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September 12, 2017

Ex Libris Carnegie Mellon University becomes 1,000th institution to select Ex Libris Alma library services platform. Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform is now the system of choice for one thousand customers. The thousandth institution to select Alma is Carnegie Mellon University, which, like the 999 other Alma institutions, will benefit from the streamlined workflows of a unified SaaS resource management solution. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Collaborate To Enhance Library Services. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced a collaboration among the schoolís library systems to better respond to the evolving needs of its respective campuses in eduation and research. The partnership, led by Keith Webster, dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon, and Ronald Larsen, dean of the School of Information Sciences at Pitt, will explore how best to leverage the expertise and resources across each university to improve library services for students, faculty, staff and alumni at each institution. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 1998

SIRSI Corporation. SIRSI introduces new WorkFlows product. SIRSI Corporation announces a new user interface and work flow manager for its popular Unicorn Library Management System. Called WorkFlows, the new product uses Windows, graphical user interface, and client/server technology to streamline a variety of library operations. This interface has been in development for the last two years, with participation from Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University. Usability testing was recently conducted at Nashville State Technical Institute and Vanderbilt University, and the Knox County Public Library. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. SIRSI celebrates first installation of WebCat. SIRSI installs its first WebCat for Unicorn at Carnegie Mellon University. [Full Announcement].

April 03, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. Carnegie Mellon and Rice University lead the Way: both license CLIPS award winner WebCat, SIRSI's Virtual Library. [Full Announcement].

March 27, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. Eleven institutions switch to SIRSI: Versatile products and understanding of industry cited as reasons. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 1993

Ameritech Library Services. Carnegie Mellon and NOTIS Share Technologies for new Product. NOTIS announces that Carnegie Mellon University will be the test site for its new client/server automation product, called NOTIS Horizon. The two institutions will exchange technologies in support of this project. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 1984

OCLC LS/2000: questions and answers. LS/2000 is an integrated library system that provides bibliographic file maintenance, authority control, circulation control, a sophisticated online public access catalog, and other automated services for both library staff and patrons. The system is available on both minió and microcomputer hardware. LS/2000 is an enhanced version of the Integrated Library System (ILS) developed at the National Library of Medicine and is a product of a joint development effort between OCLC and Online Computer Systems, Inc. Efforts are successfully under way to incorporate enhancements previously developed by AVATAR (a library automation company acquired last year by OCLC). This integration will be completed by July 1984. [Full Announcement].