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July 25, 2017

(Overdrive) iCast Hebrew Audiobooks today announced that more than 700 titles out of their catalogue of 1,200 audiobook titles are now available to public libraries, schools and higher education institutions worldwide through OverDrive’s leading eBook and audiobook lending platform. Within the next few months, iCast Hebrew Audiobooks will make their full catalogue available through OverDrive. The Hebrew audiobooks collection is the first one available to schools and public libraries worldwide, and contains the best of Hebrew literature for every age and taste.

(Ingram Content Group) Macmillan Learning, a premier educational content and digital solutions company, and VitalSource Technologies, the world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, announced a new collaboration to provide students with greater access and an improved learning experience with Macmillan Learning’s digital products.

(RedLink) RedLink announcee the latest release of Remarq which includes robust collaboration components and supports author and editorial updates as well as publisher and editor administration and analytics.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that San Diego State University Library and Information Access (SDSU) has committed to using Innovative Resource Sharing, the consortial borrowing system of choice for member libraries in the San Diego Circuit.

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Bangor Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Society of the Four Arts’ King Library, of Palm Beach, FL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 70,000 plus holdings and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.

July 24, 2017

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics, a library focused management system company, announced this week that the City of South Perth Libraries, South Perth and Manning, are now operating Live on LIBERO.

July 21, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

(ProQuest) The ProQuest® Academic Complete ebook subscription database, the first and leading ebook subscription for libraries worldwide, is expanding access to premier ebooks from Wiley. Under a new five-year agreement, Wiley will make an additional 4,000 ebooks available via Academic Complete and its 10 single-subject subscriptions. Wiley and ProQuest have long partnered to offer researchers unlimited, multi-user access to important multidisciplinary content. By 2022, Academic Complete will carry more than 14,000 Wiley titles.

(Eduserv) BBC Monitoring has joined the OpenAthens Federation, further expanding its single-sign-on options for universities and other international organisations who wish to access BBC Monitoring’s broadcast, press and media sources in multiple languages from over 150 countries worldwide.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO by Insight informatics continues to dominate the public library sector in New South Wales, as Yass Valley Library go Live with the latest LIBERO Cloud Management System.

(Civica) Civica recently announced the release of Spydus 10.1.5. Spydus is Civica’s integrated library management system and the release of Spydus 10.1.5 reiterates the company’s commitment towards its customers.

(Follett) Designed to provide customers with real-time insights into how their educational resources are being managed, Follett announced it is offering Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its market-leading Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Resource Manager platforms. The multi-featured reporting solution will allow administrators and educators to explore data from both platforms, including student patron records, and to discover trends and exceptions that are displayed into easy-to-understand graphs and charts.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that the Yewno Discover research application has been selected to support essential teaching, learning and research needs by the libraries of Bryan College (TN), Hillsdale College (MI), Roger Williams University (RI), and Stonehill College (MA).

July 20, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that The Broad Museum, of Santa Monica , CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed their Koha implementation and customization and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.

July 19, 2017

(Civica) Civica announced its new partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council. Civica will provide its cutting-edge Authority 7 local government software and systems to assist LMCC in running its complex and diverse business. LMCC will also deploy Spydus10, Civica’s web-based, mobile-responsive integrated library management system that will further improve customer engagement, user experience, enhance service delivery and reduce functionality gaps and process complexities.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched Vital Release 8.0 with a new fully responsive user interface that provides instant access to important repositories from any device. Vital, Innovative’s digital asset management solution, allows libraries and other institutions to create a beautiful and easy-to-use digital repository for the many unique objects in their collections.

July 17, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement. This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

(Civica) Civica announce that the City of Canning in Western Australia is now live on Spydus10.

July 13, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Proctor Library at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, has moved to the Sierra integrated library system (ILS) and Encore Duet discovery solution for their library management needs.

(RedLink) RedLink, providers of the Library Dashboard data analysis and visualization tool for libraries and consortia and RedLink Network for maintaining and communicating credentials with publishers, announced an exclusive representation agreement with Publisher Communication Group, an Ingenta company, for the North American region, inclusive of the US and Canada.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public Schools are now live on a joint CARL.X integrated library system. NPL migrated from Millennium by Innovative Interfaces Inc., while the Metro Nashville Schools moved to CARL.X from TLC’s Library.Solution for Schools.

