October 16, 2018
(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers’ professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale’s blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers.
(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of powerful knowledge management, legal intranet and electronic resource management solutions purpose-built for the legal sector will attend the 14th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference in New York on October 23rd and 24th at the New York School of Law. Lucidea’s portfolio of best-in-class KM and library management solutions includes SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, LawPort, Inmagic Presto and LookUp Precision.
(Lyrasis) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded LYRASIS a $1,200,000 award to support the next stage of community growth and technical development of CollectionSpace. CollectionSpace is the only collections management system led by a nonprofit and designed with input from the community. It offers forward looking features that include mobile-friendly displays, an open application program interface (API), and a multitude of custom profiles for museums and other institutions that hold art, artifact, object, and specimen collections of all types and sizes. This new 3-year award will fund three key areas to further the CollectionSpace build-out: user community expansion, accelerating progress on the technical roadmap and the addition of staff to ensure continued high levels of service.
October 14, 2018
(Soutron Global) Soutron Global announced its 2018 Toronto User Group meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 25th. Soutron Global’s annual Toronto User Group meeting is a powerful venue for the company to meet with its clients and listen to their needs, review the direction of the company and demonstrate new product advancements.
October 11, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Plataforma de Servicio de la Biblioteca de Suiza A.G. (SLSP) ha optado por basar el nuevo Servicio Nacional Bibliotecario de Suiza para las universidades académicas en la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma, con la solución Ex Libris Primo® que proporciona servicios de descubrimiento y entrega a los usuarios.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) dafür entschieden hat, den neuen Nationalbibliotheksdienst der Schweiz für akademische Universitäten auf die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma zu stützen, während die Lösung Ex Libris Primo den Nutzern Discovery- und Delivery-Services bieten wird.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che la Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) ha scelto di fondare il nuovo servizio bibliotecario nazionale svizzero per le istituzioni accademiche sulla piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma, con la soluzione Ex Libris Primo® che fornirà agli utenti i servizi di discovery e delivery.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris®, une filiale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la Swiss Library Service Platform (plateforme de services de bibliothèque suisse) A.G. (SLSP) a choisi de baser le nouveau service de bibliothèque national suisse destiné aux universités académiques sur la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma d’Ex Libris, associée à la solution Primo d’Ex Libris pour la fourniture de services de distribution et de découverte aux utilisateurs.
October 10, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l’istituzione italiana LIUC - Università Cattaneo adotterà la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca, Ex Libris Alma, la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo e la soluzione per le reading list Leganto. A causa della varietà delle soluzioni tecnologiche attive finora, le informazioni si sono accumulate in silos, sono nati problemi con la gestione delle risorse elettroniche e con la fornitura dell’accesso alle stesse.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) has opted to base Switzerland’s new national library service for academic universities on the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, with the Ex Libris Primo solution providing discovery and delivery services to users.
(Follett) Follett and Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, today announced they have formed a partnership to launch All Books for All Kids, a literacy campaign to ensure children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. The partnership will be formally introduced Saturday (Oct. 13) in Miami, where Alexander is touring to promote his new book, Swing.
(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point is announcing today the launch of the Library Marketing Technology Innovation Awards. Called the “LIMMYs”, public libraries of all sizes will have the opportunity to explore the wide variety of ways marketing automation technology can be applied to real-world library marketing goals and challenges.
(ProQuest) According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year. The total number of self-published titles grew from 786,935 to 1,009,188, surpassing the million mark for the first time.
(OCLC) OCLC is partnering with Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading academic publishers, to create and deliver high-quality catalog records representing important scholarly works to libraries. As an OCLC cataloging partner, Taylor & Francis will provide published works for OCLC's team of professional catalogers to create high-quality records to be added to WorldCat and delivered to libraries. OCLC will create 7,000 full-level MARC records annually and deliver records through WorldShare Collection Manager to Taylor & Francis global library customers. In addition, OCLC will automatically maintain WorldCat holdings for Taylor & Francis customers with an OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription.
October 9, 2018
(Digital Science) Digital Science announced today an agreement that will provide researchers and students from the University Consortium of the South of Russia access to two products aimed to transform the way their researchers manage, search and analyze research, and to support student education through access to both Dimensions and a pilot project with Figshare.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Italy’s LIUC – Università Cattaneo will be moving to the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution.
