September 30, 2016
(ProQuest) Graphiq is the latest in a series of tech companies turning to Bowker, an affiliate of ProQuest, to connect them with metadata to enhance their businesses. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest's renowned metadata.
(OCLC) OCLC and the Society of College, National and University Libraries announced a new agreement for the provision of collaborative after-hours virtual reference services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The agreement is based on the successful initial pilot and now, established service, run with The Northern Collaboration consortium of libraries.
(Rutgers University) Rutgers University has become the first of New Jersey’s institutions of higher education to formally take action against the rising cost of textbooks by launching the Open and Affordable Textbook Project (OAT). The initiative includes a grant program administered by Rutgers University Libraries that will give incentives to faculty or department groups that replace a traditional textbook with a free, low-cost or open alternative. This program has the potential to save students across the university as much as $500,000 within its first year.
(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now increase the power of linked data by adding reader’s advisory services with NoveList Select for Linked Data. NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with Zepheira to boost the visibility of library collections online and enrich the information available to people in the community. The latest addition to the NoveList product line, NoveList Select for Linked Data builds upon linked data resources such as Linked Library Service, which helps libraries reach both users and non-users who are searching in their favorite search engine. NoveList Select for Linked Data combines rich metadata from author, series and genre information with read-alike recommendations, appeal terms and reviews from NoveList which allows libraries to provide even more information about their collections to patrons and potential patrons who are searching online.
(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced it has renewed its contract with NICE on behalf of the NHS in England, providing access to essential content for hundreds of thousands of front-line medical workers and researchers across the country. The arrangement, spanning a further three years for the period May 2017 to April 2020, covers the provision of access management to a wide variety of online resources, research, and databases purchased nationally, regionally, and locally for the NHS in England through dedicated accounts that are available to all health and social care staff providing NHS-commissioned care.
September 29, 2016
(Boopsie) Boopsie released a case study that reveals what drove Reading Public Library to launch a customized mobile app. As the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide has seen with its other public library partners, the ever-rising increase in smartphone ownership has led to a demand for library services to expand onto mobile platforms. This trend extends beyond wealthy households as the Census Bureau reports that 80.9% of those living below poverty level have cell phones.
(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and Unbound Concepts, creator of the Artifact platform announced today that artifacts are now live in Title Source 360, Baker & Taylor's premier collection development and ordering platform.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has opted to implement the Ex Libris Alma library management platform and combine it with the library’s Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. The School joins a growing global community of Ex Libris customers that are now able to optimize library processes and integrate them with other institutional systems to expand library support for teaching, learning, and research.
September 27, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO has hired Catherine Reid as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Reid brings 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations to EBSCO. She will be responsible for HR strategy and service delivery. Reid was most recently the Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Reuters, where she was responsible for more than 1,200 employees in 40 different countries.
(FOLIO) The first FOLIO code is now available. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community project to develop an open source library services platform. This first release of the base FOLIO code is a critical milestone to have reached since its announcement in June opening up the code to community review and comment.
(OCLC) OCLC and Internet Archive announced the results of a year-long cooperative effort to ensure the future sustainability of purl.org. The organizations have worked together to build a new sustainable service hosted by Internet Archive that will manage persistent URLs and sub-domain redirections for purl.org, purl.com, purl.info and purl.net.
(Credo Reference) Credo, the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions, announced today it has introduced new content for its InfoLit Modules, as well as a dramatically upgraded platform that enables instructional customization. Credo’s InfoLit Modules – a mix of videos, tutorials, and assessments – are a library of ready-to-use instructional assets to support librarians in teaching information literacy and research skills.
(Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum) A new library management system which will promote collaboration between cross-sector libraries in Wales was celebrated at an event in the National Assembly.
September 26, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris released version 5.1 of the Rosetta digital management and preservation system. The new version was created in collaboration with the Rosetta User Group and reflects the needs and priorities of the growing Rosetta customer community.
(Villanova University) Version 3.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds a significant number of new features and enhancements while maintaining compatibility with version 3.0, released earlier in the year.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful capabilities to a long-standing, dependable solution, helping Horizon libraries provide the Best Library User Experience for both library staff and end users. SirsiDynix is dedicated to providing libraries with progressive and continually-advancing solutions.
September 24, 2016
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announced three new associates to the company: Kurt Hettler, Rachel Bressler, and Peter Antone.
September 23, 2016
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC’s integrated library system.
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC’s integrated library system.
