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October 6, 2015

(Springer) Springer, part of the newly formed publishing group Springer Nature, will offer customers a way to make their online educational initiatives even more attractive. A unique offer to licensed institutions will allow them to embed, at no extra charge, up to 30 specialized links to Springer eBook and journal content into any non-commercial educational platforms. These could include, for example, learning management systems, MOOC platforms or in-house platforms. The offer, called Online Learning Language, is available to institutions in most parts of the world that purchase Springer’s front list content and applies to Springer’s contemporary library of over 4.7 million articles and book chapters.

(EBSCO Information Services) Blake of the University of Michigan has won the 2015 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Blake is a Spatial and Numeric Data and German Studies Librarian at the university and will use the scholarship to attend the 35th Annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, S.C.

(Ken Chad Consulting) A briefing paper written by Ken Chad for Higher Education Library Technology contrasts the library resource management landscape now with the situation in 2008 when a Jisc/SCONUL LMS study recommended that the time was not right for libraries to purchase a new library management system. In the intervening period a new generation of 'library services platforms' (LSPs) has emerged to replace library management systems (or integrated library systems –as they are also known) and the pace of procurement has quickened. Ken Chad analyses the current landscape and looks at the strategic issues around the changing nature of library collections, shared services, workflows, analytics and the cloud. He predicts that LSPs will move to encompass additional resource silos.

(EBSCO Information Services) As libraries look to expose their collections to patrons who use traditional search engines, EBSCO Information Services and its NoveList division are working with Zepheira to determine how to help libraries make the transition. NoveList will sponsor The Libhub Initiative, founded by Zepheira. The goal of the initiative is to increase the visibility of libraries.

(Bibliotheca) Bibliotheca nnounced that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. The new Bibliotheca Group will combine the best of both worlds to help libraries captivate their communities, providing innovative library-focused solutions that connect with people at home, at the library, and on the go.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management, discovery and research workflows.

(Zepheira) The Libhub Initiative, the effort founded by Zepheira to encourage the use of Linked Data to expand Library Visibility on the Web, welcomes NoveList as its latest sponsor. Through their sponsorship, NoveList takes a leadership role acknowledging the critical importance of Visibility for libraries, and shows interest in the use of technologies that support libraries wherever their customers may be.

October 5, 2015

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that sixteen (16) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in August and September of 2015. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

(Follett) Follett announced a new offering – Managed Services – directed at administrators and designed to help districts eliminate both routine and seasonal tasks involved in managing resources, ultimately saving significant time, money and space.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that bill, hold, and historical data are now available with the 2015.09 release of BLUEcloud Analytics, its premiere reporting tool for libraries. With this release, users of BLUEcloud Analytics can generate powerful reports on all non-serials and non-acquisitions data.

(OCLC) William (Bill) J. Rozek has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer. Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for ProQuest Information and Learning, a global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets, and Budco, Inc., a fulfillment services organization in Highland Park, Michigan.

October 4, 2015

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of Humanoids to its publisher client list.

(LibLime) LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an agency within the Department of Defense as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime will provide implementation, data recovery and support services to the agency library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

(Book Industry Communications) In a move that should be applauded by the industry, BIC and leading RFID and LMS suppliers from around the UK have been working over the last three years on a communication framework to replace the now dated Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP)2 protocol. LCF is a modern framework, based on web protocols, that builds on the foundations that SIP2 laid in the early years. The framework continues support for all existing communications, but supplements the basics with a range of calls that not only allows self-service systems to communicate more efficiently with the LMS, but opens up bi-directional communication to a range of other devices – such as handheld inventory devices.

(Axiell) Axiell announced that the Macao museum has purchased Adlib, one of Axiell’s suite of enterprise collection management solutions. A popular attraction in the region, the Macao Museum has a vision to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage and identity of Macao with its fusion of Chinese and Western cultures. The Adlib solution will be leveraged to manage the Museum’s collection and, through Adlib’s enterprise support, will also enable the many specialized museums in the Macao region to manage their collections in a cost-efficient way.

October 3, 2015

(Infor Library and Information Solutions) Infor Libraries today announced that Coventry City Council Libraries has deployed its V-smart library management system to help provide an enhanced service for customers and drive efficiencies. V-smart also equips the library with a platform to help deliver additional efficiencies in the future, including the potential to open discussions on shared services.

