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April 21, 2018

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

April 20, 2018

(ResearchGate) This agreement is the result of several years of talks about working together to further facilitate the sharing of journal articles in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.

(ResearchGate) In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that working with ResearchGate, the largest professional network for scientists and academics, is one of the important means to achieving this.

April 19, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest and the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, a technological university in Valencia, Spain, have announced a partnership that equips the university’s library with the same business and technology resources as 4,000 companies and government institutions worldwide – helping prepare students for academic and professional success.

(OCLC) Bethel College, in Mishawaka, Indiana, and Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Indiana, have joined the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), and are now part of the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO’s online, video eLearning resource is the perfect way to complement LIBERO’s existing training and support capabilities.

(Digital Science) Research industry technology company Digital Science has announced the recipients of its Blockchain Catalyst Grant. This one-off grant was made available to any project implementing Blockchain in a scholarly or scientific context, especially those that addressed the dissemination of research.

April 18, 2018

(Sage) SAGE Publishing announced the acquisition of Global Village Publishing (GVPi), a software and services provider specializing in the delivery of customized digital publishing solutions.

April 17, 2018

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point is announcing today that the Waterloo Public Library of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada has selected its patron relationship management system.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for students and educators to discover and access Gale digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS). Gale has achieved conformance certification for Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 and Deep Linking from IMS Global Learning Consortium. Now educators can seamlessly integrate their library’s Gale content into learning management systems that support LTI and Deep Linking such as Schoology, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and others. This provides easy access to Gale resources from one platform through single sign-on, streamlining workflow to meet classroom instruction needs, foster student engagement and support textbook affordability initiatives. View a list of Gale’s LTI-compliant and Deep Linking certified products.

April 16, 2018

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO was showcased at GESS, (Global Educational Supplied and Solutions), Dubai as an internationally recognised Library Management Solution.

April 13, 2018

(Lucidea) Lucidea reports that Argus, the collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, will be represented at this year’s MW (Museums and the Web) Conference on April 18th through 21st at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

(Insight Informatics) Mid North Coast Co-operative Library Service has gone Live with LIBERO Cloud and have been successful with their aim of being stress free now that Insight is looking after their system maintenance and that they have a dependable support network.

April 12, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina is designed to ensure that libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement secures Infoestrategica’s pledge to provide FOLIO application and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services.

(ProQuest) Novice researchers now have a better way to begin a research project and quickly find reliable information to support their themes and ideas. The easy-to-use eLibrary online resource has a new look and feel that helps K-12 and other students start and successfully complete assignments.

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