(ProQuest) More than 55,000 interviews with survivors of and witnesses to genocide are now available via streaming video to members of Hungary’s Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) – providing researchers an evocative, deeply personal view of the impact of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity.
(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA and Eloquent Archives, announces participation in the Fall 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference happening October 11th through 13th in Wilmington, DE.
October 4, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases and learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.
(KOMBIT) I august blev der sat navn på de fire poster i FBS' styregruppe, der var på valg i 2018. Det skete ved et valg, hvor alle de tilsluttede kommuner kunne deltage.
(EBSCO Information Services) Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual SEE-IT Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2019.
October 3, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC has been awarded a $249,714 National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to collect and share knowledge and resources to support public libraries and their community partners address the opioid crisis.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services continues its commitment to providing libraries and their patrons with access to high-quality e-book content by making more than 120,000 EBSCO eBooks Digital Rights Management (DRM) free. The DRM-free initiative reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to working with publishers to increase e-book options for libraries.
(ProQuest) The new Student Success video series, available through ProQuest’s Academic Video Online subscription product, was designed to meet this demand. Based on the Cognella Series on Student Success, a collection of books from academic publisher Cognella, Student Success videos offer practical, research-based advice to help college students develop the skills to support a happy, healthy and productive higher education experience.
October 2, 2018
(Neota Logic) Neota Logic, creators of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform for the automation of professional services, announced that Kim Massana has joined as President and Chief Executive Officer, Americas. Mr. Massana will be based in the company's New York city office.
(Preservica) Preservica announced a £7.5 million ($10 million) Series B investment from Mobeus Equity Partners to meet accelerating demand for its Active Digital Preservation software technology. The investment provides an initial £4 million with a facility for a further £3.5 million to support Preservica’s continued global expansion plans.
October 1, 2018
(Overdrive) Thousands of readers worldwide are coming together to participate in the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read, through their local public library. From October 1-15, booklovers can borrow, read and discuss award-winning author Katherine Locke’s The Girl with the Red Balloon ebook with no waitlists or holds by visiting their library's digital collection or downloading the Libby app. More than 19,000 libraries and schools around the world are participating. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines available in more than 90 percent of public libraries in the US and Canada. The Girl with the Red Balloon was chosen by a popular vote of readers and librarians.
September 29, 2018
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced fourteen libraries have selected Polaris or Sierra as their Integrated Library System over competitive alternatives.
(Ex Libris) Il gruppo Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che la società ha conseguito la certificazione ISO/IEC 27017:2015, uno standard internazionale pubblicato dall’International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Lo standard ISO/IEC 27017:2015 fornisce un codice di condotta per i controlli di sicurezza delle informazioni e include le linee guida che ampliano lo standard ISO/IEC 27002 aggiungendo controlli di sicurezza specificamente correlati al cloud computing.
September 28, 2018
(Digital Science) The Ohio Innovation Exchange, launched by research technology company Digital Science and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), connects industry with faculty, students, equipment, and facilities available at Ohio’s research universities. OIEx consolidates these academic resources from multiple universities into a single, searchable, and easily accessible web portal.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris se complace en anunciar que la compañía ha logrado la certificación ISO/IEC 27017:2015, un estándar internacional publicado por la International Organization for Standardization (ISO). La ISO/IEC 27017:2015 ofrece un código de prácticas para controles de seguridad de la información, incluyendo directrices que amplían el estándar ISO/IEC 27002 al añadir controles de seguridad específicamente relacionados con la informática en la nube.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris Group, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass das Unternehmen die Zertifizierung nach ISO/IEC 27017:2015, einem internationalen Standard der International Organization for Standardization (ISO), erhalten hat. ISO/IEC 27017:2015 stellt einen Leitfaden für Informationssicherheitskontrollen bereit und enthält zudem Richtlinien, die den Standard ISO/IEC 27002 um speziell auf Cloud-Computing ausgerichtete Sicherheitskontrollen erweitern.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris Group, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer l’obtention de la certification ISO/CEI 27017:2015, une norme internationale publiée par l’Organisation internationale de normalisation (ISO). La norme ISO/CEI 27017:2015 fournit un code de pratique pour les contrôles de sécurité de l’information et comprend des directives qui viennent compléter la norme ISO/CEI 27002, grâce à l’ajout de contrôles de sécurité spécifiquement conçus pour l’informatique en nuage.
