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June 18, 2018

(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Riverside Regional Library (MO), went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 39th member to go live on the system and migrated from a standalone TLC Integrated Library System.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.

(Lyrasis) museums, is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster innovation among members and knowledge communities worldwide. This year, six projects were chosen by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle and $155,000 will be awarded. Additionally, LYRASIS will investigate one idea recommended to the Catalyst Fund through a feasibility study.

(SirsiDynix) The Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group conference, COSUGI, took place in April of this year. The opening session was hosted by SirsiDynix executives where the annual “Power of Libraries Awards” were introduced. The recipients of this award were recognized at COSUGI.Earlier this year, SirsiDynix sent out an invitation requesting libraries to submit stories about their inspirational programs that are making a difference in their communities. After reviewing each story, SirsiDynix decided on three different libraries as the recipients of this year’s award—Kenosha Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

(Follett) Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

(Assabet Interactive) Assabet Interactive announced that the Rockport Public Library and the Billerica Public Library are the latest to subscribe to the company’s full portfolio of online software for public library websites. The libraries are part of a group of almost twenty libraries in New England now using the company’s online modules, which include an event calendar with a robust registration system, a room booking system that works closely with the calendar, and a museum pass reservation system. Unlike other systems, the recently developed software is integrated directly into a library’s website pages, so that the main navigation is always present for patrons.

(Ingram Content Group) IngramSpark, Ingram’s award-winning, independent publishing platform, celebrates a five-year milestone and is offering free title setup on print and ebooks throughout the month of July, 2018, using promo code SPARK5.

June 16, 2018

(HighWire Press) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber Access’ service (Universal CASA) in cooperation with Google Scholar. All content published through HighWire’s Intelligent Publishing Platform will be compatible with Universal CASA - meaning researchers can access the content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source.

June 15, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Following rave reviews from other LIBERO Customers, Insight Informatics is proud to announce that Mount Isa City Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud as its hosting library solution.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Academic Services, an Ingram Publisher Services brand, has inked an agreement with University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press). Penn Press will use Ingram’s warehousing and worldwide distribution network, digital asset management, academic marketing and other premier services to expand the Penn Press market presence and offer their publications to customers in more places.

June 13, 2018

(OCLC) Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. The agreement represents the first commitment by a U.S. public library to implement Wise. Uniquely holistic in its design, Wise integrates tools for increasing community engagement with the functions of library management. The system is engineered to elevate library experiences, the experiences of the people who use the library, and the dedicated staff who engage with the community. It is designed around people and driven by data—enabling libraries to evolve as their communities evolve.

(Overdrive) Rakuten and Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, have concluded an agreement related to Rakuten OverDrive, a digital library service offered by the Rakuten Group. Based on the agreement, Kobe City will adopt the Rakuten OverDrive digital library service for the first time on a trial basis.The adoption of the digital library service will allow residents of Kobe City to use the service at every municipal library in Kobe City.

June 12, 2018

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America’s first youth subcultures. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive.

June 7, 2018

(Talis) Bishop Grosseteste University have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists and copyright management. The decision was made by their Reading List Task Force, set up in 2017 and led by the Head of Library Services.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of knowledge management and library automation software, is taking its powerful applications to the CILIP HLG Conference 2018 happening at Keele University in Staffordshire, 13th through 15th June.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the Egyptian government’s digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). This index will launch in 2020 as part of Egypt’s 2030 Vision to transform Egypt into a ‘knowledge economy’ and will be the first ever mapping of Arabic scholarly literature in a citation index. The ARCI will be powered by the Web of Science- the world’s most trusted and only publisher-neutral citation index for researchers in Egypt and across the 22 member states of the Arab League.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of BLUEcloud Analytics for EOS.Web. BLUEcloud Analytics helps libraries surface insights into how their library is being used so they can make educated, data-driven decisions. Fundamentally it empowers EOS.Web customers with the enterprise class tools of analytics, dashboards, charts, and the flexibility of striking, meaningful data visualizations showing their impact in their organization.

