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February 12, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Udine is live with the Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Udine has become one of the first universities to benefit from Alma’s recently added support for the UNIMARC cataloguing format.

(EBSCO Information Services) An extensive, searchable digital archive of the renowned design magazine Architectural Digest is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The Architectural Digest Magazine Archive includes cover-to-cover access to issues of the iconic and influential design magazine from the 1920s to 2011.

February 11, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest and the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) International Centre are joining forces to improve the electronic loading and matching of serial titles for any product or system. The organizations are pinpointing active serial titles without an ISSN and assigning an appropriate identifier. Under the supervision of the International Centre, national ISSN Centers determine whether the ISSN is simply missing, or has never been assigned.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced a record-setting number of implementations of the Sierra Release 2.1 following its general release in December 2015. Over 150 library systems are now live, including academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries and consortia worldwide. This represents more than 2,000 library locations of all sizes, across more than sixteen countries.

February 10, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it has integrated altmetrics into the Summon discovery service to significantly enrich the user experience and improve content discovery. This new development, achieved through collaboration between ProQuest and Altmetric, enables researchers to explore the online shares, comments and discussion relating to individual research outputs with a single click.

(Talis) BPP University has selected to implement both Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Talis Aspire Digitised Content to support their strategy to deliver all information resources to their students online at the point of need.

(Preservica) Transport for London, London’s historic transport network has begun extending its use of the AWS Cloud to protect its archive of over 140,000 digital and digitised files dating back to 1857, including all transport records from the London 2012 Olympic Games. TfL has partnered with Digital Preservation specialist Preservica to transfer its extensive digital collection to the Cloud. The Preservica digital preservation system, hosted on AWS, will ensure all items in the archive remain readable and useable by future generations by actively managing and migrating files to newer formats as old formats become obsolete.

(Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative) The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative announced a new program to grow membership in its development collaborative to more libraries and consortia in the Evergreen community. The MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative is an opportunity for libraries and consortia running Evergreen to maximize their resources by pooling funds to sponsor exciting new features and important bug fixes for the open-source system.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution has made a commitment to donate $1,500 to EveryLibary’s VoteLibraries project if we can get $1,500 in matching donations.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced that Pamela Mullins has joined the sales team as Sales Representative, Self-service Solutions.

February 9, 2016

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that it was rated no. 1 in Customer Support for Medium Sized Public Libraries in this year’s “Perceptions 2015: An International Survey of Library Automation.” ByWater was ranked by their customers for their services supporting the Koha Open Source Integrated Library System.

(Marmot Library Network) Marmot Library Network announced that their sixth Discovery Partner, Arlington Public Library, is now live on the Pika Discovery Layer. "

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award. The award, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be granted by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in an annual Awards Ceremony sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

February 8, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest is collaborating with the Universal Short Title Catalogue at St. Andrews University in Scotland to leverage the USTC to improve access and discoverability of materials essential to researchers of the early modern era.

February 5, 2016

(Duke University) Duke University has received a $1.165 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the continued development of an open-source integrated library system. Known as Kuali OLE, for Open Library Environment, it is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries to manage and deliver scholarly information. Three OLE Partners—Lehigh University, the University of Chicago, and SOAS at the University of London—have already implemented Kuali OLE in their library operations. The grant will support the further development, refinement, and adoption of the system by a broader group of public and private institutions.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the pilot release of BLUEcloud eRM, a powerful new electronic resource management tool and the newest addition to the BLUEcloud Campus product line. In recent years electronic resources have become increasingly crucial to library collections. As the medium of collection resources changes, so does the challenge of organizing these resources. BLUEcloud eRM is the premier solution to managing the life-cycle of electronic resources, from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation. Building on the open-source electronic Resource Management system CORAL, BLUEcloud eRM gives libraries the tools to manage their electronic resources.

(LibLime) The Mancos School District Libraries have now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The Libraries and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to the AspenCat union catalog.

(Backstage Library Works) The new year is off to an accelerated start at Backstage Library Works ( as their automated services department takes on new and innovative projects. Backstage continues to expedite processes, implement new technologies and allow libraries more customized settings than any other service provider.

