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May 23, 2017

(ProQuest) Matti Shem Tov, President of Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, will succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest in 2017. ProQuest’s success under Mr. Sanford’s direction and the development of a strong leadership team set the stage for Mr. Shem Tov to continue to drive ProQuest’s growth and innovation, bringing together the value of content, books and software to enable extraordinary outcomes for libraries, researchers and students.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Marshall County Public Library System, of Benton, KY. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 157,000 plus holdings from Follett and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system’s three branches and one bookmobile

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

(Contex) Contex launched the IQ Quattro 3600 wide format scanner. Built for precision and productivity, the IQ Quattro 3600 is ideal for scanning technical documents up to 36-inches wide and unlimited length. Contex introduced the new scanner in response to the market need for a 36-inch scanner with the unique technology found in the IQ Quattro series. The newest Contex model completes the IQ Quattro series, which now includes 24-, 36-, and 44-inch wide format scanner models. The 3600 is immediately available from distributors globally. Request a demonstration of the IQ Quattro 3600 or visit Contex online for more information.

(Ex Libris) Matti Shem Tov, Presidente de Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, sucederá a Kurt Sanford como CEO de ProQuest en 2017. El éxito de ProQuest bajo la dirección de Sanford y el desarrollo de un fuerte equipo de liderazgo sentó las bases para que Shem Tov continúe impulsando el crecimiento y la innovación de ProQuest, reuniendo el valor del contenido, libros y software para lograr resultados extraordinarios para bibliotecas, investigadores y estudiantes.

May 22, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Accel5, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

May 19, 2017

(TIND) CERN spin-off TIND was selected by the University of Minnesota to provide the TIND Institutional Repository (TIND IR) for hosting their world-renowned “AgEcon Search” subject repository. TIND has now successfully migrated AgEcon Search from locally maintained DSpace software.

May 18, 2017

(Soutron Limited) Derby based Soutron have provided St Edmund Hall, a historic college within the University of Oxford with an innovative, flexible online archive solution. It is a fully cloud-based and managed system so they can showcase and provide public access to their historical collections, documents and printed materials.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that The University of Denver Libraries have selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the explorative and interdisciplinary search needs of its campus.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced the latest release to their AGent Library Management Platform, Auto-Graphics’ Library Mobile for VERSO, continuing the company’s investment in the industry it serves. This new real-time app is tightly integrated with back-end VERSO desktop business rules, which means library circulation rules such as e-book retention, placing holds, etc. are automatically recognized and enforced, unlike third-party mobile apps, to provide a complete, integrated solution.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the launch of a new Customer Operations organization. This new organization will be under the leadership of Marina Keating, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations, and will include the current Library Success, Professional Services, Training, and Support functions. In addition, Hilary Newman is appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of the Customer Support and Customer Success functions. As part of this role, Hilary will oversee improvements in the Customer Support experience and enhancements to the Customer Supportal.

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it has appointed Jean P. Shipman, currently Executive Director of Knowledge Management and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, to fill a newly created role of Vice President, Global Library Relations. Her role commences on August 7, 2017.

May 17, 2017

(Follett) Follett announced it has entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact, which helps districts, teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers discover the best content for their students. Artifact catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content — all of which can now be found as enhanced metadata tags within Titlewave, Follett’s powerful collection development and curriculum support tool.

May 16, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that the Salinas Public Library, of Salinas, CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 190,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system’s three branches; The John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan Libraries.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Edinburgh has selected the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to facilitate the creation, delivery, and use of resource lists.

(Equinox Software) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Haslet Public Library to Evergreen within the North Texas Library Consortium.

(Cambridge University Press) Cambridge University Press announced the launch of a new Open Access journal, Personality Neuroscience. The journal aims to be the primary outlet for publications on the neuroscience of individual differences.

(ProQuest) Enrollment in Canadian public postsecondary institutions reached more than 2 million in 2013/2014 and continues to grow steadily. To support the needs of these researchers and students in Canada and French-speaking countries, ProQuest has launched a new Canada Ebook Subscription/Collection canadienne globale. This is the first of many local-focused offerings that ProQuest aims to launch over the next year in response to increased demand from librarians in Canada.

