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July 12, 2019

Amigos Library Services. Amigos Library Services partners with TSLAC to Provide SimplyE to smaller public libraries. Amigos Library Services announced a partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on the E-Read Texas program to bring electronic book (e-book) access to Texans served by small community libraries. This is part of a multi-phased statewide project to enhance public library e-book collections. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2019

Digital Public Library of America. New collaborative effort to develop a national digital ebooks platform for libraries announced. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and LYRASIS are pleased to announce a new collaboration to help provide all public libraries with a free, open, library-controlled platform for managing their ebook and audiobook services. Through this newly-established collaboration, DPLA, NYPL, and LYRASIS will each offer core services and tools that, in combination, will provide public libraries across the United States with a full-service pathway to acquire and deliver ebooks and audiobooks through a library-controlled marketplace and platform. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2017

ByWater Solutions Amigos Library Services partners with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that Amigos Library Services has added ByWater and Koha to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries who are new to Koha will receive a discount on Koha implementation and ongoing support and hosting services from ByWater as part of this agreement. By partnering with ByWater, Amigos Library Services members will have even more reason to adopt the fastest growing and most used ILS in the world. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2017

Koios. Koios and Amigos Library Services announce new partnership. Amigos Library Services announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2013

Amigos Library Services. Amigos receives TSLAC grant to fund e-book project. Amigos Library Services received a Library Cooperation Grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The grant will help fund a project to develop a new e-book distribution platform. The planned service will provide e-books for library patrons, searchable through an Amigos search interface or a local library catalog. Amigos will create the platform and negotiate directly with publishers to obtain content. The grant funds will be provided from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to TSLAC under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and will aid in underwriting the project’s costs. Prior to receipt of the TSLAC grant, Amigos had begun an e-book distribution platform project using resources provided by North Texas Library Partners. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2011

OCLC Está en curso la reunión anual del Consejo Global de OCLC en Dublín. Se está llevando a cabo la reunión anual del Consejo Global de OCLC en Dublín (Ohio), a la que asistieron 44 delegados que representan a 17 países para escuchar los informes de líderes de bibliotecas y del personal de OCLC, y para participar en debates sobre la dirección estratégica y el futuro compartido de la cooperativa de OCLC. [Full Announcement].

January 8, 2011

OCLC OCLC and Amigos form new partnership to deliver OCLC Web-scale Management Services to libraries. OCLC and Amigos Library Services, two leading nonprofit library membership organizations, have entered into a new partnership to provide libraries with expanded implementation, training and education services for OCLC's new Web-scale Management Services. The Amigos team of library service professionals will work with libraries to help them with project management, implementation and training for OCLC's new Web-scale Management Services, the next-generation Web-based suite of library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation and license management. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2009

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics Partners with Amigos Library Services to Extend Respective Technology and Service Strengths. Auto-Graphics announced a strategic partnership with Amigos Library Services, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries primarily in the southwestern United States. The partnership provides Amigos Library Services with distribution rights to Auto-Graphics' AGent suite of library automation solutions, which includes AGent Resource Sharing, a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution, and AGent VERSO, a complete integrated library system. In addition, Amigos library members that select an Auto-Graphics product will receive AGent Iluminar, the new Flex-based patron user interface. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2009

Credo Reference. Credo Partners with Amigos Library Services To Bring Online Reference to Member Institutions. Credo Reference, provider of customizable online reference collections, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Amigos Library Services to provide its reference products to member libraries at a discount. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2008

Relais International Amigos Library Services will market Relais International products. Relais International Inc and Amigos Library Services have signed an agreement whereby Amigos will offer the products and services of Relais International to their members. Amigos members will receive a 10 percent discount for the ILL and Document Delivery systems of Relais: Relais ILL, and Relais Express. [Full Announcement].

February 05, 2004

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Sara Randall named Director of Strategic Products. Endeavor Information Systems announced the appointment of Sara Randall as Director of Strategic Products. In this newly created position, Randall will oversee the direction of Endeavor’s current digital asset management systems and an emerging line of software systems aimed to continue to aid libraries and institutions to deliver access to information. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2002

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics and Amigos sign agreement to distribute AGent. Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces the signing of an agreement with Amigos Library Services to distribute Auto-Graphics'' AGent to its member-based network of organizations. [Full Announcement].

November 14, 2002

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics and Amigos sign agreement to distribute AGent to the Library of California. Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces the signing of an agreement with Amigos Library Services to distribute Auto-Graphics’ AGent to The Library of California’s network of libraries. AGent is a single search portal software system. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2001

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Sara Randall named manager of Endeavor digital library product managment. Endeavor Information Systems announced Sara L. Randall has joined Endeavor Information Systems as the Manager of Digital Library Product Management. Randall''s responsibilities include Endeavor''s complete Digital Library solutions, including Citation Server and ENCompass, the digital library organization and management system [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2001

Research Libraries Group. ALA Midwinter 2001: what to look for from RLG. At the 2001 ALA Midwinter Conference, RLG will show a number of new products and services, includeing: a preview of a new resource in the making from RLG''s members—the materials that define global culture; RLG''s latest international databases for your community''s research and teaching needs; original script display in RLG products, and the latest release of Ariel''s partner—RLG''s ILL Manager. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 1998

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics creates new marketing executive position as online library services enters major growth phase. [Full Announcement].

August 18, 1994

Ameritech Library Services. Ameritech library services appoints Sara Randall as academic market specialist. Ameritech Library Services appoints Sara Randell as academic market specialist. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 1994

OCLC Southwestern University Logs 51 Millionth OCLC ILL Request. Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, logged the 51 millionth OCLC interlibrary loan request on April 26. [Full Announcement].