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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 Interfacesannounced 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.

June 24, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now enables librarians to access Alma from anywhere, using a mobile device. The new mobile capabilities are being rolled out gradually, with the first version now available for early-access users. A general release for all Alma users is planned for the third quarter of 2016. Librarians can now access task lists and perform fulfillment activities on the go, even scanning item barcodes to register in-house use from anywhere in the library. Built on a flexible advanced mobile application framework, Alma Mobile will grow to include more features, such as work-order processing, item returns, the creation and processing of sets, inventory management, and even mobile analytics.

(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, today announced a relationship with Microsoft Corporation to integrate its most widely used product lines with Microsoft’s Office 365. The integration makes it easier for students and researchers to download, email, share, and access their research content from anywhere using familiar tools.

(ProQuest) With its newest acquisition model launching next month, ProQuest has grown the number of titles available through Access-to-Own to almost 400,000 and dramatically increased publisher participation in just eight months. ProQuest developed Access-to-Own in collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world to provide a usage-based acquisition model that offers a balanced approach and a wider array of frontlist as well as backlist titles to libraries and the researchers they serve.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announce that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public School have selected CARL.X as their next integrated library system.

(OCLC) July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America--have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now routinely handles over one million API transactions daily from hundreds of institutions around the world.

(EBSCO Information Services) The overall research experience for users of EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost databases is improving with the addition of altmetrics data from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. By integrating the Plum Print widget into these platforms, users will have a view of modern metrics that allows them to uncover new research insights. EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost customers will be able to view the Plum Print to visualize the research impact of all items in the results list, including: articles, books chapters, e-books, and institutional repository materials. Powered by the PlumX Suite, the Plum Print visually changes depending on the altmetrics found in each of the five categories: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and citations, providing added research insight at the artifact level. The Plum Print will appear in the EDS and EBSCOhost search results, giving researchers a highly visual way of evaluating resources, and the ability to quickly focus on information of interest to them. Hovering over the Plum Print highlights a brief visual breakdown of the altmetrics, and clicking on it brings users to the Plum Suite platform for more in-depth information.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the winner of its EBSCO Solar grant. Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus Library in Austin, Texas has been selected as the winner of the grant which will cover up to $150,000 of the cost of installing a solar array. The grant will allow the Library to install solar panels and reduce its electricity expenditures.

(FOLIO) Libraries and service providers have come together to reshape the future of libraries and develop new technologies. The new initiative, FOLIO, provides a platform for libraries, service providers, and other organizations to team up to redefine library automation via open source projects. The goal is to cultivate interest groups, form partnerships and spark conversations that will lead to the creation of new services and technologies for libraries. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a new community coming together to develop a reimagined library services platform (LSP), one that supports traditional resource management requirements and functionality, yet is engineered for innovation and growth through industry collaboration. At its core, FOLIO will allow for extensibility into new services for libraries and will dramatically change the technology ecosystem available to libraries, service providers and technology developers.

June 23, 2016

(OCLC) OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web. The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

June 22, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency announced their collaboration on the Digital Content Store Content URL API. This collaboration will facilitate the integration of the Digital Content Store with the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and Leganto reading list solution. Ex Libris is one of several partners aiding in the development of the DCS Content URL API.

(Talis) Queensland University of Technology has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

(Boopsie) Boopsie sponsored a survey of over 350 librarians to learn more about the value that mobile apps offer diverse communities and the obstacles that libraries face when launching these apps. In preparation for the American Library Association Annual Conference later this month, the leading platform-as-a-service provider today published a report on the results of this survey, which is available to anyone who registers for a complimentary copy here.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) The State of Mississippi is witnessing significant improvement in children’s literacy, and one of the key contributing factors is Voyager Sopris Learning’s LETRS professional development program, according to a recently released study. Voyager Sopris Learning’s LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the deep foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write, and spell — and why some of them struggle.

(ProQuest) Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. The companies’ complementary content assets will enable libraries, faculty and students to improve research and learning outcomes. The acquisition brings together Alexander Street’s valuable video, music and unique primary source collections with ProQuest’s extensive aggregation of content, which encompasses nearly a billion searchable items in 20 academic disciplines as well as 270 million pages of historical primary source collections. Together, the companies will deliver an extraordinary and diverse range of content that will seamlessly connect text and video, improving contextual and serendipitous discovery.