September 22, 2016
(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO's Altmetrics Initiative, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The document outlines altmetrics definitions and use cases, alternative outputs in scholarly communications, data metrics, and persistent identifiers in scholarly communications. This guidance was necessary because, before the project began, scholars had long expressed dissatisfaction with traditional measures of success, such as the Impact Factor, but needed standards relating to other viable assessment methods.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the H.N. Pullar Library at the Textile Museum of Canada of Toronto, Canada, is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services, empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.
(Ingram Content Group) Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of technology in their classrooms, digital textbooks are proving to be an outlier as a trusted learning tool, according to a recent survey of 500 college students conducted by Wakefield Research for VitalSource. Even as nearly one-in-five are not happy with the technology in their classrooms and almost three-quarters of students do not believe an increase in available classroom technology would improve their grades, they overwhelmingly believe they would have more success with interactive textbooks.
September 21, 2016
(Preservica) The University of Manchester’s digital collection of rare books, medieval manuscripts, maps, and historic archives, including 4500-year old clay tablets and contemporary email correspondence, is moving to Preservica, a digital preservation and access solution hosted on the AWS cloud, to ensure it is accessible and future-proofed indefinitely
(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on University Press Scholarship Online platform via the OASIS system. A groundbreaking online library, UPSO grants access to more than 20,000 monographs in subjects covering almost every area of academia. With an ever-growing family of publishers – including Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press and Edinburgh University Press – contributing their outstanding scholarly lists to the platform, UPSO library is an essential resource, built around high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books. This agreement expands the rich selection of ebook platforms already represented via the OASIS system.
(Baker and Taylor) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution has today announced the release of its new Dashboard that enables users to monitor the progress of collection management tasks and identify changes in circulation and turnover over time.
(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017.
September 19, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Simon Fraser University, located in British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery platform. These solutions will replace SFU’s Millennium system from Innovative, which has been in place for over 20 years, and will enable the library to introduce more efficient workflows.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Mackin have partnered to make EBSCO eBooks available to order on the Mackin.com ecommerce site. The collaboration between EBSCO and Mackin, a leading provider of high-quality library and classroom materials to librarians and educators in K-12 schools, gives MackinVIA customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of relevant EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred acquisition platform. MackinVIA, the free digital resource management system, is used by over 9 million students and has recently won the Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016 for the second year in a row.
(OCLC) More than 120 library professionals from around the world are meeting at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to offer best practices and discuss their experiences with WorldShare Management Services, the cloud based cooperative library management system.
(Follett) Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas.
(PTFS Europe) The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has gone live with Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution. The team at PTFS Europe have implemented Koha and are providing on-going hosting and support services.
September 15, 2016
(PTFS Europe) Historic Environment Scotland has chosen Koha as its new library management system to manage the library’s valuable resources. PTFS Europe has implemented the Koha system and is providing on-going hosting and support services.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution welcomed the Paola Free Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System. The Paola Free Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, adding of over 30,000 items to the union catalog. The library is the 52nd library site to join NExpress, which contains over one million items and services over 160,000 patrons in northeast Kansas. Prior to migrating to Koha, Paola Free Library was utilizing the Atriuum ILS.
(EBSCO Information Services) A partnership between Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company and ACI Information Group will give PlumX Suite users access to metrics collected from the world’s only scholarly blog service. Scholarly blogs are increasingly part of the public discourse around research, and this partnership will allow researchers, librarians and funding organizations to see who is interacting with a piece of research and what they are saying in ACI’s collection of more than one million scholarly blog posts.
September 14, 2016
(Odilo) Odilo anunció una nueva alianza estratégica con Axiell un partner estratégico que nos ayudará a seguir uniendo esfuerzos para poder proporcionar a todas las bibliotecas del mundo el acceso a los contenidos digitales.
(Equinox Software) Bibliomation has partnered with Equinox on many occasions over the years. Equinox is pleased to announce the completion of a project with the Connecticut-based organization. Milford Public Library was successfully migrated to Evergreen in late August. This was a joint effort between Equinox and Bibliomation .
(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today released a case study that explores how users responded when The Ferguson Library cancelled their mobile app with plans to replace it with a mobile-friendly library website.
September 13, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) Students need to have the skills to be effective learners and team members in order to be successful in school and in the workplace. LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, helps students develop the non-academic skills and habits that are essential for college and career success with the newly added College Success Skills Center in PrepSTEP.
(ProQuest) ProQuest has been chosen over 30 other information and technology providers by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science to support and enhance scholarship by supplying dissertations and theses to 50 Russian institutions.
