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February 10, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Florida’s Miami Dade College has chosen the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution to help consolidate information from the college’s learning management system, student information system (SIS), and other campus services and display that information on students’ mobile devices.

February 9, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution is now live at 45 institutions, providing instructors, students, and librarians with all the functionality needed for creating, maintaining, and using reading lists.

(Sabinet) The National Library of South Africa will reinvest in their local library management practices by moving all library functions to the OCLC WorldShare platform. WorldShare provides a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on an open, cloud-based platform and offers integrated management of library workflows that create new efficiencies as libraries share work, data and resources to save money and deliver value to their users.

(SirsiDynix) Multnomah County Library has finalized a contract with SirsiDynix to implement the company’s Symphony integrated library system. The ILS comprises the backbone of a library’s technology environment, tying together transactions and data about patron checkouts and holds, ordering and cataloging new materials and it powers what patrons see on the library’s website.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Curry County Library Network, of Curry County, Oregon. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 170,000 plus holdings from TLC to the already existing and ByWater supported Coos County Library System Catalog. The library network’s five libraries joined the Coos County shared catalog, bringing the total number of libraries up to 17 and the total number of combined holdings to over 500,000.

February 7, 2018

(Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana announced the addition of two institutions, Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College, to the PALNI family. Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join a highly engaged and collaborative group of private college and seminary libraries across the state bringing the number of supported institutions up to twenty-four. PALNI uses OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to provide direct, unmediated access to the collective collections of all the institutions without the need to export or import records. OCLC is also continuing development in WMS to support collaboration in analytics, licensing, and more.

February 5, 2018

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to cultural institutions in Europe, announced the launch of a pilot project for its new Library Services Platform, Quria. Northamptonshire Libraries delivered by First for Wellbeing CIC will be the first public library service in the UK to use the new cloud-based, digital-first Platform.

January 28, 2018

(Third Chapter Partners) The Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has selected its marketing platform, Patron Point after conducting a multi-vendor Integrated Library System procurement process. This process, for the first time, established requirements specific to library marketing technology functionality as a significant element of the procurement.

January 18, 2018

(OCLC) The U.S. Department of State has 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.

January 16, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.

December 20, 2017

(Solutions inLibro inc.) La bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Eustache pourra compter sur l'expertise de l'entreprise inLibro et sur le logiciel de gestion de bibliothèque Koha pour gérer l'ensemble des opérations de la bibliothèque.L'entreprise inLibro prend ainsi en charge l'installation et le paramétrage de Koha, la migration des données, la formation, le soutien ainsi que le développement sur mesure de nouvelles fonctionnalités afin d'offrir à la ville de Saint-Eustache un service clés en main.

December 13, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Southern Queensland has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Leganto course reading list solution as the university’s next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons in the community. USQ selected Alma, Primo, and Leganto primarily for the return on investment that these solutions have demonstrated at customer sites around the world.

December 12, 2017

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Scotland’s Robert Gordon University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course reading list solution. These products will be replacing RGU’s legacy software from SirsiDynix, EBSCO, Talis, and Clio.

December 11, 2017

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO continues to dominate in New South Wales, Australia, as Broken Hill City Library chooses LIBERO as its Library Management platform.

December 1, 2017

(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announced today that the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS, has selected its library marketing service, Patron Point, to better inform its users.

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