(EBSCO Information Services) Eight libraries are being recognized for their strategic communications efforts with the 2016 John Cotton Dana Awards for outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of the American Library Association, and consists of $10,000 grants for each winner from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

(PTFS Europe) LFEPA, the body that runs the London Fire Brigade, has chosen and implemented the Koha library management system. PTFS Europe has provided a full range of implementation services, including the successful migration from the legacy system, and will provide on-going hosting and support services.

June 21, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced a new partnership with University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, delivering a comprehensive Sierra solution with fully-integrated electronic resource management (ERM) and Encore Duet discovery.

(Follett) Follett and Biblionasium announced today they are joining forces in an exclusive partnership with the goal of supporting the independent reading activities of students, ages 6 to 13. In August Follett’s market-leading Destiny Library Manager will be seamlessly integrated with Biblionaisum’s award-winning digital platform that connects

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning’s LANGUAGE! Live program has been selected a winner of the 2016 Association of American Publishers (AAP) REVERE Awards. LANGUAGE! Live, a comprehensive English language arts curriculum for struggling adolescent readers and writers, earned the honor in the Classroom Supplemental Resources for Learners with Additional Educational Needs category.

(Bibliotheca) Committed to supporting library missions across the globe, bibliotheca is pleased to announce a new, long-term product set. This brings together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems, creating a more focused and efficient portfolio for customers. The combination of resources and knowledge allows bibliotheca to provide customers with industry-leading support, a wider selection and continued innovation.

(ProQuest) In 2016, ProQuest is digitizing nearly 30 million pages of new, unique and diverse primary source content, making it accessible online in ProQuest’s acclaimed Historical Collections Program. In print, the new content would form a tower 10,000 feet tall, more than six times the height of the Empire State Building. Via ProQuest’s technology and indexing expertise, users can discover the content that’s precisely relevant to them.

June 20, 2016

(ProQuest) ProQuest launched its new RefWorks reference management platform, simplifying and improving research and collaboration workflows. With full-text management and tools for collaboration, the new RefWorks platform addresses the needs of students, faculty and librarians with an innovative feature set. Libraries that offer this powerful service to their constituents have access to administrative controls that help their institutions respect intellectual property rights, professional support for themselves and their end-users, and analytics that provide a consistent source of information on patron and content usage.

June 17, 2016

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma is being honored nationally with the Campus Technology Innovators Award. OU is one of only two universities nationwide selected as an “education futurist” for development of the OU Libraries’ NavApp and one of only 11 universities in the nation to be recognized as a leading organization in innovation.

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions announced that Fairfield Open Libraries, New South Wales, is the first customer worldwide to go live with the new BorrowBox API integration.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named James Holmes as its Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience. In his new role, Mr. Holmes will lead the development and execution of innovative strategies across the ProQuest enterprise.

June 16, 2016

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Library of Norway has become its latest charter member. The National Library of Norway collects all media types published in Norway, including radio and television broadcasts, films, music, and the Norwegian part of the Internet. Within the coming 20–30 years, they plan to digitize their complete collection. 90% of all books ever published in Norway, 30% of all newspapers and nearly 100% of all recorded radio programs from the largest and oldest radio broadcast station in Norway are already digitised.

(Backstage Library Works) On Sunday, June 26th, Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) will co-present at the ALA Annual Conference Exhibits Round Table (ERT) program: State of the Union for Subject Based Classification in Public Libraries. The discussion will be held in the Orange County Convention Center, room W300 and will run from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

June 15, 2016

(KOMBIT) Fælles Bibliotekssystem udvikles løbende med ny funktionalitet. Frem til 12. januar 2017 kommer der tre nye releases.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is debuting a new, streamlined acquisition process for academic and research libraries that use the Ex Libris Alma library management system and the ProQuest OASIS workflow solution, a web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic books. Via an Alma API, all electronic and print book orders placed via OASIS will be automatically updated in Alma in real time. As a result, librarians will no longer need to manually update their management system.

(Talis) Following a formal tendering process, the University of the West of England have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

(Odilo) ODILO shares information about new content, new customers, new publishing partners, and new resources. Visit booth #451 at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando to learn more about ODILO, a global and innovative leader in the eBook industry.

(The Library Corporation) The Broward County Library in South Florida has extended their CARL.X contract for an additional three years, The Library Corporation announced this week. As part of this renewal, BCL will be implementing CARL.Connect, TLC’s suite of online, mobile clients and they will be participating as a development partner for the web-based cataloging features of CARL.Connect Collections.

