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March 28, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. With the combined platform, the university anticipates increasing integration with other campus and library systems, improving the discovery experience for users, and creating innovative new services. Alma and Primo will replace IULM University’s existing Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

(EBSCO Information Services) The Fairmont City Library Center, part of Mississippi Valley Library District in Illinois, was named the recipient of the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. Catawba County Library in North Carolina was awarded second place and Kansas City Public Library in Missouri took third place. The LibraryAware Community Award recognizes cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of what the library can do for them.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has welcomed Holley Dumble as Vice President over-seeing universities, TAFEs, hospitals, corporations, government, state libraries, public libraries and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Fiji. Ms. Dumble will lead teams in these regions, and bring her experience to further enhance the value that EBSCO brings to customers in the territory.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and the Copyright Licensing Agency announced that the integration of the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution with the Digital Content Store—CLA’s coursepack management tool—has been greatly enhanced. The DCS is a rights, technology, and content platform for higher education institutions.

March 27, 2017

(Library and Archives Canada) Library and Archives Canada has entered into a contractual agreement with OCLC, an international non-profit library co-operative. Effective March 23, 2017, this agreement will allow LAC to offer the Canadian library community world-class services to display the richness of Canada's documentary heritage.

March 25, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC Research is pleased to announce that Chela Scott Weber will join the division as Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence. In this position, Chela will investigate and shape the OCLC research agenda, focusing on the areas of challenge and opportunity for special collections, archives, and distinctive collections with research and academic libraries.

March 24, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.1 with access to additional title-level metadata and new features for consortia to manage coverage across member libraries.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have reached an expanded distribution agreement allowing EBSCO to sell AAAS journals, including Science, via the AAAS platform. The arrangement will also allow libraries to purchase Science through Flipster®, EBSCO's digital newsstand.

March 22, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library selected the Ex Libris solutions as an integrated, best-in-class implementation to meet patron expectations and take the library into the future. Alma and Primo will replace Atkins’ existing OCLC® WorldShare Management Services platform.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Kelly Arnold joins the company as Chief Legal Offficer and Deanna Steele joins as Chief Information Technology Officer.

March 21, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest is teaming with Rittenhouse Book Distributors so libraries can order ebooks from the R2 Digital platform via the OASIS system. This partnership brings to eight the number of partner platforms to join OASIS over the past year.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has launched a new archive on women’s studies that explores the many contributions of women throughout history. Part of the growing Gale Primary Sources program, the Women’s Studies Archive represents Gale's focus on publishing material that supports diversity studies and provides historical context around current topics.

(Civica) New research by Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information and collection management solutions through its market leading Spydus portfolio, reveals that Chinese language books and media are the most popular library resources in Australia that cater to members who consume media in languages other than English. Just under 750,000 Chinese language loans were processed last year. Interestingly, the data also showed that just under 50 languages and dialects are available to borrow in public library collections across Australia.

March 20, 2017

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced that Bladen County Public Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on March 17th 2017.

March 17, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che l’Università di Mannheim, membro del consorzio Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), è la prima università tedesca connessa all'Area Comune dei Dati Bibliografici (CBDZ). La CBDZ nasce da una collaborazione tra BSZ e due altri importanti consorzi tedeschi—Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) e Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz). Il servizio di gestione delle risorse Ex Libris Alma® e, in particolare, le funzionalità avanzate della Network Zone di Alma, fungono da infrastruttura tecnologica per la CBDZ.

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