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS announced a new partnership with Digital Transitions a provider of high-end camera systems for cultural heritage institutions, with a variety of hardware and software solutions designed specifically for libraries, archives, museums and other collections-holding institutions.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate University in North Carolina has selected the Sierra integrated library system.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework replaces the earlier U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework that was invalidated in October of 2015. It is intended to provide a reliable mechanism for companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US while retaining adequate protections and safeguards and providing transparency related to the information collected. It also builds in accountability for data transfers and mechanisms for dispute resolution.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic announces a groundbreaking software solution to turn library's weeded and donated books in to cash. The new ValueIT software allows for excess books to be scanned, sorted, priced and sold more efficiently than ever.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services announces the addition of five new publisher clients to their distribution network: Dovetail Press, PIE International, Oceanview Publishing, The TMG Firm and Ramsey Press.

May 14, 2017

(RedLink) RedLink announced a testing partnership with Canadian Science Publishing for Remarq, a new tool for publishers offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record.

May 12, 2017

(TIND) CERN spin-off TIND was selected by the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne to provide their cloud-based Digital Archive (TIND DA). The solution will be integrated with Primo Discovery Service.

(TIND) TIND, société dérivée du CERN a été choisie par la Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne pour leur fournir une solution d’archivage numérique hébergée dans le nuage (TIND DA). La solution sera intégrée avec l’outil d’exploration documentaire Primo.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris è lieta di annunciare la progressiva realizzazione della sua roadmap BIBFRAME, progettata per permettere alle istituzioni di implementare gradualmente BIBFRAME con il minimo effetto sui flussi di lavoro. Avvalendosi di BIBFRAME, le biblioteche del futuro riusciranno a connettersi in modo omogeneo al vasto mondo delle informazioni, offrendo al tempo stesso ai propri utenti una migliore panoramica delle informazioni bibliografiche e delle collezioni della biblioteca.

May 11, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Italy’s University of Genoa (Università degli Studi di Genova) has opted to migrate to the Ex Libris Alma library management service to help meet the increasing demand for electronic resources. Integrated with the university’s Primo discovery and delivery solution, including the Primo Central Index, the Alma service will enable the library team to benefit from unified, streamlined workflows.

(OCLC) OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are working together to make it easy for editors to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections. References and reliable sources help Wikipedia editors verify facts included in articles. They also provide additional resources that might be of interest to readers who want to delve deeper into research topics. However, adding references has not always been easy, and often required cutting and pasting or re-typing information.

May 10, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, will be adopting the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, to be used in conjunction with the Summon® discovery service. Replacing the library’s Voyager integrated library system, the combination of Summon and Alma will streamline and enhance the management of resources and increase discovery capabilities.

(EBSCO Industries) Distributor NewClients Promotional Marketing (PPAI 107225), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, announced today that it has acquired distributor EBSCO Creative Concepts (PPAI 104781), a division of EBSCO Industries.

(ProQuest) North Carolina’s innovative consortium NC LIVE is teaming with ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, to expand its offering of ProQuest databases along with the renowned Summon discovery service to each of its more than 200 member libraries. This unprecedented six-year agreement with NC LIVE will both expand the digital content available to North Carolinians and make it easier to discover.

(Contex) Contex announced an update to the SD One MF wide format scanner. The market’s first wireless connected scanner now allows customers to connect a CPU with Nextimage scanning software, giving an entry-level scanner a big boost of productivity and flexibility. The updated SD One MF can provide greater speeds, editing, and processing capabilities. The scanner is now available from distributors globally. SD One MF customers who purchased in 2017 are eligible for the free update.

(Lyrasis) Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, a member-based nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, are proud to announce a partnership. Michigan Publishing and LYRASIS will collaborate to provide sales and administrative support for content and services offered through the platform known as Fulcrum (fulcrum.org), currently under development at Michigan Publishing with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Both parties share a vision of creating new models in order to disseminate digital content and new forms of scholarly output to the scholarly community.

