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January 19, 2018

(KOMBIT) December var første måned, hvor vi tydeligt kunne se effekten af de seneste måneders arbejde med at stabilisere driften af FBS. Selvom vi oplevede to databasefejl tidligt på morgenen henholdsvis d. 20. og 31. december, så var det for den resterende tid en måned med stabil drift, et stort antal forespørgsler (godt 142 millioner) og en gennemsnitlig svartid på 182 millisekunder, hvilket er næsten en halvering i forhold til november.

(Demco) Demco Software has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense through the libraries of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines to provide BrainHQ online brain training to members of the armed services. Now, a library card is all that active, reserve, and retired personnel and their families need to take advantage of scientifically-proven brain training. BrainHQ is available through Demco’s software platform, which offers 24/7 access to this online resource from the comfort of the patron’s device of choice.

January 18, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Gallic Books expands their UK and global presence with Ingram Publisher Services LLC international distribution network.

(OCLC) The U.S. Department of State has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the library management system that offers more efficient back-office operations, integrated services, and a single-search discovery interface for library users.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the University of Cape Town, and the University of the Western Cape are now operational with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. They join Stellenbosch University, the first university in Africa to choose Alma, which went live in early 2017.

(OCLC) University College Dublin, one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities, will use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to tackle collection management challenges as it redefines its library services and facilities.

(DuraSpace) After serving for several years on the Board, and for three years on the Executive Group, Laura Wood, Associate University Librarian for Research and Education at Harvard Library, is stepping down from her post as Board President. To fill this vacancy the Board has approved the following slate: Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech, will serve as President, Tom Cramer, Assistant University Librarian and Director, Digital Library Systems & Services Chief Technology Strategist Stanford University Libraries, and Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will remain in their current positions as Vice President and Secretary, respectively, and Rob Cartolano, Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, will serve as Treasurer to fill the position vacated by Tyler. Laura will remain on the Board through the spring.

January 17, 2018

(ProQuest) A unique and comprehensive set of Civil War manuscripts and records is now available on a History Vault module – and Choice has recognized it as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners.

(Gale Group) NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide library consortium, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 200 academic and public libraries across North Carolina with access to Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center, an interactive eLearning tool powered by Peterson’s, the leading provider of education and career guidance. This tool provides college and career planning assistance to help users make informed, confident decisions about their professional future.

(Elsevier) The FinELib consortium and information analytics business Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier's globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.

(Follett) The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge’s “People’s Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year’s competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People’s Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.

(Follett) The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge’s “People’s Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year’s competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People’s Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.

January 16, 2018

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO’s latest upgrade makes working on mobile devices more capable and enjoyable than ever.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span seven countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy and now, Australia.

(Follett) Follett Corporation, higher education’s leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company’s collegiate eCommerce platform. The company’s shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.

(King County Library System) Most recently the Director and Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, Lisa Rosenblum began her first day today as the new director of King County Library System, one of the busiest library systems in the country.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.

January 15, 2018

(RedLink) RedLink has released its second annual RedLink Index report, covering data from the 2017 subscription year. RedLink’s Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard products provide users with an easy way to view their aggregated usage data and view trends and make comparisons, as well as create intuitive data visualizations.

(Digital Science) Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions offers a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching for information across multiple poorly integrated tools.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

(Yewno) Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announced that publishers who use Ingram Content Group services can make book content discoverable over the Yewno platform. De Gruyter now joins Stanford University Press, Brill, and Wiley as publishers with books provided by Ingram and now discoverable through Yewno.

(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

January 11, 2018

(LAC Group) LAC Group Chief Executive Officer and founder Deborah Schwarz has named Robert Corrao as the organization's next CEO. Schwarz who started the company in 1986 and grew it from a one-person consultancy into an information management firm employing nearly 400 employees in the U.S. and U.K. will become the firm's Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created position.

