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April 25, 2016

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Stanford Libraries leads collaborative grant. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data. [Full Announcement].

January 6, 2016

Cornell University. Cornell University Library to implement Kuali Open Library Environment. Cornell University Library has chosen the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) as its next Integrated Library System to manage acquisition, cataloging, circulation, inventory and other services related to electronic and physical library materials. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2015

ProQuest Cornell University Library and ProQuest team up for faster, more efficient book selection and acquisition. ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition programs. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2013

Columbia University. Cornell and Columbia Libraries to build a joint technical infrastructure. The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University are taking an unprecedented new step in their 2CUL partnership: integrating a major part of their operations. Thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two libraries will integrate their technical services departments. These departments purchase and license library materials, such as books, e-books, e-journals, databases and more, and they provide data so that users can find and use those materials. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 2011

ProQuest Cornell University adopts Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service. Serials Solutions announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summon service to improve the discoverability of its vast digital resources and library materials for its patrons. By utilizing the robust Summon application program interface, Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s superior search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full text of articles of all subscribed materials in addition to other relevant library collections. [Full Announcement].

July 5, 2011

Kuali Foundation. Cornell University Announces Kuali Financial System Launch. Cornell University launched the Kuali Financial System in a ceremony July 1 in the East Hill Office Building. Leslie Planck, an account representative from the College of Veterinary Medicine Accounting Service Center, submitted the first e-doc (electronic document) of fiscal year 2012 before the system was released campus wide. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2008

OCLC Cornell, State Library of Ohio and University of Delaware to use WorldCat Local as service moves into production. Cornell University Library, the State Library of Ohio and the University of Delaware Library have signed agreements to use WorldCat Local, a new service that combines the cooperative power of OCLC member libraries worldwide with the ability to customize as a solution for local discovery and delivery services. [Full Announcement].

December 11, 2007

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ARL Libraries Get eResource Usage Stats Faster and Easier with Innovative ERM. Innovative Interfaces announced that members of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have achieved real-time acquisition of user statistics from within Innovative's ERM. Using the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) model, staff can now access the high-volume of information from hundreds of e-resources—enabling cost-per-use analysis and eliminating time-consuming staff chores. This SUSHI advance extends Innovative's leadership in supporting the ARL members. The first to implement SUSHI with the Innovative ERM are Cornell University, Dartmouth College, University of Arizona, Washington State University, Wayne State University, and University of Washington. To date one-in-four ARL institutions are using the Innovative ERM. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2006

OCLC WorldCat Selection service helps libraries streamline workflows to network level for selection and ordering of new materials. OCLC released the new WorldCat Selection service to help libraries save time and money, streamlining selection and ordering by moving these processes to the network level for new library materials and delivery of the corresponding WorldCat records. [Full Announcement].

September 05, 2006

Webfeat. Cornell University Library upgrades Find Articles Service with WebFeat Search Prism. The Cornell University Library has upgraded its previous federated search solution with a custom configured WebFeat Search Prism. With WebFeat, Library patrons can now simultaneously search any or all of over 100 electronic resources—including the Cornell University Library catalog, foreign language resources and specialized databases unique to Cornell. WebFeat also provides improved options for displaying, sorting and saving results. In the coming months, WebFeat will be further integrated within the University Library Gateway ( expanding the number of simultaneously searchable electronic resources to nearly 400 resources. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2006

OCLC New WorldCat Selection service to streamline selection process. OCLC is working with Cornell University Library to develop a new WorldCat Selection service that will help libraries save time and money by streamlining the selection and ordering process for new library materials and delivering the corresponding WorldCat records. [Full Announcement].

June 6 , 2004

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Cornell University Selects Innovative's Electronic Resource Management. Innovative Interfaces announced Cornell University has selected Electronic Resource Management. Electronic Resource Management will improve staff control of e-resources, while populating Cornell’s Web OPAC with data to improve patron access to subscription products. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2004

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Cornell University Selects Innovative's Electronic Resource Management. Innovative Interfaces announced that Cornell University has selected Electronic Resource Management, the first product of its kind in the marketplace. Electronic Resource Management will improve staff control of e-resources, while populating Cornell’s Web OPAC with data to improve patron access to subscription products. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2002

epixtech, inc.. Four new ARL Libraries join Borrow Direct Partnership Using URSA from epixtech. This fall, students and faculty at Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and Princeton University will be able to initiate their own interlibrary loans with expanded access to seven Academic Research library collections. Thanks to epixtech''s Universal Resource Sharing System, these libraries have joined with Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University as part of the Borrow Direct partnership established in 1999. Borrow Direct now consists of seven ARL libraries serving thousands of students, faculty, and staff at these institutions. [Full Announcement].

December 28, 2001

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. ENCompass user list grows: in place at 17 institutions. Endeavor Information Systems announced today that the ENCompass digital management system has been purchased by and delivered to a total of 17 institutions. Only commercially released in March 2001, ENCompass is on a rapid development track and will have its third release, version 2.0, available in early 2002. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2001

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Endeavor announces commercial release of ENCompass: digital organization and management tool reinvents total resource discovery. Endeavor Information Systems announced the first commercial shipments of the ENCompass digital library management system. ENCompass was delivered to three additional customer sites around the country. Already in place at three development partner sites, ENCompass now provides even more academic and research libraries around the world integrated access to their print, electronic and digital collections, including local and remote electronic databases and local digital collections. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2000

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Sun Microsystems announces Cornell University Library a 'Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries': collaboration is a critical move toward a new model for digital libraries. Sun Microsystems Inc. and Cornell University have announced plans to construct the technology platform that will pioneer the next generation model for digital libraries. In addition, as one of the leading adopters of digital library technology, Sun Microsystems named Cornell the Sun Center of Excellence for Digital Libraries. Cornell University Library will serve as an international model for the digital library environment of the 21st century. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 1999

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Endeavor adds 86 new libraries to customer list. Endeavor Information Systems announced that 86 new academic and research libraries purchased the Voyager library automation system during a three month period from May 1999 through July 1999. This brings the total number of customer contracts to 271 serving over 545 libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 1999

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Cornell University selects Endeavor: strengthens commitment to unified access to diverse information resources. Cornell University selectsVoyager to replace their current integrated library system NOTIS. [Full Announcement].