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August 17, 2018

(D-Tech International Ltd) D-Tech International announced its new reseller, Ristech Company Inc. to serve the Canadian library market. Ristech is a leading global distributor of automated digitization solutions. Ristech currently offers a broad selection of products, including document, micrographic, large format and book scanners. Beginning immediately, Ristech will sell D-Tech’s full range of library solutions including self-service solutions: computeIT laptop lending, holdIT reservations/pickup for remote locations, and lendIT modular lending; perimeter-based security systems: radio-frequency (RF), electromagnetic (EM) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) and related labels.

August 16, 2018

(Talis) Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing, a leading global and independent academic publisher.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services®, an Ingram brand, announces the addition of Grim Oak Press to their distribution network

August 15, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announce that the University of Central Missouri has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace the university’s Innovative Sierra integrated library system.

(Preservica) The Dartmouth College Library, an integral part of the private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, has chosen Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation software to protect and provide greater online access to the heritage and institutional assets of the college.

August 14, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Sydney has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to improve the visibility and accessibility of the university’s unique, extensive collections and provide greater integration and interoperability capabilities for behind-the-scenes library management.

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics, leading provider of LIBERO - the internationally recognised library software, was a proud Exhibitor at the Australian Pacific Library and information Conference (APLIC) 2018 conference.

August 9, 2018

(ProQuest) Academic libraries can now search for and acquire SAGE Knowledge content directly through the OASIS platform, ProQuest’s search, selection and ordering system for print and ebooks.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource announced today it will simplify courseware integrations by removing barriers to access for students and instructors and streamlining administrative setup for institutions. Beginning this month, VitalSource will pilot these new integrations with Pearson, the largest higher education publisher in North America, offering seamless access to MyLabs, Mastering, and Revel courseware products for students and instructors via a single integration.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning announced the launch of a social movement designed to embolden educators and students to effect change and to believe in the power of literacy. Called “#IAmMore,” the movement gives educators and students a voice, allows them to illustrate what makes them “more,” and to share their untapped potential. As part of the movement’s launch, Voyager Sopris Learning is partnering with WeAreTeachers.

August 8, 2018

(Civica) Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions, and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, today announced that Oberon Council selected Spydus10 to transform its library service delivery to achieve its vision of connected communities.

(Civica) For the third year in a row, the 2018 Civica Libraries Index sees Australian and New Zealanders continuing to thirst for crime and thriller stories, with these titles dominating the list once again. However, people’s desire for trusted independent financial advice has resulted in Scott Pape’s “The Barefoot Investor” dominating the non-fiction category and being the fifth most borrowed book nationwide.

(OCLC) The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, an integrated suite of cloud-based library management applications.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Italy’s University of Sassari has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to improve the library’s efficiency, support decision-making, and foster collaboration with libraries at the local and international levels. The university has been using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be integrated with the Alma platform.

(Follett) Follett announced its bustling one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Follett Book Fairs launched a year ago on a regional basis with fairs designed especially for K-6 and K-8 schools.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA and Eloquent Archives, is pleased to announce participation in the 2018 Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual conference happening August 12th through 18th in Washington, DC.

August 7, 2018

(TIND) TIND was selected by the University of California, Berkeley Law Library to provide their cloud-based Integrated Library System (TIND ILS), replacing Sierra ILS. As part of the implementation, TIND has developed a new acquisitions and serials module in close partnership with the library. The system is launched with GOBI real-time acquisitions and supports payment export to UC Berkeley’s central ERP system. The TIND ILS will also be integrated with EBSCO Discovery Service.

(New York University) New York University Libraries—a leader in digital library development—has announced that Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—has made a grant of $1.34 million to support Arabic Collections Online, a major project to create an open access, digital library of public-domain Arabic language content.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram brand, announces the addition of new illustrated book publisher clients to their distribution network including: Anthology Editions, Trope Reader, Gestalten, and Gingko Press.