(Springer) Scientific publisher Springer is celebrating its 175th company anniversary. The foundations for today’s company were laid on 10 May 1842 when Julius Springer, at the age of 25, opened his bookstore and publishing house in Berlin. His aim was to bring current and accurate scientific findings to the wider public. The publishing house remained a family business for four generations. Now Springer is an international scientific publisher with over 50 locations worldwide, and it belongs to the publishing group Springer Nature.

May 9, 2017

(Springer) Springer Nature’s MyCopy service is now available for library users in Israel. MyCopy allows patrons of registered libraries to order a softcover copy of a Springer eBook for a flat fee of 24.99.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it has launched a new release of the Ex Libris Summon discovery service to help libraries further address researcher and student needs and streamline operations. The release includes integration with the Ex Libris bX Recommender service and ProQuest Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment service, as well as an enhanced integration with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Summon customers will now benefit from improved discoverability of open-access content and will leverage additional features to help guide patrons on their research journey.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Payson City Library, of Payson, UT. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 35,000 plus holdings from Follett and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

May 8, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that it is carrying out its BIBFRAME roadmap, designed to enable institutions to gradually implement BIBFRAME with minimal disruption to their workflows. Using BIBFRAME, libraries of the future will be able to seamlessly connect with the wider world of information while providing their users with an enhanced view of bibliographic information and library collections.

May 5, 2017

(Lyrasis) The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded LYRASIS a $100,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries award for the project "It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability."

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University has selected the Sierra library management system.

(OCLC) The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium, which comprises 17 college and university libraries in Maryland, has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyze and inform decision-making about managing print collections among its member libraries.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning is providing educators with additional opportunities to raise literacy achievement in the classroom with the introduction of two new professional development solutions: Connecting LETRS to the Classroom and Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and InfoReady Corporation are enabling research administrators to save time and improve the accuracy of grant application management by integrating the functionality of the ProQuest Pivot® solution and InfoReady’s InfoReady Review platform. The combination creates one seamless workflow from funding opportunity discovery to candidate selection.

(BARATZ) La Red de Bibliotecas de Castilla-La Mancha ha anunciado la incorporación de nuevas bibliotecas a su catálogo colectivo. Un total de 17 nuevos municipios han sumado sus bibliotecas a dicho catálogo, el cual está formando por un total de 422 bibliotecas. Sin duda que Castilla-La Mancha sigue el camino marcado por la integración, cooperación y colaboración entre bibliotecas y que tan buenos resultados les está dando.

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The Educopia Institute and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a grant worth over $681,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for OSSArcFlow, a project to investigate and support the adoption of open source tools for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The research team will engage with 12 partner institutions to research, devise, and test various strategies for implementing three leading open source software (OSS) technologies, the BitCurator environment, ArchivesSpace, and Archivematica.

May 2, 2017

(Springer) Springer and ABES have signed a groundbreaking national license which gives access to four complete eBook collections. The agreement entitles French researchers to use one of the world´s largest scientific and technical eBook collections, available on Springer’s platform SpringerLink.

(Follett) Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products, and collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution have today announced a new joint initiative with Better World Books.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Historic Hudson Valley, of Pocantico Hills, NY is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 20,000 plus holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) When students struggle to read, every aspect of their academic life is affected. Timely intervention is the only way they can catch up to their peers. At An Achievable Dream™ Academy Middle and High School in Newport News, Va., administrators experienced this firsthand, yet discovered a solution—Voyager Sopris Learning’s award-winning literacy curriculum LANGUAGE! Live—that now has those same students meeting and exceeding grade-level reading expectations.

May 1, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, an Ingram brand, announces four new publishers for the Fall 2017 season: Catalyst Press, Cinestate, Conundrum Press and Scribe Publications. All presses begin distribution with Consortium on June 1, 2017.

April 28, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC released Demystifying IT: A Framework for Shared Understanding between Archivists and IT Professionals, a follow-on report in the popular Demystifying Born Digital series designed to help archivists achieve a better understanding of how information technology professionals work so that they can be effective collaborators.

