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October 18, 2017

(EnvisionWare) Lyngsoe Systems and EnvisionWare announced today a partnership agreement to provide Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions to public libraries. Under the agreement, EnvisionWare will be a distribution partner for Lyngsoe Systems' suite of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) products in the United States and Canada. The partnership extends EnvisionWare's line of AMH solutions.

Lyngsoe Systems is a global leader in designing and producing automated materials handling solutions for libraries of all sizes. The company specializes in custom tailoring their sorter configurations based on the unique needs of their customers. From a single branch location to a large library requiring high volume central sorters, customer needs are the core of every Lyngsoe Systems implementation, supported by a deep understanding of current and improved library processes.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and bibliotheca are teaming to integrate the power of the Syndetics Unbound service into the library selfCheck experience. The Syndetics Unbound enrichment service integrates seamlessly with a library’s existing catalog to provide interactive exploration, increasing circulation of the library collection. Backed by comprehensive data from ProQuest and LibraryThing, Syndetics Unbound provides the highest quality enrichments and best coverage for both public and academic libraries.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform has won a place in the French national Système de gestion de bibliothèque mutualisé library management system framework agreement. The competitive process for the framework and the tenders awarded under it are managed by the Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur (ABES), the French agency that provides bibliographic services to over 60 percent of French higher education institutions.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that Koha Klassmates has now been adopted in 36 library schools nationwide. Koha Klassmates is a program that provides free hosted Koha installations for library schools. Teachers utilize their free hosted Koha instance to provide hands on experience for library students, giving them the real world tools and exposure they need before entering the workforce.

(EBSCO Information Services) Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual SEE-IT Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by March 9, 2018.

(Biblionix) Biblionix, the award winning and leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced the addition of faceted searching to its Apollo ILS/LSP.

(Ingram Content Group) Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand, announces five new publishers for the Spring 2018 season: Black Inc., Blair, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Oberon Books and School of Life. All presses begin distribution with Consortium on Jan. 1, 2018.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris to announced that the number of libraries participating in the Ex Libris Alma and Primo implementation at the Washington Research Library Consortium, in Washington, DC, has recently increased to 16.

(Overdrive) OverDrive welcomes four new publishers in time for the 2017-18 school year. Rosen Publishing, Gareth Stevens, Cavendish Square and Enslow Publishing serve grades Pre-K -12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials. They are making hundreds of titles available digitally to libraries and schools for the first time, with more planned for 2018.

October 17, 2017

(Demco) Demco DiscoverMobile is the next generation of the popular and much-loved Boopsie mobile app. The new app presents library information in the increasingly popular at-a-glance format, streamlining how patrons browse collections, check out titles, and register for upcoming events via their smartphones.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has added 6,000 ebooks from Taylor and Francis to the Academic Complete collection. Focused on offering a balance of quality and quantity, the pioneering subscription now offers unlimited, multi-user access to a growing selection of more than 150,000 ebooks from the world’s leading publishers.

October 15, 2017

(Digital Public Library of America) The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is proud to unveil a pilot program to test a new model for a library-owned and library-centered ebook marketplace for popular ebooks, together with free public domain and openly-licensed ebooks. The DPLA Exchange (exchange.dp.la), will allow staff at six pilot libraries to log in and start selecting ebooks from over a hundred thousand licensed titles and thousands more that are openly-licensed.  The new program will be administered through a partnership with LYRASIS, which will provide the hosting and other technology resources.

October 14, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Kathryn Harnish as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy.

October 13, 2017

(Association of Research Libraries) The membership of the Association of Research Libraries voted to invite Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries to join as the 125th member, effective January 1, 2018.

(Axiell) Axiell announced that the company has acquired ATP Automation Ltd Oy, a company specialized in library logistics. Through the acquisition, Axiell will broaden its offering in the Finnish market to cover market leading self-service machines and conveyor solutions for libraries, in addition to the already existing offer which the company is working with. ATP represents top Finnish know-how, guaranteed by a membership in the Association of Finnish Work. The four staff at ATP will join Axiell and will continue to serve existing customers.

October 12, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC and Internet Archive are working together to make the Archive's collection of 2.5 million digitized books easier to find and access online and through local libraries. OCLC will process metadata from the Internet Archive for its digital collection, matching to existing records in WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections, or adding a new record if one does not exist. The WorldCat record will include a link leading back to the Archive.org record. From there, searchers can examine or potentially borrow the related digital item.

