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August 31, 2021

Atlas Systems, Inc. Washington University in St. Louis is live with ArchivesSpace supported by Atlas Systems. Washington University in Saint Louis is live using ArchivesSpace to manage and provide web access to their archives and special collections. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, WUSTL joins more than 50 institutions receiving support from Atlas Systems. [Full Announcement].

March 12, 2021

Project ReShare. Project ReShare Welcomes LOUIS and MOBIUS. LOUIS is a consortium of public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana, currently consisting of 47 members. LOUIS provides cost-effective collaboration for the procurement and support of library technology and resources. Twenty-two member institutions participate in LOUIS' interlibrary loan platform. LOUIS supports technology that enables the reciprocal borrowing and lending between its member institutions and beyond, including multiple instances of SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and Atlas-supported ILLiad. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2017

SirsiDynix LOUIS Consortium goes live with Enterprise. SirsiDynix announced that LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has chosen to implement Enterprise as their new discovery solution. Enterprise will be integrated with LOUIS’s existing solution, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and is enhanced with the addition of Syndetics Enriched Content. [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2016

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Four Innovative Library Partners Go Live on Sierra. Innovative Interfaces announced that four more library partners have gone live on Sierra. These successful implementations include three libraries who have migrated from Millennium, and one library who has joined the MOBIUS consortium in Missouri. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2016

BiblioCommons Announcing BiblioWeb: new name. New flexibility. New library partners.. BiblioCommons announced BiblioWeb as part of the best in class digital experience platform for public libraries. Originally launched as BiblioCMS, the name was determined to be too limiting, as it did not convey the full range of features available with the product. Newly rebranded as BiblioWeb, the offering provides much more than a traditional content management system and features library-specific workflows far more robust than what is available in traditional CMS options such as WordPress or Drupal. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2016

SirsiDynix LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network goes live with SirsiDynix SaaS. SirsiDynix announced the completed SaaS migration and go-live of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. LOUIS, a statewide consortium of public and private academic libraries, has hosted their SirsiDynix Symphony ILS since 2001. In June 2015, LOUIS made the decision to host its Symphony ILS and BLUEcloud products on SirsiDynix SaaS. The migration process was completed in late January, and all 35 Symphony sites of the LOUIS consortium are now live. This project also included a conversion from Informix ISAM database structures running on IBM’s AIX to an Oracle database management system with Unicode encoding, running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Unicode support allows importing, cataloging, searching, and displaying of data containing non-Latin characters. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2015

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County (MO) Selects the Polaris ILS. The Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County has selected the Polaris ILS and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. The MLC consists of nine community libraries in St. Louis County, Missouri, offering over 700,000 volumes to its community. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2015

SirsiDynix LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network selects SirsiDynix SaaS. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a statewide consortium of public and private academic libraries, has selected SirsiDynix SaaS to host its Symphony Integrated Library System and BLUEcloud products. This decision will impact the 34 LOUIS members that use Symphony, and will bring each 99.95% uptime, advanced security, automatic upgrades, and more. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2015

OCLC Four Kentucky university libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. [Full Announcement].

July 31, 2014

SirsiDynix LOUIS adds multiple SirsiDynix Symphony customers to its community. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has extended its SirsiDynix Symphony community to include 33 sites since adding Centenary College and Northshore Technical Community College in 2013 and Xavier in 2014. LOUIS is also growing to include Our Lady of Holy Cross College and aims to add more technical community colleges in the coming years. Symphony is a driving force behind SirsiDynix’s BLUEcloud Suite, allowing libraries to benefit from efficient, intuitive technology with the flexibility to edit catalogs, fulfill user needs, accept debit payments, and more. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2014

EBSCO Information Services Louisiana Library Network Selects EBSCO Discovery Service. The Louisiana Library Network has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve discoverability and help promote LOUIS resources to students and other departments. LOUIS is a partnership with academic libraries, state & private libraries, and museums and archives in the state of Louisiana and combines the collective resources of all members to produce a dynamic library consortium. EDS was chosen because of its ability to pull together LOUIS resources while also delivering a simplified search experience that provides quality results. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2013

Ex Libris Washington University in St. Louis selects Ex Libris Primo. Ex Libris announced that the University Libraries of Washington University in St. Louis have selected a cloud-based installation of the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Washington University, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, has also subscribed to the bX Recommender, one of the bX suite of usage-based services. [Full Announcement].