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform available to millions of readers from over 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide, reported record-breaking downloads of eBooks and audiobooks in 2017. With a library card and OverDrive or Libby app, readers borrowed more than 225 million digital books in the past 12 months, representing double digit growth from the previous year. A record number of libraries each served over 1 million digital books to their local communities last year, led by astronomical growth at Toronto Public Library (which reached 4.6 million digital checkouts), Los Angeles Public Library (3.7 million) and the National Library Board of Singapore (1.5 million).

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and HighPoint Solutions announced a strategic partnership that will provide a student app for the digital-native generation at institutions of higher education. The joint product will deliver consolidated functionality covering administration and student life and will facilitate teaching and learning via users’ mobile phone and, simultaneously, a web portal.

January 10, 2018

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) The RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar will be held at the ALA Midwinter Conference, in Denver, CO on Friday February 9, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm, with discussion surrounding the topic of AI, Autonomous Cars, and Libraries.

January 9, 2018

(EBSCO Industries) EBSCO Industries announced that Ryan Loy is joining the company as Chief Information Officer, and will be reporting to David Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer. Loy comes to EBSCO from ADTRAN where he was CIO.

(Pennsylvania Integrated Library System) Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), a consortium of Evergreen libraries, saw additional growth in 2017 adding the Bedford County Library System, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, Bangor Public Library, Tunkhannock Public Library, Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library, Easton Public Library, and Shamokin Public Library. All of these libraries are now live on SPARK, the PaILS-operated, open source, Evergreen-based ILS. New libraries for 2018 will include the Huntingdon County Library, Potter-Tioga Library System, and 11 public libraries in Lehigh and Carbon Counties. This will bring the total to 122 service outlets. SPARK is hosted by the Equinox Open Library Initiative who also provide migration, consulting, training, and development services.

(Association of Research Libraries) The Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors has appointed Mary Lee Kennedy executive director of the Association, effective April 1, 2018. Kennedy is currently principal of the Kennedy Group, where she partners with organizations to empower local and global communities to create and use knowledge that enhances lives.

(Civica) Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and business services that help transform the way organisations work, today revealed strong growth in 2017 in its Libraries division, with significant wins across the globe.

January 8, 2018

(Ex Libris) Il nuovo programma promuoverà la collaborazione con fornitori terzi di soluzioni, assicurando un completo supporto per i clienti di Ex Libris Ex Libris®, ProQuest company, è lieta di annunciare il lancio dell'Ex Libris Connect Partner Program, un programma quadro volto a integrare le soluzioni Ex Libris con i prodotti di terze parti.

January 5, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries ( and Backstage Library Works ( have combined forces to provide ASERL member libraries a special discount on Backstage services.

January 4, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services introduces RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals to meet the increasing demands for music content with a global perspective. The resource, produced by Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM), provides music and musical history researchers access to unique primary source music journals with a vast array of international coverage.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute to take over management of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 - Document description and processing languages. This international technical committee is concerned with standardization in the field of document structures, languages, and related facilities for the description and processing of compound and hypermedia documents. The portfolio includes standards for document structures, structures for interactive documents in web environments, document processing architectures, multilingual font information interchange, and APIs for document processing. The accreditation also means that the United States will once again be a voting member of ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 34 after a lapse of some months.

January 3, 2018

(Voyager Sopris Learning) In just one year, student reading success at Rapides Parish Schools improved dramatically after the implementation of a new teacher professional development course of study, Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS—to the extent that one district administrator refers to the results as incredible.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the launch of the Ex Libris Connect Partner Program, designed to support a rich ecosystem of third-party solution providers in the development of integrations with Ex Libris solutions.

(Gale Group) Gale announced that more than 300 adults have graduated from Career Online High School through Florida public libraries since the pilot program launched in 2015. Career Online High School provides qualifying Florida residents the opportunity to earn a free, private, accredited high school diploma. The program is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.

(EBSCO Industries) Black Diamond Capital Management announced that it has acquired Valley Joist from EBSCO Industries, Inc. Valley Joist has been a leading joist and deck manufacturer since 1958. Black Diamond owns and operates Bayou Steel Group, among other steel related businesses.