(ProQuest) In the first year of its availability on Bowker Identifier Services’ website and ecommerce store (www.myidentifiers.com), the ScoreIt! enhanced writer technology developed by Inkubate, has doubled its user base. ScoreIt! enables authors to run a comparative analysis of their manuscript against the writing styles of commercially published authors. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN registration agency for the U.S. and its MyIdentifiers website connects authors to the resources they need to effectively publish and market their books.

(Association of Research Libraries) The membership of the Association of Research Libraries has voted to invite Simon Fraser University Library to join as the 124th member, effective January 1, 2018. Gwen Bird, university librarian and dean of libraries, accepted the invitation.

(ProQuest) Visitors to the Bowker website myidentifiers.com will now be able to access StreetLib, a publishing platform offering all the essential book publishing tools in one place. StreetLib supports authors and publishers by providing the services necessary to publish and sell books online in multiple formats. It also provides technical and commercial assistance to help its users get the most out of its services. Bowker’s Myidentifiers.com is the official ISBN registration site for American publishers. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate.

(Ingram Content Group) Lightning Source, part of Ingram Content Group, is expanding its “Global Connect” print-on-demand and distribution network to Spain through an alliance with PodiPrint, one of the largest media publishing and distribution groups in Spain.

(Cengage Learning) Five Texas libraries have partnered with Gale, a leading provider of library resources and a Cengage company, to offer the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate at public libraries across the state. Qualifying Texas adults can enroll in the Career Online High School program starting today through the following public library systems: Houston, Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine and Sulphur Springs.

(ProQuest) Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.

(Springer) Springer Nature has launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched Polaris Release 5.6 with system-wide support for Unicode characters, integration of items from Vital in the PowerPAC discovery solution, and additional functionality in the Polaris Web Application. Polaris is an integrated library system solution to manage physical and digital resources, library operational workflows, and patron accounts.

October 11, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Amigos Library Services has added ByWater and Koha to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries who are new to Koha will receive a discount on Koha implementation and ongoing support and hosting services from ByWater as part of this agreement. By partnering with ByWater, Amigos Library Services members will have even more reason to adopt the fastest growing and most used ILS in the world.

(Ixxus) Data systems integration and knowledge engineering experts Ixxus today announced that scholarly publisher Emerald Publishing and world-renowned educational foundation International Baccalaureate recently became the two latest organizations to deploy the Ixxus Publishing Platform to meet their most challenging digital transformation initiatives.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform has enhanced its book detail pages to boost usability with simplified workflows, more chapter-level capabilities, and improved file naming conventions that make it easy to organize downloaded resources.

(Eduserv) OpenAthens builds upon its global access tools for digital content providers through its new cloud-based single sign-on solution OpenAthens, the international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, today officially launches its cloud-based content provider solution at one of the world’s largest publishing events, the Frankfurt Book Fair.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) adds six new clients to CoreSource, Ingram’s digital asset management and distribution platform. The new CoreSource customers include: Author Solutions LLC, Center for Creative Leadership, Wits University Press, Hymns Ancient & Modern, Edinburgh University Press, and The American Nurses Association.

(EBSCO Information Services) Dynamic Health, a comprehensive collection of evidence-based skills content and corresponding skills checklists intended to help nurses and allied health professionals develop critical clinical, transcultural and patient instruction skills, is now available from EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services.

October 9, 2017

(National Information Standards Organization) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new American National Standard, STS: Standards Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2017. The purpose of this "standard for standards," which will be known as NISO STS, is to define a suite of XML elements and attributes that describes the full-text content and metadata of standards. NISO STS provides a common format that preserves intellectual content of standards independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered.

(RedLink) RedLink is pleased to announce the latest release of Remarq, which includes three levels of group collaboration, Private Groups – only those invited by the host are aware of the group and can participate, Protected Groups – publishers can create these groups, which anyone can find and request to join, and Public Groups – these groups are open to anyone at any time.

October 6, 2017

(KOMBIT) Med oktobers ankomst er den nye supportmodel trådt i kraft. Det kan du både læse og se mere om i dette nyhedsbrev, der også byder på tips og tricks, information om kommende ændringer i FBS og indhold i den kommende release 1.9.

