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June 19, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP) in Paris, a leading international university, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile platform to enhance communication and services for students and staff across its six campuses. The platform will enable the university to deliver dynamic, personalized content and apps on smartphones, tablets, and web browsers.

(BibLibre) Orex y Biblibre han anunciado en las ‘15 Jornades Catalanes d’ Informació i Documentació’ un acuerdo de colaboración que permitirá a las bibliotecas españolas implementar Koha y Bokeh con la garantía y experiencia técnica de Biblibre y la cercanía y calidad de servicio de Orex Digital

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.

June 18, 2018

(Lyrasis) museums, is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster innovation among members and knowledge communities worldwide. This year, six projects were chosen by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle and $155,000 will be awarded. Additionally, LYRASIS will investigate one idea recommended to the Catalyst Fund through a feasibility study.

(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Riverside Regional Library (MO), went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 39th member to go live on the system and migrated from a standalone TLC Integrated Library System.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.

(SirsiDynix) The Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group conference, COSUGI, took place in April of this year. The opening session was hosted by SirsiDynix executives where the annual “Power of Libraries Awards” were introduced. The recipients of this award were recognized at COSUGI.Earlier this year, SirsiDynix sent out an invitation requesting libraries to submit stories about their inspirational programs that are making a difference in their communities. After reviewing each story, SirsiDynix decided on three different libraries as the recipients of this year’s award—Kenosha Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

(Follett) Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

(Assabet Interactive) Assabet Interactive announced that the Rockport Public Library and the Billerica Public Library are the latest to subscribe to the company’s full portfolio of online software for public library websites. The libraries are part of a group of almost twenty libraries in New England now using the company’s online modules, which include an event calendar with a robust registration system, a room booking system that works closely with the calendar, and a museum pass reservation system. Unlike other systems, the recently developed software is integrated directly into a library’s website pages, so that the main navigation is always present for patrons.

(Ingram Content Group) IngramSpark, Ingram’s award-winning, independent publishing platform, celebrates a five-year milestone and is offering free title setup on print and ebooks throughout the month of July, 2018, using promo code SPARK5.

June 16, 2018

(HighWire Press) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber Access’ service (Universal CASA) in cooperation with Google Scholar. All content published through HighWire’s Intelligent Publishing Platform will be compatible with Universal CASA - meaning researchers can access the content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source.

June 15, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Academic Services, an Ingram Publisher Services brand, has inked an agreement with University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press). Penn Press will use Ingram’s warehousing and worldwide distribution network, digital asset management, academic marketing and other premier services to expand the Penn Press market presence and offer their publications to customers in more places.

(Insight Informatics) Following rave reviews from other LIBERO Customers, Insight Informatics is proud to announce that Mount Isa City Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud as its hosting library solution.

June 13, 2018

(OCLC) Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. The agreement represents the first commitment by a U.S. public library to implement Wise. Uniquely holistic in its design, Wise integrates tools for increasing community engagement with the functions of library management. The system is engineered to elevate library experiences, the experiences of the people who use the library, and the dedicated staff who engage with the community. It is designed around people and driven by data—enabling libraries to evolve as their communities evolve.

(Overdrive) Rakuten and Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, have concluded an agreement related to Rakuten OverDrive, a digital library service offered by the Rakuten Group. Based on the agreement, Kobe City will adopt the Rakuten OverDrive digital library service for the first time on a trial basis.The adoption of the digital library service will allow residents of Kobe City to use the service at every municipal library in Kobe City.

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