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April 25, 2016

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.

January 16, 2013

(Columbia University) The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University are taking an unprecedented new step in their 2CUL partnership: integrating a major part of their operations. Thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two libraries will integrate their technical services departments. These departments purchase and license library materials, such as books, e-books, e-journals, databases and more, and they provide data so that users can find and use those materials.

September 30, 2011

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that a total of 75 library organizations, representing over 300 individual libraries, have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the Sierra Services Platform.

May 18, 2011

(New York Public Library) The New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University and New York University—three renowned research institutions all on the island of Manhattan—have launched an initiative to expand collections and better serve their users.

August 10, 2010

(ProQuest) Serials Solutions announced that the Columbia University Libraries have chosen to adopt its Summon Web-scale discovery service to address what studies have shown is a fundamental barrier between libraries and users: the lack of an easy and fast starting point for research.

December 17, 2009

(HathiTrust) The Columbia University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a shared repository for the digitized content from academic and research libraries. The Libraries plans to contribute public domain volumes digitized through its partnerships with Google, Microsoft and the Internet Archive.

June 26, 2004

(Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.) Endeavor introduced Endeavor Meridian, a new library software system for the efficient, effective and economic management of all types of electronic resources. Endeavor Meridian provides vital e-resource information to the library’s users while alleviating the headaches of the back-office administration of these materials.

June 23, 2004

(Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.) Endeavor Information Systems today publicly named three academic libraries currently advising the company on the development of an electronic resource management system: Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh, and Princeton University.

August 26, 2002

(Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.) Endeavor Information Systems announced that the Columbia University Libraries selected the Voyager integrated library management system to manage the 7.5 million volumes of the eighth largest academic library system in the United States. Voyager replaces the NOTIS system at Columbia.

April 11, 2002

(ProQuest) Columbia University Libraries has signed a unique agreement with Serials Solutions to provide full cataloging and holdings data, with regular updates, for e-journals acquired through aggregators and packages. Although Serials Solutions has been providing part of this service to several hundred libraries for some time, this is the first agreement that provides full catalog records as opposed to abbreviated listings.

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