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Birkbeck is set to investigate the workings of the academic peer review process, thanks to a $99,000 research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Peer review, the process designed to determine the validity, quality and originality of research for publication, aims to uphold the integrity of published academic work and to ensure poor quality or inaccurate works do not reach publication.

July 12, 2017

(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist, Preservica, today announced the latest version (v5.8) of its cloud-hosted and on premise Digital Preservation and Access solution.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Gloucester City Library, of Gloucester City, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 50,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing support services to them. The library’s hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has joined forces with Karger Publishers to offer books from this leading medical science publisher via the OASIS platform. This partnership is the 9th formed between OASIS and a partner platform since August 2016.

July 10, 2017

(Villanova University) Version 4.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release adds a significant number of new features and enhancements and upgrades several of the components that the software depends upon.

July 7, 2017

(ProQuest) ProQuest has been ranked highly in every print and ebook category for the Joint Consortia Framework Agreement in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. These rankings come on the heels of major innovations in the ProQuest® OASIS® and Ebook Central® platforms and recognises ProQuest's ongoing commitment to advance book products and systems. The Joint Consortia Framework is one of the world's major book tenders, serving 9 major UK-based academic consortia and selecting the best suppliers to partner with the consortia's hundreds of member universities, colleges and special libraries.

(The Library Corporation) The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has selected TLC’s CARL•X as its next integrated library system after a competitive search of the marketplace and will be taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC provides. CARL’s modern, intuitive online catalog and powerful staff interfaces are the perfect choice for SCLSNJ, which circulate close to 3 million items to over 1.5 million annual visitors.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched the Polaris Release 5.5 with a configurable, responsive PowerPAC to provide patrons with a consistent experience using any type of device for catalog access.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Casey Cheney to Vice President of Automation Services. Casey has worked with Backstage for 14 years and has fulfilled many roles, including assistant project manager and project manager in retrospective conversion, reclassification, and cataloging. In April 2016, she transitioned to project manager for authority control processing.

July 6, 2017

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Cluff to Chief Information Officer. Chad has worked at Backstage for 20 years and has fulfilled many roles, including metadata services technician, technical services developer, authority control programmer, software development and IT head, and now chief information officer.

July 5, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Barzani National Library, of Kurdistan, Iraq is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the implementation and customization of their Koha installation and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them

July 1, 2017

(Follett) Follett next week will formally introduce a new educational tool, Collections by Destiny, that will allow customers to create new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers, and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across the district, schools or between users. Collections will provide educators around-the-clock access to quickly find the resources that provide more learning opportunities and practice content for fast delivery into the classroom.

June 30, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services has acquired Book Network Int’l Limited; an international physical and digital book distributor, based in the UK. NBNi’s client service business will stand alongside Ingram’s wide range of digital, physical and print-on-demand solutions to create a premier global services offering.

June 29, 2017

(KOMBIT) Med sommeren godt i gang er det tid til at gøre status for første halvdel af 2017 og kigge frem mod de opgaver, der venter i andet halvår. Den første sommermåned i 2017 har vi i FBS blandt andet brugt på at få gjort ændringsportalen klar og på at arbejde med økonomi- og fakturaintegration. Vi har også travlt med at forberede den nye supportstruktur, som vi fortæller mere om efter sommerferien.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that West Baton Rouge Parish Library in Louisiana now benefits from strengthened workflow efficiencies and expanded functionality with a fully implemented Polaris integrated library system.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Grand Ledge Area District Library has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons.

June 28, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information), or ICCU, has certified the Ex Libris Alma library services platform for use with the shared cataloging service of the Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale (National Library Service), or SBN. The certification encourages collaboration between libraries, a key capability of the Alma platform.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has strengthened the Sierra integrated library system with a re-designed holdshelf architecture and increased open integration options to provide libraries with more flexibility through an open, seamless solution.

(Ex Libris) L'Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche certifica l'uso di Alma, promuovendo la collaborazione tra i membri della rete bibliotecaria

June 27, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Collingswood Public Library, of Collingswood, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 70,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing support services to them. The library’s hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS.

(NISO) Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have selected their board's leadership for the 2017-2018 term, which will begin on July 1, 2017. Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected as the new Vice Chair. Greg Suprock (Apex CoVantage), Miranda Walker (Wolters Kluwer Health), and Robert Wheeler (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) have also been elected as Board Directors.

