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April 3, 2013

(PTFS Europe) The British Library for Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies has chosen Rebus:list - the new reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library system, eDiscovery service and VLE. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.

August 28, 2010

(British Library) The British Library is to make its extensive collections of bibliographic records available for free to researchers and other libraries. The UK national library has around 14 million catalogue records comprising a wealth of bibliographic data. The initiative announced today will help expose this vast dataset to users worldwide, allowing researchers and other libraries to access and retrieve bibliographic records for publications dating back centuries and relating to every conceivable subject area. The new free service will operate in parallel to the British Library's priced bulk MARC data supply activity which is used extensively by large commercial customers.

February 4, 2008

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris Group announced that the number of institutions choosing the Primo discovery and delivery solution continues to increase rapidly. The British Library and the University of Auckland, New Zealand join the nearly 100 prominent libraries and universities around the globe that are offering patrons the Primo cutting-edge interface to their entire library collection.

January 3, 2008

(Relais International) The British Library and Relais International Inc agree to renew a 3 year contract for the maintenance and support of the existing Relais Enterprise Document Delivery and Request Management System based at Boston Spa.

November 23, 2004

(Ex Libris) The Ex Libris Group announced that the British Library, the largest single system ever installed by Ex Libris, has moved to operation with ALEPH 500. Approximately 30 million bibliographic records were loaded and deduplicated as part of this project merging 12 catalogues.

November 18, 2004

(British Library) The British Library has launched wireless internet connectivity in the public areas of its building at St Pancras. The new service offers wireless internet access (WiFi) throughout the 11 reading rooms, the 225-seat conference auditorium, the café and restaurant and even the outdoor Piazza area. It will enable readers, researchers and business-people to connect to the internet and access email using either their existing service provider or by using the Library’s own pay-as-you-go service.

June 9, 2003

(Relais International) Relais International has been selected by the British Library as part of its plans to revolutionize document supply services. With the introduction of both Relais Enterprise software and Relais scanning stations, the British Library is now converting the paper based manual document supply operation at Boston Spa and St. Pancras into an automated and electronic environment with multiple options for electronic document delivery.

January 26, 2003

(Ex Libris) The British Library and Ex Libris have signed a contract to provide the UK national library with an integrated solution for many of its major information system requirements. The integrated library system will replace the Library''s main systems for acquisitions, cataloging, and catalog access for both reading rooms and remote users. Based on the Ex Libris ALEPH, MetaLib/SFX, and DigiTool software, the system will also support other services, such as remote document requests and the cataloging and retrieval of digital multimedia objects.

January 13, 2003

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris delivers $1.8m catalogue system to British Library and announced it would supply its software systems to customers in Germany for a total of $1.2 million

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