(Total Boox) Total Boox, the ebook service that offers unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading, and The Oakland Public Library, a large Urban Libraries Council member located in California, are pleased to announce that the library is continuing as a customer of Total Boox following the conclusion of a pilot period.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Laura Folaumahina has been promoted to Operations Manager for Metadata Services. Laura will be working closely with Backstage’s sales team and product managers to expand and deliver a full range of services to libraries, archives, and cultural institutions. She will be extending present capabilities, while developing new solutions based on customer feedback.

April 27, 2017

(Purdue University) Purdue University announced the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to higher education. The initiative is meant to address two striking new realities: the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others unsuited to traditional campus study, and the explosive growth of online technologies as a means of delivering education to students of all types.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services announces the addition of Fodor's Travel to their list of award-winning publishers for distribution.

(KOMBIT) I april måned har vi i FBS haft travlt med at færdiggøre årsrapporten og forberede årsmødet, der blev afholdt den 20. april 2017. Desuden har der været møder i nogle af de udvalg, der skal hjælpe med at undersøge og prioritere videreudviklingsønsker. Længere nede i dette nyhedsbrev kan du læse et interview med en af de kommunale deltagere i Skoleportal-gruppen - Carsten Lolck fra Hedensted Kommune.I nyhedsbrevet kan du også læse, hvilke erfaringer med FBS man har gjort sig i Ishøj Kommune, og vi beskriver forskellen på fejl og ændringsønsker i FBS.

April 26, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.4 to give library staff increased flexibility and control when managing workflows from a mobile device. Building on the list management capabilities in Mobile Worklists, a native mobile app, the new release adds the ability to star items in a list, so users can categorize item entries based on their library’s unique workflow needs.

(Follett) Located 80 miles northeast of Wichita with a proud population of approximately 460 residents, Strong City, Kansas is renowned for its production of agriculture and cattle, and as annual host of the Flint Hills Rodeo. Now, the rural town’s elementary school will be known as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Follett Challenge, a contest sponsored by Follett seeking the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills in today's schools.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced it is coming off one of its best eighteen-month growth periods due to winning contracts for statewide SHAREit resource sharing systems. With 14 states representing almost 6,000 connected libraries utilizing the hybrid (virtual/physical) SHAREit resource sharing solution, Auto-Graphics continues to be the undisputed leader in the library resource sharing category, enabling public, K-12, academic, special, and correctional libraries to easily share materials.

April 25, 2017

(Demco) Demco Software announced the publication of “Going the Extra Service Mile: The State of Reading Recommendation Services in Libraries,” the whitepaper that explores findings from their early 2017 survey of librarians across the globe. The newly launched division of Demco, Inc., which offers mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to 21st-century libraries, has made the paper available for free download here.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource Content Studio 2.0 expands the EPUB 3 authoring tool’s capabilities with legacy content conversion and one-click publishing, allowing content creators to preview and publish their responsive and accessible EPUB 3 content directly into VitalSource’s award-winning Bookshelf platform, and makes updates and revisions faster and easier. VitalSource Content Studio 2.0 also embeds the WIRIS math editor, enabling authors to create complex math notation that provides full accessibility support on the Bookshelf platform.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Camden County Library System, of Voorhees, NJ, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library system’s eight public libraries, one community college library, and 450,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library system circulates over 1 million items per year to their user base of roughly 323,000. T

April 24, 2017

(Springer) Springer is partnering with Federica Weblearning, which is an academic platform devoted to innovation, experimentation and the dissemination of multimedia distance learning. The collaboration allows authors and lecturers several options of preparing both a textbook and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on a particular topic. This initiative allows Springer to further strengthen its expertise in textbook publishing, and offer its authors and customers an enhanced pedagogical experience.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization announced the release of a draft version of NISO Z39.102-201x, STS: Standards Tag Suite, for public comment. STS provides a common XML format that standards developers, publishers, and distributors can use to publish and exchange full-text content and metadata of standards. It is expected that this "standard for standards" will be published in the fall as an XML document marked up in the STS standard after comments on the draft version are addressed and it is approved by NISO Voting Members and by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute.

(Talis) Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists.

(KOMBIT) Integration mellem Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) og økonomi- og debitorsystemerne skal gøre det muligt at overføre fordringer fra FBS til kommunens debitor- og økonomisystem.

