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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.

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.

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that it has integrated ClearTerra LocateXT software with its flagship Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management Systems to enhance Knowvation’s ability to geotag unstructured text.

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.

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