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October 23, 2018

(Follett) In support of making every staff member, teacher and student safer at their schools, Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge.

(Digital Science) Open data has become more embedded in the research community – 64% of survey respondents reveal they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data.

(Civica) Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is delighted to publish the eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’, a compilation of winning short stories submitted by students from across Singapore.

(Evergreen Project) The new Evergreen Release 3.2 completes the move to a modern web-based staff client, phasing out the old client, while providing other enhancements developed by the Evergreen community to enhance service for library users and improve tools for library managers.

October 22, 2018

(RedLink) RedLink announced that the American Society of Hematology, publisher of clinical and scientific research in the field of hematology, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities providing collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record.

(Follett) The Follett Challenge launches its eighth annual contest today and this year’s entrants will have additional incentive to capture the Grand Prize. In addition to winning $60,000 in Follett products and/or services, the winning school will receive a personal visit from Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, as part of the award celebration.

October 19, 2018

(Lucidea) Lucidea announces that Argus and ArgusEssentia, collections management software used by forward-thinking museums, no matter their size or budget, will be represented at this year’s BCMA conference on October 21st through 23rd in Kelowna.

(Lucidea) Lucidea announces that Argus and ArgusEssentia, collections management software used by forward-thinking museums of all sizes and budgets, will be represented at this year's Ontario Museum Association Conference on October 24th through 26th in Toronto.

October 18, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, one of Ingram Content Group’s distribution brands, announces a new publisher for the Fall 2018 season: National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC will begin distribution with Consortium® on November 3, 2018.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and the Copyright Licensing Agency announced that they have consolidated their partnership by developing a deeper integration between the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution and the CLA Digital Content Store system. The improved connectivity offered by CLA’s new “Request and Content” API will empower Leganto users at higher education institutions (HEIs) across the UK to increase efficiency by communicating directly with the DCS without switching systems.

October 16, 2018

(Lyrasis) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded LYRASIS a $1,200,000 award to support the next stage of community growth and technical development of CollectionSpace. CollectionSpace is the only collections management system led by a nonprofit and designed with input from the community. It offers forward looking features that include mobile-friendly displays, an open application program interface (API), and a multitude of custom profiles for museums and other institutions that hold art, artifact, object, and specimen collections of all types and sizes. This new 3-year award will fund three key areas to further the CollectionSpace build-out: user community expansion, accelerating progress on the technical roadmap and the addition of staff to ensure continued high levels of service.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers’ professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale’s blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of powerful knowledge management, legal intranet and electronic resource management solutions purpose-built for the legal sector will attend the 14th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference in New York on October 23rd and 24th at the New York School of Law. Lucidea’s portfolio of best-in-class KM and library management solutions includes SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, LawPort, Inmagic Presto and LookUp Precision.

October 14, 2018

(Soutron Global) Soutron Global announced its 2018 Toronto User Group meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 25th. Soutron Global’s annual Toronto User Group meeting is a powerful venue for the company to meet with its clients and listen to their needs, review the direction of the company and demonstrate new product advancements.

October 11, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Plataforma de Servicio de la Biblioteca de Suiza A.G. (SLSP) ha optado por basar el nuevo Servicio Nacional Bibliotecario de Suiza para las universidades académicas en la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma, con la solución Ex Libris Primo® que proporciona servicios de descubrimiento y entrega a los usuarios.

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