(RedLink) RedLink has recently announced the launch of a significant upgrade to its popular usage data analytics system, Publisher Dashboard. Publisher Dashboard helps publishers see what they’re missing by providing intuitive visualizations and powerful tools for analysis of customer online usage, cost, and renewal data. By highlighting trends in full text usage and denials by discipline, publication date, title, and usage by consortia, Publisher Dashboard makes identifying opportunities and risks simple and fast. With a cloud-based interface available 24/7, sales teams and sales agents can be even more effective with access to data by territory and by customer.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new partnership between GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, and ByWater Solutions is aimed at helping Koha libraries. Libraries using the Koha Open Source ILS are now able to use new functionality to streamline the acquisitions process. The GobiAPI Plug-in, which allows Koha systems to fully integrate with the GOBI platform in real-time, will now facilitate the immediate transfer of bibliographic and order data.

August 6, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the acquisition of Research Research Limited. This acquisition is part of the ongoing strategic investment by Ex Libris aimed at providing a broad and deep offering for academic research stakeholders—scholars, research offices, and libraries.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar la adquisición de Research Research Limited (conocida como *Research). Esta adquisición forma parte de la inversión estratégica actual de Ex Libris destinada a proporcionar una oferta amplia y en profundidad a los interesados en la investigación académica —académicos, oficinas de investigación y bibliotecas.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, è lieta di annunciare l’acquisizione di Research Research Limited (nota come *Research). Questa acquisizione rientra nell’ambito del continuo investimento strategico di Ex Libris finalizzato alla fornitura di un’ampia e profonda offerta per i soggetti interessati alla ricerca accademica: studiosi, uffici di ricerca e biblioteche.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt die Übernahme von Research Research Limited (bekannt als *Research) bekannt. Diese Übernahme ist Teil der fortgesetzten strategischen Investitionen von Ex Libris, die darauf abzielen, ein breites und tiefes Angebot für akademische Forschungsbeteiligte – Wissenschaftler, Forschungsbüros und Bibliotheken – bereitzustellen.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une filliale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer l’acquisition de Research Research Limited (connue sous le nom de *Research). Cette acquisition s’inscrit dans le cadre de la politique d’investissement stratégique continu d’Ex Libris, qui vise à offrir des services diversifiés et complets aux acteurs de la recherche académique : universitaires, bureaux de recherche et bibliothèques.

August 4, 2018

(Lucidea) Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea will unveil its new archives collections management solutions at SAA 2018 in Washington DC in August.

August 2, 2018

(Digital Science) Research technology company Digital Science announced today that it has embarked on a project with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to work in partnership with the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) to highlight Ohio’s biomedical and engineering faculty and to showcase Ohio’s campus facilities and equipment critical to the innovation process. Named the Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx), this new research expertise portal will support inter-institutional collaborations, enhance connections with industry, and further assist technology commercialization across the state of Ohio.

(Elsevier) Elsevier announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic Corporation announced that Tracie Hanson has been named General Manager.

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point announced that the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library of Ohio has implemented its patron relationship management platform, Patron Point.

August 1, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) The high cost of textbooks is forcing an overwhelming majority of college students to delay or avoid purchasing required postsecondary course materials. According to a new study conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of VitalSource®, 85 percent of U.S. college students admit they have either postponed buying required materials or chosen not to buy them at all. Almost all (92%) the students who delayed or skipped buying textbooks cited costs as the reason for their decision.

July 31, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Lori Dunbar has been named Vice President, Application Services for Ingram Content Group. In her role, Lori will lead the Business Intelligence, Integration Services, Product Systems and Application Development teams. Like the leaders of these teams, she will partner closely with our businesses to ensure alignment with ICG’s strategy.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced enhancements to the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution that improve the user experience and empower libraries to better meet their users’ needs through customization of the Primo interface. A new and exciting enhancement is Primo Studio, an online tool for customizing the user interface and for sharing addons and user interface elements contributed by community members. With Primo Studio, libraries can easily extend their institution’s brand, customize the Primo user-interface design—with real-time previews of the changes—and leverage features and apps submitted by other Primo customers. Activating such apps and customized interface elements can be done with just one click.