(Equinox Software) Equinox a new working partnership with TALKINGTECH, the leader in library telephony services. i-TIVA, TALKINGTECH’s interactive telephone messaging system, will be be available as an add-on service to our Evergreen Sequoia subscribers. Equinox

(Equinox Software) Equinox announce that yet another library has gone live on Evergreen through the North Carolina Cardinal Consortium. Last month, Brown Library in Washington, North Carolina made the move to Evergreen, utilizing the Sequoia platform. Brown is a single branch library with 56,065 bib records and serves over 15,000 patrons. Brown marks the 23rd migration for NC Cardinal, a continually growing consortium.

February 4, 2016

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group has named Pep Carrera as Chief Operating Officer of VitalSource Technologies Inc., Ingram’s leading educational platform company. Carrera will transition into this role from his current position as Chief Information Officer at Ingram. Kent Freeman, currently VitalSource’s COO, will move into a newly created strategic position at Ingram Content Group as Chief Strategy and Development Officer.

(Follett) To help give students in grades 9 through 12 the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers, Follett is partnering with Cengage Learning to offer more than 1,700 of Cengage Learning’s CTE titles, focusing on Business Education, Computing and STEM.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has partnered with Penguin Random House to offer digital libraries the entire collection of Penguin Random House eBooks through EBSCO eBooks. Libraries can access 21,000 fiction and nonfiction e-book titles from prominent authors including John Grisham, Mindy Kaling, Paula Hawkins, Toni Morrison and Danielle Steel.

February 2, 2016

(Biblionix) Biblionix, the major award winner for library automation systems, today announced that eight (8) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in January of 2016. No customers migrated from Apollo during this period. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

(Learning Bird) Learning Bird announced it has added quizzes to its award-winning learning platform. This makes it easier for teachers to easily create and assign quizzes and for students to test their understanding of a topic. Teachers have direct access to tens of thousands of topic-aligned questions that they can use to build quizzes. This allows them to easily check for understanding and respond quickly and intervene as needed. Administrators can now also see reports on overall Learning Bird usage and can view student results and progress at the individual, class, and school levels.

February 1, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools.

(EBSCO Information Services) Every research institution in Egypt will soon have access to five resources from EBSCO Information Services due to a national project launched by the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research. The project, The Egyptian Knowledge Bank, selected EBSCO to provide every person in Egypt with easy access to rich information with the aim of furthering scientific research and the formation of Egypt's Knowledge Society.

(OCLC) Erasmus University Rotterdam, one of the largest universities in the Netherlands with over 24,000 students and a research community of approximately 1,400 scientists, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

January 29, 2016

(Boopsie) Boopsie released a case study focused on its partnership with Houston Public Library. Boopsie worked with the Library to create a custom mobile app that provides convenient access to the Library’s services for the system’s users. The launch of the branded app resulted in an increase in resource usage — specifically the comic books and graphic novels in the Library’s extensive collection — and easily trackable return on investment for the Library.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Thomas Forsythe has joined their sales and marketing team representing retrospective conversion, cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, on-site, and data conversion services.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced the opening of a new regional location. The office is located in Groveport, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.

(Bowker) Digi-Rights, creators of the CopyrightsNow service, an innovative mobile app that simplifies copyright registration and protection for creative works, is teaming with ProQuest affiliate Bowker to expand access to CopyrightsNow for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Mr. James Tallman will join the executive ranks of Innovative Interfaces as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Tallman will be focused on the company’s commitment to library success and increasing velocity in product leadership and operational excellence.

(Follett) Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, has been named to the EdNET 2016 Industry Advisory Board, a panel of industry executives who advise on the programming and formatting for the education industry's networking and thought leadership event.

January 28, 2016

(Ithaka) James Shulman, President of Artstor, and Kevin Guthrie, President of ITHAKA, today announced a new strategic alliance between the two nonprofit organizations that will benefit thousands of colleges, universities, schools, museums, and other educational institutions. Artstor, the provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now function under the umbrella of ITHAKA, which currently operates the services JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the J. Drake Edens Library at Columbia College of Columbia, SC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

January 27, 2016

(Lyrasis) The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge". LYRASIS, which serves more than 4000 members and partner organizations by delivering e-resources, strategic licensing, training and digital technology resources, and DuraSpace, a leader in the development and deployment of open source technologies and services that promote durable access and discovery of digital data, will begin next steps to determine the feasibility of a combined organization. These next steps will include a deeper assessment of the individual organizations and how they might partner effectively, seeking community feedback on the proposal during a public phase of the due diligence investigation.