(Overdrive) OverDrive and Penguin Random House announced the winners of the 2017 Penguin Random House Digipalooza Scholarship. Digipalooza, OverDrive’s international user group conference for partner libraries and schools from the OverDrive worldwide network, will take place August 2-4, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a conference partner at Digipalooza, Penguin Random House sponsored a scholarship program covering registration for ten Digipalooza attendees.

June 26, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council today announced The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, as the 2017 recipient of the first annual SEE-IT Award. The SEE-IT Award recognizes outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

(ProQuest) Alexander Street is connecting researchers with previously unpublished historic field recordings and supporting materials in its new collection, Ethnographic Sound Archives Online. This resource enables new insights for the study of music in its cultural and social contexts with 2,000 hours of curated audio captured from field expeditions around the world, along with more than 10,000 pages of field notes, 150 hours of film footage, and thousands of photographs, all in one cross-searchable place for the first time.

June 25, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Eastern Michigan University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform integrated with the Ex Libris Summon discovery service. The first library to implement this integrated solution, Eastern Michigan now benefits from improved resource management workflows and an optimized resource discovery experience. Alma replaces the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system while the university has retained Summon as the preferred discovery service.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is simplifying workflows for librarians with two initiatives that bring together complementary assets to enrich its OASIS search, select and order system.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Virginia’s Lynchburg College has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library’s electronic and print collections and to improve efficiency across the board with integrated workflows. The Ex Libris solutions will replace the Innovative Interfaces Millennium library system.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced initial winners of its inaugural EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. Winning proposals came from Villanova University, which aims to develop the integration of VuFind with FOLIO, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which looks to integrate their hardware circulation module with FOLIO.

(OCLC) OCLC, the library technology and research organization that changed the way libraries work, is celebrating 50 years of innovation and collaboration with libraries around the world.On July 6, 1967, the nonprofit Ohio College Library Center was established to create a shared electronic library for Ohio colleges and universities. Frederick Kilgour, founder and first President, had a plan to build a shared, online cataloging system that would effectively merge library catalogs through a computer network and database so that libraries could work collaboratively, save time and share resources.What began 50 years ago as a regional computer system for 54 Ohio colleges has become OCLC, a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to over 16,000 libraries in 120 countries.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics today announced a novel public/private strategic partnership with Impactstory that will remove a critical barrier for researchers: limited open access (OA) to high-quality, trusted peer-reviewed content. Under the terms of the partnership, Clarivate Analytics is providing a grant to Impactstory to build on its oaDOI service, making open access content more easily discoverable, and the research workflow more efficient from discovery through publishing.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is awarding its 2017 EBSCO Solar grant to the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia and The Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, Illinois. The grants will provide each library with $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grant offsets the cost of installing solar panels and allows libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

June 23, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the MnPALS consortium has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to streamline workflows for all types of resources and to increase the discoverability of those resources by patrons and staff users of the consortium’s member institutions.

(ProQuest) Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, has added streaming access to over 200 videos from A+E Networks for college and university libraries and faculty via the Academic Video Online solution. The videos come from A+E Networks’ HISTORY, the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic, inventors of Automated Materials Handling for libraries, and a leading provider of both RFID and barcode-based self-checkout, announced today the release of a new, enhanced CircIT™ FLEX self-checkout user interface design. The new CircIT™ FLEX interface is available to all new and existing customer libraries on their hardware choice of standalone touchscreen kiosk, desktop kiosk, patented staff-monitored "Combo" station, and even as software for library-supplied hardware.

June 22, 2017

(ProQuest) Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, is enabling researchers to go behind the scenes of the world's greatest theatre, dance, and opera performances through Performance Design Archive Online, the only international multimedia collection to cover all aspects of theatre production design.

(collectionHQ) collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution and SOLUS, a global library technology provider, announced a new joint initiative to support collection management in public libraries. The joint initiative surrounds the launch of SOLUS' Gizmo mobile device and the compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with the SOLUS Staff App. Gizmo, an Android-powered handheld tool, supports the SOLUS Staff App to allow librarians to deliver better customer service by responding to patron queries, searching the collection and placing hold requests all from the library floor. The compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with Gizmo via the Staff App takes that portability one step further by allowing users to carry out multiple collection management tasks simultaneously from anywhere in the library. From Gizmo, users can then update item statuses and locations directly to their Integrated Library System, saving valuable staff time.