(ProQuest) Hachette Book Group has teamed with Bowker to integrate tens of thousands of reader reviews of adult, youth and audio books featured on its website, making its visitors’ experiences more productive and engaging. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for content and technology from ProQuest and partners such as LibraryThing.

(OCLC) King’s College London has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to help staff make more data-driven decisions about their print monographs. A research-led institution which is ranked among the top universities in the world, King’s College London comprises six libraries and an off-site storage facility housing 1 million print volumes, 44,000 e-journals and 350,000 e-books. As the demand for library space increases, the staff are having to consider ways in which they can free up space, while also working to adhere to their commitment of growing their physical collections.

July 29, 2018

(OCLC) OCLC has extended its partnership with the National Library of New Zealand with an agreement to provide more than 200 New Zealand libraries access to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, which connects thousands of libraries around the world. The addition of WorldShare ILL services complements discovery and metadata workflows already managed through OCLC’s cloud-based WorldShare platform.

(Elsevier) Open access is growing across the industry, but it can be hard to know which articles are open and which are subscription. Being able to easily find and identify open access content saves researchers time and effort. With Elsevier’s new partnership with Impactstory, a nonprofit that creates online tools to make science more open and reusable, researchers will soon be able to find open access content on Scopus more efficiently. Meanwhile, for university research offices, the expansion of OA-identified content in Scopus will enable improved strategic analysis and benchmarking.

July 26, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to enhance collaboration, efficiency, and services for consortium members. Upon completion of the project, PASCAL members will replace multiple library systems, including Innovative Sierra and Millennium, SirsiDynix, and OCLC systems, with the Alma platform.

(ProQuest) From the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the Antarctic icecaps to the evolution of a species, the BBC Landmark Video Collection from BBC Studios offers a unique HD view into the beauty of our world. Now, a partnership between BBC Studios and ProQuest enables educators and students to access the collection through academic and public library customers globally. This partnership enhances the service to end users by providing streaming access to cutting-edge series like Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

(Preservica) Amnesty International, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for its "defence of human dignity against torture,” has chosen Preservica’s active digital preservation software to create a new digital archive for the organization’s International Secretariat. The digital archive will streamline secure access to information for up to 700 people across its 20 international offices working to defend human rights. It will also enable Amnesty to digitally preserve and provide better access to 57 years of history.

(Digital Science) Researchers can now experience open access (OA), subscription and on-demand content faster than ever before with Digital Science’s Anywhere Access – the first cloud-based solution to bring one-click access to millions of full-text scholarly articles.

July 24, 2018

(Macmillan Learning) Macmillan Learning, a premier educational solutions company, announced a partnership with LabArchives, the leading provider of cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebooks. This partnership enables Macmillan to offer educators a fuller suite of customizable, interactive solutions for college STEM laboratories. Integrating LabArchives’ research notebook platform with the robust print and digital lab capabilities delivered through Hayden-McNeil, Macmillan’s custom publishing division, will provide educators with access to a new comprehensive collection of lab tools and services designed to improve student lab preparedness and improve course success.

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

(ProQuest) There’s a new way for academic libraries to curate their ebook collections in critical subjects like physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. 26,000 ebook titles on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform are now available through OASIS, ProQuest's free web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic books – giving ProQuest customers an additional way to acquire this sought-after content.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Library of the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam, or UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, or HvA) has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. The Alma adoption will help the universities improve the management of their growing e-resource collection and introduce operational efficiencies that will free librarians to deliver enhanced services. The Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which is already in use at the library, will be integrated with the Alma platform.

July 20, 2018

(The Library Corporation) Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution v5.0, which included the award winning LS2 Cataloging, TLC continues its push to remove the complexities and inefficiencies library staff face daily by legacy ILS systems. With the release of Library.Solution v5.3.1, libraries can utilize all new features, such as Item Spaces, the reinvented Fast Add Cataloging, and improved item visibility and access rules for multi-branch libraries, school districts and library consortia.

