August 19, 2016
(TIND Technologies) TIND was selected by Olin College of Engineering to provide their cloud-based library management system. TIND is replacing the EOS.Web ILS and Digital Commons Repository. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service.
(Wiley, Inc.) John Wiley and Sons, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
August 18, 2016
(Odilo) ODILO and Claned (Finland), two young, innovative companies in the field of technology and education, have signed a collaboration agreement providing customers with pioneering technological solutions. ODILO gives Claned customers access to over 1.1 million digital content from more than 900 global providers. ODILO customers will benefit from the pioneering technology of artificial intelligence applied to education developed by Claned, a world leader in educational methodology.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Bath is implementing the Leganto reading list solution from Ex Libris to enhance library support for teaching and learning. The university joins a growing global community of customers that are now able to integrate course reading lists with library processes.
(Eduserv) OpenAthens are pleased to announce the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference, which will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporate and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que la Universidad de Bath está implementando Leganto como solución para la gestión de listas de lectura, para mejorar el apoyo de la biblioteca en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. La Universidad se une a una creciente comunidad global de clientes que ahora son capaces de integrar las listas de lectura de cursos con los procesos de la biblioteca.
(Follett) Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries.
August 16, 2016
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(Follett) Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources, as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product.
(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
(EBSCO Information Services) An authoritative international collection of journals and publications from more than 60 countries that make-up the One Belt, One Road trade initiative is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The only available resource of its kind, One Belt, One Road Reference Source™ helps researchers build a more robust understanding of the cultures and economies that make-up the initiative and helps identify new trade possibilities.
August 15, 2016
(OCLC) Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has contributed 2.4 million records to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections. The contribution, which includes 800,000 new records, will make BAnQ’s valuable collections more visible and accessible to researchers around the world.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of London Senate House Libraries in the United Kingdom have selected Sierra with Encore Duet discovery as their new cloud-based library solution.
August 13, 2016
(OCLC) The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, recognized for its high quality education by the National Accreditation Agency and Ministry of National Education, is the first library in Colombia to use OCLC WorldCat Discovery services.
August 12, 2016
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative has brought four more academic libraries in Ohio live on the latest version of Sierra.
(Infor Library and Information Solutions) Lambton County Library located in south western Ontario, Canada recently launched Infor’s Iguana website and discovery product.
(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced its participation in the 2016 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, in Columbus, Ohio, from August 14-18.
August 11, 2016
(Evanced Solutions, Inc.) Evanced launched a major upgrade to SignUp. The market-leading creator of web-enabled library services that streamline day-to-day management tasks developed the software to streamline library event scheduling and promotion for librarians and simplify event registration for patrons.
(Credo Reference) Credo announced it is introducing several new and updated features to its popular Credo Online Reference Service, the only publisher-neutral reference platform designed intentionally as the starting point for research.
(OCLC) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, in Manila, Philippines, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, becoming the first library in Asia to move to the cloud-based library management system.
August 10, 2016
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Piedmont Public Library of Piedmont, Alabama is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to distribute a streaming version of the Visual History Archive, dramatically improving access to 53,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced the launch of its cloud-based RightFind Content Decision Support, an easy-to-use analytics platform that helps information center managers leverage the power of usage data to make smart decisions around content investments. RightFind CDS combines comprehensive usage and spend data, predictive analytics and data visualizations, and budget forecast and planning tools in a single solution designed to help information managers bring actionable intelligence to their content acquisition strategy.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the company has opened a new competency center in Melbourne, Australia. Following successful growth in the Asia-Pacific region, this expansion will broaden Innovative’s international footprint to provide software development, support, training, and consulting to the marketplace.
August 9, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for a scholarship to attend the Charleston Conference through a grant sponsored by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship awards up to $1000 for conference registration and other expenses related to attending the conference.
(Taylor and Francis) Taylor and Francis Online, the home of over 2,400 online journals across Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, relaunches on August 9th with a brand new design, a clean, uncluttered interface and an improved user experience.
(Connecticut State Library) The Connecticut State Library has announced that the first phase of the development of a statewide library eBook platform (eGO) will begin with Library Connection, Inc. and the Ferguson Library. This will involve the development of an eBook app for both iPhones and Android phones, that will enable library users to seamlessly access and read eBooks available from the local library as well as the developing statewide collection. The Connecticut State Library has entered into a partnership with the New York Public Library to customize their SimplyE app for use in Connecticut.