June 6, 2018

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, provider of the Liberty library management system, is sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA) conference in Brisbane, July 11-14.

June 5, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announces promotions and new associates across its businesses.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Liberty University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the United States and the largest university in Virginia. Alma will be implemented alongside the school’s Summon discovery service. The Alma platform will facilitate the management and delivery of resources and support Summon’s robust patron-facing discovery services.

(Scholarly iQ) Danish machine-learning company UNSILO and leading analytics provider Scholarly iQ (SiQ) have announced a partnership to provide a unified analytics solution for publishers and institutions. The tool will enable organisations involved in academic publishing, such as institutions, publishers, and societies, to be able to track usage of any document, and to link the usage to the key concepts contained within that document.

(RedLink) RedLink announced a partnership with Atypon, offering Literatum customers full integration with RedLink Network, as well as Remarq® collaboration tools in its new in-browser eReader for books and journals.

(Cengage Learning) Cengage, an education and technology company, announced that Chegg, the Smarter Way to Student, will manage the free rental program of Cengage Unlimited, beginning in August.

(Soutron Global) Soutron Global’s newest developments to its library, information and knowledge management solutions are powerful enhancements. Created with clients’ needs in mind, the improvements greatly improve efficiency and make workflows more intuitive.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Five Colleges Consortium have agreed to an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These institutions will leverage the FOLIO Library Services Platform in a variety of institutional scenarios.

(Follett) Follett’s Aspen Student Information System (SIS), which already is firmly established in Rhode Island as a partner to 50 percent of the state’s K-12 school districts, has again earned preferred vendor status from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). When purchasing a new SIS, school districts and RIDE can continue to adopt Follett’s Aspen without first issuing a request for proposal.

June 4, 2018

(Lucidea) Lucidea has announced that library expert and consultant Stephen Abram’s new book, Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers perspective and advice from Stephen Abram, a seasoned library expert and consultant with decades of experience in the profession.

(Ex Libris) Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, distribuidor exclusivo para América Latina de Ex Libris, una compañía de Proquest, tiene el agrado de anunciar que la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) ha implementado Leganto de Ex Libris.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that cross-library reserve capability is available for its unique, bottom-up consortium solution; VersaCard virtual consortia. VersaCard virtual consortia functionality is available with the Apollo ILS/LSP and breaks out of the box of normal consortial architecture.

June 2, 2018

(Oxford University Press) Oxford University Press has joined the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, an alliance of publishers and learned societies who are taking action against copyright infringement by ResearchGate. The Coalition for Responsible Sharing aims to prevent the illicit hosting of millions of subscription articles on the commercial ResearchGate site and offer alternative, sustainable solutions to help the research community share their published material online in useful and appropriate ways.

(Equinox) As part of their ongoing support of public libraries, Equinox and BookNet Canada are pleased to announce their collaboration in generating an export script for libraries using Evergreen ILS. This new feature provides simple access to collections management features from BookNet Canada to libraries utilizing Evergreen.

June 1, 2018

(Preservica) The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB), Canada, has chosen Preservica’s active digital preservation and access platform hosted in AWS Canada region to provide secure access to its valuable long-term digital records and content.

May 31, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and ALZAD Inc. have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement confirms ALZAD’s commitment to provide FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. ALZAD Inc., located in Dubai, UAE and Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia supports many institutions throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

(Lucidea) Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea be involved in this year's SLA Conference and INFO-EXPO on June 9th through 13th in Baltimore, MD. As Platinum sponsors, they’re bringing an exciting lineup of events and updates.

(Ingram Content Group) Consortium, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, announces five new publishers for the Spring 2018 season: Dottir Press, Floris Books, Hazy Dell Press, New Europe Books, and World Editions. All presses begin distribution with Consortium on June 1, 2018.

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a national license agreement with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) for access to SciVal, Elsevier's research management tool. The EKB now has quick, easy access to research data analytics of 9,400 research institutions located in 230 nations worldwide.

May 30, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Shire of Narrogin Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud to manage its library resources.

