) SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers announced the purchase of the full journal portfolio of academic journals publisher, IP Publishing Ltd. IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company specializing in the publication of referred academic and professional journals within the humanities and social sciences.

April 11, 2016

(Talis) Talis announced a technology collaboration with VitalSource to extend Talis Aspire’s acquisition and content features. The relationship also provides UK universities with a simple and scalable means to acquire and deliver core e-textbooks directly into courses for students.

April 10, 2016

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions, a market leader in specialist software and outsourcing that help organisations to transform the way they work, is delighted to announce the City of Albany as a the latest Spydus10 customer in Western Australia. The City of Albany libraries are expected to go live mid-year on a Spydus10 solution comprising library management, personalised patron discovery, digital asset management and archival functionality.

April 9, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and Mackin Education Resources are pleased to announce the completed integration of Mackin digital content into eResource Central (eRC), significantly expanding the range of eResources available to SirsiDynix school libraries. Mackin, a leader in providing schools around the globe with quality educational resources, has provided library and classroom services for grades PK-12 for over 32 years. Mackin's collection of more than 350,000 digital titles will contribute to enhancing education worldwide.

(ProQuest) Across the UK, use of ProQuest’s flagship Early English Books Online (EEBO) and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) is steadily increasing, according to a new joint study conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute on behalf of ProQuest and Jisc.

April 7, 2016

(ProQuest) As part of its continuing commitment to support Open Educational Resources, ProQuest is making OER content more discoverable and visible to instructors through SIPX and Summon. OpenSUNY OER textbooks are now indexed and available in Summon, and soon the full catalogue of OpenStax OER content will be as well -- and connected into SIPX’s course materials technology. As a result, improved visibility of these open resources in campus Learning Management System environments will make adoption easier for instructors.

(The Library Corporation) Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia implemented The Library Corporation’s CARL.X integrated library system, debuting TLC’s modern, intuitive online catalog and open and powerful staff interfaces on March 29.

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center now enables publishers to offer physical reprints and ePrints to their authors directly through its RightsLink platform via a partnership with Sheridan, a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions. The platform can support author reprints for any article the publisher chooses to make available.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the availability of the next major version of Polaris. Polaris Release 5.1 is part of the fastest release train in the history of Polaris, delivering five product releases over the course of eighteen months. Polaris Release 5.1 introduces new developments that will present greater opportunities for staff and patron discovery, including Leap circulation enhancements, resource sharing integration, and improved search suggestions and reporting filters.

April 6, 2016

(Overdrive) As the nation’s public librarians meet at the 2016 Public Library Association Conference this week, industry-leading eBook and audiobook provider OverDrive will present 2016 Digital Library Trends. Public libraries’ digital catalogs are on pace for another record-breaking year for lending digital titles. Based on the activities of 50 top circulating public libraries for Q1 (Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016), eBook, audiobook and digital magazine checkouts through OverDrive are on track to grow 30-40 percent for 2016 over the record levels achieved for 2015.

(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons announced BiblioWeb as part of the best in class digital experience platform for public libraries. Originally launched as BiblioCMS, the name was determined to be too limiting, as it did not convey the full range of features available with the product. Newly rebranded as BiblioWeb, the offering provides much more than a traditional content management system and features library-specific workflows far more robust than what is available in traditional CMS options such as WordPress or Drupal.

(ProQuest) Universities can now offer access to the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s renowned Inspec database via the ProQuest platform. Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Inspec is one of the world’s most definitive sources of specialized scientific and technical literature, containing more than 16 million abstracts and indexing records. This content continues to be available to corporate researchers via ProQuest Dialog. University researchers can now access Inspec through the ProQuest platform, which enables it to be cross-searched with hundreds of other databases.

(Eduserv) OpenAthens and Third Iron have announced a strategic reseller partnership to enhance user-experience by providing a broad visual browsing search experience through BrowZine with integrated authentication through OpenAthens. The reseller partnership stems from the companies already having a set of common customers, therefore combining these two successful technologies will ensure an enhanced and seamless experience for their end-users.

April 5, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges have selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery platform as the top-ranked solutions for Scottish higher and further education libraries. After an extensive evaluation process, which included comprehensive live demonstrations and detailed product comparisons, SCURL selected Ex Libris as the top-ranked provider and Ex Libris products as the solutions of choice for next-generation libraries.

(Boopsie) EBSCO Information Services and Boopsie have extended their mobile technology partnership to integrate Flipster, EBSCO's digital magazine solution, into the Boopsie mobile platform. Flipster is a one-stop-shop for digital magazines and allows patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines, courtesy of their library. The integration between Flipster and Boopsie enables libraries to provide mobile access to library users to all the content and features of Flipster, via their library-branded Boopsie apps, creating seamless access to their favorite magazines anywhere, anytime via their mobile devices.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group announced today that Shawn Morin, president and chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. John R. Ingram will continue to be active as chairman of the company.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced that David Tuttle has joined as Sales Consultant for the Northwest Region.

April 4, 2016

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare announced the release of a new RFID system designed to provide a more cost-effective market solution without sacrificing quality or performance. The ProLine RFID System provides libraries with a complete RFID solution priced 40 percent below historical prices. The System bundles EnvisionWare’s best-in-class RFID and self checkout software with quality, reliable gates and self checkout hardware. The package also includes inventory and monitoring software and customizable rollout materials to make it easier for libraries to implement RFID.

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