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December 13, 2017

(Gale Group) The State Library of Iowa, Iowa public libraries and the Iowa Academic Library Alliance have partnered with Gale, a Cengage company and leading provider of library resources, to provide Iowa library users and college students with free access to high-quality digital resources that support learning, research, business and personal enrichment. Iowa residents can visit: www.iowalibrariesonline.org to access these resources through their public or academic library.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Following 30 years of service in the library industry as a developer, entrepreneur, and public library advocate, Bill Schickling, Innovative EVP of Business Development, has announced he will retire effective December 31, 2017.

(RedLink) RedLink announced the expansion of its award-winning library product line with its new Consortia Dashboard. RedLink introduced its new Consortia Dashboard at the recent Charleston Conference, extending the award-winning functionality of its Library Dashboard to consortia.

(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

(Eduserv) Doncaster College is the latest further education institution to adopt OpenAthens as their identity and access management solution – providing secure and consistent access to a wide range of essential academic resources and applications for the College’s students and staff.

(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.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, the provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, has appointed Eileen Yoshida, BScPhm, MBA, as Deputy Editor, Medication and Clinical Informatics. Yoshida brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy, and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support.

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 8, 2017

(Tech Logic) In partnership with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a seven-bin Automated Materials Handling system ahead of schedule at the new Madison Public Library. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort Automated Materials Handling system featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops and ergonomic SmartBins. Customizations included a small, 7-degree turn to the internal drop, to accommodate an angled wall. A subtle but elegant job of trimming and positioning purpose-built steel fit the planned space perfectly.

December 7, 2017

(Eduserv) A 2017 insights paper examining challenges and solutions around authentication andaccess in global pharmaceutical companies is now available.

(Demco) A newly published 10-year study funded by the National Institute of Health shows that brain training software offered exclusively to libraries by Demco Software reduced the risk of dementia. The online speed training exercise used in the study is now available through hundreds of public libraries, which offer free subscriptions to BrainHQ for their patrons through Demco Software’s user-friendly platform.

(ProQuest) Academic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content, according to new survey results published by ProQuest. Rising international student enrollments and the popularity of programs that use foreign language content are increasing the importance of foreign language materials in library collections, yet more than a third of respondents say they are falling short in making these resources available to students, faculty and researchers.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) announce a new offering, ATLASerials PLUS, and the enhancement of their existing offering, ATLA Religion Database. Both resources are available via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost platform.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest ound of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.5.2, CARL.Connect v1.4.4, CARL.Connect Discovery v3.3.5, and CARL APIs v1.9.1.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO has won the tender to provide the Attorney-General’s Department with a single solution for a library management system.

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