May 25, 2018

(Talis) The University of Bradford have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists service. By improving library workflows with Talis Aspire, they hope to provide an improved experience for students with better access to resources. The University of Bradford is the second university this month to move from their existing system, Rebus:list.

(Yewno) Yewno has been named as one of The Silicon Review Magazine’s “50 Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2018”. Companies are selected for this award based on a combination of factors including financial health, customer retention, product performance and overall reputation. Yewno was also recognized in 2017 by the Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year”. Both accolades come on the heels of Yewno’s winning distinction as “Outsell’s 2017 Emerging Company of the Year” by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. which focuses on the convergence of data, information and technology.

(Talis) Leeds Beckett University are moving from their existing system, Rebus:List to Talis Aspire, in order to provide enhanced integration with their Library Management System, SirsiDynix Symphony. They will integrate Talis Aspire with their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard, to provide a more seamless experience for students and academics. They also aim to make use of Talis Aspire’s reporting and acquisitions tools in order to streamline library workflows.

(DuraSpace) Debra Hanken Kurtz will leave her post as CEO at DuraSpace to serve as the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services at Arizona State University Library. As of June 1, Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at DuraSpace, will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Valorie Hollister, DuraSpace Director of Membership and Finance, and Bill Branan, Duraspace Services Technical Director, will assist Ms. Tripp with the transition.

May 24, 2018

(Preservica) Mercy International Association, the organisation of the leaders of Mercy congregations, institutes and federations throughout the world, has chosen Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform to protect and provide wider global access to its unique digitised and born-digital artefacts.

May 23, 2018

(Follett) Follett and Kimono, the leader in cloud-based data integration for schools, announced today they have renewed their partnership. The partnership, entering its fifth year, enables Follett customers to enjoy seamless integration with their market-leading Destiny solution. The integration enables students to begin their library experience without delay and saves district staff from having to carry out time-consuming updates.

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries.

(OCLC) OCLC and Casalini Libri have signed an agreement to expand their partnership to provide libraries with high quality bibliographic records that improve library users’ access to authoritative content. Under terms of the expanded agreement, Casalini Libri will provide bibliographic records for titles from over 4,000 publishers in Europe, in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek languages, in addition to Italian. By supplying this data to OCLC, member libraries save time in processing the print and electronic content represented by those records, and can quickly make that content available to their users and researchers.

(Gale Group) With teen mental illness on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is providing Hanover County Public School Division with Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks to support teens who are battling with mental health issues, as well as the overall mental health and wellness of the whole child. The collection is accessible online from the division’s middle and high schools’ library web pages, enabling students and parents to privately access the resources anytime, anywhere and school staff to utilize instructionally to assist students in need.

(RedLink) RedLink announced that the independent publisher Karger, based in Basel, Switzerland, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities bundling collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq is now available as a pilot on three Karger journals Caries Research, Digital Biomarkers, and Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica.

May 22, 2018

(Overdrive) Educators moderating difficult classroom conversations rely on titles from Greenhaven Publishing. The issues-oriented content, aimed at middle grades and up, features discussion friendly, diverse texts on tough topics like immigration, free speech, race and climate change is now available through OverDrive.

(RedLink) RedLink announce the latest release of Remarq, which includes: Discoverable Profiles, Post-Publication Review, User Surveys and Polls, Remarq Recommendations, Enhanced Alerting, and GDPR compliance.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Inmagic Presto, LookUp Precision and LawPort will participate in the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference. Visit them at Booth 13 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, May 27th-30th. Lucidea is a global leader in innovative integrated library system (ILS), KM and electronic resource management solutions.

May 21, 2018

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that setup fees have been eliminated for its “Auto-Calling”, automated call placement option for its Apollo Automation service. When selected by patrons, Auto-Calling places overdue and reserve calls without any dedicated action by library staff.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare announced that Athens-Clarke County Library in Georgia has migrated to EnvisionWare for Automated Materials Handling.

May 20, 2018

(Softlink International) There are a number of changes to data privacy regulations occurring around the world. Among them is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The personal data privacy of customers, and that of their end users, has always been important to Softlink Information Centres. The company has released an overview on what Softlink Information Centres is doing to keep pace with changing regulations.

