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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.

August 18, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Library of Scotland has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help the Library better manage its collections, increase the visibility of resources, and handle the ever-growing quantity of electronic resources and print deposits.

August 17, 2017

(ProQuest) Michael Rai has joined ProQuest as the new General Manager, Corporate Markets, overseeing the ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 products as well as sales of ProQuest content and book solutions to the company's corporate customers.

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics is pleased to announce that new Melbourne based college, Global Business College of Australia, is now operating Live with the LIBERO library management software.

August 16, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution and portal has powered the University of Montana’s campus app for a full year, with resounding success.

(Overdrive) OverDrive, a Rakuten Group Company announced that it has earned certification as a B Corporation. OverDrive joins thousands of companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Etsy and others to lead a global movement of using business for good. This prestigious B Corp honor acknowledges the company’s commitment to creating exceptional positive social and environmental impact.

(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

August 15, 2017

(Lyrasis) Nine months after announcing their vendor partnership to provide LYRASIS member organizations with best prices on production and patron microform and book scanners, The Crowley Company and LYRASIS have enhanced their partnership to include bound volume digitization services.

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Libraries-funded open educational resources initiative, the Alternative Textbook Grant, has saved OU students $1,631,935 in textbook costs to date. Now in its fourth year, the Alternative Textbook Grant was established to reduce students’ textbook costs by supporting OU faculty members in the adoption, modification or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) – which include teaching, learning and research resources that are free of cost to use and repurpose – as well as affordable course content.

(Odilo) ODILO has been selected by the European Commission to provide their digital reading platform to European schools and universities.

(Ingram Content Group) VitalSource Technologies announce the hire of Eric Kuennen as its new Vice President of Professional Learning. In his role, Kuennen will lead VitalSource’s efforts to enable customers’ and partner companies’ professional learning.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced a new release of the Summon discovery service. This release helps libraries further address researcher and student needs and improve their users’ experience. Patrons will benefit from interface and system enhancements, increased opportunities for discovering content through subject-specific searches, and easy access to course reserves through search results.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its campuses.

August 14, 2017

(ProQuest) Now students and researchers can be immersed in the work of award-winning writers, actors and directors in action, whenever and wherever they are. BroadwayHD is one of the most important distributors of current Broadway plays and musicals – distributed exclusively to libraries via the Alexander Street™ platform.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.

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