July 19, 2018

(OCLC) Complutense University of Madrid, one of the oldest universities in the world and among the top universities in Spain, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

July 17, 2018

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic has partnered with Flagstaff-City Coconino County Public Library (AZ) to design and install custom automated materials handling solutions that include a 9-bin sorter, a 5-bin sorter, and new drive-up and walk-up book drops with conveyance at their Main Library and East Flagstaff Community Library branches.

(Villanova University) Version 5.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release improves the package's compatibility with recent language and operating system releases and adds several significant new features.

July 16, 2018

(Softlink International) Almost forty librarians from government, public, academic, health, engineering and legal libraries took part in our New Zealand National User Conference and Masterclass in Wellington in June. The free event for Liberty customers was also preceded by a site visit to the Environmental Protection Authority's library.

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Coplay Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

July 12, 2018

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Northwestern Michigan College into the open source community with their deployment of Koha.

(Overdrive) The summer heats up as thousands of readers worldwide join Big Library Read to borrow, read and discuss USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams’s romance novel, Cowboy Pride, through their local library. From July 9-23, readers can borrow the ebook with no waitlists or holds by visiting their library's digital collection or downloading the Libby app. More than 19,000 libraries worldwide will participate in the16th selection of the largest global digital book club. 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 U.S. and Canada. As the winning title chosen from 22 novels by popular vote of readers and librarians, Cowboy Pride tells the Wild West version of Pride and Prejudice.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass die Polnische Nationalbibliothek die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma und die Discovery- und Delivery-Lösung Primo als Schlüsselkomponenten im E-Service-Projekt OMNIS der Bibliothek ausgewählt hat. Alma und Primo werden die Grundlage für einen einheitlichen nationalen Ansatz bei der Verwaltung, Discovery und Delivery von Bibliotheksressourcen bilden.

(Kaltura) The 2018 State of Video in Education report from leading technology video provider Kaltura reveals a sharp uptick in higher education institutions’ use of lecture capture, up 21% from 65% in 2016 to 79% this year. There is a strong appetite for capturing more than just the classes taking place in standard lecture halls too, with 10% of all those responding, saying they already capture over half of all classes wherever they take place, and 31% keen to follow their lead. Overall, 88% of respondents across higher education and K-12 either already use lecture capture tools or intend to in the future.

(Ingram Content Group) A study released today by Blackboard, VitalSource, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) finds that engagement with digital learning tools can better predict student success than incoming GPA. The study found that students at UMBC who are highly engaged with digital learning tools were 200% more likely to pass their courses than less active students. Specifically, incoming C students with low engagement had a 37% likelihood of passing a class while similar students exhibiting the highest level of engagement with Blackboard Learn and/or VitalSource had a more than 90% likelihood of passing a class.

(British Library) The British Library exists to provide access to the world’s knowledge for everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment. But what does this mean in a publishing environment where increasingly more and more scholarly work is being published open access? As funders, researchers and universities realise that research must reach beyond academia, more research is now made publicly accessible. However, access to information is only half the battle. Before we can all benefit from the accessibility of this research, we first need to find it.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ontario Council of University Libraries has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Thirteen OCUL libraries, including six ARL members, chose to move forward and participate in a collaborative purchase of the Alma and Primo solutions. Member libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system, as well as replacing other third-party integrated library systems. The Alma platform will also be replacing a variety of link resolver and ERM systems. The Primo discovery solution will replace the diverse range of discovery systems currently in use among the members to provide improved discoverability of resources across the institutions.

(Follett) Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett’s industry leading Destiny content and resource management platform used by more than 70,000 schools and school districts across North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

July 10, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Library of Poland has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution as key components in the library’s OMNIS e-Service project. Alma and Primo will provide the basis for the library to adopt a unified national approach to library resource management, discovery, and delivery.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced the availability of a “Kids’ Catalog” option for the award-winning Apollo ILS/LSP. It allows children to browse and discover materials related to their age-level. Each library chooses what classes of materials are made accessible through the new catalog. And optional links to toggle between the general catalog and the Kids’ Catalog can be deployed. An example image of the new catalog is shown below and a live version is accessible here.