(Equinox) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Federated Library System of Bedford County to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

April 21, 2017

(Total Boox) Total Boox, the next evolution in ebook services—maximizing use with unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading—and the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit supporting the work of small libraries in Texas, are pleased to announce the continuation of their groundbreaking pilot, which makes Total Boox’s collection of nearly 100,000 quality ebooks available to 20 small and rural libraries across the state of Texas.

April 20, 2017

(ProQuest) The addition of Volume III: Judaism expands Alexander Street’s renowned Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library to encompass, at completion, 100,000 pages documenting the evolution of Judaism from the 1890s to the 2010s. Many of the documents have never been published before.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group announced an associate promotion in Tennessee, as well as a new associate to the company in New York.

(Open Preservation Foundation) Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association announced that the new release of veraPDF is available. veraPDF 1.4 has a new GUI wizard for creating custom policy files. Significant performance optimisations have been made to the greenfield PDF parser.

April 19, 2017

(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist Preservica today announced the appointment of Paul Allman to the board as CFO.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.

(Follett) Follett, in partnership with Northern Illinois University, will host a literacy conference event that features an impressive array of award-winning authors and is designed to give K-12 educators access to hands-on professional development. Titled “ReadingCon: Collaborating for Literacy.”

(Ex Libris) Sistemas Lógicos Chile S.A, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la entrada en producción del sistema de futura generación Alma y la actualización de la herramienta de Descubrimiento a Primo TC, ambas de Ex Libris, en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

April 18, 2017

(PTFS Europe) Richmond, The American International University has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace an existing solution from ExLibris. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, MI, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 60,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha hosting and support services to them.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) is publishing the 2016 audited earnings for Auto-Graphics, Inc., an Industry-leading library management software provider and the first to provide Web-based library resource management solutions to library consortia.

(OCLC) The NATO Defense College in Rome has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library management system.

April 17, 2017

(Follett) Follett and Lumen Learning announced a partnership to lower costs and improve student success through the use of academic content and courseware based entirely on open educational resources (OER). Follett will offer Lumen Learning's OER solutions to more than 1,200 colleges and universities where Follett manages course materials delivery. Given Follett's ongoing mission to improve access and affordability for students, Follett has invested in Lumen Learning to help fund future growth and expansion of OER courseware.

April 16, 2017

(Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative) MassLNC is pleased to announce that Evergreen Indiana is the newest collaborator in the MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative.

April 14, 2017

(OCLC) Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has entered into an agreement with OCLC to use OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform and move its National Union Catalogue to WorldCat. These moves are designed to make Canada's documentary heritage more widely accessible and available to library users in Canada and around the world.

April 13, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Public Libraries of Erie County (PLEC) selected the Polaris integrated library system for collective use with its 12-location, seven-member library consortium in Pennsylvania.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System, a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The records, captured in English, are available in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global Database, allowing 3,000 universities around the world to discover graduate research from institutions in China. The collaboration advances global research by making a more complete picture of scholarship discoverable. It also enables Chinese universities to disseminate their students’ work outside of their country.

(Marmot Library Network) Marmot Library Network announced that Santa Fe Public Library is now live on the Pika discovery layer.

April 12, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Emerald Publishing is pleased to have partnered with EBSCO Information Services on developing the new database, EDS Emerald Insight which will enhance the discovery of Emerald content within EBSCO Discovery Service.

April 11, 2017

(Demco) Demco confirmed that Ravi Singh has joined its executive leadership team. The San Diego-based technologist will serve as Executive Director of Demco Software and Technology, leading Demco’s software division. Demco Software provides industry leading mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to 21st-century libraries and other educational institutions.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Blake Austin College, of Vacaville, CA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group has been working with Microsoft to build inventory for the initial launch of the new books category in the Windows Store. CoreSource, Ingram’s digital asset management and distribution platform, is already delivering content from over 750 publishers to the Windows Store.

(ProQuest) Documents, including with wartime telegrams, orders, battle reports from subordinates and correspondence (including personal letters to his wife) comprise the Robert E. Lee Papers, curated in a new addition to ProQuest History Vault: Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army.