(Evergreen Project) The Evergreen community announced the release of Evergreen 3.0, a major upgrade that will change the way library staff use and interact with Evergreen.Evergreen 3.0 features a new staff client that can run in a web browser on a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone, helping libraries to better meet the high expectations of users. Bringing library services on the road has never been easier. Staff will use the same client interfaces on all devices, which are automatically optimized for whatever screen is in use.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS).

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works has begun production on a massive RFID tagging project for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. The project is part of the library’s conversion to a unified RFID inventory system, which upon completion, will deliver greater accuracy in circulation and inventory while making library staff more available to patrons. Backstage will tag over 1.9 million barcoded items contained in fourteen library branches, one outreach services facility, and an external storage facility.

October 5, 2017

(Springer) Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature’s various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as well as librarians.

(Insight Informatics) Libraries across the world using LIBERO’s using Version 6, can now upgrade their systems to LIBERO Cloud. LIBERO Cloud means libraries can now store their data in an off-site server, which provides significant benefits including full maintenance and security of your data. Our overseas libraries using LIBERO are based in Europe, Africa, and United Arab Emirates.

October 3, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the company is the first in the library industry to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification. ISO 22301:2012 is the first international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization that focuses exclusively on business continuity management. This Ex Libris certification joins two others awarded to the company—ISO 27001:2013, certification for information security management systems; and ISO/IEC 27018:2014, certification for the protection of personally identifiable information in the cloud computing environment.

(DuraSpace) We invite anyone in our community, DuraSpace members or non-members, to nominate an individual who you believe would be a good representative for the community to serve as the DuraSpace Board-Member-at-Large. All nominees must be from DuraSpace member organizations (see full list here) and Board-Member-at-Large candidates should be at the senior management level at their organizations, having fiscal and staffing responsibility. And of course, they will, in your judgment, be able to bring the commitment, creativity, and dedication that the role calls for. Self-nominations are welcome and you may submit more than one nomination.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.6 to enhance library staff workflows through more efficient navigation and processes. This release includes the ability to quickly swipe between Item Detail screens and view copy number information on each Item Detail screen. Mobile Worklists, a two-time Modern Library Awards winner, is Innovative’s native iOS app for library staff that makes material handling and management tasks easier and more efficient.

October 2, 2017

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span six countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and now Italy.

(Villanova University) Version 4.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release builds upon the recent 4.0 release with several significant new features.

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) WGBH Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded WGBH a $229,772 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to launch the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship. The fellowship will fund 10 graduate students from across the United States to digitize at-risk audiovisual materials at public media organizations near their universities. The digitized content will ultimately be incorporated into the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between Boston public media station WGBH and the Library of Congress working to digitize and preserve thousands of broadcasts and previously inaccessible programs from public radio and public television’s more than 60-year legacy.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Google are expanding their collaboration by indexing almost half a million full text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from the world’s great universities. Google Scholar users can now seamlessly discover and access this set of full text dissertations in their libraries’ subscription collections. The user experience is improved and libraries benefit from increased usage for their content investment.

(Copyright Clearance Center) RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center announced they are partnering with Meteo, a leading provider of Japanese medical information. Using RightFind and RightsLink offerings available through CCC and RightsDirect, Meteo will expand global sales of its articles and help increase the company’s brand awareness for content aggregation to the worldwide market.

(OCLC) OCLC now supports IIIF Image and Presentation APIs in its CONTENTdm digital collection management software, ensuring that its member libraries and institutions can share and present millions of digital images across a variety of applications and platforms. CONTENTdm, currently used by more than 2,500 institutions worldwide, was recently redesigned to create a new end-user experience for any device. The redesign supports the IIIF Image API, which provides a common mechanism for manipulating digital images for display and download. The IIIF Presentation API, which makes it possible to present image metadata and navigate through complex digital objects, is now the second API added to CONTENTdm. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), driven by a thriving community of libraries, museums, software firms, scholars and technologists working with digital images and digital image repositories, provides a community-driven set of shared API specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories.

(Follett) Follett announced it is entering the school book fair market, a highly anticipated launch that will see the company maximize its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary and middle school students. The Follett Book Fairs launch begins for the 2017-18 school year on a regional basis, and then will expand throughout the country the following year. Librarians familiar with Follett have been eager to get their schools signed up.