July 9, 2018

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics today announced a collaboration with Caltech that will work towards providing more than two thousand of its researchers with legitimate one-click access to millions of academic papers and journal articles via Kopernio's technology.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of knowledge management and library automation solutions to law firms worldwide announces participation in AALL 2018, this year in Baltimore, MD on July 14th through 17th at the Baltimore Convention Center.

(ImpactStory) Nonprofit startup Impactstory announced new funding of $850,000, received as a grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to build a free search engine designed to help the public find, read, and understand peer-reviewed research on any topic. Impactstory will partner with the Internet Archive and the British Library for the project.

July 5, 2018

(Talis) The University of Oxford, ranked number one in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service and copyright management system. They join Talis as the 100th customer worldwide.

(Open Preservation Foundation) The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has today published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address.

(British Library) The British Library, working with a group of cultural and memory organisations, is piloting a shared repository service for research content built on an open source platform. The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of research outputs, making the knowledge generated by cultural institutions easier to explore and use for new research. The Library has appointed open access publisher Ubiquity Press to build the pilot repository. It will initially be populated with research outputs produced by the project’s partners, the British Museum, Tate, National Museums Scotland and MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), as well as the British Library’s own open research content.

(Catalyst IT) Toi Ohomai library is now live with the Koha library system, supported by Catalyst IT. Students and staff who search for library resources now have a single library catalogue that replaces the two separate systems that previously operated from the Tauranga and Rotorua campuses. Liberty was used at the Mokoia campus for 20 years, and Voyager at Tauranga campuses for 14 years.

July 3, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Following a smooth migration, Riverina Regional Library (RRL) – New South Wales’ largest library consortia, has gone Live with LIBERO Cloud.

(Ex Libris) Grupo Sistemas Lógicos Colombia (GSLC), distribuidor exclusivo en Colombia de Ex Libris, una empresa de Proquest, tiene el agrado de anunciar que la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia ha iniciado el uso de los sistemas Alma y Primo con el propósito de proyectar la oferta de servicios digitales a los estudiantes, profesores y egresados, facilitando la interacción con las fuentes de información impresas, electrónicas y digitales.

July 2, 2018

(Talis) London Metropolitan University have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists and copyright management. This is part of a wider library project, as they update their LMS and discovery platform from Innovative Millennium to Innovative Sierra, which will be integrated with Talis Aspire.

June 30, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) Siamo felici di portare alla vostra attenzione l'esperienza di un altro cliente EBSCO: l'Università di Milano - Bicocca. Da maggio 2017 l'ateneo offre l'accesso all'intera collezione della biblioteca attraverso un'unica piattaforma: Curiosone - realizzata con EDS, EBSCO Discovery Service.

June 28, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris gibt bekannt, dass sich die Università degli Studi dell'Insubria (Universität von Insubrien) für die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma entschieden hat, um damit eine höhere Effizienz durch Skaleneffekte, geringere Verwaltungskosten und verbesserte Arbeitsabläufe zu erreichen.

(Biblioteca Nacional de España) La Biblioteca Nacional de España ha firmado un convenio con la Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE) que permitirá asegurar la sostenibilidad del Comité Técnico de Normalización CTN 50, encargado de la elaboración y actualización de las normas UNE de todos los aspectos relacionados con los procesos y servicios en el ámbito de la información y la documentación, archivos, bibliotecas y museos. Se trata de una actividad con un valor estratégico y fundamental para este tipo de instituciones y, por ende, para la BNE.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l'Università degli Studi dell'Insubria ha scelto Ex Libris Alma, la piattaforma per la gestione della biblioteca, per conseguire una maggiore efficienza attraverso economie di scala, la riduzione dei costi di gestione e il miglioramento dei flussi di lavoro della biblioteca.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the release of OnArchitecture, a unique online library of original architecture-related videos intended to support architectural and design education. OnArchitecture offers the largest audiovisual architecture archive available online and serves as a contemporary teaching tool, captivating students' interest and new learning patterns based on digital media and a global scope.