September 27, 2018
(Digital Science) Overleaf has updated its popular collaborative writing and publishing tool to offer enhanced collaboration and editing features. Bringing together the best features of both the original Overleaf and ShareLaTeX tools into a single cloud-based platform, the new Overleaf has been designed to enable students and researchers at academic institutions, industrial laboratories, technology companies and publishers to benefit from a powerful centralized documentation process.
(Iowa State University) Through Parks Libro, a new voice-based platform introduced by Iowa State this semester, students and staff can access library information through natural conversation using Amazon Alexa on an Echo device.
September 26, 2018
(ProQuest) From Broadway plays to training videos, the Alexander Street platform’s vast online library of high-quality streaming video has transformed the way people teach, learn and research. Now, 36,000 titles from this ProQuest collection are available on the OASIS® platform, allowing academic librarians to acquire videos in the same workflow they use to order books.
(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced today that Matthew Bellamy will be transitioning from his role as Chief Commercial Officer to President Americas, where he will lead the bibliotheca organization in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the Partners business for Latin and South America.
September 24, 2018
(Talis) Following a tender process, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists. As UHI is comprised of 13 independent colleges and research institutions, the need for a reliable online delivery of resources is key to students and academics.
(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced the appointment of Jill Shuman as Director of Product Engagement. In this role, Shuman will focus on customer engagement and development of products and services that meet their emerging needs.
September 21, 2018
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram announces the addition of Steve Marshall to the Information Technology team. In his new role as VP, IT Services, he will focus on process and support improvements to deliver on key priorities in Ingram’s services organization such as standardization, simplification and improving systems stability.
(Lucidea) Lucidea, leader in innovative collections management software solutions for museums and archives, and provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA, Eloquent Archives, Argus, ArgusEssentia, ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia, is pleased to announce participation in the American Association for State & Local History Conference. You can visit them on September 26th through 29th at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO.
(TIND) The University of California, Berkeley has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA) to manage its extensive digital collections. TIND DA will allow UC Berkeley to migrate the many existing digital collections from various sources and systems, as well as providing workflows for contributing newly digitized and converted material into one central location.
(EBSCO Information Services) The 2019 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projection Report based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.
September 20, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the company has achieved certification for ISO/IEC 27017:2015, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO/IEC 27017:2015 provides a code of practice for information security controls, including guidelines that expand upon the ISO/IEC 27002 standard by adding security controls specifically related to cloud computing.
September 19, 2018
(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and adapted to serve their nation’s readers.
September 18, 2018
(RedLink) RedLink Network announced new members of its Advisory Council for the new term. Continuing their service are Ann Michael, President, DeltaThink; Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS/CHOR Inc.; Andrea Lopez, Sales Director, Annual Reviews; and Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform, Groupon. New members include Rita Scheman, Director of Publications and Executive Editor, American Physiological Society; Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries, and INASP Associate; and Carly Ryan, Licensing Programs Manager at SCELC, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Rotating off the Council are Ann Osterman, Virtual Library of Virginia; Nick Lindsay, MIT Press; and Rick Anderson, University of Utah. We thank them for their participation, particularly through the launch and initial growth phase of RedLink Network.
(Tech Logic) Tech Logic partnered with Johnson County (KS) Library System to design and install a unique, custom automated materials handling solution, that includes a drive up book drop and overhead conveyance leading to a 7-bin, single-sided sorter for their new, highly-anticipated Monticello branch.
September 17, 2018
(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in Leeds on 26th September.
(MARCIVE, Inc.) MARCIVE, Inc. has performed metadata conversion on behalf of Creativebug for Cuyahoga County Public Library. Creativebug is an award-winning on demand video streaming service for arts and crafts and Cuyahoga County Public Library is the first library to subscribe. Craft books are among the highest-circulating items in the CCPL collection, and they feel Creativebug’s videos are a great complement to the highly circulated genre.