(Lyrasis) The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, a nonprofit paper conservation facility, and LYRASIS, a member-based nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, are proud to announce a partnership. The collaboration aims to strengthen an alliance between complementary organizations and increase access to vital services for their constituents. Each institution will offer reciprocal workshop and webinar discounts to the other’s members. The organizations will also engage in combined consulting offerings for cultural heritage organizations. In addition, LYRASIS members will receive a discount on conservation treatment services at CCAHA.
(OCLC) OCLC announced the appointment of Rachel Frick as Executive Director, OCLC Research Library Partnership. Frick will lead the program of OCLC Research that undertakes significant, innovative, collective action to benefit scholars and researchers. In this role, she will direct a team of program officers who are widely recognized for their efforts to advance innovation, learning, and connecting libraries to the future.
(New York Public Library) Open eBooks users will now be able to log in using Clever, a secure educational login platform, making it even easier for educators to help children take advantage of this program, and increase access to a wider network of students. Nearly 25,000 schools currently using Clever are eligible for Open eBooks, which is available to formal and informal educators serving children in need. Clever will also make it possible for any district to sign up for its services at no cost in order to use Open eBooks.
(Equinox Software) Equinox is happy to announce that yet another library has successfully migrated to Virginia Evergreen. Halifax County South Boston Public Library System is the ninth library system to join Virginia Evergreen which boasts close to thirty branches in total.
September 12, 2016
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the go-live of the Odilo connector for eResource Central. This new connector makes more than one million Odilo titles available to subscribing libraries and their patrons. The addition of the Odilo platform contributes a considerable expansion of the content and options available to BLUEcloud libraries via eResource Central and stands as a further realization of the SirsiDynix best-of-breed mission to make the most and best resources available to libraries.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution. Tens of thousands of instructors, students, and librarians are using the collaborative, cloud based solution, and other customers are joining the Leganto community at a rapid pace.
(Eduserv) OpenAthens and Knowledge E announce the signing of a new strategic partnership that will bring single sign-on access to essential academic and professional information resources to a wider range of organisations throughout the Middle East.
(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.
September 9, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) According to the 2017 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic/medical libraries are expected to be the range of 5 to 6 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO bases the information in the Serials Price Projection Report on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for renewals season.
(Open Library Foundation) The Open Library Foundation has been established to promote open source projects for libraries and to foster and support contribution, distribution, and sustainability of the benefits of these projects. The foundation provides the infrastructure for librarians, developers, designers, service providers, and vendors to collaborate with innovative open source technologies and develop transformative solutions for libraries.
September 8, 2016
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the New York Law School’s Mendik Library, of New York, NY. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.
(Ex Libris) The Penn Libraries and Ex Libris announce that the Ex Libris Alma library management solution has been selected to serve the Penn Libraries’ unified resource management needs. The Penn Libraries is the 31st member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to opt for the Alma service, establishing it as a leader among library systems being adopted within ARL. With its comprehensive functionality, maturity, and openness, Alma will enable the Penn Libraries to continue to work with open-source discovery and adopt more optimal workflows.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services introduced the Ultimate editions to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research. The collection includes five multi-discipline databases, each offering an extensive amount of full text that brings a global perspective to research in each discipline. The Ultimate editions create the ultimate research experience by providing an unparalleled amount of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including journals indexed in leading citation indexes. The five databases each include a vast array of international coverage, as well as valuable video content from the Associated Press.
(Odilo) ODILO provides customized eBook solutions for consortia, regional networks, and state-wide library agencies so they can manage their own eContent marketplace and easily share titles among member libraries. Groups of any size can harness the collective buying power of a group while successfully meeting individual library and patron needs. OdiloConsortia is a single shared platform that provides greater cooperation and collaboration between libraries through resource sharing. OdiloFlex allows individual libraries (who are using the same platform shared by the consortia) to purchase popular titles or additional copies exclusively for their patrons. OdiloJoin is a network of Odilo digital libraries linked together to share any type of eContent, and patrons have priority access to content purchased by their home library.
(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Jocelyn Dunlop has joined its sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. Jocelyn will work with libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as well as Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce the launch of the Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.0 for an accurate view of entitlements and comprehensive management of library content lifecycles.
September 7, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that the University of Mary Washington has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution.
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the WBENC-administered U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. The dual certifications give TLC the unique ability to compete for exclusive business opportunities provided by WBENC corporate members and government agencies.
