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June 22, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Alabama has agreed to be an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner. University librarians and developers and EBSCO Information Services will partner together to establish FOLIO hosting and services in The University of Alabama Libraries, while also optimizing the FOLIO platform for future colleges and universities looking to adopt an open source library services platform.

June 7, 2018

(Talis) Bishop Grosseteste University have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists and copyright management. The decision was made by their Reading List Task Force, set up in 2017 and led by the Head of Library Services.

June 5, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Liberty University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the United States and the largest university in Virginia. Alma will be implemented alongside the school’s Summon discovery service. The Alma platform will facilitate the management and delivery of resources and support Summon’s robust patron-facing discovery services.

May 30, 2018

(Insight Informatics) Shire of Narrogin Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud to manage its library resources.

May 25, 2018

(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.

May 16, 2018

(OCLC) The Tolstoy Library (Die Tolstoi-Bibliothek) in Munich, the largest Russian-language non-governmental library in Western Europe, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform.

May 9, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (European library of information and culture, or BEIC) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to more effectively manage the resources of BEIC’s digital collections. The BEIC Foundation will be replacing its open source software and migrating its current local installation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to a cloud-based implementation.

May 2, 2018

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point announced that the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library of Clarksville, Tennessee has selected its patron relationship management system.

April 23, 2018

(OCLC) Oxford Brookes University, one of the UK's leading universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library services platform. Oxford Brookes University occupies a strong position in UK higher education. As part of its ongoing strategy, Oxford Brookes is committed to delivering infrastructure and services focused on supporting the quality and effectiveness of learning, teaching and research and enhancing the overall experience of students. The acquisition of WMS is an important element of this strategic theme.

April 21, 2018

(PTFS Europe) Nottingham College has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing solutions from OCLC and IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The public interface will be integrated with the EDS discovery service from EBSCO and the interface further enhanced to provide high levels of accessibility.

April 19, 2018

(OCLC) Bethel College, in Mishawaka, Indiana, and Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Indiana, have joined the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), and are now part of the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community.

April 12, 2018

(Talis) Leeds Trinity University have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading listsservice and copyright management. With Talis Aspire, Leeds Trinity University Library aims to standardise their approach to reading lists. In achieving this they will provide an improved student experience and better access to resources. They will also streamline library workflows, with better capability to manage library acquisitions and improved reporting functionality.

(Systematic Group) The Danish municipality of Hjørring decided that staff at the schools’ pedagogical learning centres should do as little administrative work as possible in connection with the implementation of the municipality’s new Cicero library system.

April 3, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the State University of New York has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to be used by 61 libraries of the university system. The next-generation Alma platform will replace the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system, while the Primo solution will be implemented in place of the various discovery layers that have been in use up to now, including the EBSCO Discovery Service.

March 28, 2018

(Talis) York St John University ​have ​selected Talis ​Aspire ​to ​manage ​and ​deliver ​its ​online ​reading ​lists ​service.

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