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Smart Libraries Newsletter [February 2017]


This section provides a selection of the major procurement announcements made in the last month.

  • Tsinghua University in Beijing China will migrate from its current Millennium ILS to Ex Libris Alma. QS World University Rankings places this institution at the top of its overall rankings among universities in China. While Ex Libris has at least 25 libraries in China using its Aleph ILS, this institution is the third to select Alma.
  • The Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain will migrate to Alma from its current Aleph ILS, opting to stay with Ex Libris as its automation provider.
  • Waikato University Library in New Zealand, which had previously been on track to implement Intota, has completed its implementation of Ex Libris Alma, migrating from its Voyager ILS.
  • The Western Suburbs Library Group, including four public libraries outside of Perth, Australia, selected Spydus 10 from Civica to replace their OCLC Amlib ILS.
  • A group of three universities—Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent—have selected SirsiDynix Symphony and its BLUEcloud Campus suite for their shared library management environment. These three libraries were previously using separate ILSs (Aleph, Voyager, and Capita Alto). This project stands out as a major affirmation of Sirsi- Dynix in the academic library sector, which has seen Ex Libris and OCLC as the prevailing vendors in recent years. The strategy of moving from separate ILS implementations to a shared system has been a growing trend.
  • ByWater Solutions announced several migrations to Koha under its support services, including Mercy College of Health Sciences Library in Des Moines, IA and South Bay Historical Railroad Society, in Santa Clara, CA.

Note that not all vendors issue press releases for each major selection or implementation of their products, so this section should not be considered as a comprehensive listing.

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Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 37 Number 02
Issue:February 2017
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:22278
Last Update:2023-01-19 23:13:15
Date Created:2017-02-17 12:57:06