August 8, 2016
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has partnered with Talis to enhance the student experience and deliver superior workflow efficiencies around course reserves and reading list management for academic libraries. This partnership will provide the framework for further integration between the Innovative and Talis Aspire solutions, and to seamlessly connect students and faculty with the library’s physical and digital collections for better academic results. As academic library requirements change—and new opportunities for library success within the academic environment emerge—such cooperation will enhance the value libraries take away from both companies’ product offerings.
(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that nineteen (19) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three-month period from May through July of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.
(LibLynx) LibLynx announced that medici.tv, a French media business described as “the closest thing to a classical Netflix” by the New York Times, has chosen LibLynx Connect to manage access to its new educational platform.
August 5, 2016
(OCLC) OCLC, the leading global library cooperative based in Dublin, will welcome thousands of librarians from around the world as the premier sponsor and a local host of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus August 13-19.
August 4, 2016
(ProQuest) ProQuest’s highly-anticipated Access-to-Own ebook acquisition model is now available, enabling libraries to offer access to diverse content while applying spending on short-term loans to title ownership. Access-to-Own empowers libraries to build quality ebook collections based on the real needs of their users.
(Preservica) Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.
(OhioLINK) OhioLINK has officially launched its significantly upgradedElectronic Journal Center (EJC), giving OhioLINK students, faculty and researchers enhanced access to avast, rich array of high-quality research journals.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the largest private college in Israel, the College of Management—Academic Studies, has chosen the Leganto course reading list solution to support teaching and learning at the institution.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is adding to the growing community of BLUEcloud libraries in Western Australia. Four libraries—City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Belmont, and City of Greater Geraldton Regional Library—all on OCLC’s Amlib, have recently chosen to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS. Additionally, the City of Melville, a longtime Symphony library has also chosen to adopt SirsiDynix’s industry-leading SaaS. These latest additions to the SirsiDynix family continue the robust growth in new name customers that SirsiDynix has been experiencing in 2016.
August 3, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Thomas Jefferson University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions for the libraries serving the university’s colleges and health centers. Alma will be instrumental in managing Thomas Jefferson’s collection of electronic, print, and non-traditional physical materials, while Primo will make these collections accessible from a single search interface.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to see Millennium libraries adopt the latest solutions, with two more library partners upgrading to Sierra.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Cente announces that Portland Press has chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges for its Open Access publications using CCC’s RightsLink platform from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system.
August 2, 2016
(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist, Preservica, has announced that its secure, cloud hosted digital preservation solution, Preservica Cloud Edition, is now available via the G-Cloud 8 Digital Marketplace. Preservica Cloud Edition combines preservation and access in one system, simplifying the task of safeguarding and providing secure public access to government records and materials. It is built around the same Preservica digital preservation technology used by the UK National Archives and includes connectivity with Axiell CALM and Microsoft SharePoint and Outlook.
(Follett) Follett announced it has launched a new Professional Development series for educators to help them make the most of Follett technology and products through hands-on experience and real-life examples. The series, available now to PreK-12 school districts, supports the implementation of national and statewide programs and teaches educators how to help students build key 21st-century skills.
August 1, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Victoria University of Wellington has selected Rosetta as its digital preservation and asset management solution. The Victoria University Library serves as the custodian of over 15,000 digitized historical cultural works, part of the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, and over 11,000 born-digital theses and research projects in institutional repositories, including several other smaller digital collections. Rosetta will be a key element of the Library’s digital assets management and preservation processes and will enable researchers in any location to read or view the digital objects in the Library's extensive collections.
(Atmire) Atmire NV has entered into an agreement to acquire Open Repository, BioMed Central's repository service for academic institutions, charities, NGOs and research organisations. Under the agreement, Atmire will take over management and support of all Open Repository customers. The acquisition adds to Atmire's client base of institutions using DSpace and allows BioMed Central to focus on its core business concerns.
(Lyrasis) LYRASIS Announces New Board of Trustees members, who will each serve a three-year term. The new trustees were chosen through two elections - the LYRASIS Annual Member Election in April and a Special Member Election in June and July. LYRASIS members voted for candidates to fill the open Board positions which included two representatives from academic and/or research libraries, one public library representative, one representative from a state library or group library and two at-large trustees representing any type of member institution.