October 2, 2015

(Oxford University Press) The Global Academic Division of Oxford University Press announced that it has entered into an agreement with Silverchair Information Systems to migrate its extensive portfolio of journals and many of its online products to a new publishing platform powered by Silverchair’s SCM technology.

(OCLC) OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. This final print run marked the end of a service that has steadily decreased over the past few decades as libraries have moved their catalogs online.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions welcomed the Lansing Community Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System. The Lansing Community Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, with the addition of over 35,000 items. The library is the fiftieth library site to join NExpress, which contains over one million items and services over 160,000 patrons in northeast Kansas.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia has selected CARL.X to meet their ILS needs, and will take advantage of CARL’s Software as a Service solution.

October 1, 2015

(Boopsie) Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

September 30, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2015 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services advises that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of 5 to 7 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based 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 the upcoming renewals season.

(Overdrive) To understand patron behavior, leading eBook and audiobook platform OverDrive regularly conducts user surveys. The most recent survey, an extensive online poll of nearly 17,000 library website visitors, found that digital library users are loyal and avid readers, browsing deeper into digital collections, and are frequently using both the digital and physical branches.

September 29, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition programs.

(OCLC) Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, is now live using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. The university library is the second in the Netherlands to go live with WMS, following Tilburg University.

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, will showcase their Droneware and Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) software at the ASPRS UAS Mapping Technical Symposium on September 29-30. 2015 in Reno, Nevada. Droneware and Knowvation GS facilitate the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or UAV.

(OCLC) The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), a library consortium in Germany’s most populous state, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add 19 million bibliographic records from the consortium to WorldCat, making these valuable collections more visible and accessible to scholars around the world.

September 28, 2015

(Book Systems) Book Systems, Inc. announced their strategic partnership with Unique Management Services, integrating their Atriuum ILS Debt Management module with Unique Management’s Gentle Nudge approach.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that nine new member libraries have joined the Catamount Library Network in Vermont. The nine additional libraries who have joined the network over the past year include the Ainsworth Public Library, Bennington Free Library, Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Fletcher Memorial Library, Guilford Free Library, Morristown Centennial Library, Royalton Memorial Library, Rutland Free Library and the Starksboro Public Library.

(Villanova University) Version 2.5 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software.

September 26, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Leveraging new 2D barcode scanning features builds upon the already streamlined paperless registration process that allows library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron, making inefficient library card registration and sign-up a thing of the past.

(Eastern Academic Scholars Trust) The Eastern Academic Scholars Trust, a major new shared print initiative among 47 libraries across New England, New York and Pennsylvania with important grant support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Davis Educational Foundation, is pleased to announce the addition of two key staff to the project as well as the election of the EAST Executive Committee.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions welcomed the F. Lee Doctor Library, Gypsum Community Library and Rae Hobson Memorial Library to the Central Kansas Library System. The three libraries are now live on their installations of the Koha integrated library system with continued support by ByWater Solutions. CKLS has seen significant growth within the past 3 years, having added 8 new library partners during this time.

September 23, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Peterborough City Council Library Service and Bibliotheca have been acknowledged in the finals of the V3 Technology Awards 2015 under the Movers and Shakers category. The nomination for Customer Project of the Year is in recognition of the innovative technology partnership that transformed the library service.

(Bibliotheca) Peterborough City Council Library Service and Bibliotheca have been acknowledged in the finals of the V3 Technology Awards 2015 under the Movers and Shakers category. The nomination for Customer Project of the Year is in recognition of the innovative technology partnership that transformed the library service.

(OCLC) The National Library of New Zealand has selected OCLC to host Te Puna Services, a collection of online tools and services created with New Zealand librarians to support daily workflows in searching, cataloguing, resource sharing and managing collections. OCLC has previously had an agreement in place with the National Library to host Te Puna interlibrary loan services. By selecting OCLC to host and manage these other services, the National Library will significantly reduce its administrative workload and maintenance tasks.

(Cengage Learning) Cengage Learning announced the acquisition of Learning Objects, a Washington, D.C.-based education technology company. Learning Objects powers innovative, customized and adaptive online learning programs and courses to higher education institutions through its state-of-the-art learning platform and instructional design services. With Learning Objects, institutions are able to quickly create both competency-based and traditional online programs and courses integrating publisher content, open educational resources, faculty content and other ed tech vendors’ tools.

