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November 20, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Amy Hayes as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s corporate and product marketing, brand strategy, and global communications.

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS has been awarded a grant in the amount of $90,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research current technology uses in museums, especially in relationship to collections information management.

(ProQuest) ProQuest is adding 24 primary sources to its offering through the Jisc Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot, following the successful adoption of its databases by 20 universities during the initial period earlier this year. The Jisc program’s goal is to lower customer cost, leveraging the collective purchasing power of UK Higher Education Institutions to enable wider adoption of digital archives. The program will now run through July 2018.

(Yewno) Yewno, a leader in AI technology has appointed Publishers Communication Group as its exclusive sales agent covering the United States, Canada and Europe to sell Yewno Discover and Yewno Unearth.

November 19, 2017

(Insight Informatics) The LIBERO User Group 2017 Conference was held last week, and LIBERO staff and guest speakers shared new features, planned development, customer case studies, and networking and direct support opportunities to attendees.

November 17, 2017

(FOLIO) The Open Library Foundation is expanding its board with the introduction of four new board members. The new members bring global representation and perspective to the Foundation Board.

(Springer) Springer Nature has launched a one-year pilot with PaperHive, a market-leading annotation system and copyright-compliant collaborative research platform. The partnership focuses on increasing reader engagement of university students with academic literature in various fields including biomedicine, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The pilot phase comprises books and textbooks from Springer and Springer Spektrum, the leading publisher for classical and digital educational media in the field of natural sciences and mathematics in the German-speaking region.

November 16, 2017

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) (OTC:AIFS) today released the third-quarter 2017 earnings for the quarter ending September 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.

(Jaywil Software Development) ResourceMate is now part of Harris Computer Systems, or just ‘Harris’. Harris was founded in 1976, and we started off by providing utility billing solutions to the public sector. We have grown considerably over the years and we are now the 2nd largest software company in Canada, and among the top 100 software companies in the U.S. Harris has over 30,000 customers in over 30 different markets worldwide.

(ProQuest) TitlePager, a resource that enables authors to create great landing page sites for their titles, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced that its new content provider solution OpenAthensCloud is now OpenID Connect self-certified through the OpenID Foundation, providingassurance that OpenAthens Cloud conforms to the OpenID Connect protocol andenabling greater interoperability.

November 15, 2017

(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced today the launch of MOBIUS Open Source Solutions (MOSS), offering technical and operational support services for libraries that currently have or are considering an Evergreen open source ILS implementation. MOSS makes Evergreen implementation cost-effective, freeing staff and management time and allowing them to focus on better serving their patrons. Unlike other providers who simply offer hosting services, MOSS offers comprehensive hosting, IT and application support in a single cost-effective solution.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, has selected the Sierra integrated library system and the Encore Duet discovery layer for the Eli M. Oboler Library and satellite locations. From certificate-level to post-graduate, the libraries at ISU support information needs for a substantial 250 academic programs, serving over 13,000 students. Including government documents, the entire university collection holds nearly one million items.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Swiss National Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

November 14, 2017

(Springer) Effective 17 October 2017, the international publisher Springer Nature acquired the e-learning provider iversity. iversity is a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs, and collaborates with over one hundred universities, educational institutes and companies worldwide. The acquisition of the online platform will allow Springer Nature to globally expand the dissemination of its authors’ educational and research content with the aid of innovative formats.

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