May 18, 2018

(Digital Science) Research technology company Digital Science has selected identity and access management specialists LibLynx, to manage customer Single Sign-On (SSO) across its portfolio of companies, beginning with ReadCube.

May 17, 2018

(ProQuest) EdTech leader ProQuest has been ranked by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers. The ranking is the result of an independent survey of American workers about their feelings about their own company and others in their industry.

May 16, 2018

(DeepDyve) DeepDyve unveiled a new suite of researcher workflow tools designed to streamline the scholarly literature search and curation process. These tools are freely available as part of the DeepDyve Freelancer plan, and also included in DeepDyve Pro, the subscription-based online rental service for scientific and scholarly research. While DeepDyve Pro is designed for researchers in small to mid-sized organizations who do not have institutional access to peer-reviewed content, DeepDyve Freelancer is suitable for any researcher who routinely uses PubMed and Google Scholar. With today’s launch, these powerful new tools are immediately available to DeepDyve’s 1.5 million registered users.

(Yewno) Yewno announced a new competition in which high school students must collaborate together to produce outstanding research. This new installment of the DoYewno? High School Research Competition is open to students age 19 and under until materials become due at midnight PST on June 15th, 2018. All submissions must be collaborative between a group of two or more students.

(Insight Informatics) Broken Hill City Library in New South Wales, Australia, has gone Live with LIBERO Cloud following a conversion from AMLIB.

(OCLC) OCLC Research announced that Chela Scott Weber has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership as Senior Program Officer. In this role, Weber will help enact the OCLC research and learning agenda that she crafted in 2017 as she served as a practitioner researcher-in-residence.

(OCLC) The Tolstoy Library (Die Tolstoi-Bibliothek) in Munich, the largest Russian-language non-governmental library in Western Europe, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform.

(Preservica) Preservica announced that its market-leading range of cloud hosted (SaaS) active digital preservation and access solutions are now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) region.

May 15, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution.

(Equinox) As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

(Overdrive) As the number one digital-circulating library in the country, King County Library System patrons are considered to be savvy digital readers. To support their avid use of the KCLS digital collection, and to encourage more digital readership among interested KCLS library users, OverDrive, a digital content provider, will send its digital bookmobile to visit two KCLS libraries.

May 14, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Waverley Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud for its library solution after review of competing LMS products.

(PTFS Europe) The Signet Library, a working centre for legal research and learning in Edinburgh, has selected the Koha open source library management hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The WS Society owns and occupies the Signet Library and is the incorporated body of an exceptional brand of Scottish lawyers known as Writers to the Signet or WS with over 500 years of heritage.

(KOMBIT) I denne måned kan vi blandt andet fortælle nyt om den nye databeskyttelsesforordning (GDPR), valget til FBS' styregruppe, folkebiblioteksstatistik og driften af FBS.

May 11, 2018

(inLibro) a bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Rémi peut désormais 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.

(EBSCO Information Services) In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded seven librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians to take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

(Talis) Talis Insight Europe 2018 was held for the 4th time, this year in the REP theatre in Birmingham. Talis welcomed Higher Education library professionals from over 70 institutions over the two-day event, as well as over 20 speakers.

(Follett) Follett announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). Developed by a community of ed-tech experts and technologists, the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to exchange this information seamlessly. Follett’s Aspen Student Information System hosts and manages student data, safely and securely stores data such as class schedules, student performance, health records, and athletic eligibility, and allows educators to closely monitor student progress, implement new curriculum, and conveniently communicate with parents.

May 10, 2018

(Digital Science) Steve Yemm has been BioData’s Vice President of Sales for the last two years. During this time the company has successfully transitioned from a business-to-consumer model for purchase by single users, to one that delivers SaaS software solutions for institutions and companies in the life sciences. BioData´s flagship product Labguru is a secure, web-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) which records and manages laboratory data and inventory, helping labs to run more efficiently.