September 29, 2017

(Lucidea) Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records. They provide an array of tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders easily find exactly what they need, through a single venue.

(Demco) Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria has launched a customized app that provides one-click access to its library’s assets, empowering researchers to use resources and services when and where they need them. Fully hosted and maintained by Demco Software, the University of Pretoria’s Boopsie mobile app will feature custom branding on a user-friendly interface, facilitating seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers. A modifiable banner will increase visibility of key resources, and unique features will expand access to the library. Key among these are Ask a Librarian, Catalog Search, Subject Guides, Library Locator, Location and Hours, and social media integration.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que el consorcio Madroño ha elegido la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Alma y la solución de descubrimiento y entrega Primo para mejorar la colaboración, la eficiencia y los servicios para los miembros del consorcio. Alma reemplazará el sistema de biblioteca integrado SirsiDynix Symphony.

September 28, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Consorcio Madroño has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to enhance collaboration, efficiency, and services for the consortium’s members. Alma will replace the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.The six member universities of the Madroño Consortium, all leading institutions in Madrid, had previously used individual, local, on-premises (non-cloud) deployments of the same integrated library system (ILS) and discovery tool.

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Libraries announced that they’ve conducted what is believed to be the first multi-state, multi-campus, curated virtual reality class. The Innovation @ the Edge, located in the University of Oklahoma Libraries, is a pioneer in developing pedagogical and research content for virtual reality headsets. During this VR class, partner institutions, including two separate physical locations at University of Central Oklahoma, Archaeology Southwest and University of Arizona, Tucson and two separate physical locations at the University of Oklahoma along with a session leader in a home office, connected in shared virtual reality space, bringing together 15 people total in order to tour a cave with rare archaic cave art that is located on private land and is otherwise inaccessible to the public.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage’s growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage’s capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture.

(Library and Information Technology Association) Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library, has been appointed as the new editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the Library and Information Technology Association's refereed, open access journal. His term will run through June 30, 2020.

September 27, 2017

(Taylor and Francis) Taylor & Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist academic books and journals and part of Informa PLC, has acquired the Open Access publisher, Dove Medical Press. This acquisition signals Taylor & Francis Group’s ongoing commitment to developing both its Medical Journal and OA programs.

(Emerald Group) Emerald Publishing launched Emerald Reach – its new open access programme designed to deliver rigorous high-quality open access content, support authors and extend their impact. Recognizing that being open access alone does not necessarily mean content is more discoverable, Emerald Reach works harder on behalf of authors to drive discoverability. The aim of the programme is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research and maximize its potential to deliver impact. 

(Yewno) Yewno Discover will now be dramatically enhanced by the inclusion of Cambridge University Press’ full digitized academic content. Over the last 2 years, the knowledge discovery product has benefited from the inclusion of Cambridge University Press journal articles. Yewno’s relationship with the Press has now deepened with the inclusion of their full digital content, as the Discover product continues to prove its potential as a vital tool for researchers and students.

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2018 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

September 26, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Utah State Library Division has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS) to promote autonomy among consortium members and extend equal patron access to resources. The Utah State Library’s consortium represents several partner agencies as well as bookmobile services to 11 counties in Utah and a resource sharing collection housed at the State Library. State agency partners include the Division of State History, Utah State Archives, the Division of Natural Resources, and the Utah State Law Library. Polaris was the solution best equipped to satisfy the diverse needs of all programs and library partners.

(EBSCO Information Services) Submissions are open for the 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship. EBSCO provides up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel and other expenses to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held in Denver, February 9-16.  

September 25, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Tuttle Publishing announces that beginning in January 2018 their titles will be sold and distributed to the industry by Publishers Group West, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new Technical Report, NISO TR-06-2017, Issues in Vocabulary Management. This document is one outcome of the NISO Bibliographic Roadmap Development Project, which was conducted in 2013-14 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The technical report builds upon the work outlined in the 2014 project summary report Roadmap for the Future of Bibliographic Exchange by discussing policies supporting vocabulary use and reuse, documentation for vocabularies, and requirements for the preservation of RDF vocabularies. The audiences for this technical report start with the communities NISO has brought together: libraries, publishers, and service providers. But beyond these communities, NISO aims for the document to help the many individuals and groups building and sharing bibliographic and other descriptive data, as well as knowledge managers within a variety of organizations using vocabularies to solve problems.