December 20, 2017

(KOMBIT) Velkommen til december måneds nyhedsbrev fra FBS, hvor du blandt andet kan læse om drift, support og det seneste styregruppemøde.

(ProQuest) The popularity of high-quality documentaries for research and learning is growing as students and faculty increasingly rely on these resources for deeper understanding of events. Now, libraries can quickly and affordably expand their collections to include premier documentaries. Docuseek2, a leading distributor of documentary films in the education space, has teamed with Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, to bring their second edition collection of 1,800 titles to researchers and educators.

(Solutions inLibro inc.) La bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Eustache pourra compter sur l'expertise de l'entreprise inLibro et sur le logiciel de gestion de bibliothèque Koha pour gérer l'ensemble des opérations de la bibliothèque.L'entreprise inLibro prend ainsi en charge l'installation et le paramétrage de Koha, la migration des données, la formation, le soutien ainsi que le développement sur mesure de nouvelles fonctionnalités afin d'offrir à la ville de Saint-Eustache un service clés en main.

December 19, 2017

(LibraryThing) LibraryThing is proud to announce a partnership with US Department of State’s Office of American Spaces. The new partnership will provide LibraryThing’s small-library solution, TinyCat, to American Spaces around the world.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey has successfully migrated to the fully hosted service model of the CARL.X ILS. SCLSNJ serves over 188k residents within their 15 member communities and circulates close to 3 million items annually. They are looking forward to working with TLC to strengthen the offerings that they provide to their staff and patrons.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that it has moved into full production with extensive on-site inventory, cleaning, and cataloging projects for Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Backstage will be processing 2,528,840 items across four collections, including the general collection, government documents, Tibetan, and DVD collections. Backstage is working closely with library staff, implementing processes to optimize efficiency, guarantee quality, and ensure timely project completion.

(RedLink) RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard and related products.

December 18, 2017

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that Sue Cashmark has joined the Company as Sales Consultant, Circulation Solutions for the Northeast region.

(ProQuest) ProQuest Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment.

(Civica) Civica announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany consists of libraries from the Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kojunup, and Plantagenet.

December 17, 2017

(ProQuest) Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, has recently concluded an agreement with Enago, an internationally trusted name in author services for the global researcher community. This collaboration will benefit Bowker’s customers who can now avail themselves of Enago’s high-quality English editing and translation services to improve their manuscripts.

December 14, 2017

(ProQuest) Book+Main, a social media company that enables readers to engage with their favorite authors and discover new ones, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced the latest addition to their expert team, Jason Goodson, as Sales Executive.

December 13, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Southern Queensland has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Leganto course reading list solution as the university’s next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons in the community. USQ selected Alma, Primo, and Leganto primarily for the return on investment that these solutions have demonstrated at customer sites around the world.

(RedLink) RedLink announced the expansion of its award-winning library product line with its new Consortia Dashboard. RedLink introduced its new Consortia Dashboard at the recent Charleston Conference, extending the award-winning functionality of its Library Dashboard to consortia.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Following 30 years of service in the library industry as a developer, entrepreneur, and public library advocate, Bill Schickling, Innovative EVP of Business Development, has announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017.

(Gale Group) The State Library of Iowa, Iowa public libraries and the Iowa Academic Library Alliance have partnered with Gale, a Cengage company and leading provider of library resources, to provide Iowa library users and college students with free access to high-quality digital resources that support learning, research, business and personal enrichment. Iowa residents can visit: to access these resources through their public or academic library.

December 12, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Scotland’s Robert Gordon University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution. These products will be replacing RGU’s legacy software from SirsiDynix, EBSCO, Talis, and Clio.

(Eduserv) Doncaster College is the latest further education institution to adopt OpenAthens as their identity and access management solution – providing secure and consistent access to a wide range of essential academic resources and applications for the College’s students and staff.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, the provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, has appointed Eileen Yoshida, BScPhm, MBA, as Deputy Editor, Medication and Clinical Informatics. Yoshida brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy, and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support.