May 9, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (European library of information and culture, or BEIC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to more effectively manage the resources of BEIC’s digital collections. The BEIC Foundation will be replacing its open source software and migrating its current local installation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to a cloud-based implementation.

(OCLC) The Norwegian Library Center (Biblioteksentralen SA) is working with OCLC to enable public libraries in Norway to load records of their collections into WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections, increasing the visibility of these collections around the world.

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS, one of the nation's largest non-profit membership organizations serving archives, libraries and museums, is pleased to announce that Sheila Rabun has been hired as the United States Community Specialist for ORCID. ORCID is an international nonprofit organization committed to connecting scholars and scholarly authors to their publications through the use of a unique identifier and registration, overcoming the boundaries of disciplines, nations and time.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che la Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC) ha scelto la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca, Ex Libris Alma, e la soluzione di gestione e conservazione degli asset digitali Rosetta per gestire in modo più efficace la propria collezione di risorse digitali. La Fondazione BEIC sostituirà il suo software open-source e procederà alla migrazione dell'attuale installazione della soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo verso un'implementazione in cloud.

May 8, 2018

(Soutron Global) International library transformation company Soutron Global announces its attendance at the 2018 SLA Annual Conference and Information Expo held in Baltimore, MD. The Special Libraries Association annual conference is one of the leading events for information professionals and industry leaders.

May 7, 2018

(Lucidea) Vancouver, British Columbia. Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year’s BCLA Conference in Richmond, BC, May 9th through 10th.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Service is providing grants to four academic libraries as part of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding up to $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. The second round’s winning proposals came from the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University.

May 4, 2018

(Civica) Civica announced four new partnerships with Australian libraries. Civica currently supports over 2,000 library installations worldwide. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, City of Gosnells, and the City of Kwinana from Western Australia, as well as the Northern Beaches Council from New South Wales have chosen Spydus to optimise workflows and back-end operations while improving library service delivery and customer experience.

May 3, 2018

(DuraSpace) DuraSpace is pleased to announce a new formal working relationship with the Islandora Foundation, a Canadian non-profit that fosters the Islandora repository community and codebase.

(Follett) Follett announced it has signed an exclusive channel partnership with NextTier Education for its cloud-based software solution that provides educators, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals. Effective immediately, Follett will begin selling NextTier to public and private school districts and schools, both domestically and internationally.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health announced the launch of a shared decision making product, Option Grid decision aids. The Option Grid concept was originally created by Professors Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand in 2010 and supported by work and research done at Dartmouth College. EBSCO Health is working with Professors Elwyn and Durand to deliver a product that is accessible and, powered by DynaMed Plus, always aligned with the most recent evidence.

May 2, 2018

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced the appointment of Keith Collier to a newly-created leadership position of Managing Director, Publisher Services in the Scientific and Academic Research division.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the launch of the Ex Libris Trust Center. This public portal provides Ex Libris customers and potential customers with in-depth information about the security, privacy, compliance, and availability of Ex Libris solutions. The new Trust Center includes an area specifically designed to help customers prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point announced that the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library of Clarksville, Tennessee has selected its patron relationship management system.

May 1, 2018

(Yewno) Yewno announced the winners of the of the DoYewno? High School Research Competition, which celebrated the launch of Yewno Create, a platform that gives K-12 students the ability to research, write, collaborate on and publish research articles. Thirteen winners from nine countries were selected from hundreds of entries.

(OCLC) OCLC and Talis, the UK-based organization that creates resource management solutions for educators, have signed an agreement that will enable faculty at institutions that subscribe to both Talis Aspire Reading Lists and OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to create reading lists for students with improved integration through their libraries.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of Argus and leader in innovative collections management software solutions for museums, is pleased to announce participation in the American Alliance of Museums 2018 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. You can visit them at Booth 2427 on May 6th through 9th at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

(Preservica) Active digital preservation specialist Preservica has announced a suite of new GDPR compliance enhancements, to further simplify how organizations meet their controller obligations for personal data that needs to be retained over the long-term. The capabilities build on existing GDPR functionality in Preservica to provide new levels of classification, search, and reporting – making it easier for organizations to know their data as well as comply with GDPR requirements such as the ‘right to be forgotten’ (Article 17) while still meeting their ‘responsibility to remember’ for digital information that must be retained for decades for regulatory, HR or legal needs.