(University of California -- Berkeley) Research IT is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funds for ongoing software development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. Research IT's Museum Informatics team manages five instances of CollectionSpace for museum collections at UC Berkeley. The grant has been awarded to LYRASIS, the organizational home for CollectionSpace; staff in Research IT will contribute significantly to the funded work.
July 27, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the State Library of New South Wales in Australia has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service, Primo discovery and delivery, and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation. With these three solutions, the library now offers its large user community a world-class discovery experience.
(SirsiDynix) In July of last summer, the LibrariesWest consortium grew to incorporate two new local authorities and achieve a ‘coast to coast’ service in South West England. As part of the evolution of LibrariesWest, the consortium concurrently chose to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony as their new library management system. Following a seamless migration, all authorities in the LibrariesWest Consortium are now live with Symphony and Enterprise.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that the Fargo Public Library of Fargo, North Dakota is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(SirsiDynix) Patrons using popular search engines, like Google, Bing, Siri and Yahoo, can find library item records in search engine results when searching for a title and including Westchester Library System. This new tool makes items in the online catalog more readily accessible to patrons in their homes or on mobile devices at their convenience, without requiring a visit to the library website to search for an item. Over time, patron use will help to improve Westchester Library System's relevance in search engine results. The increase in relevance means that engines will be able to deliver library catalog records without requiring that Westchester Library System be included in the search. Eventually simple title searches will pair a searcher's geo-location with result data and identify local libraries with the desired item.
July 26, 2016
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and academic publishers fulfill their missions.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium in California will join the LINK+ network, powered by Innovative’s resource sharing technology. SPLASH joins sixty other academic, public, and special libraries that are part of the LINK+ network, connecting borrowers to new collections with faster delivery than traditional interlibrary loan services. Providing access to information is the mission of the consortium, and LINK+ offers a powerful, efficient, and cost-effective way for SPLASH to instantly connect customers to more than eight million additional titles without having to invest in new materials.
(Lyrasis) LYRASIS has been awarded a grant in the amount of $850,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support ongoing development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. This award will allow LYRASIS and the CollectionSpace community to continue to strengthen the application and the community's efforts to create a sustainable open source collections management system for the benefit of museums and other collecting organizations.
July 23, 2016
(LibLime) The Franklin Public Library has now joined the Pioneer Consortium LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully migrate their bibliographic, item, and patron data into the union catalog.
July 22, 2016
(Equinox Software) Equinox announced that Johnston County Public Library has been successfully migrated to Evergreen in the NC Cardinal Consortium . The Equinox team completed the migration in late May. Johnston County Public Library includes ten branches and serves almost 48,000 patrons with over 174,000 items. Johnston joins Cumberland, Neuse, Henderson, Rockingham, and Iredell in the use of the Acquisitions module within NC Cardinal. The addition of Johnston’s 10 branches brings NC Cardinal’s grand total to 153.
July 21, 2016
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that four more library partners have gone live on Sierra. These successful implementations include three libraries who have migrated from Millennium, and one library who has joined the MOBIUS consortium in Missouri.
July 20, 2016
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced a major expansion of eResource Central (eRC) with the availability of the new Wheelers ePlatform connector. Wheelers is a specialist school and public library supplier. The addition of the Wheelers ePlatform connector to eRC will substantially expand resources available to the Asia-Pacific region.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched INN-Reach Release 3.0, delivering the same level of integration to Polaris library partners that libraries using Millennium or Sierra experience with the Innovative resource sharing solution. Through the use of Direct to INN-Reach APIs, this release eliminates the need for a Direct Consortia Borrowing (DCB) broker system, allowing all INN-Reach activities to be performed within Polaris or the Polaris Leap web application.
July 19, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) Biblioteche e fornitori di servizi hanno creato un tavolo comune di collaborazione per ridisegnare il futuro delle biblioteche e per sviluppare nuove tecnologie. La nuova iniziativa, FOLIO, prevede la collaborazione di biblioteche, fornitori di servizi ed altre organizzazioni, finalizzata alla creazione di una piattaforma open source, volta a ridefinire l’automazione delle biblioteche. L'obiettivo è quello di coltivare gruppi con interessi comuni, stabilire partnership e dare inizio a conversazioni che porteranno alla creazione di nuovi servizi e tecnologie per le biblioteche.
