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October 19, 2017

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Libraries is among a team of three universities, led by Nathan Hall, associate director of digital imaging and preservation services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, that has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant in support of 3D visualization and virtual reality (VR) technologies.

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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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

(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.

(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.

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

(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.

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