April 30, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) The Big Ten Academic Alliance ( and Backstage Library Works ( have teamed up to provide BTAA member institutions with a special discount on Backstage services. By leveraging technology and specialization, Backstage works with libraries, archives, and museums to cost effectively manage physical collections, digital collections, and metadata.

April 27, 2018

(Follett) For the second time in three years, the Grand Prize winner of the Follett Challenge is from the state of Alaska. Tudor Elementary School, part of the Anchorage School District, learned in a video announcement it had won the seventh annual contest, which is sponsored by Follett. Created by Chuck Follett, retired president and CEO of Follett Corporation, the contest seeks and rewards innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills in today’s schools.

April 26, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics is proud to announce that Parkes Shire Library Service has chosen LIBERO Cloud as its hosting service.

(Digital Science) Two more publishers have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This will allow the review process to be independently validated, and data to be fed to relevant vehicles to ensure recognition and validation for reviewers. By sharing peer review information, while adhering to laws on privacy, data protection and confidentiality, we hope to foster innovation and increase interoperability.

April 25, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that New Zealand’s Ara Institute of Canterbury has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, which, together with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, is facilitating the management of Ara’s wide range of electronic and physical resources.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces kicked off IUG 2018, the 26th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Orlando, Fla. For four days, 650 library professionals from 10 countries around the world will gather to participate in more than 100 sessions presented by colleagues and Innovative staff.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is launching a new digital archive to help researchers explore the development, actions and ideologies behind political extremism. Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe and Australia is the first digital archive documenting a range of radical right and fascist movements, communist and socialist groups and new left activists in never-before-digitized primary sources.

April 24, 2018

(Talis) The University of Gloucestershire have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service and copyright management system. This decision was made as part of their wider digital strategy which will also include teaching and learning technologies such as Moodle.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced the latest release of the industry’s easiest to use and most affordable digital collection solution, MONTAGEdc V2.2. MONTAGEdc clients local to the Auto-Graphics’ California headquarters include Chaffey College and the City of Ontario Library.

(1science) 1science announced the general availability of its innovative analytics and discovery platform 1findr. From the get-go, 1findr has aimed to include all articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in all fields of research, in all languages and from every country. With both the free and the institutional editions offering twice as many open access articles as the leading competitor, 1findr is a giant leap in convenience, affordability and accessibility.

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Whitehall Township Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System SPARK Consortium.

(Xercode) Xercode recibe el premio TIC Galicia a “Mejor desarrollo de Software Libre” por su trabajo de implantación de Koha ILS en la Rede de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia.

April 23, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics announced that recently amalgamated Council, Canterbury-Bankstown, has gone live with, LIBERO.

(ProQuest) Sixty years’ worth of content from The Korea Times is now available through ProQuest, thanks to a new partnership with the newspaper’s publisher. Using the ProQuest platform, users can browse, read cover-to-cover, or search full digitized issues of the paper – including images – from 1956 to 2016. The oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, The Korea Times is globally recognized for its coverage of international business, economic and financial news, as well as perspectives on regional issues and events. On the ProQuest platform, researchers can quickly find The Korea Times content they need with features like hit highlighting, searchable PDFs, full-image downloads, and more.

(OCLC) Oxford Brookes University, one of the UK's leading universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library services platform. Oxford Brookes University occupies a strong position in UK higher education. As part of its ongoing strategy, Oxford Brookes is committed to delivering infrastructure and services focused on supporting the quality and effectiveness of learning, teaching and research and enhancing the overall experience of students. The acquisition of WMS is an important element of this strategic theme.

April 21, 2018

(PTFS Europe) Nottingham College has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing solutions from OCLC and IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The public interface will be integrated with the EDS discovery service from EBSCO and the interface further enhanced to provide high levels of accessibility.

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