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May 23, 2017

(Ex Libris) Matti Shem Tov, Presidente de Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, sucederá a Kurt Sanford como CEO de ProQuest en 2017. El éxito de ProQuest bajo la dirección de Sanford y el desarrollo de un fuerte equipo de liderazgo sentó las bases para que Shem Tov continúe impulsando el crecimiento y la innovación de ProQuest, reuniendo el valor del contenido, libros y software para lograr resultados extraordinarios para bibliotecas, investigadores y estudiantes.

(Contex) Contex launched the IQ Quattro 3600 wide format scanner. Built for precision and productivity, the IQ Quattro 3600 is ideal for scanning technical documents up to 36-inches wide and unlimited length. Contex introduced the new scanner in response to the market need for a 36-inch scanner with the unique technology found in the IQ Quattro series. The newest Contex model completes the IQ Quattro series, which now includes 24-, 36-, and 44-inch wide format scanner models. The 3600 is immediately available from distributors globally. Request a demonstration of the IQ Quattro 3600 or visit Contex online for more information.

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Marshall County Public Library System, of Benton, KY. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 157,000 plus holdings from Follett and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system’s three branches and one bookmobile

(ProQuest) Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017. ProQuest’s success under Mr. Sanford’s direction and the development of a strong leadership team set the stage for Mr. Shem Tov to continue to drive ProQuest’s growth and innovation, bringing together the value of content, books and software to enable extraordinary outcomes for libraries, researchers and students.

May 22, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Accel5, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

May 19, 2017

(TIND) CERN spin-off TIND was selected by the University of Minnesota to provide the TIND Institutional Repository (TIND IR) for hosting their world-renowned “AgEcon Search” subject repository. TIND has now successfully migrated AgEcon Search from locally maintained DSpace software.

May 18, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the launch of a new Customer Operations organization. This new organization will be under the leadership of Marina Keating, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations, and will include the current Library Success, Professional Services, Training, and Support functions. In addition, Hilary Newman is appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of the Customer Support and Customer Success functions. As part of this role, Hilary will oversee improvements in the Customer Support experience and enhancements to the Customer Supportal.

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it has appointed Jean P. Shipman, currently Executive Director of Knowledge Management and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, to fill a newly created role of Vice President, Global Library Relations. Her role commences on August 7, 2017.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced the latest release to their AGent Library Management Platform, Auto-Graphics’ Library Mobile for VERSO, continuing the company’s investment in the industry it serves. This new real-time app is tightly integrated with back-end VERSO desktop business rules, which means library circulation rules such as e-book retention, placing holds, etc. are automatically recognized and enforced, unlike third-party mobile apps, to provide a complete, integrated solution.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that The University of Denver Libraries have selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the explorative and interdisciplinary search needs of its campus.

(Soutron Limited) Derby based Soutron have provided St Edmund Hall, a historic college within the University of Oxford with an innovative, flexible online archive solution. It is a fully cloud-based and managed system so they can showcase and provide public access to their historical collections, documents and printed materials.

May 17, 2017

(Follett) Follett announced it has entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact, which helps districts, teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers discover the best content for their students. Artifact catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content — all of which can now be found as enhanced metadata tags within Titlewave, Follett’s powerful collection development and curriculum support tool.

May 16, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that the Salinas Public Library, of Salinas, CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 190,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system’s three branches; The John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan Libraries.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Edinburgh has selected the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to facilitate the creation, delivery, and use of resource lists.

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