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January 22, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that a new release of the Summon discovery service will help libraries improve the user experience and will provide usage insights to support libraries’ decision-making processes. Patrons will benefit from enhanced search and ranking technologies, exposure to more relevant databases, and greater opportunities for serendipitous discovery as the result of expanded subject headings.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare announced the release of a new line-up of Library Document Station packages designed to meet the varied needs of library customers.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Temple University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service to replace an Innovative Millennium library system. Temple University chose the Ex Libris solutions as a best-in-class implementation to complement the school’s next-generation central library, due to open in the fall of 2018. There are now 35 members of the Association of Research Libraries who have opted for the Alma solution.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service to streamline both complex and basic workflows.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the opening of a new data center in Toronto, Ontario as part of its ongoing focus on the Canadian market. The data center will provide best-in-class cloud-based library services that support data residency for Ex Libris customers across Canada. The new center in Toronto will allow Ex Libris customers in all Canadian provinces to comply with Canadian data privacy laws. The ultra-modern facilities comply with international standards such as ISO 27001 and SSAE16, as well as Canadian provincial regulations regarding personally identifiable information.

January 21, 2017

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces a strong series of educational programs for 2017, encompassing fourteen 90-minute webinars and six virtual conferences. All of these rich offerings are tailored to allow live viewing as well as archive use and viewing by individuals as well as groups, making them suitable for a wide variety of organizations. The 2017 programs focus on information-workforce training needs and on current and emerging issues of concern to the academic, library, and tech communities.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces a strong series of educational programs for 2017, encompassing fourteen 90-minute webinars and six virtual conferences. All of these rich offerings are tailored to allow live viewing as well as archive use and viewing by individuals as well as groups, making them suitable for a wide variety of organizations. The 2017 programs focus on information-workforce training needs and on current and emerging issues of concern to the academic, library, and tech communities.

(KOMBIT) Fra i dag kan kommunerne indberette bestandsoplysninger fra FBS til biblioteksafgift 2017.Systematic har i dag åbnet for adgang til statistikmodulet i FBS, så nu er det muligt for kommunerne at generere rapporter til bestandsindberetning til Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen til brug for biblioteksafgift 2017.Efter aftale med Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen skal bestandsindberetningen ske hurtigst muligt og senest den 3. februar.

January 20, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Washington State University has chosen Leganto powered by SIPX, the Ex Libris resource list solution. WSU will use this solution to manage course resource lists and deliver course materials to students at its five campus locations and to its distance learners worldwide, who study through the virtual WSU Global Campus. Integrated with the Ex Libris Alma library management system and the Primo discovery solution, the Leganto solution will enable WSU Libraries to easily meet the demand for course materials.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Decision Center Release 1.2 with new features for tracking library activity and scheduling automated reports.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Sierra Release 3.0 to deliver a streamlined user experience, greater operational efficiencies, and more robust integration across systems.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Washington and Lee University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery platform. The University is the eighth institution in Virginia to adopt both solutions. Replacing the Innovative Millennium library system, Alma and Primo will increase workflow efficiencies, improve analytics to support collection development and decision making, and allow Washington and Lee University to leverage the Ex Libris open API environment to provide additional services to the Washington and Lee community.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced a new development partnership with SOLUS UK Ltd. Founded in Glasgow, Scotland only eleven years ago, SOLUS has already made their mark in the industry as the creators of powerful library applications. In their new partnership, SirsiDynix and SOLUS will be working together to advance the development of BLUEcloud Mobile, the new SirsiDynix mobile, patron discovery application that will build upon and enhance BookMyne+. The partnership will enable SirsiDynix to deliver a functionally rich app and provide the most value possible to libraries and library users.

(Ex Libris) Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, distribuidor exclusivo de Ex Libris en América Latina, tiene el agrado de comunicar que la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica ha iniciado el uso de la nueva interfaz de Primo de Ex Libris, con lo cual se vuelve la primera institución en América Latina en ofrecer este innovador servicio.

(OCLC) The HELIN Library Consortium, which includes seven academic libraries in the northeastern United States, is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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