April 10, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), along with the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery platform.

(Talis) London Business School have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

(RedLink) RedLink, RedLink Network, and INASP announced the initial steps of a developing partnership designed to help make usage tools and credentials management available for INASP members. As a first step, the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium (ZULC) will be joining RedLink Network and adopting RedLink’s Library Dashboard. The partnership is designed to provide access to these services to the full membership of INASP libraries.

April 7, 2017

(HighWire Press) HighWire Press and Hypothesis announce a partnership which adds open annotation capability to over 3,000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings published on HighWire's JCore platform.

(KOMBIT) I marts måned har vi i FBS haft meget fokus på at forbedre driften af FBS, og det ser heldigvis ud til, at anstrengelserne har båret frugt, og at udfordringerne med performance er ved at være løst. Det kan du læse om længere nede i dette nyhedsbrev, hvor vi også fortæller om det ekstraordinære styregruppemøde i Fællesskabet FBS, der blev afholdt den 24. marts, hvor det blandt andet blev besluttet at justere borgerprisen for FBS.

(PTFS Europe) Loughborough University has chosen the open source Koha library management system and CORAL electronic resource management system to replace its existing Aleph library management solution. PTFS Europe will implement Koha and CORAL and provide on-going hosting and support services. The project also involves further enhancing the integration between Koha and CORAL in a move towards a cost effective unified platform for the management of all library resources.

April 6, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Université libre de Bruxelles will be implementing the Ex Libris Alma library management service, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution to assist the university libraries in meeting the needs of students and teaching staff, increasing efficiencies, and tightly integrating library systems with campus teaching and learning applications.

(Ingram Content Group) Open educational resources have gained popularity over the past decade to provide students with affordable course materials that are easily customizable to meet the needs of individual instructors. However, these learning materials are often lacking in key attributes such as reliable distribution, easy integration and detailed analytics that are common to the more established types of course materials.

(Follett) Future Ready Schools this week announced a series of free regional events to support educators planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students. This student-centered approach tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Vermont Department of Libraries selected Auto‐Graphics to provide a new integrated library system and a resource sharing system, giving library patrons the ability to search across all participating libraries in the state.

April 5, 2017

(BiblioCommons) As of January 2017, BiblioCommons has partnered with Bullfrog Power to enable a green online presence for public libraries, and to support the supply of green energy. By choosing to power our BiblioCore and BiblioWeb production servers with 100% green electricity, BiblioCommons is taking a step to reduce its carbon-emission footprint, and those of its partner libraries.

April 4, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of California, Santa Barbara has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library’s increasingly diverse collections and to deliver a streamlined user experience.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the McMaster University Library System in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra integrated library system and Encore Duet discovery solution.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Brown County Public Library has chosen the Library•Solution® integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons.

April 3, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the kickoff of IUG 2017, the 25th Innovative Users Group conference held in National Harbor, Maryland, marking a significant quarter-century milestone for experience in library partnership.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource Technologies, Ingram Content Group’s global leader in digital education content delivery, has acquired Verba Software, Inc., a San Francisco-based company dedicated to using technology to support campus stores and help students save money on course materials.

(Ex Libris) Ex Librisannounced that the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) library has selected the Ex Libris Summon® Service to increase the accessibility of the Institute’s unique electronic and print resources. Along with the Ex Libris 360 Link and 360 Core solutions, the Summon discovery system will be integrated with the library’s Liberty Library Management catalog and will enable the library to provide a single entry point to its entire collection.

March 31, 2017

(Cambridge University Press) Cambridge University Press has today announced the launch of a new author services website for 2017, in partnership with world-leading author services company American Journal Experts. The site will offer language editing for prospective authors who are writing in English as a second language. Authors will be able to purchase services and submit their manuscripts for editing within the site. Editing services from experts in the author’s field of study will then be delivered by AJE, using their rigorous paper matching and quality control procedures.