(Overdrive) OverDrive has launched a new tool designed to bring new users to the library. Meet Libby, the innovative and fun new reading app for ebooks and audiobooks introduced worldwide on June 20. Based on the experience of 36,000 library partners and one billion digital books borrowed, OverDrive designed Libby to get library users reading quickly, anytime and anywhere, in just one tap.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the cloud-based, multi-tenant Innovative Open Library Stack (IOLS) now serves more than 150 library systems.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President. Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client’s workload.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, are helping libraries improve the research experience and expand exploration by integrating ProQuest® Syndetics Unbound with the Ex Libris Primo and Summon discovery services.

(Follett) Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced today a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by five U.S. school districts in the fall. As with FRL, the development of the micro-credential is a joint partnership between Follett’s Project Connect, the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Digital Promise.

(Overdrive) HarperCollins has joined the growing list of publishers working with OverDrive to add Cost-per-Circ as an additional use model for their eBooks and audiobooks. The CPC model will be available for a portion of the HarperCollins eBook and audiobook catalog, alongside the current metered access one copy/one user. OverDrive has always advocated for more and broader access for libraries and their readers. Working closely with the publishing community, libraries and school partners can mix their collections with a variety of access models starting later this year.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, launched Gale Small Business Builder, an online planning tool for individuals who are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, actively starting a business or operating an existing enterprise.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix will be attending the ALA Annual in Chicago. This year the BLUEcloud team is pleased to premiere the Power of Libraries message from SirsiDynix. Located at booth 5016, the SirsiDynix team will be sharing free “I Believe in The Power of Libraries” buttons, which are also available through the new Power of Libraries store.

June 21, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC Sustainable Collection Services and 14 libraries from the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium have collaborated to advance a shared print book collections project, and secure 1.2 million print book holdings for formal retention.

(Follett) Follett Corporation today provided the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of publishers comprised of Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education:

(KOMBIT) Nu åbner den nye FBS-ændringsportal. Portalen skal gøre det lettere at indberette og arbejde med videreudviklingsønsker

(Talis) BI Norwegian Business School have renewed their Talis Aspire subscription for three more years. They will also partner with Talis to localise the copyright-cleared content management capability of Talis Aspire for Norway.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is combining content solutions with digitization, assessment and discovery services to help libraries transform spaces and bring more value to their users.

(OCLC) Over the past several months, 23 more libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the library management system that offers more efficient back-office operations, integrated services, and a single-search discovery interface for library users.

June 20, 2017

(Ken Chad Consulting) Will academic libraries expand their remit to new kinds of learning resources? Where do learning analytics fit? What will be the impact on library technology? Will we see library systems subsumed into new Learning Services Platforms? What will be the impact of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) on library provision? The new role of the library in teaching and learning outcomes. By Ken Chad & Helen Anderson. Higher Education Library Technology (HELibTech) briefing paper (No. 3). June 2017.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Emmaus Bible College Library, of Dubique, IA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 150,000 plus holdings from Winnebago Spectrum and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics that accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that Julia Mair has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer (

(OCLC) This fall, OCLC’s WebJunction will offer a free, 10-week online training program for public library staff interested in gaining skills in Wikipedia editing and engagement in a collaborative learning environment with public library peers.

(Bibliotheca) The bibliotheca booth at the ALA Annual conference will be ready to demonstrate the solutions that help libraries reach more people in their community. Along with new and innovative designs to help refresh the inside of the library, there are solutions to help offer services after hours and expand into the community. These solutions are available for demonstration at the ALA Annual conference, June 23-26, 2017 in Chicago, IL, booth 4025.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is excited to announce the summer release of LS2 Cataloging for the Library.Solution ILS platform. TLC’s LS2 Cataloging for Library.Solution delivers robust yet intuitive web-based tools that simplify cataloging for everyone from seasoned collections technicians to first-year library assistants using a fully responsive design.

June 19, 2017

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic is excited to announce that Nicholson Memorial Library System in Garland, Texas has selected Tech Logic to provide both Automated Materials Handling and Self-Checkout solutions. Tech Logic will provide the library system with 6 Automated Material Handling Systems, 11 FLEX Self-Checkout stations, security gates for all branch libraries and other RFID equipment.