December 10, 2012

Ex Libris Ex Libris announces numerous Primo sales around the world. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that in recent months, numerous academic and research libraries have selected the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which includes the Primo Central Index of electronic scholarly content. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2009

Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems. St. Louis County Public Library and Bibliotheca Successfully Complete Phase 1 of RFID Project. Bibliotheca announced that St. Louis County Public Library has successfully completed the first phase of the library’s implementation of the BiblioChip RFID System. Begun in March 2008, the project involved installation of Bibliotheca RFID solutions — including self-check kiosks, security gates, staff stations and other staff tools — at five of the library’s 20 branches. The library system currently has 3 million items and an annual circulation of 9 million. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2007

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Encore to serve as discovery services platform for Stark Libraries Information Consortium. Stark Libraries Information Consortium has selected an array of Innovative products to dramatically improve managing, sharing, and presenting information and services on the Web. Comprised of the Stark County Library, Massillon Public Library, and Louisville Public Library, the Consortium will install the new Encore discovery services platform and the Millennium integrated library system. The Consortium will also participate in SearchOhio, a Web-based service that brings together statewide library content in a single portal for the communities they serve. SearchOhio is driven by Innovative's INN-Reach direct consortial borrowing solution. [Full Announcement].

January 04, 2006

Polaris Library Systems. Louisville selects Polaris Integrated Library System. Polaris Library Systems announced that the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky has purchased the Polaris Integrated Library System tol replace the library''s current DRA Classic system. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2005

Webfeat. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network selects WebFeat to provide federated search solution. LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has selected WebFeat, the original federated search engine, to provide its academic libraries with a federated search solution. With more than 39 member libraries, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network combines the resources of Louisiana''s public and private academic libraries, along with a centralized support staff, to produce a dynamic library consortium. WebFeat will enable each member library implementing a WebFeat system to search any or all of their vast electronic resources with a single, intuitive interface. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2005

VitalSource Technologies Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry goes digital with VitalSource Curriculum. VitalSource Technologies announced that Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry has adopted the VitalSource Curriculum for the incoming fall 2005 class. In lieu of traditional textbooks, LSU dental students will purchase digital textbooks provided through VitalSource as part of the school's mandatory student adoption program. The books will be loaded on students' laptop computers. [Full Announcement].

March 02, 2005

WebFeat. Louisiana is latest state library to launch WebFeat system. State Library of Louisiana launched its state-of-the-art WebFeat federated search system, which enables patrons to search all of the State Library''s online databases simultaneously with a single intuitive interface. Databases can be searched at the State Library of Louisiana in Baton Rouge or at any of the 338 urban and rural public libraries statewide. [Full Announcement].

January 15, 2005

VTLS, Inc.. VTLS announces 23 new international sales of the VIRTUA and FASTRAC products. VTLS announced today that by the end of 2004, VTLS had signed an additional twenty-three new international sales of the VIRTUA and FASTRAC products. The sales were distributed around the globe, with seven new sales in Malaysia, four in Belgium, three in India, two in Thailand, two in UAE, one in Pakistan, one in Qatar, one in Indonesia, one in Kuwait, and one in Russia. Two of the sales were of FASTRAC, VTLS''s RFID product, one in Belgium and one in Malaysia, indicating the product''s potential to meet the diverse needs of a global marketplace. Four of the sales of VIRTUA were migrations from VTLS Classic. [Full Announcement].