(Follett) Follett has partnered with National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning, to provide its customers with convenient access to NGL’s catalog of textbooks and supplemental materials in both print and digital form. NGL is the K-12 brand for Cengage Learning – a leading educational content, technology, and services company – following Cengage’s acquisition of National Geographic School Publishing.

(Cengage Learning) National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, unveiled the National Geographic Learning Book Club for K-8 classrooms. The book club offers more than 360 titles from the National Geographic Kids collection of best-selling books to support disciplinary learning across science, mythology, history and outer space.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that North Liberty Community Library in Iowa has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap - a browser-based tool that offers key public services workflows in the stacks or outside the library. NLCL has over 50,000 items in its collection

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its discovery tool. The university was looking to deliver the best possible search for its students and after evaluating discovery services over the past two years, it decided to implement EDS due to its relevancy ranking and vast amount of content.

September 21, 2015

September 20, 2015

(PTFS Europe) The Science Museum, London, has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its current solution as part of the development of the new Dana Library and Research Centre. PTFS Europe are conducting the initial implementation and providing on-going hosting and support. The project also includes the provision of the CUFTS electronic resource management system and Rebus:tutorial to promote information literacy.

September 18, 2015

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that the Donald D Watt Library and Information Commons of SIT Graduate Institute is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS. The SIT Graduate Institute is a fully accredited college located in Brattleboro, VT.

(KOMBIT A/S) Justeringen af udrulningsplanen for Fælles Bibliotekssystem er nu færdig, og planen kan ses her. Der er en række forudsætninger, som har haft indflydelse på replanlægningen.

September 17, 2015

(Springer) Springer and the Austrian Academic Library Consortium have finalized a wide-ranging agreement for a new Springer Compact deal running from 2016 through 2018. Springer Compact combines reading and open access publishing in one annual fee. Consortium members gain access to over 2,000 Springer journals and also have the option of publishing their research open access in more than 1,600 Springer hybrid journals. The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is also a partner in the newly signed deal.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it will be collaborating with D2L (formerly Desire2Learn) as a member of the D2L Brightspace Partner Network. This partnership will enable institutions that use the new Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and the Brightspace™ learning management platform to benefit from a tighter integration of the two products.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it will be collaborating with D2L (formerly Desire2Learn) as a member of the D2L Brightspace Partner Network. This partnership will enable institutions that use the new Ex Libris Leganto reading-list solution and the Brightspace learning management platform to benefit from a tighter integration of the two products.

September 16, 2015

(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc., the industry-leading mobile app platform for libraries worldwide, today announced that it has added both Napa County and Sonoma County Libraries to the over 4,000 libraries that license its platform to provide access to authoritative resources and services to their patrons via library-branded mobile apps.

September 15, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Oklahoma State University has adopted the Rosetta digital-asset management and preservation solution. Deployed at academic institutions, libraries, archives and other memory institutions around the world, Rosetta encompasses the entire workflow for managing and preserving digital assets, including their validation, ingest, storage, preservation and delivery. The Rosetta solution handles institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites and other digitally-born and digitized materials.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve ease of access to dissertations and theses by making them discoverable in context with other relevant content. The company’s massive database of graduate works is being indexed in such research tools as Ei Compendex, The Philosopher’s Index and others, adding major new avenues of discovery. Users of these resources will benefit from a more comprehensive literature search from their existing discovery

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with a variety of other information providers to improve ease of access to dissertations and theses by making them discoverable in context with other relevant content. The company’s massive database of graduate works is being indexed in such research tools as Ei Compendex, The Philosopher’s Index and others, adding major new avenues of discovery. Users of these resources will benefit from a more comprehensive literature search from their existing discovery

(Odilo) ODILO , one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with eBOUND Canada, a not-for-profit agency that assists independent Canadian publishers in developing and supporting digital publishing programs.

(Biblionix) Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced remote authentication for its Single Sign-On database/e-resource capability. Currently, logged-in patrons can enjoy one-click access from their library’s Apollo catalog: a click on a resource link in the catalog sends the patron right in, with no further authentication required. Here's an example of these links on an Apollo catalog.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that George Fedor has joined as Sales Representative, Self Service Solutions for the Northwest Region.

