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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

(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.

(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.

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

(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.

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

September 13, 2018

(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.

(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.

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.

(SAGE Publications) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text. At the same time, the service enables libraries to promote their services exactly when and where they are needed by delivering targeted, customisable messages directly into users’ workflows.

September 11, 2018

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.

September 9, 2018

(Wiley, Inc.) Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction.

(EBSCO Information Services) Both Art Market Magazine and Lens Magazine are to be added to EBSCO database. This means that all content from each magazine will be widely available on the databases of universities, academic libraries and public libraries across the world.

September 7, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une filliale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que l’Université de Leeds, une université d’enseignement et de recherche de premier plan au Royaume-Uni, a sélectionné la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma et la solution de découverte et d’accès Primo d’Ex Libris pour améliorer l’efficacité, simplifier les flux de travail et faciliter la prise de décisions. Alma et Primo remplaceront le logiciel Innovative Sierra.

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