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September 21, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2019 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projection Report based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

(TIND) The University of California, Berkeley has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA) to manage its extensive digital collections. TIND DA will allow UC Berkeley to migrate the many existing digital collections from various sources and systems, as well as providing workflows for contributing newly digitized and converted material into one central location.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, leader in innovative collections management software solutions for museums and archives, and provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA, Eloquent Archives, Argus, ArgusEssentia, ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia, is pleased to announce participation in the American Association for State & Local History Conference. You can visit them on September 26th through 29th at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO.

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram announces the addition of Steve Marshall to the Information Technology team. In his new role as VP, IT Services, he will focus on process and support improvements to deliver on key priorities in Ingram’s services organization such as standardization, simplification and improving systems stability.

September 20, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the company has achieved certification for ISO/IEC 27017:2015, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO/IEC 27017:2015 provides a code of practice for information security controls, including guidelines that expand upon the ISO/IEC 27002 standard by adding security controls specifically related to cloud computing.

September 19, 2018

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and adapted to serve their nation’s readers.

September 18, 2018

(RedLink) RedLink Network announced new members of its Advisory Council for the new term. Continuing their service are Ann Michael, President, DeltaThink; Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS/CHOR Inc.; Andrea Lopez, Sales Director, Annual Reviews; and Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform, Groupon. New members include Rita Scheman, Director of Publications and Executive Editor, American Physiological Society; Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries, and INASP Associate; and Carly Ryan, Licensing Programs Manager at SCELC, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Rotating off the Council are Ann Osterman, Virtual Library of Virginia; Nick Lindsay, MIT Press; and Rick Anderson, University of Utah. We thank them for their participation, particularly through the launch and initial growth phase of RedLink Network.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic partnered with Johnson County (KS) Library System to design and install a unique, custom automated materials handling solution, that includes a drive up book drop and overhead conveyance leading to a 7-bin, single-sided sorter for their new, highly-anticipated Monticello branch.

September 17, 2018

(MARCIVE, Inc.) MARCIVE, Inc. has performed metadata conversion on behalf of Creativebug for Cuyahoga County Public Library. Creativebug is an award-winning on demand video streaming service for arts and crafts and Cuyahoga County Public Library is the first library to subscribe. Craft books are among the highest-circulating items in the CCPL collection, and they feel Creativebug’s videos are a great complement to the highly circulated genre.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in Leeds on 26th September.

September 14, 2018

(TIND) Skidmore College has selected the TIND Digital Archive to replace CONTENTdm as the platform for its digitized primary source collections.

(OCLC) OCLC Research, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in research libraries. The survey is being sent to library directors at 31 institutions in Canada.

September 13, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Australia’s Southern Cross University will be joining the Ex Libris Esploro early adopter program. The Esploro research services solution will facilitate the capture, management, and dissemination of the university’s research output and data across all disciplines and consolidate information about researchers, their publications, and their data. The seamless integration of the Esploro service with both the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, along with the Esploro service’s interoperability with other academic systems, will help the university increase the efficiency of its library staff, research administrators, and scholars.

(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment (PPF) partnered with five subscription management clients over the past year, providing various combinations of fulfillment, customer service, trials, renewals, reporting, marketing, distribution and ecommerce solutions.

September 12, 2018

(Knowledge Unlatched) Knowledge Unlatched, a not-for-profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library, a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under the arrangement, U-M Library will provide a North American base for KU which has recently also established presences in Germany and Australia.

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