September 14, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC Research, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in research libraries. The survey is being sent to library directors at 31 institutions in Canada.
(TIND) Skidmore College has selected the TIND Digital Archive to replace CONTENTdm as the platform for its digitized primary source collections.
September 13, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Australia’s Southern Cross University will be joining the Ex Libris Esploro early adopter program. The Esploro research services solution will facilitate the capture, management, and dissemination of the university’s research output and data across all disciplines and consolidate information about researchers, their publications, and their data. The seamless integration of the Esploro service with both the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, along with the Esploro service’s interoperability with other academic systems, will help the university increase the efficiency of its library staff, research administrators, and scholars.
(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment (PPF) partnered with five subscription management clients over the past year, providing various combinations of fulfillment, customer service, trials, renewals, reporting, marketing, distribution and ecommerce solutions.
September 12, 2018
(SAGE Publications) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text. At the same time, the service enables libraries to promote their services exactly when and where they are needed by delivering targeted, customisable messages directly into users’ workflows.
(Knowledge Unlatched) Knowledge Unlatched, a not-for-profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library, a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under the arrangement, U-M Library will provide a North American base for KU which has recently also established presences in Germany and Australia.
September 11, 2018
(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.
September 9, 2018
(Wiley, Inc.) Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction.
(EBSCO Information Services) Both Art Market Magazine and Lens Magazine are to be added to EBSCO database. This means that all content from each magazine will be widely available on the databases of universities, academic libraries and public libraries across the world.
September 7, 2018
(TIND) TIND was selected by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to provide their cloud-based Institutional Repository (TIND IR), replacing locally developed Invenio Software. Infoscience, the EPFL institutional repository, is now successfully migrated to TIND's SaaS repository.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die University of Leeds, eine führende Forschungs- und Lehruniversität in Großbritannien, für die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma und die Discovery- und Delivery-Lösung Ex Libris Primo® entschieden hat, um die Effizienz zu verbessern, Arbeitsabläufe zu optimieren und die Entscheidungsfindung zu unterstützen. Alma und Primo werden die Software Innovative Sierra ablösen.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Universidad de Leeds, una universidad líder en investigación y enseñanza del Reino Unido, ha seleccionado la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma y la solución de descubrimiento Ex Libris Primo para mejorar la eficiencia, agilizar los flujos de trabajo, y dar soporte a la toma de decisiones. Alma y Primo reemplazarán el software Innovative Sierra.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l’Università di Leeds, istituzione leader nel Regno Unito in materia di insegnamento e ricerca, ha scelto la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma e la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo per migliorare la propria efficienza, ottimizzare i flussi di lavoro e supportare i processi decisionali. Alma e Primo sostituiranno il software Innovative Sierra.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une filliale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que l’Université de Leeds, une université d’enseignement et de recherche de premier plan au Royaume-Uni, a sélectionné la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma et la solution de découverte et d’accès Primo d’Ex Libris pour améliorer l’efficacité, simplifier les flux de travail et faciliter la prise de décisions. Alma et Primo remplaceront le logiciel Innovative Sierra.
September 6, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning, an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool. The collaboration will benefit college and university customers as they strive to offer affordable, reliable and relevant resources to students, while supporting faculty’s teaching and learning goals.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Leeds, a leading research and teaching university in the United Kingdom, has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to improve efficiency, streamline workflows, and support decision-making. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Sierra software.
September 5, 2018
(Springer) Springer Nature and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) have signed a major agreement that will benefit researchers, post docs and students based at Russian research institutions. As of July 2018, Russian institutions now have access to all Springer journals, Nature and all Nature-branded journals including new launches, and the Academic journals on nature.com. Palgrave Macmillan publications, Scientific American, as well as the databases SpringerMaterials and SpringerProtocols, and the mathematics abstracting and reviewing service zbMATH are also included in the deal.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that RMIT University has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to handle RMIT’s digital resources more effectively.