(BARATZ) Viendo la creciente implantación de este servicio de reserva de recursos en las bibliotecas, desde Baratz hemos pensado que era necesario ofrecer una herramienta que permitiese planificar y optimizar el uso de esos recursos (normalmente escasos) garantizando la disponibilidad en días y horas determinados. De esta necesidad nació el nuevo módulo de reserva y préstamo programado de recursos incluido en la nueva versión de AbsysNet 2.2.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced it has achieved the International Organization for Standardization certification for information security management systems. ISO 27001 is the best known certification for ISMS standards and is internationally recognized as a top tier certification. The scope of Innovative’s certification covers the ISMS supporting the hosted and cloud infrastructure managed by Innovative’s Cloud Operations team. For Innovative, that means the company’s information security practices and hosted services have been certified.

March 30, 2017

(OCLC) The University of Central Asia, a private, not-for-profit university whose central administrative office is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. The move will significantly increase the speed of its cataloguing workflows and allow the library to rapidly expose their recently acquired collections to their users.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, or CSIC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service to strengthen the Council’s support for Spain’s scientific research endeavors. Alma will be integrated with CSIC’s implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

(OCLC) A new OCLC Research report, A Tour of the Research Data Management Service Space, provides an overview of the RDM service space and sets the stage for further exploration of RDM at four universities around the world.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Eastern Shore Regional Library in Maryland has selected Polaris as the Integrated Library System for a new ILS consortium. The newly-created Eastern Shore Library Consortium, made up of eight county library systems, confirms Polaris as the library solution of choice for 18 out of the 24 library systems in Maryland.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas,CSIC, ha seleccionado la plataforma de servicios Alma de Ex Libris para fortalecer su apoyo a las iniciativas de investigación científica. Alma se integrará con la implantación de la solución de descubrimiento y entrega Primo de Ex Libris del CSIC.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese- language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® and EBL platforms. The platforms’ multi-language interfaces accommodate readers of traditional and simplified Chinese, and other languages.

(Odilo) ODILO, the Spanish startup tech company which allows management, distribution, consumption, auditing, and preservation of all types of digital content (eBooks, audio, video, images, documents, etc.), has been selected as the content and technology supplier for the Plan Ceibal in Uruguay (South America). This new project with ODILO provides students with free digital content and improves technical literacy, reading skills, and access to education.

March 29, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National University of Ireland Galway has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution as a unified platform for delivering the university’s library services strategy.

(ProQuest) To preserve and promote its world-class research, the University of Manchester has signed a two-year Digital Archiving and Access Program agreement with ProQuest. In the first year alone, ProQuest will digitize thousands of theses, improving worldwide access and preserving them for generations of researchers.

March 28, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has welcomed Holley Dumble as Vice President over-seeing universities, TAFEs, hospitals, corporations, government, state libraries, public libraries and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Fiji. Ms. Dumble will lead teams in these regions, and bring her experience to further enhance the value that EBSCO brings to customers in the territory.

(EBSCO Information Services) The Fairmont City Library Center, part of Mississippi Valley Library District in Illinois, was named the recipient of the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. Catawba County Library in North Carolina was awarded second place and Kansas City Public Library in Missouri took third place. The LibraryAware Community Award recognizes cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of what the library can do for them.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. With the combined platform, the university anticipates increasing integration with other campus and library systems, improving the discovery experience for users, and creating innovative new services. Alma and Primo will replace IULM University’s existing Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and the Copyright Licensing Agency announced that the integration of the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution with the Digital Content Store—CLA’s coursepack management tool—has been greatly enhanced. The DCS is a rights, technology, and content platform for higher education institutions.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announced promotions and new associates to the company. Lisa Tomasello has joined Ingram as the Director of Mass Merchandisers Sales. Jillian Lyn Farley has joined Ingram as Manager for Trade Shows & Events at Ingram Content Group .Mark Hunt has been named a Senior National Sales Manager for Lightning Source. Katie Edwards has been promoted to Client Manager for Ingram Publisher Services. Sanford Hernandez was promoted to Manager, Specialty Retail for Ingram Publisher Services.

March 27, 2017

(Library and Archives Canada) Library and Archives Canada has entered into a contractual agreement with OCLC, an international non-profit library co-operative. Effective March 23, 2017, this agreement will allow LAC to offer the Canadian library community world-class services to display the richness of Canada's documentary heritage.

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