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February 27, 2017

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic introduced the CircIT FLEX, a freestanding library services center and self-checkout. The product, using Tech Logic's patented CircIT software, allows for patrons to check out items on their own, allowing library staff more time to accomplish more pressing issues.

February 23, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has been chosen as an approved content provider for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence framework. The agreement allows purchasers from libraries, health care and social care-related organizations in the National Health Service to search, order and purchase medical and healthcare-related content through GOBI, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced full compatibility between CARL.X and mk Solutions’ self-check products with integrated payment offerings including cash, card, and NFC payment. Sharing a philosophy that aims to bring an enhanced personalized experience to the library marketplace helped drive this successful collaboration.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Chicago Public Library has selected Polaris, joining the growing list of influential urban libraries who have become an Innovative partner. The Library will migrate from a TLC Carl.X system.

(Scannx) Scannx announced a distribution partnership with Xerox to bring Scannx-branded scanners and software to its base of resellers and end-users, effective immediately. Under this agreement, Xerox will gain rights to distribute the entire line of Scannx book-edge scanners, as well as its advanced technology for imaging and cloud-based distribution.

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced a successful migration of the Government and Heritage Library to join the NC Cardinal Consortium on our hosted Evergreen platform. On January 19th they went live on Evergreen and their collections became searchable within the consortium.

February 22, 2017

(Digital Public Library of America) The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michele Kimpton will be joining its staff as Director of Business Development and Senior Strategist beginning March 1, 2017.

February 21, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with De Gruyter to make De Gruyter ebooks available for purchase through the OASIS system.

(Follett) Follett has once again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.7 certification and been awarded the “Certified” Student Information System (SIS) vendor designation for its Aspen product. All vendors must be certified before they may secure contracts with Massachusetts districts.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Walker Art Center Library and Archives, of Minneapolis, MN. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The collections housed in the Walker’s Archives and Library department include a variety of materials concentrating on the development of the Walker Art Center, as well as focusing on the contemporary arts in the United States and around the world.

February 20, 2017

(OCLC) Cardiff University, one of Britain's leading research universities, will use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyze and inform decisions about consolidating print collections in preparation for a move to a new purpose-built library in a few years.

(Tech Logic) 2017 marks the 20th anniversary for Tech Logic, the first Library sorting / automated materials handling manufacturer. Two decades later, the company remains an industry leader and innovator, a feat that Tech Logic is celebrating in a new, modern, high tech headquarters.

February 17, 2017

(OCLC) and the library of Münster University of Applied Sciences announced today that FH Münster is now live with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Service.

February 16, 2017

(Follett) Follett Corporation President and CEO Ray A. Griffith announced the appointment of George F. Coe to Chief Operating Officer for Follett Corporation and Baker and Taylor, effective March 31.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource Technologies, Ingram Content Group’s global leader in digital education content delivery, announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Verba Software, Inc., a San Francisco-based company dedicated to using technology to support campus bookstores and help students save money on course materials.

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