June 14, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Mondragon University has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform for creating the university’s digital portal. The multilingual solution will foster communication between users.

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center, a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has announced the latest enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind content workflow solution.

(Follett) Follett has selected the Gateway Suite from SRC Solutions, Inc. as its preferred and exclusive Online Registration development partner for the Aspen Student Information System. As part of the relationship, Aspen will be integrating Registration Gateway and Central Records Gateway to provide paperless end-to-end solutions for Online Registration and Electronic Cumulative Folder Management.The fully integrated solution will be known as Gateway Suite for Aspen.

June 13, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has collaborated with YBP Library Services to enhance Sierra acquisitions with an integration between Innovative’s RESTful API and YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information).

(SirsiDynix) Following a competitive tender process, Union Presbyterian Seminary (UPSem) has chosen to adopt BLUEcloud Campus, Symphony, and SirsiDynix SaaS. The historic institution has opted for the full suite of BLUEcloud academic solutions, including BLUEcloud Visibility, eRM, MobileCirc, BLUEcloud Analytics, and Enterprise.

June 10, 2016

(Gale Group) Libraries are often the go-to technology centers in local communities and on campuses. To better tell that story, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is calling all libraries to participate in the My Library Pic contest. All types of libraries, big or small, and all types of photographers (professional or amateur) are invited to share a photo showing how their library integrates and embraces technology. The contest is open June 1-June 30. Five winners will be randomly selected from each of four categories for a total of 20 prizes. Each winner will receive a $150 American Express gift card.

June 9, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, demonstrates continued success in Saudi Arabia with the recent launch of Sierra at Umm Al-Qura University, joining four other institutions who have selected Innovative over the past year.

(ProQuest) ProQuest’s Early European Books program now includes nearly 10,000 digitized titles and more than 4 million pages from the Wellcome Library, the pre-eminent collection in Europe devoted to the history of medicine and related topics. In collaboration during the past five years with its scanning vendor, Numen, and the Wellcome Library, ProQuest has now completed the digitization and indexing of books from the Wellcome Library printed before 1701, including books from its unique incunabula collection (before 1501). This project is part of ProQuest’s European-wide program, EEB, making available early printed books from five major European libraries to date.

(SirsiDynix) The results of the 2015 Marshall Breeding Perceptions survey are in, and showing industry-leading results for SirsiDynix’s EOS.Web. EOS.Web is honored by the response of customers in the latest Perceptions survey. The results of Marshall Breeding’s annual survey highlight strong and improving customer satisfaction for EOS.Web in 2015.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, global leader in the library automation and knowledge management solutions space, will participate in this year's SLA Conference and INFO-EXPO on June 12th through 14th in Philadelphia, PA.

June 8, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that South Africa’s Stellenbosch University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service to complement the library’s Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. This investment will help the university control costs and maintain its ranking as one of the three leading research-intensive academic institutions in Africa.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that John Lytle has joined as Sales Consultant for the Northeast Region.

(Axiell) Axiell UK, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries, launched Trend, a powerful analytics and reporting tool that enables libraries to leverage their existing electronic and print inventory and usage data to serve their communities more efficiently and effectively.

(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’ more than 20,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library.

June 7, 2016

(Ex Libris) Hong Kong -- June 7, 2016. Ex Libris announced that the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The Hong Kong consortium of eight academic libraries will use Alma and Primo solutions to enable a shared library services platform (rather than an individual ILS deployment) that will align with JULAC’s stated strategy of deep collaboration.

(Ex Libris) Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at New York University in New York, NY, for the seventh annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group.

(TIND Technologies) CERN spin-off TIND was selected by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) to provide their cloud-based library management system based on CERN open source technology.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched MyLibrary! Release 1.2 to elevate the mobile user’s library experience. MyLibrary! Release 1.2 delivers features designed specifically to make library interactions more powerful and seamless on iOS devices. Patrons can now use a digital version of their library card on their phone and can directly contact their library using their mobile device, launched automatically from within the MyLibrary! app.

(Cengage Learning) Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library of Topeka, KS has been named the 2016 Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine and Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. The Library of the Year is a prestigious recognition awarded to a library that profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity, leadership and innovation in developing community programs. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library was recognized for ingenuity in bringing library staff, and their knowledge and skills, out from behind library walls and into all areas of community life.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation and Above the Treeline announced compatibility between CARL.X and the Edelweiss Analytics library collection management service. Launched at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June of 2015, Edelweiss Analytics provides libraries with up-to-date data information to improve circulation, as well as provide greater insight into what their patrons want.