(Boopsie) Boopsie has partnered with Southern Ontario Library Service to offer a mobile solution to member libraries. SOLS members interested in offering users a single convenient access point to their library’s resources anytime, anywhere and from any mobile device can now receive a discount on library-branded native apps through this new partnership with Boopsie.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and Relais International announced a partnership to deliver automated and streamlined ILL solutions to BLUEcloud libraries. This partnership marks another step forward in the SirsiDynix mission to connect libraries with best-of-breed resources. Through this new partnership, SirsiDynix BLUEcloud libraries will have access to best-of-breed ILL solutions powered by Relais.
(Eduserv) The OpenAthens Federation grows with today’s addition of the publications division of the American Chemical Society. This new partnership provides ACS members and subscribers with a streamlined path to the ACS’ world-leading suite of 50 journals, and hundreds of eBooks, along with additional transparency around usage data for institutions.
September 6, 2016
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix reported continued growth in the second quarter of 2016. The multi-year trend of robust SirsiDynix growth continues through the spring by the addition of more than 40 libraries and consistent BLUEcloud product adoption. The growth in BLUEcloud adoptions is another important step forward in the SirsiDynix mission to bring the Best Library User Experience to libraries worldwide and to push the industry toward more intuitive, state-of-the-art technology.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced that its award-winning academic solution Get It Now will be offered to the libraries of Spanish higher education institutions through the Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos.
(DuraSpace) In collaboration with the University of California at San Diego's Chronopolis service, DuraSpace is pleased to announce the availability of the DuraCloud Enterprise Chronopolis subscription plan.
(KOMBIT) Valget til den nye styregruppe for Fællesskabet FBS – Fælles Bibliotekssystem – er nu afgjort. 75 ud af i alt 95 stemmeberettigede kommuner valgte at bruge deres stemme.Fælles Bibliotekssystem - FBS - er en løsning, der indeholder oplysninger om blandt andet lånere, lån og reservationer på skole- og folkebiblioteker. Bag Fælles Bibliotekssystem står et fællesskab bestående af 95 kommuner samt det Danske Bibliotek i Sydslesvig.
(OCLC) OCLC announced that University College London has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyse over 2 million print monographs across 19 library sites and inform decisions about relegation, retention and potential shared print collection management. UCL will use the web-based SCS GreenGlass decision-support application to analyse their own print collections and those held in other libraries. UCL will also include its owned e-books in the project, enabling GreenGlass to identify print books that are also held as e-books, adding a format dimension to the analysis. The data will then be used to formulate strategies around retention, storage and possible collaborative collection management initiatives.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center, una empresa tecnológica de gestión de derechos y licencias de contenidos, ha anunciado que su solución académica Get It Now se ofrecerá a las bibliotecas de las instituciones de educación superior españolas a través del Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos.
September 2, 2016
(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with Wiley to make ebooks on the Wiley Online Library platform available for purchase via OASIS.
September 1, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it has passed the mark of 500 live Alma institutions with the implementation of Alma in the Renouvaud network in Switzerland. The dynamic Renouvaud library network serves the entire canton of Vaud, which includes over 100 libraries. Its strategic and financial management is under the direction of the University Library of Lausanne (Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire – BCU Lausanne).
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Briscoe Library at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is enhancing its audiobook experience with a new design and additional features that provide an improved listening experience for libraries. EBSCO Audiobooks now offers a new audiobook app for listening on the go, an expanded collection of titles, improved delivery systems and a new, easy-to-use design.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que ha superado la marca de 500 instituciones usando Alma en vivo con la reciente implementación en la red Renouvaud en Suiza. La dinámica red de bibliotecas Renouvaud atiende a toda la región de Vaud, que incluye más de 100 bibliotecas. Su gestión estratégica y financiera está bajo la dirección de la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Lausana (Bibliothèque cantonale et Universitaire - BCU Lausanne
August 31, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Australia’s Charles Darwin University has opted for a library services platform consisting of the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery platform. These two solutions will be replacing Intota and SirsiDynix Symphony systems.
(Overdrive) OverDrive announced an agreement with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be its exclusive international (outside the U.S.) digital wholesaler to public and school libraries and non-exclusively to U.S. public libraries and corporate libraries worldwide. The Pimsleur Language Program offers 50 languages for English speakers and has proven expertise in English as a Second Language with programs in 14 languages. Learners spend just 30 minutes a day for 30 days to achieve intermediate-level proficiency and can learn Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and more. The Pimsleur Method allows users to effectively learn a language the way native speakers do by integrating vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation into everyday conversations.
