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May 22, 2019

(Gale Group) Residents in Kent County now have the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma from their local public library. Kent District Library offers Career Online High School from Gale, a Cengage company, making it the first public library system in the state of Michigan to offer qualified residents the chance to earn a free, accredited, high school diploma.

May 21, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la première réunion du Conseil consultatif sur la gestion de la recherche d’Ex Libris a eu lieu du 14 au 16 mai 2019. Le conseil est composé de leaders d’opinion de neuf institutions d’Amérique du Nord et d’Europe, ainsi que de différents experts en gestion de la recherche d’Ex Libris.

(Civica) The 2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals similarities among the tastes of book lovers and movie buffs, with many of the most borrowed books from libraries across Australia and New Zealand headed to the big screen. The Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia, has opted to become an early adopter of the Ex Libris Esploro research services platform. Seamlessly integrated with an institution’s research workflows, the Esploro platform increases the impact of academic research by systematically capturing, managing, and disseminating research output and data; leveraging library expertise and technology; and strengthening compliance with institutional policies and government and funder requirements. As a member of the Esploro early adopter program, the university will collaborate with Ex Libris in the development of the solution’s functionality.

May 20, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass das erste Treffen des Beirats für Forschungsmanagement von Ex Libris vom 14. bis 16. Mai 2019 stattgefunden hat. Der Beirat besteht aus führenden Köpfen von neun Institutionen in Europe und Nordamerika sowie Experten von Ex Libris im Bereich Forschungsmanagement.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che dal 14 al 16 maggio 2019 si è svolto il primo meeting del Comitato Consultivo sulla Gestione della Ricerca. Il comitato è formato dai principali leader di nove istituzioni con sede in Nord America ed Europa e dagli esperti di Ex Libris in materia di gestione della ricerca.

May 18, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year’s CALL/ACBD Conference in Edmonton AB, May 26th through 29th.

(LibLynx) Infobase has selected LibLynx to provide COUNTER-compliant reporting and related business intelligence across its portfolio of brands, including Facts On File, Films On Demand, and Learn360.

May 17, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that several of its library partners sponsored new features in Koha 18.11 Release.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in Iqaluit, NU Canada, is now live on Koha.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Duncanville Public Library, in Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 91,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments.

May 16, 2019

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2019 Literacy Symposium, a two-day online professional development event, July 8-9, featuring leading experts sharing the most current research in literacy instruction. The Literacy Symposium will provide PreK to college educators with an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Sessions are designed for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional developers.

(Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention.

(Insignia Software Corporation) Insignia Software announced that they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The Blythe Public Library at the Commons in Blythe, GA

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