December 11, 2017

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO continues to dominate in New South Wales, Australia, as Broken Hill City Library chooses LIBERO as its Library Management platform.

December 8, 2017

(Tech Logic) In partnership with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a seven-bin Automated Materials Handling system ahead of schedule at the new Madison Public Library. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort Automated Materials Handling system featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops and ergonomic SmartBins. Customizations included a small, 7-degree turn to the internal drop, to accommodate an angled wall. A subtle but elegant job of trimming and positioning purpose-built steel fit the planned space perfectly.

December 7, 2017

(ProQuest) Academic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content, according to new survey results published by ProQuest. Rising international student enrollments and the popularity of programs that use foreign language content are increasing the importance of foreign language materials in library collections, yet more than a third of respondents say they are falling short in making these resources available to students, faculty and researchers.

(Demco) A newly published 10-year study funded by the National Institute of Health shows that brain training software offered exclusively to libraries by Demco Software reduced the risk of dementia. The online speed training exercise used in the study is now available through hundreds of public libraries, which offer free subscriptions to BrainHQ for their patrons through Demco Software’s user-friendly platform.

(Eduserv) A 2017 insights paper examining challenges and solutions around authentication andaccess in global pharmaceutical companies is now available.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) announce a new offering, ATLASerials PLUS, and the enhancement of their existing offering, ATLA Religion Database. Both resources are available via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost platform.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest ound of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.5.2, CARL.Connect v1.4.4, CARL.Connect Discovery v3.3.5, and CARL APIs v1.9.1.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO has won the tender to provide the Attorney-General’s Department with a single solution for a library management system.

December 6, 2017

(ProQuest) Siteabook, a social community for reading enthusiasts is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata that will enhance their users’ online experience. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

(EBSCO Information Services) Music researchers and enthusiasts can now access rare music periodicals not available elsewhere online or in libraries, with the release of RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text from EBSCO Information Services. The collection, produced by Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM), explores music and musical life over a span of over 200 years from Bach to Bernstein, as seen through the eyes of those who lived it.

(Equinox) Equinox announced that Cherokee County Public Library successfully migrated to Evergreen within the SC Lends Consortium. This migration includes more than 32,000 users and over 95,000 bibliographic records. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SC LENDS consortium, Cherokee County Public Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

(Talis) Following a formal tendering process, James Cook University has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service with integrated copyright management.

December 5, 2017

(Demco) Demco Software announced it has partnered with the Library of Michigan to boost reader engagement and reading program enrollment with Wandoo Reader. More than just a summer reading management tool, Wandoo Reader enhances learning with a powerful, game-like experience.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource, a world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, and, a leading virtual bookstore provider for academic institutions, have teamed up to offer students at higher-education and K-12 institutions nationwide an enhanced learning experience.

(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announced today that the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, NV, is implementing Patron Point to provide a more engaging experience for its new and renewing patrons.

(SAGE Publications) SAGE Publishing has substantially expanded their investment in the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, a global licensing and content solutions organization.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.7 to increase usability and efficiency for library staff through mobile management of items. This release includes the ability to sort lists by key fields, and view additional information on both the Item Detail screen and list view for increased efficiency in finding items and decision making.

(Digital Science) Technology company Digital Science announced that two of its portfolio companies, research information management system provider Symplectic and data repository service Figshare, have launched a new integration, highlighting their continued commitment to ensuring researchers get credit for all of their academic work.

December 4, 2017

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Libraries announced that Oculus VR has donated a gift of 10 Oculus Rifts and Touch controllers to the University of Oklahoma Libraries. These units are the latest versions of the equipment already widely used across the OU campus. The gift is designed to further foster education, research, knowledge sharing and discussion related to virtual and augmented reality and its application in academic and research settings.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that 17 of the 20 libraries that were previously members of the UNILINC library network have chosen to work directly with Ex Libris as they continue to use the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution.