August 30, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform to provide UAB students, faculty, and staff with easy access to key systems, such as the university’s Banner ERP solution, library services, and class schedules. By leveraging the university’s authentication services, the campusM app will deliver an experience personalized for each user, displaying relevant services and information on any device.
(Creekside Digital) Joan DaShiell joins Creekside Digital as Director of Digital Services.
(Backstage Library Works) As library collections around the world continue to reflect a diverse community of users, Backstage Library Works is meeting the challenge in providing highly-descriptive bibliographic metadata adapted to best serve the needs of libraries and their patrons. Backstage works with materials in any format to provide rich catalog records for academic, public, and special libraries.
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium have extended their CARL.X contract for an additional five years. The libraries of SPLASH have been a longstanding member of the TLC family beginning with their implementation of the CARL•Solution legacy system in 1992. They completed an upgrade to the CARL.X ILS in 2012.
August 26, 2016
(NISO) Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization have approved a new project to modernize library-vendor technical interoperability to improve the access of digital library content and electronic books. Building upon a set of API Requirements developed by Queens Library, a new NISO Working Group will create a foundational API set that the library community can build on. This set will fulfill an array of user and library needs, including quicker response times, flexible item discovery and delivery options, improved resource availability, and more seamless integration of electronic and physical resources.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, builds international momentum with two more partners selecting the Vital digital asset management solution.
(Odilo) ODILO announces their partnership Axiell, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic countries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.
(ProQuest) ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS platform – all designed to improve librarian workflows.
(TIND Technologies) Kathy McCarthy has joined CERN spin-off TIND as Vice President of Partnership Development, effective September 1st, 2016. Previously employed at Innovative Interfaces as Business Director for California, McCarthy brings nearly eight years of library automation industry knowledge and customer relationship management experience. McCarthy is TIND’s first full-time U.S. hire.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that The Edsel Ford Memorial Library at The Hotchkiss School, of Lakeville, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 70,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library.
August 24, 2016
(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced a new partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for exclusive distribution of digital language learning courses into public libraries.
(Axiell) Axiell announce a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.
August 19, 2016
(TIND Technologies) TIND was selected by Olin College of Engineering to provide their cloud-based library management system. TIND is replacing the EOS.Web ILS and Digital Commons Repository. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service.
(Wiley, Inc.) John Wiley and Sons, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
August 18, 2016
(Odilo) ODILO and Claned (Finland), two young, innovative companies in the field of technology and education, have signed a collaboration agreement providing customers with pioneering technological solutions. ODILO gives Claned customers access to over 1.1 million digital content from more than 900 global providers. ODILO customers will benefit from the pioneering technology of artificial intelligence applied to education developed by Claned, a world leader in educational methodology.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Bath is implementing the Leganto reading list solution from Ex Libris to enhance library support for teaching and learning. The university joins a growing global community of customers that are now able to integrate course reading lists with library processes.
(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference, which will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporate and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que la Universidad de Bath está implementando Leganto como solución para la gestión de listas de lectura, para mejorar el apoyo de la biblioteca en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. La Universidad se une a una creciente comunidad global de clientes que ahora son capaces de integrar las listas de lectura de cursos con los procesos de la biblioteca.
(Follett) Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries.
August 16, 2016
(KOMBIT) Startskuddet til valget til styregruppen for Fællesskabet FBS har nu lydt, og kommunerne har frem til den 5. september 2016 kl. 16:00 til at stemme.
(Follett) Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources, as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product.
(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
(EBSCO Information Services) An authoritative international collection of journals and publications from more than 60 countries that make-up the One Belt, One Road trade initiative is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The only available resource of its kind, One Belt, One Road Reference Source™ helps researchers build a more robust understanding of the cultures and economies that make-up the initiative and helps identify new trade possibilities.
August 15, 2016
(OCLC) Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has contributed 2.4 million records to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections. The contribution, which includes 800,000 new records, will make BAnQ’s valuable collections more visible and accessible to researchers around the world.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of London Senate House Libraries in the United Kingdom have selected Sierra with Encore Duet discovery as their new cloud-based library solution.
August 13, 2016
(OCLC) The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, recognized for its high quality education by the National Accreditation Agency and Ministry of National Education, is the first library in Colombia to use OCLC WorldCat Discovery services.
August 12, 2016
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative has brought four more academic libraries in Ohio live on the latest version of Sierra.
(Infor Library and Information Solutions) Lambton County Library located in south western Ontario, Canada recently launched Infor’s Iguana website and discovery product.
(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced its participation in the 2016 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, in Columbus, Ohio, from August 14-18.