(SirsiDynix) EOS.Web is moving nearer to achieving FedRAMP compliance. EOS.Web, a SirsiDynix company, provides sophisticated library management solutions for special libraries. In an effort to meet the needs of its unique and exceptional libraries, EOS.Web is pursuing FedRAMP compliance, a federal authorization which recognizes highly secure and responsible cloud services. EOS.Web aims to become the first provider in the industry to achieve FedRAMP compliance.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutionsannounced that the Libraries of God’s Bible School of Cincinnati, OH. are now live on their Koha open source integrated library system with support from ByWater Solutions.
July 18, 2016
(Eduserv) Following an extensive program of research into librarians and end-users’ views and experiences of Identity and Access Management, OpenAthens announces their Publisher Manifesto: a series of commitments that aim to address the common issues around IAM faced by publishers and vendors, and highlight the next steps for the publishing industry in managing access to knowledge.
July 15, 2016
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School, of Windsor, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 30,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library.
(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription services for NACE International. As part of the partnership, PPF will provide subscription management services for NACE, including fulfillment, renewals, customer service and reporting.
(SirsiDynix) Local Utah library Highland City Library selects SirsiDynix Symphony for new ILS. In their migration away from Innovative Interfaces’ Polaris, Highland City Library chose to supplement their Symphony ILS with sophisticated SirsiDynix solutions, including Enterprise, MobileCirc, BLUEcloud Analytics, and SaaS.
July 12, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and provide access to the Health Sciences Library’s large collection of electronic and physical materials. The library will be migrating from Innovative Millennium. Key to the university’s choice was the cloud-based, multitenant nature of the Alma service as well as improvements in the management and discovery of electronic and physical resources enabled by the combination of Alma and Primo. The Health Sciences Library will benefit from reports that help librarians analyze collections and manage them with greater efficiency. In addition, the rich Alma interfaces and APIs will facilitate the solution’s integration with third-party systems and will enable the library to expand its services.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced that The Rockefeller University Press is participating in its text mining solution, RightFind XML for Mining.
(EBSCO Information Services) Music researchers can now access one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of global music research with the release of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text from EBSCO Information Services. Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text enhances the unrivaled bibliography of writings on music provided by RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with the addition of approximately one million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present—90 of which are unavailable elsewhere online.
(Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative) The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative welcomed three new partners to its initiative to fund development in the Evergreen open-source Integrated Library System. Bibliomation (Connecticut), BC Libraries Cooperative (Canada) and Howe Library (New Hampshire) are joining the new MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative.
July 11, 2016
(Thomson Reuters) Thomson Reuter announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Intellectual Property and Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash.
July 9, 2016
(LibLime) LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an academic U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.
July 7, 2016
(Springer) Springer and the Swedish library consortium for universities and research institutes (Bibsam) have finalized a broad agreement for Springer Compact running through December 2018. Springer Compact is a transitional deal combining reading access and open access publishing in one payment scheme. Specifically, participating consortium members’ researchers gain access to over 2,000 Springer journals and also the right to publish their research via the open access model in more than 1,650 Springer hybrid journals. Publishing articles open access helps current findings reach a larger audience, benefiting not only science but the society at large.
(Equinox Software) Equinox announced that it has successfully migrated Amherst County Public Library to Evergreen within the Evergreen Virginia Project, managed by the Library of Virginia. Equinox completed the migration in early June. Amherst is hosted on Equinox’s Sequoia platform along with the rest of the consortium.
July 6, 2016
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(OCLC) OCLC announced the acquisition of IFNET through its subsidiary OCLC EMEA B.V. IFNET is the distributor of library automation software and services in Italy. IFNET, formerly IF, was founded in Italy in 1985 by a group of librarians with the goal of establishing a national reference point for the automation of library services. Since then, it has expanded its core business to become a leading distributor of library software and services in Italy for all libraries, including public, special, academic and corporate libraries, as well as documentation centres.
July 5, 2016
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June 30, 2016
(California State Archives) Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State's office, and the Google Cultural Institute.This partnership will make State Archives exhibits available to a global audience online. The first three exhibits highlight the history of California state parks, the California Secretary of State’s office, and showcases campaign materials created by the nation’s first political consulting firm, Campaigns Inc.