(Gale Group) The first graduating class of 28 students received their high school diplomas through Career Online High School (COHS), an innovative program offered through the Los Angeles Public Library.

January 26, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of California, Berkeley has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide its users with the highest quality results from articles, e-books, the library catalog, institutional repositories, and other sources.

(EBSCO Information Services) Every research institution in Egypt will soon have access to five resources from EBSCO Information Services due to a national project launched by the Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research. The project, The Egyptian Knowledge Bank, selected EBSCO to provide every person in Egypt with easy access to rich information with the aim of furthering scientific research and the formation of Egypt's Knowledge Society.

January 25, 2016

(BiblioCommons) In February, 2016, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will launch a new catalog experience powered by BiblioCommons, the integrated public library catalog that promotes social discovery and connects large urban and suburban libraries worldwide.

January 21, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution, replacing the University’s previous Innovative Interfaces library system.

January 19, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest has introduced an integration of the Summon discovery service with the SIPX course materials solution that delivers libraries an innovative, cost-saving approach for the seamless sharing of library collections and open access content into course materials workflows. The sophisticated Summon-SIPX connection bolsters the relevance, visibility, and value of the library across campus by making it easy for instructors to discover and assign any readings they want to use in traditional and online classes, including showcasing library holdings and open content.

(Sage) SAGE Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher of journals, books, and digital media, today announces that it has led an investment round for a minority stake in Publons with additional participation by existing investors. Known for its mission to use peer review to speed up science, Publons will remain completely independent and publisher-neutral following this investment, allowing for continued participation from other parties.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is partnering with three Kansas City-area institutions – Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library and Literacy Kansas City – to offer accredited online high school diplomas and career certificates to area residents through Career Online High School. According to the Missouri Department of Education, Kansas City Public Schools’ drop-out rate for 2015 was 10 percent compared with the Missouri statewide average of just 2.2 percent.

(ByWater Solutions) Farmington Libraries Executive Director Jay Johnston, Library Board Chairman Alan Sherman, and ByWater Solutions Co-Founder Nathan Curulla gathered to sign a 6-year extension of the Koha integrated library system software. In 2011, the Farmington Libraries became what at the time was the largest library to adopt the Koha software with ByWater Solutions. In the years since this decision was made, the savings and increased efficiency afforded by Koha has allowed the Farmington Libraries to double their collection size and offer better, more streamlined services to the community.

(Follett) Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales.

January 16, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, anunció que ha formado un Programa de Colaboración para incluir la tecnología Linked Data en sus soluciones de gestión de recursos y de descubrimiento. Las instituciones que ya se han unido al Programa son Boston College y Universidad de Oklahoma de los EE.UU.; Universidad de Manitoba de Canadá; Bibliotecas Bodleian (Oxford) del Reino Unido; la Red de Bibliotecas de Austria; la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Amsterdam de los Países Bajos; Instituto Karolinska de Suecia; y las Bibliotecas del Estado de Queensland y Nueva Gales del Sur de Australia.

January 15, 2016

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Salisbury Free Library of Salisbury, NH. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

January 13, 2016

(Gale Group) Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, a title published by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has received honorable mention status for the 2016 Dartmouth Medal, an annual award for the most outstanding reference works presented by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The title was also named to the 2016 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA. Gale’s Associated Press Collections Online was also named an Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) by CHOICE magazine, a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries, an ALA division. The OAT list reflects the best in scholarly titles, including only 10 percent of some 7,000 works reviewed in CHOICE each year.

January 12, 2016

(Society of Chief Librarians) New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the futureToday sees the launch of ‘Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England: A Plan moving forward’. The report, written by BiblioCommons, looks at how users experience their libraries currently and outlines an approach to building a single digital presence for libraries. The report is funded by the Arts Council and supported by a wide range of partners.

