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September 3, 2015. Fælles Bibliotekssystem er i luften. 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. <<more>>


September 3, 2015. ProQuest delivers key research information through the Digitisation of Rare Historical Content. 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 <<more>>


September 2, 2015. University of Alabama Libraries joins the Open Preservation Foundation. The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome The University of Alabama Libraries as our latest charter member. <<more>>


September 2, 2015. SirsiDynix MobileCirc is now in general release. 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. <<more>>


September 1, 2015. El Colegio de México anuncia su nuevo catálogo a partir de la integración de ALEPH y PRIMO. 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. <<more>>


September 1, 2015. UnitedHealthcare recognizes OCLC for successful worksite wellness programs. 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. <<more>>


September 1, 2015. New Survey: Academic Librarians and Faculty Need More Collaboration, Communication to Influence Student and Faculty Success. 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. <<more>>


September 1, 2015. Napa County Library (CA) selects the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap, will hoin LINK+. 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. <<more>>


September 1, 2015. The Los Angeles Public Library implements the SocialFlow media management service. 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. <<more>>


August 31, 2015. Curtin University joins Ex Libris Leganto early-adopter program. Ex Libris announced that Curtin University in Australia has joined the early-adopter program for the Leganto reading-list solution. <<more>>


August 28, 2015. Boopsie signs DLIFLC, expands reach of its mobile platform in the military library industry. 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. <<more>>


August 28, 2015. Penrith City Libraries choose Civica’s Spydus10. 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. <<more>>


August 28, 2015. Beth R. Chase, Brian A. Napack join Ingram Industries Inc. Board of Directors. 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. <<more>>


August 28, 2015. Burlington County Library System (NJ) selects Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap. 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. <<more>>


August 27, 2015. Arkansas State Library chooses LearningExpress for online resources. 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. <<more>>


August 26, 2015. Innovative mobile apps for Axiell’s library customers. 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. <<more>>


August 26, 2015. Ingram Publisher Services Adds Pajama Press, Rocky Nook and Dalkey Archive Press. 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. <<more>>


August 26, 2015. October 5-6 NISO Forum: The Future of Library Resource Discovery. 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. <<more>>


August 25, 2015. Ian Singer to join Credo as Chief Content Officer. 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. <<more>>


August 25, 2015. Singapore Management University goes live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo. 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. <<more>>


August 24, 2015. ProQuest works with users and library development partners to enhance its platform interface. ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com) 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. <<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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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 11579 press releases and is indexed to make it searchable by company, product, date, and subject. A brief summary of each news item is available.

Coverage is from about 1991 to the present. Many libraries keep only thier current press releases on their Web site, or remove those issued in the past that are not consistent with their current stragegies. In some cases, the Press Release Archive on Library Technology Guides is the only remaining record of library automation announcements.

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