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December 1, 2015. The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library selects TIND for its Digital Library System. TIND, an official CERN spin-off, was selected through formal tender by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library to provide their cloud-based Digital Library System based on CERN open source software. TIND will provide a flexible, scalable and integration solution replacing multiple ILS-, repository- and search platforms, including Horizon (SirsiDynix) and DSpace. The UN manages a vast collection of digitized and born-digital material that will be made accessible and preserved safely in the cloud-platform. The eventual scale of the collection is estimated at over 10 million files. <<more>>

December 1, 2015. Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library of Clayton, North Carolina is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system. <<more>>

December 1, 2015. Follett Aspen IMS named Readers Choice Top Product by District Administration readers. Follett Aspen Instructional Management System has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015 <<more>>

November 30, 2015. National Library of New Zealand Selects Ex Libris Cloud Solutions. Ex Libris announced that the National Library of New Zealand has adopted the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, with its Primo Central index of scholarly e-resources. As a result the National Library will deploy a fully integrated platform to manage and expose its vast collections of electronic, print, and digital resources. Primo will also be integrated with the National Library’s installation of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system, enabling future generations to access the rich digital heritage of New Zealand. <<more>>

November 30, 2015. Open Preservation Foundation welcomes the National Library of Portugal as its newest member. The National Library of Portugal (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) joins the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as its latest affiliate member. <<more>>

November 30, 2015. SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Products showing strong adoption. SirsiDynix customers across the globe are increasingly implementing BLUEcloud Products for use in their libraries. BLUEcloud products offer libraries next-generation management technology and discovery tools. The process of upgrading to BLUEcloud is straightforward, requiring no migration and no conversion; this simplicity has contributed to robust adoption of BLUEcloud products. <<more>>

November 30, 2015. University of Sheffield to use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to manage print resources. University of Sheffield is the first institution in the UK to select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services, the analysis tools and services that will help the University Library make more informed decisions about managing its print resources. <<more>>

November 27, 2015. Kobo announce Michael Tamblyn as new CEO. Rakuten Kobo announced a change of leadership. President Michael Tamblyn will become Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Takahito (Taka) Aiki, who will remain involved in the company as Chairman, effective January 1, 2016. <<more>>

November 24, 2015. 1440 Accelerator Session: Applicants’ Deadline is November 30. Ingram Content Group is reminding prospective startups for the 1440 Winter Session 2016 that the deadline for applications is November 30, 2015. The accelerator program, 1440, is named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology. <<more>>

November 24, 2015. Public libraries leverage Boopsie Mobile App to reach young community members. Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today reported the impressive effect that integration of its Digital Comics and Graphic Novels subscription can have on circulation and usage of the resources that are popular with readers of all ages. <<more>>

November 24, 2015. The University of Reading extends SirsiDynix platform to Malaysia campus. The University of Reading has signed a multiyear agreement to expand its license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus. From April to October, Library staff worked with SirsiDynix consultants to plan the project and configure the system. The Malaysia Campus went live in mid-October. The University of Reading has been a SirsiDynix customer since 1997, using products like the Enterprise discovery tool to help students find and use library materials. With this license expansion, the Malaysia campus will likewise use SirsiDynix Enterprise as its online catalog. <<more>>

November 23, 2015. Gale launches first major online archive of pre-20th Century Arabic Books. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, today announced the first module of Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, the first major text-searchable online archive of pre-20th century Arabic printed books. Module One, which includes a wealth of content on Islamic literature, law and other religious items, is part of Gale’s ongoing Arabic digitization program offering the world’s most important Arabic collections to researchers, instructors and students. <<more>>

November 20, 2015. Red River College using Koha Klassmates. ByWater Solutions announced that the more than 30 students enrolled in four classes at Red River College are using Koha through the Klassmates program. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Deep Web Technologies and PTFS Europe partner to deliver Explorit Everywhere! federated search solution. Deep Web Technologies and PTFS Europe have partnered to provide the Explorit Everywhere! federated search solution to European libraries and organisations. Explorit Everywhere! comprehensively and quickly searches all subscription resources, library catalogs and public websites for relevant information, increasing research efficiency. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Keele University Moves to Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that Keele University is replacing its Innovative Interfaces Millennium and Encore systems with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. SAGE Knowledge redesigned with responsive platform, improved search, and extended content. SAGE is delighted to announce that SAGE Knowledge, an expansive social science digital library for students, researchers, and faculty, is now live on a new platform for use on all devices and featuring multiple content types. Originally launched in 2012, SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, with a range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now streaming video with SAGE Video. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Follett, New Dimension Media announce partnership. Follett and New Dimension Media announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM's CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media's comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum including teacher support material, student connection activities and assessments. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. ProQuest SIPX adds new features and functionality to higher ed’s most complete digital course materials solution. ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, saving students and universities more than $3.67M to date, has launched new capabilities that make creating and sharing digital course materials easier. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. West Virginia University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. West Virginia University Libraries, which serves more than 31,000 students and comprises five libraries and the WVU Press, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top: What’s Important?. RMG once again announces a roundup of leading executives to discuss the obligations, opportunities, and challenges of the global library industry -- guided by this year’s theme -- “What’s Important?" <<more>>

November 18, 2015. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Opens New Branches with Bibliotheca Technology. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s launched a $275 million building program in 2008, which includes bringing eight new and two expanded branches to the Atlanta metro area. Each new branch is equipped with Bibliotheca self-service kiosks and automated materials handling systems, freeing up time for staff to spend more time with patrons, who love the quick and easy self-service experience. <<more>>

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Major US Companies: 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. mk Solutions OCLC ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation

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Library Technology Guides collects news releases from all the major companies and other organizations involved in library automation. This resource includes the full text of over 11785 press releases and is indexed to make it searchable by company, product, date, and subject. A brief summary of each news item is available.

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