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January 17, 2018

(ProQuest) A unique and comprehensive set of Civil War manuscripts and records is now available on a History Vault module – and Choice has recognized it as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners.

(Follett) The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge’s “People’s Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year’s competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People’s Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.

(Elsevier) The FinELib consortium and information analytics business Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier's globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.

(Gale Group) NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide library consortium, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 200 academic and public libraries across North Carolina with access to Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center, an interactive eLearning tool powered by Peterson’s, the leading provider of education and career guidance. This tool provides college and career planning assistance to help users make informed, confident decisions about their professional future.

(Follett) The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge’s “People’s Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year’s competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People’s Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.

January 16, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.

(King County Library System) Most recently the Director and Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, Lisa Rosenblum began her first day today as the new director of King County Library System, one of the busiest library systems in the country.

(Follett) Follett Corporation, higher education’s leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company’s collegiate eCommerce platform. The company’s shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span seven countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy and now, Australia.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO’s latest upgrade makes working on mobile devices more capable and enjoyable than ever.

January 15, 2018

(Digital Science) Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions offers a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching for information across multiple poorly integrated tools.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

(Yewno) Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announced that publishers who use Ingram Content Group services can make book content discoverable over the Yewno platform. De Gruyter now joins Stanford University Press, Brill, and Wiley as publishers with books provided by Ingram and now discoverable through Yewno.

(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

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