(Interleaf Technology) Interleaf Technology, announces that their Wi-Fi solution SIP2Surf is upgraded to version 2.0. SIP2Surf is a Wi-Fi solution specially designed for libraries. With built in SIP2 support, SIP2Surf will authenticate library Wi-Fi users against all SIP2 compliant Library Management Systems. This latest version of SIP2Surf extends user authentication to Patron API from Innovative. Libraries can now authenticate users to a more granular level with Patron API. Libraries can implement rules to allow/deny Wi-Fi use based on patron type, expiration date, date of birth, and even ban individual users.

(Cambridge Information Group) Airbus has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Navtech group of companies, a leading global provider of flight operations solutions. Closing of the acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals for such type of transactions.

January 11, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is introducing a grant to help libraries Go Solar. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO is currently soliciting grant applications to help libraries in the United States fund solar installations. EBSCO is making a total of $150,000 available to one or more libraries that will allow the winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenditures and, if allowed in their state, to sell back electricity to the grid.

January 9, 2016

(Kuali Foundation) Texas A&M University Libraries announced plans to join the Kuali OLE community and the Kuali Foundation as a partner. Texas A&M joins over 10 research libraries, including other leading universities such as Cornell University, Duke University, Indiana University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, University of Chicago, University of London Library Systems Association, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. These libraries plus the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service center (HBZ, Cologne, Germany), the common Library Network (GBV, Goettingen, Germany), HTC Global and EBSCO make up the current membership of OLE.

(Capita) Capita’s software services business has been selected by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver its library management system (LMS) following a competitive tender process. The new contract with Capita will help the local authority to reduce costs while protecting the service that it delivers to its customers.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO has announced a customer Beta program for its apps. The Beta program allows prospects and customers to test drive premium apps that are in development at EBSCO.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has added the Leganto reading-list solution to its suite of Ex Libris solutions. The university adopted the Primo discovery solution, Alma resource management solution, and Rosetta digital preservation solution earlier in 2015.

(OCLC) OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education have awarded research grants for five projects to be conducted by 10 researchers.

January 8, 2016

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced BLUEcloud Visibility, a groundbreaking product that allows libraries to bring their resources to the open Web and tap into the enormous power of search engines. Only a tiny fraction of all searches for content start within the library catalog, effectively rendering enormous amounts of library content invisible. BLUEcloud Visibility changes all that by transforming MARC data into search engine-accessible resources that can be easily discovered, accessed, and consumed by all Web users. Additionally, catalog data is paired with physical library locations to enable geo-locating, so that patrons searching on the Web will see results pointing directly to their local library.BLUEcloud Visibility allows libraries to increase their relevance to their community and access an exponentially larger audience. Previously absent in search engine results, MARC data now has the potential to be placed in front of thousands of eyes every day on the open Web via BLUEcloud Visibility. Working in partnership with Zepheira, SirsiDyinx is proud to bring this revolutionary product to customers worldwide.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that in 2015 over 115 library systems chose SirsiDynix as their new ILS provider. In addition, the next-generation BLUEcloud Library Services Platform continues to enjoy strong adoption with more than 1700 SirsiDynix customers now using one or more BLUEcloud products. These annual numbers represent a double-digit increase over the previous year in both new SirsiDynix customers and those libraries who have implemented BLUEcloud products.

January 7, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it has formed a program to help Ex Libris harness Linked Data technology in its resource management and discovery solutions. Institutions that have already joined the program include Boston College and University of Oklahoma in the US; University of Manitoba in Canada; Bodleian Libraries in the UK; the Austrian Library Network; the Library of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Karolinska Institutet in Sweden; and the State Libraries of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.

(Overdrive) Librarians across the nation are celebrating the record-setting pace that their digital collections are lending as they convene at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Conference, January 8-11, 2015. OverDrive announced today that among the hundreds of libraries across North America that have set annual records for lending digital books during 2015, 33 library systems exceeded one million digital books circulated. Additionally, all systems experienced significant year-over-year growth from 2014.

(OCLC) ACI Information Group's research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, is now accessible to global audiences through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. WorldCat is the largest network of library information in the world. With more than two billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries, WorldCat makes library collections visible to people who need them.

(ProQuest) ProQuest SIPX is paving the way for higher education institutions and campus leaders to reduce students’ cost of education by leveraging increased use of open educational resources as part of the SIPX complete course materials solution.