(Yewno) Yewno has been named as one of the “Top 25 EdTech Solution Providers 2018” by CIO Applications Magazine. The positioning is based on an evaluation of Yewno’s in-depth capabilities in using cutting-edge computational linguistics and machine learning technology. The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Applications’ editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship.

(Lucidea) Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea attended this year's SLA Conference and INFO-EXPO on June 9th through 13th in Baltimore, MD. As Platinum sponsors, they delivered on their promise of an exciting lineup of events and updates, all of which were well attended and enjoyed.

(KOMBIT) I denne måned kan du blandt andet læse en sommerhilsen fra projektleder Jesper Munch Jespersen, blive klogere på hvordan man arbejder med videreudvikling i Systematic og få information om kommende releases.

June 27, 2018

(Arkivum) In a new initiative supported by Jisc, Preservica, Arkivum, the Open Preservation Foundation and Artefactual will work together to deliver a proof-of-concept Preservation Action Registry (PAR) to exchange preservation action best practice within the preservation community and between different preservation systems. This exchange of preservation knowledge and its practical implementation has the potential to vastly accelerate the pace of digital preservation research and the deployment of best practice to live systems.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Drexel University, eine der 15 größten privaten Universitäten in den Vereinigten Staaten, dafür entschieden hat, die Forschungsdienstplattform Ex Libris Esploro als Early Adopter zu nutzen. Esploro wird die Bedeutung der Forschungsergebnisse von Drexel steigern und die Effizienz der Verwaltung von Forschungsdaten und -publikationen für die globale Discovery und den Zugriff durch eine campusweite Partnerschaft unter der Leitung der Bibliotheken maximieren.

(Stanford University Libraries) A proposal to dramatically shift how libraries create metadata and greatly improve how users discover library holdings has been accepted and awarded to Stanford Libraries by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In partnership with the libraries of Cornell, Harvard and the University of Iowa, Stanford will lead the effort to integrate library data into the Web, in a semantic way, so it can be discovered intelligently in Web searches as well as in a library’s catalogue.

June 26, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (the University of Insubria) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to achieve greater efficiency through economies of scale, reduced management costs, and improved library workflows.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris gibt bekannt, dass die Forschungsdienstplattform Ex Libris Esploro nun allen Esploro-Entwicklungspartnern zur Verfügung steht. Die erste veröffentlichte Version von Esploro stellt eine wichtige Phase in der Entwicklung einer einheitlichen Forschungsdienstplattform dar, die zu einer stärkeren und breiteren Wirkung von Forschungsergebnissen, einer höheren Produktivität und einer intensiveren Zusammenarbeit führen wird. Die Esploro-Entwicklungspartner beginnen bereits mit der Implementierung der ersten Version, die die Speicherung und Verwaltung verschiedener Arten von Forschungsdaten sowie ein optimiertes Metadatenhandling unterstützt, das Bibliotheken, Forschungsbüros und Forschern die Möglichkeit gibt, gemeinsam an Forschungsprojekten zu arbeiten.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate innovation, announced the 2018 update of its Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The latest update incorporates new analyses that offer richer, more detailed information to enhance users’ understanding of journal performance. These additional insights will help researchers, publishers, editors, librarians and funders to explore the key drivers of a journal’s value for diverse audiences, making better use of the data and metrics from the citation index database.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council announced The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 recipient of the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. The SEE-IT Award recognizes outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

(OCLC) The Revs Institute, a leading destination for automotive research and historical study, is now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and CONTENTdm to manage its digital collections and make them accessible on the web.

June 24, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of New Hampshire has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. The UNH Library is the 11th member of the Boston Library Consortium to adopt the Alma and Primo solutions.

(OCLC) OCLC, working closely with the Center for Research Libraries, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to enhance the underlying infrastructure of the OCLC WorldCat database and CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry to accommodate and make accessible actionable data for shared print serials management.

(LibLime) LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by South Central Library System (SCLS) as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform after a lengthy and competitive review of industry LSP’s. LibLime responded to SCLS’s technical requirements with a comprehensive functional response, on-site demonstration and a compelling cost proposal which has resulted in a contract award. LibLime will provide development, migration and continued support services to SCLS. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with SLCS staff to continue to upgrade their current LibLime system.