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe and the market leader in Scandinavia, announces the expansion of its operations in Germany. Jürgen Keck, formerly with OCLC, joins Axiell as Sales Director. In his role, Jürgen will be responsible for sales to public libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online portal for libraries, is now available for the German library market. The solution is adapted for BIBDIA and Axiell Quria.

(Odilo) Since 2016, ODILO, a global and innovative leader in the eBook industry, has experienced tremendous growth with their North American expansion. With 140% increase in new customers and close to a 500% increase in new publishing partners, ODILO continues to be a popular new eResource for libraries of all sizes.

(OCLC) OCLC is introducing Digby, a new mobile app that will soon be available as part of WorldShare Management Services, the cloud-based library services platform. Digby is specifically designed to increase the efficiency, accuracy and independence of student library workers. As a suite of web-based applications, WorldShare Management Services (WMS) already allows library staff to do their work wherever needed—in the library, at home or on the go. Now with the Digby app, WMS helps the library’s student workers become more productive too.

(Follett) Follett announced it is intensifying its support of K-12 school libraries and librarians by partnering with EveryLibrary, a Chicago-based political action committee dedicated to advocating for libraries and librarians at the state level. The Follett-EveryLibrary partnership will initially focus its work with school library associations in six states: Illinois, Washington, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Florida, and Mississippi.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization seeks comments on a new draft Technical Report, Issues in Vocabulary Management. This document is one outcome from the NISO Bibliographic Roadmap Development Project, which was conducted beginning in 2013 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Bibliographic Roadmap work examined requirements for usability and adoption of advanced bibliographic exchange in a global network environment and its final report, published in April 2014, prioritized several areas of potential future work, including those included in this technical report: policies supporting vocabulary use and reuse; documentation for vocabularies; and requirements for preservation of RDF vocabularies.

(Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative) The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative welcomed two Minnesota libraries to its initiative to fund development in the Evergreen open-source Integrated Library System.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that a new release of the Yewno Discover Research Application will launch on July 1, 2017. This release adds significant user interface enhancements to the already ground-breaking functionality and research and learning benefits powered by Yewno Discover.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics today announced that it has renewed its partnership with Royal Philips through a multi-year agreement. Through this partnership, Royal Philips' Intellectual Property and Standards organization uses Derwent Innovation, helping create and protect Royal Philips' intellectual property. Derwent Innovation is the premier IP research and analytics tool based on the Derwent World Patents Index ("DWPI"). Royal Philips, and hundreds of other organizations, trust and rely on its data quality and accuracy for making important IP and innovation decisions.

June 17, 2017

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced the company is gearing-up for the annual American Library Association conference with a new brand, redesigned website, and expanded line of self-service solutions.

(KOMBIT) FBS har i løbet af foråret 2017 samarbejdet med blandt andet Serviceplatformen i KOMBIT og de forskellige leverandører om at få muliggjort integration til debitor- og fakturaløsninger.FBS har i løbet af foråret 2017 samarbejdet med blandt andet Serviceplatformen i KOMBIT og de forskellige leverandører om at få muliggjort integration til debitor- og fakturaløsninger. Opgaven har dels været at få implementeret manglende funktionalitet i integrationen og at få afhjulpet fundne fejl, dels at gennemføre et teknologisk løft på Serviceplatformen.

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) A $967,000 federal grant will allow Northwestern University Libraries and Indiana University Libraries to enhance their jointly developed audiovisual repository system, further improving the ability of archival institutions to manage and make accessible large digital collections of video and audio.

June 16, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the final implementation phase of the Republic of Ireland’s public library authorities is now live on Sierra. This project completion ensures single access for all library members to over 15 million items in 333 libraries.

(Tech Logic) Robert "Bob" Rohlf, a legend of the library profession, consultant, and co-founder of Tech Logic Corporation, has passed away. Bob's career as a librarian spanned more than forty years and included directorship and executive roles at Hennepin County Public Library (HCPL), Minneapolis Public Library, Dakota-Scott Regional Library, and The Library of Congress where he was the Administrative Director. After retiring from HCPL Bob led the Robert Rohlf Associates consulting firm utilizing numerous library experts to provide professional advice for new building projects around the world.

(Tech Logic) Sarasota County Library System selected Tech Logic to provide Automated Material Handling at the new Shannon Staub Library.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics announced its collaboration with the University of Melbourne, which is leading the ARC Training Centre for Personalized Therapeutics Technologies, a collaboration between University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Western Australia and 15 partner organizations including Clarivate.

