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February 21, 2017

(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.

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

(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.

(NISO) NISO announced the formal publication of an updated version of the ResourceSync Framework Specification (ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2017). Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), this 1.1 revision improves a web standard that details various capabilities that a server can implement to allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with evolving resources. Such synchronization is important in the current landscape where Web-based content--not only the metadata about the content--is constantly changing.

(WT Cox Subscriptions) WT Cox Information Services announces Tim Whisenant as regional vice president – western US.

February 15, 2017

(Talis) Following a review of their reading list service, currently provided using rebus:list, Edge Hill University have decided to adopt Talis Aspire. Edge Hill University already deliver a strong student experience and are looking to take this to the next level by streamlining library workflows. As a Talis Aspire customer, they will also be provided with 24 hour support from our dedicated customer service team alongside the Talis Aspire User Group community, ensuring the smooth transition to Talis Aspire. Edge Hill University will also enjoy expert on-going Support and access to a wide range of experience, we welcome them to the Talis Aspire community as our 74th UK customer.

(Internet Archive) The digital library, Internet Archive, is one of eight groups named semi-finalists today in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The competition seeks bold solutions to critical problems of our time.

February 14, 2017

(Follett) With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett’s Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company’s market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Technical Intelligence Library at the Hershey Company, of Hershey, PA, is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s holdings from InMagic last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library is also utilizing the Ebsco EDS integrated discovery plugin available with Koha, giving the team a seamless interface when searching for resources.

(Yewno) Yewno, a provider of a next generation inference engine technology targeting knowledge discovery, have appointed Franny Lee as Chief Operating Officer, Education to lead the company’s education vertical and drive growth of its research application and education market web products. With nearly two decades of experience in the sector and a proven track record of success, Lee’s expertise in education, learning technologies, publishing and intellectual property will help Yewno expand its growing focus in the education field.

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