June 29, 2016
(DuraSpace) The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Daniel Morgan Academy of Washington, DC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched the latest version of its mobile application for library staff, facilitating more effective material handling with greater visibility into item record details.
(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announces the launch of Patron Point, a comprehensive program that takes user activity-based data and delivers a new level of management reporting and patron engagement.
(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has renewed its partnership to fulfill subscription services for journals from De Gruyter. The partnership ensures that the needs of De Gruyter subscribers are met while allowing the company to focus on the editorial aspects of its business.
(American Library Association) With an emphasis on the future of libraries, on diversity, equity, and inclusion and on library transformation driven by community aspirations, 16,597 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including 4,995 exhibitors) from across the world gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 23-28. The conference marked ALA’s 140th anniversary.
(OCLC) Andrew K. Pace, OCLC Executive Director, WorldShare Community Development, took his seat on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
June 28, 2016
(Eduserv) The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), a professional membership association and registered charity devoted to advancing the highest standards of surgical care, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Eduserv. RCS is the latest publisher to join the OpenAthens access management federation to provide its members with single sign-on access to their collection of journals.
(Talis) Following a formal tendering process the University of Bristol have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the successful implementation of Sierra at the University of Northampton, as part of the institution's strategic vision to merge two campuses at the heart of the community.
(Overdrive) A record number of K-12 students are reading digital books using the OverDrive digital platform for schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, approximately six million students had access to eBooks and audiobooks and the number of digital books borrowed in OverDrive-powered schools increased nearly 60 percent. More students are embracing digital books because digital technology has made reading more accessible. Through the use of OverDrive Read® and a catalog of over two million titles from more than 5,000 publishers, students are reading eBooks instantly in their browser, in class, at home, both online and offline with no software or downloads.
June 26, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Washington Research Library Consortium, based in the Washington, DC area, has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help fulfill the consortium’s priorities of coordinating collections across all partner institutions (including its high-density Shared Collections Facility) and presenting end-users with a unified view of WRLC’s shared collection. WRLC chose Alma and Primo for their scalability, openness to other systems, rich functionality, and cost-effectiveness. The consortium of nine academic libraries will be migrating from Voyager® and Innovative Interfaces Sierra to the new solutions.
(Follett) Future Ready Schools (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education—announced Future Ready Librarians, an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. The Future Ready initiative helps district leaders recognize the potential of digital tools and align necessary technologies with instructional goals to support teaching and learning.
(About the Library Freedom Project) Twenty organizations- libraries, publishers, library vendors, and library organizations have endorsed the Library Freedom Project's Library Digital Privacy Pledge. These organizations are improving privacy for library users by implementing secure protocols on their web services and asking partners to do likewise.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que su servicio de gestión de bibliotecas Alma permitirá a los bibliotecarios acceder a Alma desde cualquier lugar, utilizando un dispositivo móvil.
(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with major publishers in the academic book market to empower customers via its OASIS system with the ability to order ebooks from even more ebook platforms. In the coming months, ebook platforms from such scholarly book publishers as Oxford University Press and IGI Global will be accessible from OASIS. Discussions regarding partnerships with other key academic publishers, including Taylor and Francis Group, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, World Scientific are also underway.
(ProQuest) An authoritative and user-friendly reference point for researchers, teachers, and students, ProQuest’s new Reference Ebook Subscriptions include 500+ high quality, reference-only ebooks, handbooks, encyclopedias, manuals, guides, and dictionaries. Intended to make more high-demand reference content available to more academic and public libraries than ever before, these Reference Ebook Subscriptions carry many titles offered in subscription for the first time.
(Overdrive) With so many options to find and read digital books, librarians often compete to bring in new readers. Now, librarians can compete with new resources similar to those used by top retailers and e-commerce sites. By featuring a selected eBook or audiobook and recommending titles so readers can easily find new books in their favorite genre, librarians are merchandising more books from their digital collection. Having librarians suggest additional titles will help readers discover alternative books and keep them coming back.
(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution is pleased to announce a new partnership with SOLUS to offer customers of both services the opportunity to use the SOLUS Library App in conjunction with collectionHQ.