(Gale Group) Maine State Library has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide nearly 1,000 school, academic and public libraries throughout Maine with free access to Gale digital resources. These new resources provide Maine residents and students with high-quality content that supports learning, research, business, career development and personal enrichment. Now Maine libraries can provide exceptional research experiences to their learners and communities to meet their educational, informational and cultural needs. Maine residents and students can access these new resources at: library.digitalmaine.org. Read Gale’s blog about the Maine State Library partnership.
(Follett) Timed to support educators for the new school year, Follett has released Destiny 16.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring significant enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Analytics. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools.
September 4, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Harvard Library has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Leganto course resource list solution. The Alma platform will support new workflows and processes that make sure that Harvard Library’s patrons always receive the service they need, while Leganto resource lists will be central to Harvard Library’s strategy of providing comprehensive support for courses throughout the university.
(Ingram Content Group) Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. The acquisition will dramatically expand access to cutting-edge and personalized digital course experiences designed to improve student outcomes.
(OCLC) SAE Institute, a global college focused on the digital arts, is using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to bring together its 51 campuses in 25 countries on the same library services platform so students and staff can collaborate and access the resources they need.
(Science Europe) 1 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), are announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which was announced at ESOF in Toulouse in July 2018.
September 3, 2018
(PTFS Europe) Arts University Bournemouth has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace the existing solution from IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The University has also selected Explorit Everywhere! to provide a single search for electronic resources.
August 31, 2018
(Ex Libris) To address the teaching, learning and research needs of the academic community, ProQuest is making more of its digital news content discoverable via Ex Libris Primo, the discovery service that delivers access across the breadth of libraries’ print, electronic and digital collections. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Recent Newspapers and Newsstream collections – covering nearly 3,000 titles from the early 1700s to today – are now discoverable through Primo. Researchers can quickly find the news they need in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Observer, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Times of India and thousands more titles.
(KOMBIT) I henhold til vedtægterne er kommunerne opdelt i fire valggrupper efter størrelse, og der var denne gang kampvalg i valggrupperne 1, 2 og 3. I valggruppe 4 - de mindste kommuner - var biblioteksleder Anni Bagge Jensen fra Langeland Kommune eneste kandidat, og der blev derfor ikke afholdt valg i denne valggruppe.
(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Cass County Public Library, went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 40th member to go live on the system and migrated from SirsiDynix's Symphony ILS.
(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
(TIND) TIND has released version 1.6 to all customers. Major highlights include the deployment of acquisitions and serials functionality to all TIND ILS customers. TIND 1.6 also includes Elasticsearch as the default search engine, allowing for fast and scalable search across tens of millions of records and files.
(Lucidea) Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea unveiled its new archives collections management solutions at SAA 2018 in Washington DC in August.
(SAGE Publications) SAGE Publishing today launched its first preprints server for the humanities and social sciences, in partnership with Figshare. Advance: a SAGE preprints community will provide academic researchers with a global platform to share early versions of their work ahead of formal peer review and publication. The open access platform will support original research and reviews, making content open to receiving feedback from colleagues and peers. The service enables researchers to disseminate and start communicating about their time-sensitive work and ideas faster and to garner engagement and feedback throughout their research process. All preprints published on Advance are eligible for publication in a wide range of SAGE’s portfolio of peer-reviewed journals.
August 30, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, replacing the school’s Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) is one of New Zealand’s largest institutions of higher education, delivering courses at more than 80 locations.
(Preservica) Preservica announced that the Dorset History Centre, working in collaboration with the West Sussex Records Office and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, have selected Preservica’s Cloud Edition for consortia, to safeguard and provide greater public access to valuable long-term and permanent government records.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched MyLibrary! Release 3.1, which now includes full app functionality for Polaris library partners in addition to Sierra library partners.
(Gale Group) Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools has seen an increase in student engagement by making database researching fun. The district is using Kids InfoBits from Gale, a Cengage company, to design lesson plans that focus on developing students’ research and critical thinking skills. This enables students to gain comfort with database researching as they transition to higher grade levels, putting them on a path to discovery that fosters future-ready skills. Read Gale’s blog about Chagrin Falls.
August 29, 2018
(DuraSpace) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora. In consultation with stakeholders this project will conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives, and gather primary research data to inform recommendations to reduce barriers to upgrading to the most current version of Fedora.