(Boopsie) Boopsie reported on its major milestones in the second quarter of 2015. The company has signed twelve new libraries as clients in multiple library markets and two new content partners while adding two product enhancements, and multiple features that contribute to the 100 percent customer satisfaction rate found in a recent usage survey.

September 14, 2015

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Service announced the addition of five new publisher clients: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Books and Books Press, Made for Success Publishing, Waterhouse Press and Hoffman Media.

(EBSCO Information Services) Taipei American School, a secondary school in Taiwan, has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve the student experience and provide innovative access to and discovery of quality scholarly information. The addition of EDS to the library collection at Taipei American School aligns with their mission to be an innovative 21st century learning community.

September 13, 2015

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions announced that the City of Armadale, in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, is the first customer to sign up to Spydus10 on the WALGA preferred supplier panel. Spydus10 is Civica's complete web based system comprising library management, personalised discovery, digital asset management and archival functionality.

September 11, 2015

(Sabinet) After closely evaluating the different options available in South Africa and globally, University of Pretoria made the decision to award a tender to Sabinet for OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services in their libraries. The library of the University of Pretoria is regarded as one of the best university libraries in South Africa. It provides a comprehensive information service for the university’s approximately 39 000 undergraduate students, 25 000 postgraduates and 4 000 full time staff members.

(OCLC) OCLC is working with seven leading libraries in a pilot program designed to learn more about how linked data will influence library workflows in the future. The Person Entity Lookup pilot will help library professionals reduce redundant data by linking related sets of person identifiers and authorities. Pilot participants will be able to surface WorldCat Person entities, including 109 million brief descriptions of authors, directors, musicians and others that have been mined from WorldCat, the world’s largest resource of library metadata.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced its investment in four strategic goals: Library Success, Employee Success, Product Leadership, and Library Partnership. The company provides industry-leading solutions to more than 2,400 library systems with more than 9,500 libraries, spanning the globe in 66 countries. Innovative’s 425 employees provide a depth of talent unmatched elsewhere, with more than 120 librarians on staff who understand the demands placed on libraries every day. The company is also a leader in installed systems among members of the Association for Research Libraries and the Urban Library Council.

September 10, 2015

(BibLibre) n nouveau partenariat a été signé entre EBSCO et le fournisseur de services et de logiciels libres français BibLibre. Ce partenariat est une preuve supplémentaire du support d’EBSCO aux logiciels libres qui offrent plus de flexibilité aux bibliothèques.

(BibLibre) A new partnership between EBSCO and the French Open Source software and services company, BibLibre, continues EBSCO’s support of Open Source software that offers flexible options to libraries.

(EBSCO Information Services) Tomas Bata University is increasing the visibility of its researchers and providing alternative avenues through which to showcase the University’s research output with PlumX Dashboards. A prominent center of research in the Czech Republic, TBU has paired this research metrics tool from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, with its institutional repository (IR) to create impact dashboards for their research outputs.

(Zepheira) Following the success of its Early Adopter program with 12 participating public libraries in the US and Canada, Zepheira is pleased to announce the first four participants in its Experimenter Program. This program builds awareness of the power of Linked Data through education and training, provides an assessment of the institution’s MARC data, and develops a pilot to experiment with publishing Linked Data to the Web. Upon discovery of library materials, users are automatically redirected to the Library’s PAC or Discovery Layer for further action.

(LibLime) The Treasury Library, has gone live on Bibliovation, LibLime’s new state-of-the-art Library Services Platform. The experienced Library staff at Treasury worked closely with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully migrate bibliographic, item, authority, patron and digital content to the Bibliovation LSP from their legacy commercial system.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the availability of their latest round of API development, v1.7.8. This version of web service APIs continues to build upon TLC’s full-featured API offerings as part of the core CARL product line.With this release, TLC continues their trend of sharing reliable APIs with CARL.X libraries so that they can extend their own additional services to their customers. TLC also invests in its API development by actively using them within the CARL product line. CARL.X API v1.7.8 improves upon Administrative Services, Patron Services, Cataloging and Circulation. The CARL customer base is currently enjoying improved global editing functionality within the CARL.X ILS and enhancements to CARL.Connect Circulation to include Account Merge functionality and the ability to quickly register or search for a patron’s account by scanning the 2D barcode on their driver’s license.