(OCLC) OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) now supports shared print monograph projects through its GreenGlass application. GreenGlass group features extend collection visualization and interactivity to consortial or regional collections, enabling participating libraries to better understand and manage their shared collection.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Two products, geared primarily for the academic market, cover the topics of human anatomy and chemistry, while a third resource combines multiple science topics and can be used as refreshers in introductory college science courses or as a basic science learning tool in high schools.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the formal publication of the updated version of JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite 1.1, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015. This newly official edition is a revision of ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, also known as JATS 1.0, first published in July 2012. The purpose of JATS is to define a suite of XML elements and attributes that describes the content of metadata and journal articles using a common format that enables the exchange of journal content. This Tag Suite thus is intended to preserve intellectual content of journals independent of the form in which the content was originally delivered, and enables an archive to capture structural and semantic components of existing material. In addition, the JATS standard includes three implementations of the suite, called Tag Sets, which are intended to provide models for archiving, publishing, and authoring journal article content.

(Ken Chad Consulting) The second in the series of HELibTech briefing papers challenges the current definition of a library services platform (LSP) and suggests ways in which library systems might develop. While a new generation of library systems has emerged there remains a very significant lack of interoperability between the various components that make up the wider library technology ‘ecosystem’. So, although we talk of library services platforms, libraries and library system vendors have not yet fully realised a platform-based, interoperable library ecosystem. Cloud computing could help break this paradigm as it is doing with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Gartner, an information technology market research and advisory firm, suggests that the ERP suite is being deconstructed into what they characterise as a ‘postmodern ERP.’ Gartner suggests that the result will be a more loosely coupled environment with much of the functionality sourced as Cloud services or via business process outsourcers. Will we see the same trend in library technology?

January 6, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris a ProQuest company,announced that University of California, Davis has acquired the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution.

(LibLime) LibLime will be presenting Bibliovation 3.0, their latest Library Services Platform offering. Bibliovation provides traditional bibliographic management services along with digital content management services, so that libraries can maintain print and digital collections in a single system at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) SkyRiver, Innovative's cataloging utility product, is growing faster than ever and now tops 60 million full, unique records. The SkyRiver database grew by nine million records in 2015, which includes 3.5 million new records from the British Library. This rich metadata, known as the British National Bibliography, reflects the publishing activity of the UK and Ireland and includes print and electronic publications.

(KOMBIT) Den nye udrulningsplan for Fælles Bibliotekssystem er nu klar. KOMBIT udsendte i går ny udrulningsplan til FBS-projektlederne i kommunerne. Udrulningsplanen kan ses her. Op til julen 2015 er de kommuner, der lå først på planen fra 15. september 2015 blevet orienteret og hørt om idriftsættelsestidspunkt.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has hired Faye LaCasse as the Director of Product Marketing. She will oversee marketing efforts for several product lines including e-books, subscriptions and Flipster digital magazines.

(Overdrive) 2015 was a banner year for libraries with record numbers of readers turning to their local library to borrow and download popular eBooks and audiobooks. OverDrive, the industry leader for digital book lending serving over 90 percent of the nation’s libraries, reports that in 2015 readers borrowed more than 169 million digital books. This is an increase of 24 percent over 2014 with a notable surge in audiobooks usage, which achieved a faster growth rate than eBook library borrowing.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Tennessee Tech University and four affiliated community colleges—Motlow State, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Volunteer State Community Colleges—have selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution and Alma resource management solution. These solutions will replace multiple systems, including Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium.

(Bibliotheca) For the second year in a row, Bibliotheca’s portfolio has been recognized in the gold and silver categories by the Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. With solutions ranging from self-service kiosks to eBook applications, Bibliotheca is committed to the library industry, always keeping productivity and ease-of-use at the forefront of its innovations. Recognized in the gold category were: smartserve 400, liber8, the 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface, and return and sorting solutions. smartlocker and smartserve 1000 were both honored with silver awards.

(Cornell University) Cornell University Library has chosen the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) as its next Integrated Library System to manage acquisition, cataloging, circulation, inventory and other services related to electronic and physical library materials.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Labette Community College of Parsons, KS. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services.