(Knight Foundation) he John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a major initiative to support the role of strong, trusted journalism as essential to a healthy democracy. The initiative is anchored by the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, a panel of thinkers and doers from diverse backgrounds committed to creating more informed and engaged communities. This nonpartisan commission (participants list below) will explore causes for the erosion of trust in democratic institutions, in particular the press. It will also identify new thinking and solutions around rebuilding trust.The Knight Commission will be chaired by Jamie Woodson, executive chairman and CEO of Tennessee’s State Collaborative on Reforming Education, and Tony Marx, president of The New York Public Library, and run by the Aspen Institute, with $2 million in support from Knight.

September 21, 2017

(New Jersey State Library) New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute announced today that Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer will rejoin the New Jersey State Library as the new Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services. Reporting to the State Librarian, the Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services oversees the interpretation of library law for New Jersey's libraries and supervises statistical processes. The Library Support Services unit also manages the State Library's grant programs, which includes the per capita state aid program and the federal Library Services and Technology Act, for which Ms. Moller-Peiffer will serve as the LSTA Coordinator.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning today announced Alisa Dorman, with more than 20 years of experience in education, has been hired as its new Vice President of Research and Product Effectiveness. Dorman joins Voyager Sopris Learning from the Office of Literacy for the Colorado Department of Education, where, for the past three years, she was Executive Director and led the state’s early reading initiative.

September 19, 2017

(Follett) Bernards Township School District in Basking Ridge, N.J., capped an extensive two-year search by selecting Follett’s Aspen for its new student information system. The PreK-12 district implemented Aspen in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the William F. Laman Public Library has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to deliver premier library management software and services for its patrons and staff. Laman Public Library will go live with Library.Solution on September 20, 2017.

(Ex Libris) Prosegue a livello globale la forte tendenza verso l'adozione di Alma, che diventa la piattaforma bibliotecaria con la più rapida crescita al mondo. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che Ex Libris Alma, la soluzione in cloud per la gestione delle risorse della biblioteca, è ora il sistema preferito da un migliaio di clienti. La millesima istituzione che ha optato per Alma è l'Università Carnegie Mellon che, come le altre 999 istituzioni, potrà beneficiare dei flussi di lavoro ottimizzati offerti dalla soluzione SaaS per la gestione unificata delle risorse.

(ProQuest) Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services, a consortium of 24 colleges and universities throughout Montana, has chosen ProQuest Academic Complete and College Complete ebook collection subscriptions to provide high-quality content and a powerful, intuitive user experience to its thousands of students, faculty and researchers.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier (BIU, or Interuniversity Library of Montpellier) has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to optimize library management and discovery. Alma and Primo will replace the Aleph integrated library system.

(Axiell) Axiell announced that Drammen Public Library in Norway has gone live with Axiell Quria, the company’s new cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform. The platform makes daily work routines more efficient, completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue and removes all barriers between physical and digital assets. In addition, the cloud-based platform will dramatically reduce the lifetime cost while also being able to reduce the time it takes for launching additional functionality, for continuous improvement of the library service.

September 16, 2017

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) The Institute of Museum and Library Services released two key information products: the latest data from its annual Public Libraries Survey and a new report on the previous year’s data. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. Explore the FY 2015 data and the FY 2014 report.

September 15, 2017

(Yewno) New insights gained through the use of Unearth will fuel internal collaborative strategic discussions to direct the editorial development of crucial peacebuilding reports. USIP has updated its suite of analytic tools. In addition to gaining an increased understanding of user behavior through the use of a variety of standard and nonstandard analytics, USIP has chosen to use Yewno Unearth to explore and understand the content of its publications on a deeper level.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched the newest release of the Sierra integrated library system with new options to improve processes at the library. Sierra Release 3.2 includes three new API endpoints and integration for PCI-compliant credit card payments at Express Lane self-service stations. Sierra is a powerful, modern integrated library system (ILS) that combines complete functionality with the power and scale of an open services platform.