(ProQuest) Libraries can now provide their communities with a rich collection of newspapers ranging from well-known state and regional titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Available to libraries exclusively from ProQuest, the Library Edition offers people of all ages and interests access to more than 85 million digitized pages, dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.

(Library of Congress) The Library of Congress announced the selection of three organizations that will receive a total of $950,000 during the next two years to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civic participation, for use in K-12 classrooms.

September 9, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is launching a Portuguese language version of its corporate website for its Brazilian customers. The new portal features information about various products and services, helpful resources such as brochures and case studies, and is the gateway to ProQuest’s global website. Existing and prospective customers can access customer service pages, and aids such as training videos and end-user support materials.

(OCLC) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently awarded grants to OCLC, including two National Leadership Grants for Libraries and one Laura Bush 21st Century Grant.

September 8, 2015

(Library of Congress) Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Bernard A. Barton Jr. as chief information officer of the Library of Congress.

(Sage) SAGE released a collection of more than 4,000 statistical data series for students and researchers working on business plan projects and market research assignments. Titled SAGE Business Stats, it offers historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points down to the zip-code level. SAGE Business Stats is the second in SAGE’s suite of resources that support business curricula and research and the third collection of data on the SAGE Stats platform.

September 4, 2015

(Boopsie) Boopsie shared results from its most recent customer satisfaction survey that was automatically sent to all libraries after they submitted a request to Boopsie’s help desk. This survey has received a 50% response rate and detailed responses from over 51 libraries since it was activated this month. According to this survey, Boopsie’s library-customers are 100 percent satisfied with the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider’s customer support, and many sing specific praises to Boopsie’s Help Desk Manager, Santiago Pazmino, by name.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Portico to preserve collections from its Digital Archives products. EBSCO’s Portico participation means that there will be uninterrupted access to the historical content in these collections.

(SirsiDynix) A single library card across Wales would mean users could borrow and return books in any library across the country. It would also open up access for people to take advantage of free computer use in libraries no matter where in the country they are and create a national e-books and e-zines service with free seamless downloads. The plan is a step closer today as the Welsh Government awarded a single-supplier framework contract to SirsiDynix, one of the largest library management system vendors in the world, with customers in 70 countries.

September 3, 2015

(KOMBIT A/S) Horsens har som den første kommune nu taget det nye bibliotekssystem i brug.Onsdag den 2. september har Horsens Kommune taget Fælles Bibliotekssystem i brug. Dermed er den første kommune kommet i gang med at bruge det system, som næsten alle landets kommuner har tilsluttet sigIbrugtagningen af systemet i Horsens er gået som planlagt. Der har naturligvis været udfordringer, som man må forvente, når et stort system bliver taget i brug af mange brugere. Udfordringerne bestod i fejl og mangler, hvoraf en stor del allerede er rettet.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has further enhanced access to research this summer with the launch of the next database of Early European Books (EEB) with Collection 7, making another 7,450 titles available. This will bring the EEB program to more than 40,000 titles and 14 million pages of valuable images from the early modern period. The total number of page images in EEB now surpasses the number of page images in ProQuest’s acclaimed Early English Books Online, EEBO database. The continual development of EEB reflects ProQuest’s commitment to digitising unique content from the early modern period, enabling researchers to go deeper in their area of expertise and generate superior outcomes. Learn more about Early European Books here

September 2, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome The University of Alabama Libraries as our latest charter member.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is proud to announce that SirsiDynix MobileCirc, its circulation application for mobile devices, is now in general release. Both Horizon and Symphony customers can now use MobileCirc to bring their circulation services outside the library.

September 1, 2015

(Ex Libris) Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, líder nacional en la provisión de soluciones en la nube para bibliotecas, se complace en anunciar que la Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas de El Colegio de México, ha liberado al público su nuevo catálogo por medio del sistema de descubrimiento Primo de Ex Libris.

(OCLC) OCLC is one of just 11 organizations nationwide to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare with its “Well Deserved” award, an annual honor given to employers who have implemented innovative, industry-leading worksite wellness programs that helped improve their employees’ health and well-being.