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, announces Job and Career Accelerator version 5.0, the newest release of the CODiE award-winning online job search and career exploration platform. This new version will be an asset to the more than 30 million job seekers that turn to public libraries for career assistance each year.

June 5, 2016

(Odilo) ODILO will host Romeo Rosales Jr. as he shares his experience in successfully connecting with the Hispanic community during a free webinar on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 2pm EDT on "Successfully serving your Hispanic community"

(Wolper Subscription Services) LM Wolper Information Delivery’s company name will change to LM Information Delivery, Inc. This change in name and visual identity clearly unifies the US organization with the international LM Information Delivery Group, which acquired the company, then known as Wolper Information Services, back in 2012.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, and Clever are collaborating to reinforce security and convenience for K-12 users of VitalSource’s digital content delivery platform, Bookshelf®. VitalSource is incorporating technology from Clever to create seamless and secure data integration between Bookshelf and a K-12 school’s or district’s student information system (SIS), all with single sign-on access.

June 3, 2016

(KOMBIT) 03. juni 2016. Den opdaterede udrulningsplan for Fælles Bibliotekssystem ligger nu klar.Den opdaterede udrulningsplan for Fælles Bibliotekssystem ligger nu klar og kan ses her.Udrulningsplanen er blevet justeret på baggrund af de erfaringer, KOMBIT og Systematic indtil videre har gjort i de nu 17 kommuner, der har taget FBS i brug. Vi har forsøgt at gøre planen mere robust ved at introducere nogle opfølgningsuger samt flytte kommuner med integration til hhv. Fujitsu Prisme, EG ØS Indsigt og Intelligent Materialestyring, så integrationerne kan nå at komme på plads inden deres idriftsættelse.

(The Library Corporation) Rich Jacobson, who has served as Inside Sales Manager for The Library Corporation for more than a decade, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Inwood Operations. In his new role, Jacobson is tasked with managing the day-to-day tasks at TLC’s Inwood headquarters.

(OCLC) OCLC, a global library cooperative, and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of major research libraries in the UK and Ireland, today announced the publication of a new report that provides a first-of-its-kind perspective on the scope, depth, and duplication present across RLUK library collections, and highlights the opportunities and challenges of managing these collections as a shared asset.The report, Strength in Numbers: The Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Collective Collection, extends a growing body of evidence that highlights the importance of a system-wide perspective in supporting cooperative management of institutional assets like library collections.

(Crowley Company) The Crowley Company will showcase new scan systems at the 2016 Annual American Library Association Conference (ALA). ALA attendees will participate in hands-on demonstrations of Crowley’s wide range of scanning solutions, including the new UScan+ HD and Zeutschel 16000 in Booth 1061 beginning Friday, June 24th Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Gottlieb, author of “We Are One: Stories of Work, Life, and Love.”

(SirsiDynix) Advancing their mission to provide libraries with best-of-breed solutions, SirsiDynix announces the signing of a distribution agreement with Altarama under which SirsiDynix clients can purchase Altarama’s RefTracker and DeskStats systems as part of their existing ILS agreements. Already used by Horizon, Symphony and EOS libraries, the popular reference management modules will be more closely integrated with patron portals and various staff-side functions. The advent of this partnership will enable SirsiDynix libraries stronger connectivity to Altarama’s industry-leading tracking solutions and a more tangible connection to their library’s activities.

June 2, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service (SaaS) team hiring John Law as Senior Vice President, SaaS Products and Platforms. Law will oversee a growing EBSCO mission designed to advance progress on open source

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcee that NHS Education for Scotland has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution as the infrastructure to combine NHS Scotland’s print and electronic resources through the organization’s popular and well used Knowledge Network. NHS Education chose Alma and Primo after considering several options for replacing its legacy library management and discovery products.

(Follett) Following a comprehensive search process for a new student information system (SIS), Joliet Public Schools District 86 has adopted Follett’s Aspen SIS. The search committee, comprised of 40 key stakeholders, met for nearly two years to identify and select the SIS that best fit the needs of the PreK-8 district, which is home to 12,000 students in 21 schools.

June 1, 2016

(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.

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.

(Ex Libris) La Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio ha optado por el servicio de gestión de bibliotecas Alma de Ex Libris​ y continuará usando Primo​, del que ya dispone,​ para permitir a los usuarios descubrir recursos bibliotecarios.

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:

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