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November 29, 2018

TIND The University of Chicago selects TIND IR and TIND RDM. TIND was selected by the University of Chicago to provide their cloud-based TIND Institutional Repository (TIND IR) and TIND Research Data Management (TIND RDM). TIND's systems were chosen in order to better meet growing needs and interests around data sharing and preservation, open access, and reproducible research results. UChicago is migrating its existing research output from DSpace Direct. TIND IR and TIND RDM will be implemented as a single, unified solution for managing, disseminating and preserving all research output and research datasets. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2014

University of Chicago. UChicago launches Kuali OLE and new Catalog. The University of Chicago Library announced its launch of the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and a new Catalog based on VuFind. [Full Announcement].

January 28, 2013

Kuali Foundation. UChicago Library and peers developing open source Kuali OLE software for research libraries. The Kuali Open Library Environment received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open, community-based library software system. OLE was launched in 2009 in part from a $2.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation and is designed to help libraries manage and deliver an ever-increasing number of digital resources and collections. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2011

Relais International Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) selects Relais D2D. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation libraries have agreed to proceed with a pilot of Relais D2D. The pilot will include: University of Chicago; University of Iowa; University of Michigan; Michigan State University; Northwestern University; and Pennsylvania State University. Relais D2D (Discovery to Delivery) is a next-generation software platform for consortial borrowing from Relais International. The CIC libraries will implement Relais D2D over the summer with the goal of being live by the fall semester 2011.The CIC is the nation's premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions, including the Big Ten Conference members and the University of Chicago. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2005

Ex Libris Ex Libris SFX Sites upgrade with MetaLib. Ex Libris announced the recent decision of four Association of Research Libraries to upgrade from their existing SFX systems to the combined MetaLib/SFX solution. These four sites: Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie-Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Chicago have previously run SFX in a stand-alone mode as their institutional link-resolver. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2004

Dynix. Dynix launches development of fully integrated ERM solution. Dynix announced development of a full-featured Electronic Resource Management module. During the initial stages of development, Dynix has worked closely with staff from two large Academic Research Libraries, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago, to identify the requirements of what will be the most comprehensive ERM solution available to libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2001

Ex Libris Ex Libris Inc. announces multiple SFX sales. Ex Libris announced that they have signed up and are in the midst of implementing a long list of new SFX customers. SFX is a unique and revolutionary tool for navigation and discovery, delivering powerful linking services in the scholarly information environment. With SFX, these libraries can define rules that allow SFX to dynamically create links that fully integrate their information resources regardless of who hosts them the library itself or external information providers. The user is presented with context-sensitive links that are dynamically configured on the basis of the institution''s e-collections. [Full Announcement].

May 11, 1995

Ameritech Library Services. Ameritech Library Services, Indiana University and the University of Chicago form unique development team: joint project to focus on Horizon. The University of Chicago and Indiana University will be working with Ameritech Library Services in a joint development effort for Horizon. [Full Announcement].