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May 25, 2018

(DuraSpace) Debra Hanken Kurtz will leave her post as CEO at DuraSpace to serve as the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services at Arizona State University Library. As of June 1, Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at DuraSpace, will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Valorie Hollister, DuraSpace Director of Membership and Finance, and Bill Branan, Duraspace Services Technical Director, will assist Ms. Tripp with the transition.

(Talis) Leeds Beckett University are moving from their existing system, Rebus:List to Talis Aspire, in order to provide enhanced integration with their Library Management System, SirsiDynix Symphony. They will integrate Talis Aspire with their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard, to provide a more seamless experience for students and academics. They also aim to make use of Talis Aspire’s reporting and acquisitions tools in order to streamline library workflows.

(Yewno) Yewno has been named as one of The Silicon Review Magazine’s “50 Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2018”. Companies are selected for this award based on a combination of factors including financial health, customer retention, product performance and overall reputation. Yewno was also recognized in 2017 by the Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year”. Both accolades come on the heels of Yewno’s winning distinction as “Outsell’s 2017 Emerging Company of the Year” by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. which focuses on the convergence of data, information and technology.

(Talis) The University of Bradford have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists service. By improving library workflows with Talis Aspire, they hope to provide an improved experience for students with better access to resources. The University of Bradford is the second university this month to move from their existing system, Rebus:list.

May 24, 2018

(Preservica) Mercy International Association, the organisation of the leaders of Mercy congregations, institutes and federations throughout the world, has chosen Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform to protect and provide wider global access to its unique digitised and born-digital artefacts.

May 23, 2018

(Follett) Follett and Kimono, the leader in cloud-based data integration for schools, announced today they have renewed their partnership. The partnership, entering its fifth year, enables Follett customers to enjoy seamless integration with their market-leading Destiny solution. The integration enables students to begin their library experience without delay and saves district staff from having to carry out time-consuming updates.

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries.

(OCLC) OCLC and Casalini Libri have signed an agreement to expand their partnership to provide libraries with high quality bibliographic records that improve library users’ access to authoritative content. Under terms of the expanded agreement, Casalini Libri will provide bibliographic records for titles from over 4,000 publishers in Europe, in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek languages, in addition to Italian. By supplying this data to OCLC, member libraries save time in processing the print and electronic content represented by those records, and can quickly make that content available to their users and researchers.

(Gale Group) With teen mental illness on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is providing Hanover County Public School Division with Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks to support teens who are battling with mental health issues, as well as the overall mental health and wellness of the whole child. The collection is accessible online from the division’s middle and high schools’ library web pages, enabling students and parents to privately access the resources anytime, anywhere and school staff to utilize instructionally to assist students in need.

(RedLink) RedLink announced that the independent publisher Karger, based in Basel, Switzerland, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities bundling collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq is now available as a pilot on three Karger journals Caries Research, Digital Biomarkers, and Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica.

May 22, 2018

(Overdrive) Educators moderating difficult classroom conversations rely on titles from Greenhaven Publishing. The issues-oriented content, aimed at middle grades and up, features discussion friendly, diverse texts on tough topics like immigration, free speech, race and climate change is now available through OverDrive.

(RedLink) RedLink announce the latest release of Remarq, which includes: Discoverable Profiles, Post-Publication Review, User Surveys and Polls, Remarq Recommendations, Enhanced Alerting, and GDPR compliance.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Inmagic Presto, LookUp Precision and LawPort will participate in the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference. Visit them at Booth 13 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, May 27th-30th. Lucidea is a global leader in innovative integrated library system (ILS), KM and electronic resource management solutions.

May 21, 2018

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare announced that Athens-Clarke County Library in Georgia has migrated to EnvisionWare for Automated Materials Handling.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that setup fees have been eliminated for its “Auto-Calling”, automated call placement option for its Apollo Automation service. When selected by patrons, Auto-Calling places overdue and reserve calls without any dedicated action by library staff.

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