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May 28, 2015. Libhub Initiative celebrates founding 12 library partners at Early Adopter Summit. Zepheira is convening the Libhub Initiative’s Early Adopter Summit today at Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the vision, commitment and contributions of 12 pioneering libraries from the US and Canada. These 12 institutions have completed training in the details of BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and a host of concrete steps libraries can take to establish greater visibility on the Web. <<more>>

May 28, 2015. EBSCO and SUPC to continue long-standing Relationship. EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new four-year agreement. <<more>>

May 28, 2015. WT Cox Information Services appoints Vice President of Sales and Marketing. WT Cox Information Services announces Michael Perrine as vice president of sales and marketing. <<more>>

May 27, 2015. CEO Henry Ryan busy promoting role of social ventures in education. Henry Ryan, CEO of Montreal-based Learning Bird, an award-winning education technology company, has been promoting the important role of social ventures in education. Today, Ryan and Learning Bird are part of the launch group for Social Venture Connexion (SVX) Québec, a new full-service, non-profit platform for social enterprises and impact investors, held at the Montreal (Stock) Exchange. <<more>>

May 27, 2015. Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide. Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. <<more>>

May 26, 2015. SLA Past-President Guy St. Clair discusses Transforming Libraries: The First Knowledge-Sharing Tool Designed for Special Libraries. Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing The First Knowledge-Sharing Tool Designed for Special Libraries. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th, from 10:15–11:15 am at Boston Convention Centre, Room 206B, during the SLA 2015 Conference. SLA Past President Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speaker. <<more>>

May 26, 2015. The Queensland Health Library Network selects Ex Libris cloud solutions. Ex Libris announced that the Queensland Health Library Network, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Together these integrated systems will give all Queensland Health staff access to evidence-based clinical information from their desktops. <<more>>

May 26, 2015. Fourteen ByWater partner libraries bring features to Koha 3.18. ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has upgraded their partner library systems to Koha 3.18! Koha 3.18 includes 14 new features, 120 enhancements and 487 fixes. Fourteen of ByWater’s Koha partner libraries sponsored developments in this release. <<more>>

May 26, 2015. 3M Cloud Library enhances discoverability for readers and releases new tools for librarians. As digital offerings grow in popularity for libraries, patrons need easy-to-use tools that help them take advantage of the world of eBooks. 3M Library Systems has been leading the way in creating these tools since the launch of the 3M Cloud Library, and at Book Expo America, May 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York City, it will showcase the latest improvement to the system--a redesigned web patron that makes it simpler for users to browse their library’s 3M Cloud Library collection. For librarians, 3M added the ability to reclassify the age range for books. <<more>>

May 22, 2015. Five more Canadian academic institutions select OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Carey Theological College, Portage College, Regent College, St. Mark’s College and Vancouver School of Theology, have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. <<more>>

May 22, 2015. WorldShare License Manager API in Production. OCLC announced that the WorldShare License Manager API is now available in Production. <<more>>

May 22, 2015. Koha 3.20.0 released. Koha 3.20, the latest major release of the Koha open source integrated library system is available. <<more>>

May 21, 2015. London’s Natural History Museum is live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution are live at the Natural History Museum in London. Alma allows museum staff to manage all of the Library’s scholarly resources and media types in a unified system, while Primo enables users to search all resource types from a single user-interface, and receive a single, relevance-ranked result list. <<more>>

May 21, 2015. Perry County Libraries choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Perry County Libraries in Pennsylvania is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS. ByWater Solutions has completed the migration for the Perry County Libraries and will be providing ongoing Koha Support for them. <<more>>

May 21, 2015. PTFS Meets With Thought Leaders at CIL. At the 2015 Computers in Libraries conference, LibLime, a Division of PTFS met with 25 of the library world’s thought leaders to hear their opinions on how vendors can better serve the library profession. The discussion was robust; exciting customer focused ideas were exchanged. <<more>>

May 21, 2015. Auto-Graphics Inc. Introduces a unique OCLC WMS bibliographic connector. Auto-Graphic announced that SHAREit has been integrated with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services ILS for their statewide and provincial customers. The new WMS module allows SHAREit to fully interact with OCLC WMS ILS systems in the same manner as any standard ILS using Z39.50. The WMS integration provides bibliographic data discovery, item level detail including availability, and related circulation status. <<more>>

May 19, 2015. Archimed announces a prestigious partnership with EBSCO. Archimed, a leading software and library solution vendor in the EU, has established a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to enrich the content searchable with Syracuse, its newly-released unified information system portal for libraries. <<more>>

May 18, 2015. EBSCO eBooks – A good fit for Claremont Lincoln University. Claremont Lincoln University, in Southern California, has opted for EBSCO eBooks from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide students with the perfect collection of subject-specific titles for their research needs. The university selected EBSCO’s eBook Business Collection which is offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited simultaneous user access. <<more>>

May 18, 2015. Middlesex County Library (Canada) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative announced that Middlesex County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. MCL has just over 200,000 items in its collection and covers a geographic area of over 1,000 square miles. <<more>>

May 14, 2015. Perimeter Institute Library chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS. <<more>>

May 14, 2015. New Technology partnership between Data Management PA and EBSCO to improve discovery for users in Italy and France. EBSCO Information Services and ILS vendor, Data Management PA, announce a new partnership to provide expanded services to mutual customers. The partnership will enable mutual customers of EBSCO Discovery Services and Data Management PA to access content that is important to them while customizing the discovery experience to their needs. Data Management PA develops and sells ILS Sebina and Web2.0 OPAC SebinaYOU. Based in Italy, Data Management PA is a national brand leader for all types of libraries and is active in France in collaboration with Décalog, a leading French software house for public libraries. <<more>>

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Major US Companies: 3M Library Systems Auto-Graphics, Inc. Biblionix Bibliotheca Book Systems ByWater Solutions Civica COMPanion Corporation EBSCO Information Services Equinox Software Ex Libris Follett Infor Library and Information Solutions InfoVision Software, Inc. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Jaywil Software Development Keystone Systems, Inc. LibLime LibLime -- PTFS LibraryWorld Lucidea Mandarin Library Automation Media Flex, Inc. MondoIn OCLC ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation

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