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November 29, 2013

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech Ltd. announce formalized partnership. ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech LTD have announced a formal partnership regarding integration of Talkingtech’s i-Tiva patron outbound telephone notification, SMS text messaging application and inbound self service application for patrons into Koha. [Full Announcement].

November 26, 2013

Follett Follett partners With EBSCO Information Services. Follett announced a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to provide students with expanded online access to top research databases such as MasterFILE Premier and Academic Search Premier. [Full Announcement].

November 20, 2013

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative and leading knowledge solutions provider Naseej sign exclusive agreement to bring Innovative products to the Arab world. Innovative Interfaces and Naseej, the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world, announced today that they have signed an exclusive agreement to bring Innovative's next-generation library technology systems to the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Naseej will distribute and support Innovative's complete suite of products throughout the region, including the Sierra library services platform, which has seen unprecedented adoption by libraries worldwide since its introduction in the 2012. [Full Announcement].

November 4, 2013

Proquest OCLC and ProQuest work together to automate e-book collection management. A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles. The initiative builds on OCLC’s work with ProQuest’s e-book businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and e-book access. Libraries can now request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories. The data will be loaded into the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines information about a library’s electronic resources with linking features that enable access to the content. E-book holdings and access will be automatically kept up to date for OCLC cataloging libraries, without the need for library staff to manually intervene. [Full Announcement].

August 7, 2013

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca forms joint venture with MultiSystems to enter Brazilian market. Bibliotheca is extending operations into the emerging Brazilian library market. In a new joint venture with existing system integrator MultiSystems, Bibliotheca will form a new office to bring the class-leading products and services of Bibliotheca Group to the South American library market. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2013

EOS International EBSCO and EOS International partner to enhance library discovery. A new partnership between EBSCO and EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, brings more choice to libraries looking for a discovery solution. A joint development schedule will enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service and EOS International's suite of ILS systems benefiting mutual customers and continuing EBSCO's partnership initiatives. Providing access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for EOS users, adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. The partnership offers library end users a choice of interfaces to begin their research creating an intuitive unified search experience. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2013

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca and Ecole Solutions team up to provide RFID technology to Indian library market. Adding to its growing list of global distributors, Bibliotheca announced its partnership with Ecole Solutions, India’s leading supplier of teaching and learning technology solutions to higher education institutions, in an effort to provide RFID technology solutions to libraries across India. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2013

Soutron Global Soutron Global and EBSCO Publishing sign partnership agreement. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces a technology partnership agreement that will allow Soutron Global to integrate EBSCO Discovery Services with Soutron’s Library and Knowledge Management systems to benefit clients seeking a single integrated search environment for their research and information resources. [Full Announcement].

March 14, 2013

Ex Libris Ex Libris selects Basis technology for Chinese analysis. Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual text analytics, and Ex Libris announced that Ex Libris has licensed the Rosette linguistics platform from Basis Technology for integration into the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Rosette enables search-based applications to analyze complex multilingual documents, including those written in Chinese. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2013

OCLC OCLC and ProQuest collaborate to enhance library discovery. ProQuest and OCLC are launching a far-reaching data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across some of the world’s most-widely used library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services. [Full Announcement].

February 21, 2013

MuseGlobal, Inc.. MuseGlobal partners with EduLib to offer smart connector central to extend education and library information discovery platform capabilities. MuseGlobal, provider of award-winning content integration platforms worldwide, announced a new development and marketing partnership with EduLib to offer MuseGlobal's 6,500+ Smart Connectors within EduLib’s new Education and Library discovery product suite. [Full Announcement].

January 3, 2013

SirsiDynix Baker & Taylor and SirsiDynix announce eResource Central integration. SirsiDynix and Baker & Taylor today announced a partnership with the SirsiDynix eResource Central product to deliver seamless electronic resource and e-book access, offering both borrowing and purchase options to end users. The partnership with Baker & Taylor is a major step in the project, integrating the Axis 360 platform with the eResource Central platform. [Full Announcement].

November 23, 2012

ADLIB Information Systems Extensis Announces Strategic Partnership with Adlib Information Systems; Brings Digital Asset Management Together with Collection Management Systems. Extensis announced a strategic partnership with Adlib Information Systems, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Collection Management Systems for cultural heritage institutions. With over 1600 installations globally, their customers include the Van Gogh Museum, the National Gallery (London), The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and The Imperial War Museum (London). [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2012

Tech Logic Tech Logic expands internationally via eTechnologies partnership. Tech Logic and eTechnologies Solutions recently formed a channel partnership to sell and distribute Tech Logic’s automated library material handling products and systems to libraries throughout Latin America. eTechnologies Solutions, headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, promotes digital information solutions for libraries with a wide product portfolio of academic- and corporate-focused technologies. [Full Announcement].

October 10, 2012

Softlink International. Softlink and QBD offer integrated purchasing for school library resources. Softlink has partnered with QBD The Bookshop to deliver the benefits of discounted books and resources for schools through the Oliver Marketplace. Oliver Marketplace is a complementary and integrated purchasing service available through the leading school library management system and QBD online bookstore, offering Oliver school users 10% off all book purchases in an Australian-wide pilot program.Softlink Professional Services Director John Crook said Oliver users can simply ‘turn on’ the Marketplace function from within Oliver. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2012

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca and Axiell partner to offer enhanced service delivery model. As of 1st September 2012, library technology provider Bibliotheca will undertake the servicing for all Axiell support contracts as part of its continued commitment to servicing the UK library community. [Full Announcement].

July 24, 2012

Polaris Library Systems. Polaris Library Systems enters strategic partnership with 3M Library Systems. 3M Library Systems and Polaris Library Systems have entered into a new agreement that will see Polaris offering 3M’s automated materials handling, RFID and SelfCheck systems. This partnership brings to libraries the combined expertise of two innovative companies committed to industry-leading technologies and unparalleled customer support. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2012

SirsiDynix EBSCO Publishing and SirsiDynix sign partnership agreement to enhance discovery for mutual customers. A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing and SirsiDynix will provide mutual customers with easier access to the databases, e-journals and other e-content end users are looking for. EBSCO and SirsiDynix will work together to allow EBSCO Discovery Service to be seamlessly integrated into SirsiDynix’s eResource Central solution. The plan also calls for a refined approach to the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost within the SirsiDynix experience. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Publishing and Innovative Interfaces expand partnership with EBSCO Discovery Service and Encore. EBSCO Publishing and Innovative Interfaces have expanded their collaborative agreement. The companies have agreed to joint development that will enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service Innovative’s Encore discovery platform in addition to facilitating access between EDS and Innovative’s Millennium ILS and Sierra Services Platform. Having access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for Encore users while adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. Encore users will also be able to search their EBSCOhost databases via the Encore interface—providing a uniquely powerful article search experience. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services OCLC and EBSCO develop partnership to offer interoperability of services for libraries and increased options for discovery. OCLC and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement to make EBSCO Discovery Service interoperable with the OCLC WorldShare Management Service, enabling libraries to use EDS as their discovery layer and WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. Additionally, the companies are investigating working toward an integrated solution allowing WorldCat Local users who also subscribe to EDS to search and retrieve results from EDS within the WorldCat Local Service. [Full Announcement].