(Gale Group) Closer collaboration is needed between librarians and faculty at colleges and universities, according to a new survey by Library Journal and Gale, a global provider of research resources and part of Cengage Learning. The survey of roughly 500 faculty and 500 librarians revealed disconnects about the need for faculty and campus librarians to work together and communicate more, and the role of the library on campus.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Napa City-County Library in northern California has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap--the responsive-design Web client that performs key library workflows on tablets and laptops. NCCL has a collection size of 150,000 and an annual circulation of over 1 million items. NCCL is also joining the ranks of the LINK+ resource-sharing consortium, which is powered by Innovative’s INN-Reach consortial borrowing system. As a member, NCCL will have access to materials from over 60 academic and public libraries that hold over 11 million items. NCCL is replacing a Carl.X system by TLC.

(The Library Corporation) The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is the first CARL customer to implement SocialFlow, the leading social media publishing platform used for the distribution and optimization of content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.Earlier this year, The Library Corporation joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow can optimize the social media presence of any library regardless of its automation system, and TLC is the only library vendor to offer such a service.

August 31, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Curtin University in Australia has joined the early-adopter program for the Leganto reading-list solution.

August 28, 2015

(Boopsie) Boopsie announced it has signed Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, a multi-service language school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies. DLIFLC’s decision to collaborate with Boopsie to support their transition to digital resources demonstrates that the leading mobile platform-as-a-services provider for libraries worldwide is gaining traction in the military library market.

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, continues to grow its customer base with Penrith City Libraries becoming the latest library service to choose Civica and Spydus10.

(Ingram Content Group) John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of two new Directors of the privately held company. Ingram Industries’ businesses include Ingram Content Group and Ingram Marine Group.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that Burlington County Library System (BCLS) in New Jersey has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap, a browser-based tool that offers key public services workflows in the stacks or outside the library. BCLS holds over 750,000 volumes and conducts over 2 million circulation transactions each year. The Library is migrating from a Horizon® system provided by SirsiDynix.

August 27, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, announced today that the Arkansas State Library has selected LearningExpress Library™ and Computer Skills Center digital platforms to address the increasing need for workplace skills improvement, and to help all Arkansas residents achieve their academic, career and personal goals.

August 26, 2015

(Axiell) Axiell has formed a unique partnership with SOLUS, which will bring enhanced mobile benefits to Axiell library customers and will provide library patrons with a state of the art, platform-independent mobile library app.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of three new publisher clients: Pajama Press, Rocky Nook and Dalkey Archive Press. "We are pleased to welcome Dalkey Archive, Rocky Nook and Pajama Press to our growing distribution business. Each of these clients brings something special to our retail and library customers,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager, Ingram Publisher Services.

(NISO) NISO will host a two–day meeting to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5 & 6, 2015 on The Future of Library Discovery. In February 2015, NISO published a white paper commissioned from library consultant Marshall Breeding by NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with a series of presenters and panels offering an overview of the current resource discovery environment. Attendees will then participate in several conversations that will examine possibilities regarding how these technologies, methodologies, and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies, metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources.

August 25, 2015

(Credo Reference) Credo announced that Ian Singer will join the company as its Chief Content Officer. Mr. Singer, who most recently served as Vice President, Group Publisher for Media Source Inc., will oversee Credo's publisher relations activities and content acquisition strategy.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Singapore Management University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Millennium integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 24, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest ( introduced an enhanced platform interface that makes it easier for users to complete their research tasks. Driven by deep analysis of researcher behaviors on the ProQuest platform, extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing, the enhancements make discovery and access of ProQuest’s rich, diverse content more intuitive and effective.

August 21, 2015

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, will demonstrate a Multi-INT change detection service at the 2015 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference (DoDIIS). The new service enables clients to correlate change on the earth’s surface with other geospatial and textual information, as well as social media feeds, to gain a comprehensive understanding about the change.

(LibLime) The Las Animas – Bent County Library District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The Library and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to AspenCat union catalog.

(LibLime) The Hutchinson Memorial Library in Randolph, Wisconsin will soon participate in the South Central Library System (SCLS) LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Hutchinson Memorial Library staff will work with the SCLS ILS Support Team members and LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item and patron data from their legacy ILS system. Hutchinson staff will enjoy autonomy within the LibLime Koha union catalog, as LibLime Koha includes support for local ownership of patron records, local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records and OPAC group searching for pre-designated collections. Hutchinson library patrons will also benefit from other functionality in the software sponsored by SCLS. With the addition of Hutchinson, there will be over 3.7 million records in the SCLS LibLime Koha union catalog.

