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September 16, 2017

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) The Institute of Museum and Library Services released two key information products: the latest data from its annual Public Libraries Survey and a new report on the previous year’s data. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. Explore the FY 2015 data and the FY 2014 report.

September 15, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched the newest release of the Sierra integrated library system with new options to improve processes at the library. Sierra Release 3.2 includes three new API endpoints and integration for PCI-compliant credit card payments at Express Lane self-service stations. Sierra is a powerful, modern integrated library system (ILS) that combines complete functionality with the power and scale of an open services platform.

(Yewno) New insights gained through the use of Unearth will fuel internal collaborative strategic discussions to direct the editorial development of crucial peacebuilding reports. USIP has updated its suite of analytic tools. In addition to gaining an increased understanding of user behavior through the use of a variety of standard and nonstandard analytics, USIP has chosen to use Yewno Unearth to explore and understand the content of its publications on a deeper level.

September 14, 2017

(Follett) Follett announced its popular Rewards program is returning, allowing customers to accrue points on purchases and redeem them for valuable products. Customers will earn points on all textbook, consumable and buyback transactions, including any qualifying purchases made on or after April 1.

(HTC Global Services) HTC Global Services, Inc. introduced SoteriaAMS, a new asset management solution for high-capacity library storage facilities that enables real-time cloud-based management to increase staff productivity and patron satisfaction.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interface announced the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA selected the Polaris Web Application to support 22 branches across the county.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram announced associate promotions and new associates to the group. Matthew Dickie has joined the Ingram Publisher Services international sales team as a new European Sales Manager. Philippa Malicka has been promoted from Key Account Sales Manager to Business Development Manager for Lightning Source UK Ltd. Nick Singh has been promoted from Account Representative to Key Account Sales Manager for Lightning Source’s IngramSpark in the UK. Tyler Montgomery has been promoted from Inside Sales Representative to Content Manager for Ingram Book Group LLC.

September 13, 2017

(Follett) In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey, Follett has established a donation program with a preliminary goal of $15,00

(Demco) Demco Software today highlighted the far-reaching capabilities of DiscoverLocal, its latest innovation that gives libraries priority in local search results. Launched in June 2017, the new product is the first truly comprehensive discoverability tool that promotes libraries’ events and resources on the open web without requiring a library name to be mentioned in the search query.

September 12, 2017

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that it received a contract award from Utah Department of Transportation for its flagship Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management Systems.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform is now the system of choice for one thousand customers. The thousandth institution to select Alma is Carnegie Mellon University, which, like the 999 other Alma institutions, will benefit from the streamlined workflows of a unified SaaS resource management solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.

September 11, 2017

(Preservica) Gibraltar National Archives announced a partnership with Preservica to preserve and protect its extensive collection of historic digital records, following yesterday’s National Gibraltar Day, which in 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of Gibraltar’s sovereignty referendum. Using Preservica’s active digital preservation software and collaborative working approach, GNA’s historic records are now safely stored and accessible for generations to come.

(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of its kind to acknowledge the fundamental contribution of peer reviewers in the scientific publishing industry through a non-profit partnership.

September 8, 2017

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca hosted the Diversity Wall installation at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Visitors to the wall were encouraged to sign their name to a brightly colored brick indicating their support for diversity in our nation’s libraries. For each brick signed, bibliotheca donated five dollars to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Justin Duewel-Zahniser has joined the leadership team as Chief Technology Officer, based out of global headquarters in Inwood, W.Va. In this role, Justin will lead TLC in continuing to expand the company's Integrated Library System, Library.Solution.

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