September 14, 2017

(Follett) Follett announced its popular Rewards program is returning, allowing customers to accrue points on purchases and redeem them for valuable products. Customers will earn points on all textbook, consumable and buyback transactions, including any qualifying purchases made on or after April 1.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram announced associate promotions and new associates to the group. Matthew Dickie has joined the Ingram Publisher Services international sales team as a new European Sales Manager. Philippa Malicka has been promoted from Key Account Sales Manager to Business Development Manager for Lightning Source UK Ltd. Nick Singh has been promoted from Account Representative to Key Account Sales Manager for Lightning Source’s IngramSpark in the UK. Tyler Montgomery has been promoted from Inside Sales Representative to Content Manager for Ingram Book Group LLC.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interface announced the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA selected the Polaris Web Application to support 22 branches across the county.

(HTC Global Services) HTC Global Services, Inc. introduced SoteriaAMS, a new asset management solution for high-capacity library storage facilities that enables real-time cloud-based management to increase staff productivity and patron satisfaction.

September 13, 2017

(Demco) Demco Software today highlighted the far-reaching capabilities of DiscoverLocal, its latest innovation that gives libraries priority in local search results. Launched in June 2017, the new product is the first truly comprehensive discoverability tool that promotes libraries’ events and resources on the open web without requiring a library name to be mentioned in the search query.

(Follett) In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey, Follett has established a donation program with a preliminary goal of $15,00

September 12, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform is now the system of choice for one thousand customers. The thousandth institution to select Alma is Carnegie Mellon University, which, like the 999 other Alma institutions, will benefit from the streamlined workflows of a unified SaaS resource management solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that it received a contract award from Utah Department of Transportation for its flagship Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management Systems.

September 11, 2017

(Preservica) Gibraltar National Archives announced a partnership with Preservica to preserve and protect its extensive collection of historic digital records, following yesterday’s National Gibraltar Day, which in 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s sovereignty referendum. Using Preservica’s active digital preservation software and collaborative working approach, GNA’s historic records are now safely stored and accessible for generations to come.

(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of its kind to acknowledge the fundamental contribution of peer reviewers in the scientific publishing industry through a non-profit partnership.

September 8, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Justin Duewel-Zahniser has joined the leadership team as Chief Technology Officer, based out of global headquarters in Inwood, W.Va. In this role, Justin will lead TLC in continuing to expand the company's Integrated Library System, Library.Solution.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca hosted the Diversity Wall installation at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Visitors to the wall were encouraged to sign their name to a brightly colored brick indicating their support for diversity in our nation’s libraries. For each brick signed, bibliotheca donated five dollars to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

September 7, 2017

(OCLC) Just eight months after its introduction, 100 libraries are now using Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries.

(Ingram Content Group) As Houston begins to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, Ingram Content Group is committed to helping booksellers and libraries. Ingram is aiding Houston booksellers and libraries through a donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and to the Texas Library Association’s Harvey Disaster Relief for impacted libraries. In addition, Ingram’s retail division will be postponing invoices for their clients. Independent bookstores and Christian retail stores impacted by Harvey may contact their Ingram rep to learn more about the invoice assistance.

(EBSCO Information Services) The Association of Research Libraries has entered into a partnership with EBSCO Information Services in support of internships for ARL’s flagship diversity recruitment program, the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. Practical field experience is uniformly seen as one of the most valuable components of ARL’s other diversity recruitment programs and is an absolute necessity for graduates attempting to enter a competitive job market.

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September 6, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services LLC, an operating company of Ingram Content Group, announces a new name for the Perseus Distribution brand: Two Rivers Distribution. This rebranding helps separate the distribution business from the publishing entity that is now with Hachette. This change will not impact operations or client services.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) has become the first university in Taiwan to choose the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Alma and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution will be replacing a number of the library’s current systems, including an integrated library system, electronic resource management system, and discovery system.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Industries announced that Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer David Walker has been promoted to to Chief Executive Officer. Walker succeeded Tim Collins, who will remain with the company as President of EBSCO Information Services. Collins assumed the role in July 2014.

(RedLink) RedLink and ORCID announced an integration that will provide seamless pre-population of profiles in Remarq when users sign into Remarq with their ORCID credentials.

September 5, 2017

(ProQuest) Researchers in film studies can now easily access the essential titles they need for insight into world cinema from the 1990s to today thanks to an alliance between Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, and Sony Pictures Classics. More than 300 classic films are available for streaming at colleges and universities throughout the U.S., including documentaries and award-winning films from filmmakers like Wim Wenders, Ang Lee, Jeff Nichols, Mike Leigh, Asghar Farhadi, Roman Polanski, Michael Haneke, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Errol Morris, Ingmar Bergman, Pedro Almodovar, and others.