August 28, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that RMIT University has opted for the Ex Libris Esploro research services solution to help capture, manage, and disseminate the university’s research output and data. The solution is built on the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, which RMIT has been using since 2013.
(Overdrive) In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Pottermore Publishing is offering fans unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ebook for two weeks from public libraries. From August 27 to September 10, fans across North America can read the ebook on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from the library, with no cost, waitlists or holds.
(Lyrasis) LYRASIS announced that James English will be joining LYRASIS as the Product Development Strategist for Library Simplified/SimplyE, signalling the organization's ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries and creating a strong open source community. Library Simplified is an open source eReading platform initially developed by The New York Public Library with funding from the the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help libraries manage eBook collections, boost circulation and improve access to books to encourage reading and literacy. SimplyE is the mobile application that gives users one-click access to their library's eBook catalog with just a library card through the Library Simplified middleware platform, simplifying a user's ability to securely and privately connect with their library.
August 27, 2018
(Overdrive) As the popularity of ebooks and audiobooks continues to grow, so has the high-tech Digital Bookmobile, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. This traveling exhibit tours public libraries and schools throughout North America to promote their digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital content to their communities. During its 10 years of operation, over 225,000 readers of all ages have been introduced to the seamless process of browsing and borrowing digital books through library apps including Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app. The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools.
August 26, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.
August 24, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) A new partnership between GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, and TIND is aimed at streamlining GOBI acquisitions for TIND libraries. Libraries using the TIND ILS are now able to use new functionality to streamline the acquisitions process. Utilizing the GobiAPI will allow TIND systems to fully integrate with the GOBI platform in real-time, facilitating the immediate transfer of bibliographic and order data from GOBI to TIND ILS.
August 22, 2018
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram brand, announces the addition of three new technical and professional publisher clients to its sales and distribution network including: Hanser Publications, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and International Society for Technology in Education. Ingram Publisher Services will handle all distribution activities for these client publishers including warehousing, invoicing and collection, customer service and data management, and will provide sales representation to Amazon. In addition, IPS will handle sales representation to Baker and Taylor and Follett for IET and ISTE.
(Follett) As Follett continues its rapid expansion of Follett Book Fairs, the company today announced the launch of a new online storefront for students and parents, plus the debut of gift cards. The storefront features the same great selection of books that early childhood, elementary and middle school students shopped for during their school’s Follett Book Fair. The storefront gives parents and students an opportunity to preview available titles at an upcoming event and offers convenient online shopping after the fair.
(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Keystone College to Koha. The migration encompassed 41,028 bibliographic records and 3,561 patrons including bibliographic, patron, item, and transactional data. Equinox provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services to Keystone College as well as implementation and project management. Remote training was also provided by Equinox’s staff. Keystone College was founded in 1868 as Keystone Academy as one of the first institutions of higher education in northeastern Pennsylvania. This year they are marking their 150th Anniversary.
August 21, 2018
(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics has been a prominent figure in library software for over 30 years. One of the first to create a web browser-based management system, and to develop a Google-like Relevance Search function, as well as a Full Text search including PDF documents in library resources, to name a few.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Denver has decided to become an early adopter of the Ex Libris Esploro research services solution. Esploro will facilitate the capture, management, and dissemination of the university’s research output and data across all disciplines; improve the visibility of graduate students’ and faculty research; automate the updating of scholar profiles; and enable the research office to track and analyze research activities.
(Ingram Content Group) Heyday, publisher of such best-selling titles as The California Field Atlas by Obi Kaufmann and The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws, announces that beginning in January 2019 its books will be sold and distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, beginning with its Fall/Winter 2018 season. Heyday has signed a multi-year global distribution deal for print and e-books with Publishers Group West. Heyday was previously represented regionally by Book Travelers West.
August 20, 2018
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce our latest product updates with the release of CARL.X v9.6, CARL.Connect Staff v1.5, and CARL.X APIs v1.9.3.
(Yewno) Yewno has partnered with academic journal publisher Inderscience to optimize the discoverability of their content. The Inderscience library consists of over 450 journals in the fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services. Content published in these journals, also archived into a fully searchable online collection of over 100,000 articles, will be discoverable to all Yewno Discover users.