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September 20, 2022

Soutron Global Leading engineering firm selects Soutron over Lucidea. Soutron Global announced that a leading Engineering firm has chosen to upgrade to Soutron and leave the Lucidea platform. Barr Engineering is headquartered in Minneapolis, with additional offices spread across Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, and Colorado in the United States in addition to offices in Canada. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2017

LIBERO LIBERO User Group 2017 Conference. The LIBERO User Group 2017 Conference was held last week, and LIBERO staff and guest speakers shared new features, planned development, customer case studies, and networking and direct support opportunities to attendees. [Full Announcement].

November 14, 2017

LIBERO New South Wales' third largest Council has launched its cloud catalogue with LIBERO. Central Coast Library Services has become LIBERO's largest hosted solution in LIBERO Cloud, following the merge between Gosford and Wyong Councils. Central Coast Council now consists of 11 branches, 2 community libraries and a Bookmobile covering 1,600km2 with a population of around 330,000, making it LIBERO's largest Cloud based customer. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2015

SAGE SAGE strengthens geography and psychology portfolio with acquisition of Pion. SAGE announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The sale was announced jointly by Chairman for Pion, David Cohen and Stephen Barr, President SAGE International. [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2013

Civica South Lanarkshire Council selects Civica to transform library services. South Lanarkshire Council, which is responsible for providing IT services to school libraries and to South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd has, following a mini-competition under a national framework agreement, chosen Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations transform the way they work, to host the Spydus library management system across 17 School Libraries and 25 Public Libraries. The new three year contract will transform each library’s internal processes, whilst making it more convenient for citizens and staff to access resources in person and online. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2013

3M Library Systems 3M Cloud Library goes live with Macmillan content. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service announces the addition of Macmillan titles to its collection. As part of Macmillan’s e-lending pilot program, 3M is pleased to offer 1,200 titles from the Minotaur Books imprint. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2013

3M Library Systems 3M Cloud Library goes live with Macmillan Content. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service announces the addition of Macmillan titles to its collection. As part of Macmillan’s eLending pilot program, 3M is pleased to offer 1,200 titles from the Minotaur Books imprint. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2013

Ex Libris University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library selects Ex Libris Primo. Ex Libris announced that the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide has adopted the Primo discovery and delivery solution. [Full Announcement].

November 6, 2012

SAGE New SAGE license enables access to scholarship for University alumni. SAGE announced a change to its licenses that will provide university alumni with access to the content hosted on the SAGE Journals, SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge platforms through their university library. All alumni registered with subscribing or purchasing libraries will be able to access all SAGE products including over 645 scholarly and professional journals at no extra fee. [Full Announcement].

September 24, 2012

Civica Civica to implement new library systems at National Library Board in Singapore. Civica South East Asia is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a project to upgrade the Library Management System by the National Library Board. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2009

Polaris Library Systems. Phoenix Public Library Live on the Polaris ILS. Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that the Phoenix Public Library system is live on the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). This includes the Burton Barr Central Library and 14 branch locations, which handle over 15 million transactions annually. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2008

Civica Civica selected for Singapore FutureSchools. A group led by Civica has been chosen to develop innovative learning technology for one of the five ‘FutureSchools’ in Singapore, in a $S80 million ($A61.9 million) four-year project. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2008

Civica Civica extends Library solutions into global learning and education sector. Civica Pty Ltd has announced that it is extending the scope of its international library solutions business into the broader education sector and will re-name the business Library and Learning. [Full Announcement].

December 21, 2007

Civica CMI opens sales and support office for Spydus library systems in North America in line with global expansion. Creative Microsystems (CMI), a Civica, plc, owned company, and one of North America's most experienced providers of consulting, software and services for the public sector, plans to transform the efficiency and service delivery of North American libraries with the introduction of the widely used Spydus library automation system into the United States. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2007

Polaris Library Systems. Phoenix Public Library System selects Polaris ILS. Polaris Library Systems announced that the Phoenix Public Library system and its 15 libraries have selected the Polaris Integrated Library System. The Polaris ILS will be integrated into the Library's existing infrastructure, which includes a library-developed Public Access Catalog utilizing the search engine from Endeca Technologies Inc. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2007

Relais International University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia selects Relais ILL. Relais International announced that the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia has selected Relais ILL as their ILL management system. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2006

Civica South East Library Management Consortium lines up Civica for shared libraries service. Civica has been appointed preferred supplier for automated library management systems for South East Library Management Services, a consortium formed by six public library authorities which has been operating for the last year. The five year, £1.5 million SELMS initiative will see Civica deliver its internationally successful 'Spydus' system under a fully managed service. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2006

Civica Civica appoints TOP Computers as distributor to the Taiwanese and Chinese library markets. Civica has announced that TOP Information Technologies Co Ltd, based in Taiwan, has been re-appointed as distributor of the Spydus Library Management Solution for the Taiwanese and Chinese library markets. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2006

SAGE SAGE Publications acquires Hodder Arnold's Journals. SAGE Publications and Hodder Education announced the acquisition by SAGE Publications of Hodder Arnold's journals list, incorporating 33 titles. The Arnold list complements SAGE's existing portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and enhances significantly its offering in the medical market. [Full Announcement].

January 18, 2006

Webfeat. Phoenix Public Library streamlines access to electronic resources with custom WebFeat solution. Phoenix Public Library has launched a WebFeat federated search solution which enables patrons to simultaneously search the Library’s more than 80 online databases, including the Library catalog, using a single intuitive interface. The Library’s fully customized WebFeat search solution took just 45 days to implement from initial design to system launch. [Full Announcement].