June 15, 2017

(Preservica) Digital preservation specialist, Preservica, announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Preservica has demonstrated technical proficiency and success building solutions that support mission-critical workloads of Higher Education, K-12 Primary/Secondary, Research and Publishing customers.

(Demco) Demco Software launched DiscoverLocal, a unique new product that uses the increasing popularity of open web searches to a library’s advantage. The new tool from Demco’s software division is the first of its kind to give libraries top ranking in local search results, driving awareness of collections and also of programs and events for both public and academic libraries. By elevating the library's presence on search results pages, DiscoverLocal increases resource usage and facilitates more focused program and event marketing.

(Ex Libris) Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, líder en automatización de bibliotecas en América Latina, tiene el agrado de informar sobre el exitoso desarrollo de las dos primeras reuniones de usuarios de Ex Libris del año, mismas que se realizaron en México y Colombia recientemente.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announced associate promotions and new associates to the company.

June 14, 2017

(LAC Group) LAC Group has named Jim Haggerty as vice president for the company's LibSource business unit. Haggerty has 21 years of experience with the legal industry and information services. LibSource delivers Library as a Service (LaaS) solutions for research, business intelligence and other library and information center needs.

(OCLC) OCLC Research and LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, will launch a collaborative project to explore the adoption and integration of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in European research information management (RIM) infrastructures.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Analytics and Assessment team, hiring John McDonald as Director of Product Management. In this role, McDonald will work with libraries to provide advanced decision-making support and intelligence.

(Evergreen Project) The Evergreen open-source community will highlight some of the ways the Evergreen catalog helps users find the material they need at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago later this month.

June 13, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Stanford University Press continues to expand their reach and impact in the academic space with Ingram Content Group's distribution network. Stanford University Press is now using CoreSource®, Ingram’s digital asset management and distribution platform, to increase their digital presence in the academic market.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that the New England Institute of Technology Library, of East Greenwich, RI. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 60,000 plus holdings from TLC and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services.

(Ex Libris) Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK, for the eighth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group. This meeting marks 10 years since the development of the Rosetta digital asset preservation and management solution began.

(ProQuest) Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is one of a growing number of institutions offering access to University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® database via ProQuest.

(OCLC) OCLC, the nonprofit global library cooperative based in Dublin, has been named among the “Best Employers in Ohio” for the ninth consecutive year. Best Employers in Ohio is a program of the Best Companies Group in conjunction with the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management State Council. The Best Employers in Ohio recognition is based in large part on confidential surveys of each organization’s employees.

June 11, 2017

(KOMBIT) I maj måned har der blandt andet været fokus på, hvilke videreudviklingsønsker der skal stå først i køen, når funktionerne i kravspecifikationen er færdigudviklet i forbindelse med release 1.8. Derfor har der været afholdt møder i videreudviklingsudvalget, og resultatet blev en prioriteringsliste, der bliver sendt videre til vurdering i styregruppen i juni.

(Library and Information Technology Association) You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and may be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

June 9, 2017

(Internet Archive) The MIT Press and the Internet Archive announced a partnership, with support from Arcadia, to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of MIT Press books that are currently not available digitally. This partnership represents an important advance in bringing acclaimed titles across the MIT Press’ publications in science, technology, art, and architecture to a global online audience.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Cooperative Computer Services has selected the Polaris integrated library system to serve 24 public libraries across the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. With 1.1 million bibliographic records, CCS provides access to technology support and learning to more than 800,000 patrons combined. Over 60 staff members participated in the process to select an automation solution that would increase staff mobile access and opportunities for patron engagement, while delivering an optimal patron experience across multiple devices.

June 8, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation congratulates the Nashville Public Library on being named the 2017 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. NPL, an upcoming member of the TLC family, is being recognized for its service to their community, creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs, an increase in library usage, and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other libraries. The competitive process that began with close to 25 entrants was narrowed down by staff members from the Library Journal and Gale, a Cengage company, as well as the previous year’s Library of the Year award recipient.

June 6, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the European Commission has signed an inter-institutional framework agreement for the supply of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Libraries from ten European institutions and bodies will benefit from the agreement, including the libraries of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, and the European Court of Auditors.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Heath Sciences Library at New York Medical College, of Valhalla, NY. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 40,000 plus holdings from Voyager and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library’s implementation of Koha also interfaces with the Summon Discovery System that is being utilized by the library.

