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July 13, 2020

FOLIO FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone. Libraries around the world are beginning to implement FOLIO, the open source Library Services Platform, as it approaches a named release that signals a significant achievement in the development of initial apps, features and functionality. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2018

EBSCO Information Services University of Alabama teams up With EBSCO Information Services as an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2016

Ex Libris The University of Alabama at Birmingham selects Ex Libris campusM as Its mobile platform. Ex Libris announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform to provide UAB students, faculty, and staff with easy access to key systems, such as the university’s Banner ERP solution, library services, and class schedules. By leveraging the university’s authentication services, the campusM app will deliver an experience personalized for each user, displaying relevant services and information on any device. [Full Announcement].

October 22, 2015

Ex Libris The University of Alabama at Birmingham opts for Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Rosetta solutions. Ex Libris announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has decided to adopt the Ex Libris Alma library management service, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. The university libraries will be migrating from various systems, including the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system and the Ex Libris Voyager ILS [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2015

Open Preservation Foundation University of Alabama Libraries joins the Open Preservation Foundation. The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome The University of Alabama Libraries as our latest charter member. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2011

University of Alabama. Completed UA Libraries Grant Project Provides Model for Low-Cost Digitization of Cultural Heritage Materials. The University of Alabama Libraries has completed a grant project which demonstrates a model of low-cost digitization and web delivery of manuscript materials. Funded by the National Archives and Records Administration National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the project digitized a large and nationally important manuscript collection related to the emancipation of slaves: the Septimus D. Cabaniss Papers. [Full Announcement].

May 19, 2005

Auto-Graphics, Inc. University of Alabama in Huntsville selects Auto-Graphics' Federated Search. Auto-Graphics announced that the University of Alabama in Huntsville has selected AGent Portal federated search system to improve student and faculty access and search 125 of the university’s content sources. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. Patrons in academic libraries interfacing with Unicorn: SIRSI signs 23 Academic Libraries within six months. [Full Announcement].