September 2, 2017

(EBSCO Industries) NAPCO, a leading specialty packaging provider, founded in 1977, announced today it has agreed to acquire the assets of Vulcan Information Packaging (including Binders.com), a division of EBSCO Industries. Vulcan (VIP) will operate as an independent subsidiary of NAPCO under their current leadership team in their current facility in Vincent, AL.

August 31, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Ysleta Independent School District has chosen the Library.Solution for Schools integrated library system to deliver premier library management software and services for its students and educators.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource Technologies announced the hire of R. Todd Smith as its Manager of Campus Store Partnerships. In this role, Smith will oversee the company’s relationships with independent college retailers and bookstore trade groups.

(Yewno) Yewno announced today further expansion of the Yewno Discover content set with the addition of content from Project MUSE, Annual Reviews and IOP Publishing.

August 30, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose its expanding collections. The Ex Libris solutions will replace the SirsiDynix Horizon integrated library system, in use since 1995.

(British Library) The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries. Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for public libraries might deliver, and will explore the network of stakeholder groups and organisations best placed to make it a reality. The scoping project will build on the work of the Single Digital Libraries Presence Steering Group, which has developed a range of early ideas on a universal online platform for the UK’s public libraries [see: Building a Single Digital Presence for Public Libraries], and a report on a Single Digital Presence by Bibliocommons. The development of a single digital presence of this kind was one of the key recommendations of William Sieghart’s 2014 Independent Library Report for England.

(Odilo) ODILO, an innovative global leader in the eBook industry, is celebrating the back-to-school season with a collection from their newest publisher, Sesame Workshop, and special eBook sales from Hachette and Macmillan.

August 29, 2017

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Grou announced an executive, internal, re-alignment. The shift will help focus efforts in Ingram’s wholesale business and their growing distribution services. The wholesale purchasing group, led by George Tattersfield, will report to Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer. The Shared Services Sales Team, acquired with the Perseus distribution brands, and led by Jeanne Emanuel, will now roll up to Phil Ollila, Chief Content Officer and the leader of our distribution and services businesses.

(RedLink) RedLink announced the launch of Remarq on the complete collection of 47 journals from nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews. 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.

(Center for Open Science) Six communities launched preprint services to accelerate dissemination of research. INA-Rxiv, the preprint server of Indonesia; LISSA, an open scholarly platform for library and information science; MindRxiv, a service for research on mind and contemplative practices; NutriXiv, a preprint service for the nutritional sciences; paleorXiv, a digital archive for Paleontology; and SportRxiv, an open archive for sport and exercise-related research.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is excited to announce the repositioning of veteran sales representative Mike Willis as its new Business Development Manager. Mike has over 13 years of experience with TLC, holding various positions including Support Representative, Chief Instructor, Senior Project Manager, and Sales Representative.

August 28, 2017

(Civica) Since 2007, TAFE Queensland has been using Spydus, an automated web-centric information management solution from Civica Library Solutions for academic, government, public and corporate libraries. Used by more than 2,000 libraries worldwide, Spydus software manages library data including digital collections, community information and historical archives, in addition to traditional bibliographic data.

August 24, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Calgary has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.2. As requested by Innovative library partners, this release provides the ability for consortia central offices and member libraries to manage electronic resources with shared workflows, and for any library to view coverage data from multiple content providers together in one place.

(Koios) Amigos Library Services announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results.

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

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Hamish McDonald, a respected library technology expert, has joined the Company as Channel Manager APAC to oversee expansion of the rapidly growing company in its Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong markets. Yewno will headquarter McDonald and its APAC operations in Auckland, New Zealand.

(ProQuest) Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film, a new film collection from Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, provides streaming access to over 400 independent films essential for film studies, media studies and theater students.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.5.1, CARL.Connect v1.4.3, CARL.Connect Discovery v3.3, and CARL APIs v1.9.

August 23, 2017

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) today released the second-quarter 2017 earnings for the quarter ending June 30 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.

August 21, 2017

(OCLC) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.

(Crowley Company) Patrick Crowley, vice president of The Crowley Company, announced that IMAGEhost, The Crowley Company’s new microfilm hosting, viewing and sharing platform, is released to market.

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