(Nashville Public Library) Tennessee’s Nashville Public Library has been named the 2017 Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine and Gale, a Cengage company. The Library of the Year is a prestigious honor awarded to a library that demonstrates profound service to community, creativity, leadership, and innovation in developing community programs. Nashville Public Library stands out for its ability to bring stories, reading, and learning to life to educate the community–from the youngest learners through adults.

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are making it easier for seven librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference after winning EBSCO-ALA scholarships. Each scholarship provides up to $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel and other expenses to the conference taking place in Chicago on June 22-27.

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS, one of the nation's largest non-profits serving archives, libraries and museums, is pleased to announce support for six Catalyst Fund projects valued at $135,000 to foster innovation among members and knowledge communities worldwide. A new LYRASIS program, the Catalyst Fund offers "kickstarter" funds to incubate new ideas and test creative approaches to advance objectives of member institutions. Projects were chosen by LYRASIS Leaders Circle participants based on the merit of the idea and the potential positive impact on the wider field of libraries, archives and museums.

June 2, 2017

(Talis) Aston University have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists, moving from their current system, rebus:list, in order to drive library workflows and acquisitions efficiencies.

(TIND) The Caltech Research Data Repositorywas created by Caltech and TIND, a spin-off of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The platform has now officially launched as a service for Caltech faculty, staff, students, and research collaborations.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) recently conducted a detailed assessment of authority control processing timelines. The published report is a guide to help libraries plan and execute authority control projects most realistic to their schedules and deadlines.

June 1, 2017

(PTFS Europe) Knowsley Council has chosen the Koha library management system together with the WordPress content management system to replace their existing SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe will carry out the initial implementation and provide on-going hosting and support services.

(Taylor and Francis) Taylor and Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist, upper-level academic books and journals, has acquired colwiz, an innovative, early stage digital research services firm, as part of its ongoing investment in technology and digital capabilities that support the use and discoverability of content.

(RedLink) RedLink announced a pilot of Remarq on several IOP Publishing journals, including the Journal of Optics, the New Journal of Physics, Nanotechnology, and Biofabrication. Remarq is a new tool for the publishing community offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group and OptiQly, a marketing technology and services startup that provides actionable intelligence for online retail, announced their collaboration to provide publishers quick and cost-effective insights to make real-time business decisions.

(Odilo) ODILO will provide all children in Peru with free technology due to the horrible floods that wreaked havoc there at the end of March 2017. ODILO allows for the management, distribution, consumption, auditing, and preservation of all types of digital conten.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons and its leading global platform for researchers to share, discuss and receive recognition for peer review and editing of academic research. The acquisition brings together the world’s preeminent citation database and the world’s largest researcher-facing peer-review data and recognition platform.

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the Poplar Creek Public Library District in Illinois has selected Polaris as their integrated library system.

May 30, 2017

(LibLynx) Delta Think and LibLynx today announced a partnership to further enhance the user experience of Delta Think’s groundbreaking Open Access Data Analytics Tool.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Université Paris-Saclay consortium will deploy the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution at its 16 member institutions to increase content usage and create an optimum discovery experience for users.

(Ingram Content Group) Tennessee Book Company, an Ingram Content Group company, has acquired assets of Thrivist, LLC; a teaching and learning platform to create a single, dynamic way for teachers to access both digital and print content for their classrooms.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the San Diego Law Library, of San Diego, CA, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s four branches, and 150,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

(Yewno) Yewno announced the launch of Yewno Unearth. Yewno Unearth is a truly unique transformational exploration tool for publishers based on AI technology. It uses an algorithmic approach to understand topics, sub-topics and concepts within any document to give an accurate and comprehensive view across any catalog of information.

May 29, 2017

(ProQuest) Matti Shem Tov, Presidente de Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, sucederá a Kurt Sanford como Director Ejectuvio de ProQuest en 2017. El éxito de ProQuest y el desarrollo de un equipo fuerte de liderazgo bajo la dirección del Sr. Sanford han preparado el escenario para que el Sr. Shem Tov continúe impulsando el crecimiento y la innovación de ProQuest, reuniendo contenido de calidad, libros y software para facilitar resultados extraordinarios para bibliotecarios, investigadores y estudiantes.

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