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April 25, 2016

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Stanford Libraries leads collaborative grant. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2013

Columbia University. Cornell and Columbia Libraries to build a joint technical infrastructure. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2011

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Second wave of early agreements for Sierra announced. 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. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2011

New York Public Library. Three Renowned Research Libraries Join Forces To Better Serve Users. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2010

ProQuest Columbia University chooses Serials Solutions’ Summon Discovery Service to address critical library search needs. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2009

HathiTrust. Columbia University Libraries Joins 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. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2004

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Endeavor Debuts Meridian at ALA Annual Conference. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2004

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Endeavor names development partners for electronic resource management system. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2002

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. Columbia University Libraries choose Voyager. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2002

ProQuest Columbia University Libraries Signed Unique Agreement with Serials Solutions to Provide Full Cataloging and Holdings Data. 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. [Full Announcement].