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Smart Libraries Newsletter [July 2017]


OCLC has announced that 23 additional libraries have selected WorldShare Management Services in recent months. Most of these libraries are associated with small to midsized colleges and universities. Some of those in the United States include Aquinas College in Nashville, TN, Becker College, Bergen Community College, Huston-Tillotson University, an HBCU institution in Austin, TX, Gustavus Adolphus College, Johnson C. Smith University, Nichols College, Oklahoma Christian University, Raritan Valley Community College, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Washington Adventist University. Many larger institutions have also implemented WorldShare Management Services, including Library and Archives Canada, covered in the June 2017 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Other major selections include:

  • The Poplar Creek Public Library District in Illinois has selected Polaris, migrating from Symphony.
  • The Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne has selected the Digital Archive solution from TIND to manage its legal deposit collection. This digital archive will be integrated with the library's Ex Libris Primo discovery interface.
  • University of Genoa (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Genova) has selected Ex Libris Alma to replace its current Aleph ILS. The university had previously implemented Primo as its discovery service.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, and Nevada State College will collectively implement Ex Libris Alma and Primo, each migrating from Millennium.
  • UniversitÚ libre de Bruxelles will implement Ex Libris Alma, Leganto, and Primo, migrating from SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Marist College will replace its Voyager ILS with Ex Libris Alma and Summon. This installation is an example of Ex Libris' follow through on its commitment to offer Summon as a supported patron interface for Alma in addition to Primo.
  • McMaster University in Canada has selected Sierra from Innovative Interfaces to replace its SirsiDynix Symphony ILS.
  • The NC Live consortium in North Carolina has extended its existing program to offer ProQuest content to its 200 members. This updated arrangement now includes providing Summon, now supported by Ex Libris to provide access to this collection of resources.
  • The Payson City Library in Utah has implemented Koha with support of ByWater Solutions to replace its InfoCentre ILS. ByWater also provided support to the library at Historic Hudson Valley in New York for its move to Koha.
  • The John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University in Texas has selected Sierra from Innovative Interfaces. This library was previously using the Voyager ILS shared among multiple Texas A&M campuses and will move to a standalone instance of Sierra.
  • 17 new municipal libraries have joined the Network of Libraries of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain sharing a AbsysNet ILS from Baratz.
  • The Federated Library System of Bedford County has migrated to the Evergreen ILS shared by the SPARK consortium in Pennsylvania with support from Equinox Software.
  • The NATO Defense College in Rome has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, migrating from EOS. Web.
  • The Erie County Consortium in Pennsylvania have selected Polaris from Innovative and will migrate from SirsiDynix Symphony.

On the open source front, the Knowsley Libraries in the UK have opted to migrate to Koha with support from PTFS Europe. The San Diego Law Library has migrated from Millennium to Koha with support from Bywater Solutions. Emmaus Bible College in Iowa has implemented Koha with support from ByWater, moving from a Follett Winnebago ILS. The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity in Pennsylvania has joined the PaILS SPARK consortium to implement Evergreen, migrating from Library.Solution. The Haslet Public Library migrated from Book Systems Atriuum to join the North Texas Library Consortium's shared implementation of Evergreen.

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Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 37 Number 07
Issue:July 2017
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:23315
Last Update:2022-12-05 15:02:18
Date Created:2018-03-23 07:46:55