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September 21, 2022

Gale Group Gale and Boston Public Library deliver new online accredited high school completion program to adult residents. As students head back to school, adult residents in Massachusetts now have the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma from their local public library. The Boston Public Library offers Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, an accredited online diploma completion program from Gale, part of Cengage Group. The program is designed to help busy adults who have aged out of the education system obtain their high school diploma online with the convenience of a self-paced schedule. Boston Public Library began piloting the program at the end of 2021 and has already had two students graduate. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2022

Copyright Clearance Center David Foster Named Chairman of CCC Board of Directors. Copyright Clearance Center announced the appointment of David Foster as Chairman of its Board of Directors. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2021

OCLC OCLC signs new agreements with publishers and other content providers worldwide. OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers and other content providers around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2021

SirsiDynix New Mexico State Library selects SirsiDynix as their ILS vendor. New Mexico State Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System partner. Believing in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities, SirsiDynix is honored to provide services and support for New Mexico State Library. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2021

Gale Group Gale unveils new archive on Far-Right Groups in America. Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its Political Extremism and Radicalism series. Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America examines the history of radical right movements in the U.S. from 1850-2010s. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this rare, never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first installment, with a particular focus on white supremacist and nationalist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations. Now scholars and researchers can analyze the rhetoric, ideology and evolution of fringe, right-wing groups to better understand their impact on today's mainstream politics as well as broader society. Read Gale's blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

March 24, 2021

ByWater Solutions Christian Witness Theological Seminary goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, CA is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2020

OCLC Anja Smit, Shirley Chiu-wing Wong take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. Anja Smit, University Librarian at Utrecht University in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Shirley Chiu-wing Wong, University Librarian at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting. Both were elected by OCLC Global Council to serve four-year terms on the board. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

OCLC Québec universities now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to share, search BCI library collections. Québec university libraries that are grouped together within the library Subcommittee of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) are now managing, sharing and searching their collections through a single union catalog built on OCLC's WorldShare Management Services library services platform. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Les Universités du Québec utilisent maintenant les Services de gestion WorldShare d'OCLC pour le partage et la recherche des collections de leurs bibliothèques. Les bibliothèques universitaires du Québec regroupées au sein du sous-comité des bibliothèques du Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) gèrent, partagent et dorénavant donnent accès à leurs collections par le biais d'un catalogue collectif hébergé sur la plateforme de services de gestion de bibliothèques WorldShare d'OCLC. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2020

OCLC OCLC signs agreements with publishers and other content providers worldwide. OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers and other content providers around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2020

OCLC OCLC's WorldShare Management Services achieves FedRAMP authorization from U.S. Government. OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, a leading library services platform, has achieved United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization following a rigorous evaluation to meet the U.S. Government's security requirements for cloud services. The United States Census Bureau Library served as OCLC's agency sponsor for FedRAMP. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2020

Gale Group Gale launches new online learning platform for public libraries. Gale, a Cengage company, announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. Now libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2020

Crowley Company The Crowley Company Celebrates 40 Years in Micrographics, Digitization. The Crowley Company, marked its 40th year since incorporation. This Friday it wraps up a front-facing celebration of donating to 40 non-profits for 40 days. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2020

Ex Libris University of Nevada, Reno, selects Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo discovery solution to simplify library systems and streamline processes. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Nevada, Reno, has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace dated legacy systems. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2019

Swiss Library Service Platform. Le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoint la SLSP. Nous y voilà: le 1er janvier 2020, le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoindra la SLSP. Les universités cantonales, le Domaine des EPF, les hautes écoles spécialisées et la Bibliothèque nationale ont fondé ce consortium en l’an 2000. Depuis lors, la bibliothèque EPF a dirigé le consortium dans le cadre d’un projet. La transition vers une organisation permanente fait l’objet de discussions depuis quelque temps. Avec la SLSP, le cadre idéal a été trouvé. C’est pourquoi le consortium a été intégré dès le début aux demandes de projet de la SLSP. Fin août, le conseil d’administration de la SLSP a approuvé le passage du consortium à la SLSP. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2019

Ex Libris Esploro d'Ex Libris développe sa présence avec son premier client en Allemagne. Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d'annoncer que la Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTW Dresden) (université des sciences appliquées de Dresde) est devenue la première institution allemande à choisir la solution de gestion des services de recherche Esploro® d'Ex Libris et à participer au programme d'adoption précoce. L'université intègrera le service Esploro à la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma et à la solution de découverte et de distribution Primo d'Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris La solution Ex Libris Esploro est désormais disponible chez le premier partenaire de développement. Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la solution de services de recherche Ex Libris Esploro est désormais disponible à l’Université de l’Iowa. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2019

Ex Libris Un nouveau rapport met à jour des possibilités pour les bibliothèques académiques et les bureaux de recherche de renforcer leur soutien aux chercheurs. Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer la publication d’une étude consacrée aux défis auxquels les chercheurs font face dans les institutions d’éducation supérieure et au niveau de soutien apporté par les bureaux de recherche et les bibliothèques. L’étude a été commandée par Ex Libris et menée par Alterline, une agence de recherche indépendante. Le rapport présente les résultats d’une enquête réalisée auprès de 300 chercheurs et d’entretiens menés auprès de neuf cadres de différents bureaux de recherche aux États-Unis, au Royaume-Uni et en Australie. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale unveils New Digital Archive Series on Public Health. Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first installment of its new Public Health Archives series. Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of America’s public health systems and policy debates during the 20th century. This digital collection provides scholars and researchers access to thousands of rare and unique resources that explore the evolution of health care in the United States from the turn of the century well into the 1960s, highlighting the critical impact of public health policy on the American experience. Read Gale’s blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2019

OCLC BCI selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its shared service platform for Québec university library partnership. The Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), a coalition of Québec universities, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as the library services platform for 17 of its members. [Full Announcement].

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