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February 15, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, anunció que la solución para gestionar listas de bibliografías recomendadas de Ex Libris Leganto está en funcionamiento en 45 instituciones, proporcionando las funcionalidades necesarias para crear, mantener y usar listas de lectura a profesores, estudiantes y bibliotecarios.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the successful implementation of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution at the University of Cambridge. The Alma and Primo solutions will be an integral part of services at multiple Cambridge libraries.

February 14, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Insight Informatics, an internationally recognised library management provider, announced that its largest library consortia, Riverina Regional Library has chosen to upgrade to LIBERO Cloud.

(Gale Group) he Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI), an organization of more than 90 U.S. corporations united to support federal library funding, believes that the proposed cuts to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) damage critical economic and educational infrastructure. We urge Congress to restore full federal funding for America’s libraries in the FY2019 budget.

February 13, 2018

(KualiCo) Kuali, a SaaS software company focused exclusively on serving higher education, today announced it has closed $10 million in funding to fuel the company’s growth in simplifying college and university administration.

(Yewno) Yewno, Inc. a leading provider of AI solutions, today announces the launch of Yewno Create, a platform that gives K-12 students the ability to research, write, collaborate on and publish research articles.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest SAFE (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content purchased by customers. The SAFE service will launch using Amazon Glacier, the long-term backup and data-archiving resource from Amazon Web Services, chosen for its ability to ingest and protect ProQuest’s 600 terabytes of data. ProQuest will complete the first phase of the SAFE implementation by populating the dark archive with ebook content in 2018 and will support ongoing deposits.

(Follett) With its latest release of Destiny, Follett continues to make impactful advances to its market-leading library/resource management solution. Destiny 15.5 provides enhancements to help students and teachers more easily find the best resources to meet learning goals and objectives, and includes updates to the entire Destiny family of products – Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, Destiny Resource Manager and Destiny Analytics.

February 12, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) As part of our commitment to ”Going Green,” we want to encourage libraries to reevaluate their own environmental footprints. In 2016, we introduced the EBSCO Solar Grant and to date we have given nearly half a million dollars to libraries looking to install solar arrays on their campuses. This year, EBSCO Solar will fund three $100,000 grants.

February 11, 2018

(Royal Danish Library) In September 2017 38 Europeans from 16 European countries (and 3 presenters from US) gathered for the first European BIBFRAME Workshop at the German National Library, Frankfurt. The workshop discussed the barriers for implementation of BIBFRAME in breakout sessions. The lack of interest and implementations from the vendors of ILS were seen as a key issue. As a follow-up of the 2017 workshop, the organizer group of the 2018 workshop has developed BIBFRAME Expectations for ILS tenders.

February 10, 2018

(Open Library Foundation) FOLIO begins 2018 reaching a variety of notable development milestones. The open source project is dedicated to providing libraries of all sizes with choice when selecting a library services platform (LSP) or building library services beyond traditional functionality to expand their reach with their institution. Development milestones and the expansion of the FOLIO Community point to the project reaching a critical mass in 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

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will continue its commitment to helping libraries with sustainability efforts by bringing back an enhanced version of its EBSCO Solar grant program for 2018. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations. EBSCO has expanded the program for 2018 and is making three $100,000 grants available to applicants.

(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.

(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.

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