April 21, 2017
(Total Boox) Total Boox, the next evolution in ebook services—maximizing use with unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading—and the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit supporting the work of small libraries in Texas, are pleased to announce the continuation of their groundbreaking pilot, which makes Total Boox’s collection of nearly 100,000 quality ebooks available to 20 small and rural libraries across the state of Texas.
April 20, 2017
(Open Preservation Foundation) Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association announced that the new release of veraPDF is available. veraPDF 1.4 has a new GUI wizard for creating custom policy files. Significant performance optimisations have been made to the greenfield PDF parser.
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group announced an associate promotion in Tennessee, as well as a new associate to the company in New York.
(ProQuest) The addition of Volume III: Judaism expands Alexander Street’s renowned Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library to encompass, at completion, 100,000 pages documenting the evolution of Judaism from the 1890s to the 2010s. Many of the documents have never been published before.
April 19, 2017
(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist Preservica today announced the appointment of Paul Allman to the board as CFO.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.
(Follett) Follett, in partnership with Northern Illinois University, will host a literacy conference event that features an impressive array of award-winning authors and is designed to give K-12 educators access to hands-on professional development. Titled “ReadingCon: Collaborating for Literacy.”
(Ex Libris) Sistemas Lógicos Chile S.A, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la entrada en producción del sistema de futura generación Alma y la actualización de la herramienta de Descubrimiento a Primo TC, ambas de Ex Libris, en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
April 18, 2017
(OCLC) The NATO Defense College in Rome has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library management system.
(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) is publishing the 2016 audited earnings for Auto-Graphics, Inc., an Industry-leading library management software provider and the first to provide Web-based library resource management solutions to library consortia.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, MI, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 60,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha hosting and support services to them.
(PTFS Europe) Richmond, The American International University has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace an existing solution from ExLibris. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services.
April 17, 2017
(Follett) Follett and Lumen Learning announced a partnership to lower costs and improve student success through the use of academic content and courseware based entirely on open educational resources (OER). Follett will offer Lumen Learning's OER solutions to more than 1,200 colleges and universities where Follett manages course materials delivery. Given Follett's ongoing mission to improve access and affordability for students, Follett has invested in Lumen Learning to help fund future growth and expansion of OER courseware.
April 16, 2017
(Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative) MassLNC is pleased to announce that Evergreen Indiana is the newest collaborator in the MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative.
April 14, 2017
(OCLC) Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has entered into an agreement with OCLC to use OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and move its National Union Catalogue to WorldCat. These moves are designed to make Canada's documentary heritage more widely accessible and available to library users in Canada and around the world.