(Boopsie) Boopsie continues to expand in the corporate library market with the regular addition of new enterprise customers. BP is among the most recent group of corporate libraries to start leveraging Boopsie’s mobile PaaS to provide access to authoritative library resources and services via a BP branded mobile app for its employees.

January 5, 2016

(Biblionix) Biblionix, the major award winner for library automation systems, today announced that eleven (11) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in October, November, and December of 2015. No customers migrated from Apollo during this period. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

January 4, 2016

(TIND Technologies) TIND, an official CERN spin-off, was selected by the International Telecommunication Union to provide their cloud-based library management system based on CERN open source technology. TIND has now successfully replaced the ExLibris Voyager ILS.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris a ProQuest company, announced that the College of William and Mary in Virginia has adopted the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution. Alma will replace the College’s existing SirsiDynix library system.

(Boopsie) Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today reported on its remarkable growth in 2015, which includes an impressive number of awards and recognitions, three new content and technology partners, four new updates to its app and services, over 50 new libraries that utilize its white label platform-as-a-service to deliver library services to their unique communities, a number of awards and honors, and joining the Demco family of companies.

December 31, 2015

(Boopsie) Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today reported on its remarkable growth in 2015, which includes an impressive number of awards and recognitions, three new content and technology partners, four new updates to its app and services, over 50 new libraries that utilize its white label platform-as-a-service to deliver library services to their unique communities, a number of awards and honors, and joining the Demco family of companies.

December 30, 2015

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the John H. Evans Library at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Old Dominion University in Virginia has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution, which will replace the university’s Innovative Interfaces Sierra Library Services Platform and EBSCO Discovery Service.

December 28, 2015

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the more than 20 students enrolled in ‘Library Systems’ and ‘Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information’ classes at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis School of Informatics and Computing, and will be using Koha through the Klassmates program.

December 22, 2015

(ProQuest) More than 100 years of prestigious British lifestyle content is available in Country Life Archive, now a standalone database, which enables researchers to access more primary sources of British culture from across the twentieth century.

December 21, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced OhioLINK has selected the Ex Libris Rosetta digital management and preservation solution for 120 academic libraries plus the State Library of Ohio. Rosetta will ensure long-term access to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Collection, Electronic Book Collection, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, and Digital Resource Commons collections.

(KOMBIT A/S) For at skaffe tid til at udluge fejl og sikre en høj kvalitet i løsningen, har KOMBIT valgt at skyde udrulningsplanen for det nye Fælles Bibliotekssystem ca. tre måneder.

(Equinox Software) Equinox announced new libraries that migrated recently to Evergreen in Pennsylvania. Shenandoah Area Free Public Library in Shenandoah has joined the PaILS/SPARK Consortium along with Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library in Schuylkill Haven and Tamaqua Public Library in Tamaqua.

December 17, 2015

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services announced a new relationship with Diversion Distribution Services that enables best-selling romance authors to enhance the production, marketing and distribution of their content.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris a ProQuest company announced that it has launched a new Customer Knowledge Center to provide a single gateway to all Ex Libris knowledge resources. The site will contain articles on a large variety of topics to help users learn more about the functionality and advanced capabilities of Ex Libris solutions.

(Boopsie) Leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider Boopsie, Inc. today announced that its President, Tony Medrano, is one of ten library industry executives selected for the panel of RMG’s 2016 Annual Presidents’ Seminar.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today several promotions among its executive team in the company’s Emeryville, CA and Dublin, Ireland offices. The group represents over 75 years of cumulative experience in libraries and the library technology industry.

December 16, 2015

(Odilo) ODILO recently partnered with Gardners, Europe's leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content, both physical and digital.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced the automatic addition of Accelerated Reader points, reading level, and quiz information to catalog searches of Apollo. Customers no longer need to add this information manually.

(Columbia University) Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded Columbia University Libraries $2.2 million to develop an online portal to the Corporation’s institutional records, from 1886 to the present. The philanthropic foundation’s records span all manner of formats from paper ledger books to audio and videotaped oral histories and born-digital grant files. This project will extend Columbia’s capacity to provide online access to the Corporation’s materials while at the same time develop a set of open source tools that can be shared with other research libraries and cultural institutions.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Texas State Law Library of Austin, TX. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

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