August 20, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Hilary Newman, Innovative’s VP of Global Partnerships and Customer Engagement, has won the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information. This annual award is presented to graduates for outstanding accomplishment in the field of library and information studies and contributions to the College of Information. A graduate of the College of Information with a Masters in Library Science, Ms. Newman has applied this knowledge at Innovative since 1995.

August 19, 2015

(Open Preservation Foundation) Preservica has over a decade of expertise in digital preservation, investing in many research initiatives as well as being a well-respected member of several international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations. Today, Preservica’s on-premise and cloud hosted digital preservation and access solutions are used by leading institutions and organisations around the world.

(Civica) Following the official celebrations for Singapore’s 50 years of independence, Civica is delighted to announce the winners of the nationwide schools’ digital story competition, and the annual Tales of S creative writing competition. This year, to commemorate SG50, both competitions encouraged students to pay tribute to Singapore and the contributions by ordinary citizens in the growth and success of the country over the past 50 years.

(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 2016. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

August 17, 2015

(Follett) Follett announced today it is partnering with early childhood education expert Dr. Susan B. Neuman to become the exclusive distributor of World of Words (WOW), a new, research-based, shared book reading program for children at the PreK-1 grade levels. Developed by Dr. Neuman, who established the Early Reading First Program and Early Childhood Professional Development Education Program, WOW helps build vocabulary and comprehension.

(Ex Libris) Sistemas Lógicos Chile, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la reciente contratación del sistema de futura generación Alma de Ex Libris por la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez de Chile.

August 14, 2015

(FreePint) The results of the recent FreePint survey on use of ebooks in corporate settings demonstrate that ebook adoption is increasing dramatically in enterprises after many years of lagging. FreePint is an international analyst group that supports organisational investments in information and supports organisations' information strategy by providing unique and practical content, community and consulting on information sources, technology and value.

August 13, 2015

(Follett) Follett unveiled Lightbox, a fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 teachers looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development. Designed with digital natives and the way they learn in mind, Lightbox supports instructors with varied approaches to teaching topics, while its built-in tools create an engaging, student-centered learning experience for even the most disengaged students.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that the second set of REST APIs for the Sierra Library Services Platform is now in general release. As with the initial API release, Sierra API Release 2.0 provides access to Sierra data and metadata, allowing libraries and commercial partners to create seamless integrations and applications that benefit library patrons and staff. The new release provides transactional APIs for managing holds and patron accounts. In addition, Release 2.0 expands data access to include branch information and authority records. Interactive and reference documentation for this release is available on the recently-launched Innovative developer sandbox at

August 12, 2015

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has acquired select eBook and technology assets of MeeGenius — an eBook subscription service for children aged up to eight years old. The acquisition marks the Company's latest investment in high-quality digital content for parents and young learners and supports its ongoing strategic focus on the direct-to-consumer market.

August 11, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest has marked another milestone in ease of access to its rich research content. The full text of its scholarly content – including journals and working papers – is now indexed in Google Scholar, enabling Google Scholar users to seamlessly discover and access their library’s ProQuest collections. Efficiency and productivity for both ProQuest and Google Scholar users is improved, while libraries benefit from increased usage for their subscribed collections.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the EDI certification of its CARL.X ILS with one of the fastest growing book distributors in the United States, Children’s Plus, Inc.. As a result of this integration project, CARL customers will have a new option for purchasing thousands of juvenile and young adult titles using the Electronic Data Interchange industry standard, to order materials from CPI.

August 10, 2015

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics, the largest Australian owned Library Management software development company supplying enterprise level Public Library Management Systems around the world; is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) Preferred Vendor Panel for the Provision of Library Management Systems.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that it is enhancing patron text message delivery and offering a new Gabbie messaging option for its Apollo ILS (Integrated Library System). Gabbie is an exciting and fun new way for Apollo customers to engage and serve their patrons.

August 8, 2015

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

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) SkyRiver, Innovative's cataloging utility product, now makes available over 3.5 million records from the British Library. This rich metadata, known as the British National Bibliography, reflects the publishing activity of the UK and Ireland and includes print and electronic publications. With this new content, the SkyRiver database now exceeds 60 million full, unique records.

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