June 22, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Drexel University, one of the 15 largest private universities in the United States, has opted to become an early adopter of the Ex Libris Esploro research services platform. The Esploro solution will broaden the impact of Drexel’s research output and maximize the efficiency of managing research data and publications for global discovery and access through a campus-wide partnership led by the Libraries.

(ProQuest) While peer-reviewed journals remain an essential resource, faculty and students are depending on a wide variety of content types including primary sources, dissertations, videos, and more for success in research and teaching. A recent ProQuest survey confirmed this trend and provides insight into the reasons why today’s academic community looks beyond journals for information.

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Alabama has agreed to be an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner. University librarians and developers and EBSCO Information Services will partner together to establish FOLIO hosting and services in The University of Alabama Libraries, while also optimizing the FOLIO platform for future colleges and universities looking to adopt an open source library services platform.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced its three 2018 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Red Feather Lakes Community Library in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado; Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, will each receive $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

(The Library Corporation) he Library Corporation is pleased to announce the hire of Monique Sendze as Director of Technology Strategy. Sendze joins the TLC and CARL.X team with formidable library and technology experience, operating in the industry for nearly 20 years.

(SirsiDynix) Baker & Taylor and SirsiDynix announced today the successful integration of Axis 360 within BLUEcloud Mobile. This enables users to not only discover, access, and manage electronic content from the library—but to consume it as well. Best of all, the patron can do this without ever leaving the BLUEcloud Mobile app, irrespective of whether they are on or offline, so they are never restricted by lack of WiFi, or mobile coverage.

(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons is proud to announce the development of the next generation of its native apps for public libraries: BiblioApps. The first generation of BiblioApps (then known as BiblioMobile), was released in 2011 and reproduced desktop catalog functionality in a mobile-friendly format. Now that the BiblioCommons BiblioCore catalog is responsive and works equally well across all devices’ browsers, the next generation of BiblioApps will extend what is offered in the browser application and build on the unique affordances of mobile devices and the native functionality of their operating systems.

(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons is pleased to announce BiblioOmni: an omnichannel marketing platform for public libraries. Building on the unique architecture and capabilities of the BiblioWeb website builder, BiblioOmni will allow public libraries to easily create brand-consistent, customized communications and marketing campaigns across all of the channels that they use to connect with their patrons -- a true omnichannel experience.

June 21, 2018

(Lucidea) Lucidea’s latest Inmagic Presto release includes a number of exciting capabilities that enable knowledge managers to offer users an ever more visually appealing, easily navigable, personalized and efficient KM platform.

(Overdrive) Libby, the award-winning eBook, audiobook, and magazine app from Rakuten OverDrive, is growing in use by over 30% each month and now serves millions of readers from our nation’s libraries. It has achieved widespread acclaim for its ease of use and access to more library collections than all other apps. Libby was awarded a 2017 Google Play ‘Best New App of the Year’ award and earned a #1 Apple App Store rating for books and library in May of 2018.

(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist Preservica announced the latest version (v5.10) of its market-leading active digital preservation and access platform. The fully supported and maintained single platform is available across Preservica’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premise portfolio including Cloud Edition Essentials, Cloud Edition Professional and Enterprise Private Cloud.

(OCLC) The University of Bristol has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to help manage their print monographs as they transform their library space.

(Springer) Springer has launched the Polar Platform, a unique platform dedicated to research in polar sciences. The platform aims at developing a comprehensive collection of books, open access publications, journal articles and reference works published as part of Springer’s polar sciences programme. It also features interviews with leading researchers in this field and provides an overview of publication options.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Esploro research services platform will now be available to all Esploro development partners. The first release of Esploro represents an important phase in the development of a unified research platform that will lead to broader impact of research output, greater productivity, and increased collaboration. Esploro development partners are already beginning to implement the first release, which supports the deposit and management of several research data types, as well as streamlined metadata handling that enables libraries, research offices, and researchers to work together on research projects.

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