(RedLink) RedLink is giving the MathJax project a boost by joining our sponsorship program as a MathJax Supporter.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO by Insight Informatics was the proud sponsor of the New South Wales Public Library Association’s, SWITCH 2017 inaugural Exhibitors and Sponsors Dinner.

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018. The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.

December 1, 2017

(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announced today that the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS, has selected its library marketing service, Patron Point, to better inform its users.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource, the leading platform for institutions, campus stores, publishers, and companies to create and deliver educational and training content, has acquired the assets of Seattle-based corporate learning-technology leader, Intrepid Learning.

(Equinox) Equinox announced that Cherokee County Public Library successfully migrated to Evergreen within the SC Lends Consortium. This migration includes more than 32,000 users and over 95,000 bibliographic records. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SC LENDS consortium, Cherokee County Public Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

(King County Library System) The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees has selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search.

(Tech Logic) In partnership with Sarasota County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a nine-bin Automated Materials Handling system at the new Shannon Staub Public Library located on the campus of Suncoast Technical College in North Port, Fl. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort AMH featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops, ergonomic SmartBins™, and built-in fire suppression as well as a complete suite of RFID workflow tools and CircIT self-checkout stations.

November 30, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is teaming up with Chalmers University of Technology to serve as the first FOLIO beta partner. As a touchstone for the global academic library community, Chalmers Library will prove out FOLIO’s ability to satisfy traditional resource management requirements while allowing for extensibility into new services based on a vibrant new technology ecosystem for libraries.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and the LOUIS consortium are excited to announce the addition of Loyola Law School to the SD family. Previously an Innovative customer, Loyola Law School will be migrating to SirsiDynix Symphony, joining with the rest of the Loyola University New Orleans Campus into the LOUIS consortium. This brings LOUIS to a total of 36 Louisiana colleges and universities that are part of the Symphony ILS initiative.

(Preservica) HSBC has partnered with Preservica to protect and future-proof digital assets of unique strategic and brand importance.

November 28, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution v5.0 which introduces LS2 Cataloging, the new web-based cataloging module. TLC designed LS2 Cataloging from the ground up to enable quality, efficient, accurate cataloging by library staff across a wide range of experience levels with cataloging standards and techniques.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Drexel University has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to integrate with the university’s Summon discovery and delivery service. The Alma-Summon combination will improve the discovery of and access to scholarly resources needed for learning, teaching, and research. As a single system, Alma will streamline procedures for managing the Libraries’ acquired and licensed electronic and print resources, help the Libraries raise staff productivity significantly, improve workflows, and eliminate data silos. The Alma platform replaces the Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system, which Drexel has used since 1998.

(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of over 30 member library systems in the state of North Carolina has selected its MOBIUS Open Source Solutions (MOSS) to provide hosting and managed services to support its Evergreen Open Source ILS implementation.

November 27, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services supports bookstores and booksellers during Giving Tuesday with a donation of over $10,000 to Binc on behalf of its publishing clients, including those with Publishers Group West, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, Two Rivers Distribution, Ingram Academic and Ingram Publisher Services.

(Equinox) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Shamokin and Coal Township Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

(KOMBIT) Holbæk er nu blevet dansk kommune nr. 96 på FBS. Dermed er alle de kommuner, der var del af den oprindelige plan gået i drift med FBS og den egentlige udrulningsproces er afsluttet. Det kan du læse mere om i dette nyhedsbrev, hvor vi også fortæller mere om den nye supportstruktur, om kommende videreudviklingstiltag og om arbejdet med at formindske svartiderne.

(Total Boox) Total Boox, the ebook service that offers unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading, and the Califa Library Group, the consortium of California public libraries, are pleased to announce that Califa will continue reselling the Total Boox service to its members following the conclusion of a pilot period. Califa members will receive a discount on Total Boox, making it even more affordable to them.

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