August 11, 2016
(Evanced Solutions, Inc.) Evanced launched a major upgrade to SignUp. The market-leading creator of web-enabled library services that streamline day-to-day management tasks developed the software to streamline library event scheduling and promotion for librarians and simplify event registration for patrons.
(Credo Reference) Credo announced it is introducing several new and updated features to its popular Credo Online Reference Service, the only publisher-neutral reference platform designed intentionally as the starting point for research.
(OCLC) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, in Manila, Philippines, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, becoming the first library in Asia to move to the cloud-based library management system.
August 10, 2016
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Piedmont Public Library of Piedmont, Alabama is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(ProQuest) ProQuest has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education to distribute a streaming version of the Visual History Archive, dramatically improving access to 53,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors and witnesses.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced the launch of its cloud-based RightFind Content Decision Support, an easy-to-use analytics platform that helps information center managers leverage the power of usage data to make smart decisions around content investments. RightFind CDS combines comprehensive usage and spend data, predictive analytics and data visualizations, and budget forecast and planning tools in a single solution designed to help information managers bring actionable intelligence to their content acquisition strategy.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the company has opened a new competency center in Melbourne, Australia. Following successful growth in the Asia-Pacific region, this expansion will broaden Innovative’s international footprint to provide software development, support, training, and consulting to the marketplace.
August 9, 2016
(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for a scholarship to attend the Charleston Conference through a grant sponsored by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship awards up to $1000 for conference registration and other expenses related to attending the conference.
(Taylor and Francis) Taylor and Francis Online, the home of over 2,400 online journals across Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, relaunches on August 9th with a brand new design, a clean, uncluttered interface and an improved user experience.
(Connecticut State Library) The Connecticut State Library has announced that the first phase of the development of a statewide library eBook platform (eGO) will begin with Library Connection, Inc. and the Ferguson Library. This will involve the development of an eBook app for both iPhones and Android phones, that will enable library users to seamlessly access and read eBooks available from the local library as well as the developing statewide collection. The Connecticut State Library has entered into a partnership with the New York Public Library to customize their SimplyE app for use in Connecticut.
August 8, 2016
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has partnered with Talis to enhance the student experience and deliver superior workflow efficiencies around course reserves and reading list management for academic libraries. This partnership will provide the framework for further integration between the Innovative and Talis Aspire solutions, and to seamlessly connect students and faculty with the library’s physical and digital collections for better academic results. As academic library requirements change—and new opportunities for library success within the academic environment emerge—such cooperation will enhance the value libraries take away from both companies’ product offerings.
(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that nineteen (19) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three-month period from May through July of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.
(LibLynx) LibLynx announced that medici.tv, a French media business described as “the closest thing to a classical Netflix” by the New York Times, has chosen LibLynx Connect to manage access to its new educational platform.
August 5, 2016
(OCLC) OCLC, the leading global library cooperative based in Dublin, will welcome thousands of librarians from around the world as the premier sponsor and a local host of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus August 13-19.
August 4, 2016
(ProQuest) ProQuest’s highly-anticipated Access-to-Own ebook acquisition model is now available, enabling libraries to offer access to diverse content while applying spending on short-term loans to title ownership. Access-to-Own empowers libraries to build quality ebook collections based on the real needs of their users.
(Preservica) Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.
(OhioLINK) OhioLINK has officially launched its significantly upgraded Electronic Journal Center, giving OhioLINK students, faculty and researchers enhanced access to avast, rich array of high-quality research journals.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the largest private college in Israel, the College of Management—Academic Studies, has chosen the Leganto course reading list solution to support teaching and learning at the institution.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is adding to the growing community of BLUEcloud libraries in Western Australia. Four libraries—City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Belmont, and City of Greater Geraldton Regional Library—all on OCLC’s Amlib, have recently chosen to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS. Additionally, the City of Melville, a longtime Symphony library has also chosen to adopt SirsiDynix’s industry-leading SaaS. These latest additions to the SirsiDynix family continue the robust growth in new name customers that SirsiDynix has been experiencing in 2016.
August 3, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Thomas Jefferson University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions for the libraries serving the university’s colleges and health centers. Alma will be instrumental in managing Thomas Jefferson’s collection of electronic, print, and non-traditional physical materials, while Primo will make these collections accessible from a single search interface.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to see Millennium libraries adopt the latest solutions, with two more library partners upgrading to Sierra.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Cente announces that Portland Press has chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges for its Open Access publications using CCC’s RightsLink platform from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system.