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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 6, 2016

(Cornell University) Cornell University Library has chosen the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) as its next Integrated Library System to manage acquisition, cataloging, circulation, inventory and other services related to electronic and physical library materials.

September 29, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition programs.

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.

October 20, 2011

(ProQuest) Serials Solutions announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summon service to improve the discoverability of its vast digital resources and library materials for its patrons. By utilizing the robust Summon application program interface, Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s superior search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full text of articles of all subscribed materials in addition to other relevant library collections.

July 5, 2011

(Kuali Foundation) Cornell University launched the Kuali Financial System in a ceremony July 1 in the East Hill Office Building. Leslie Planck, an account representative from the College of Veterinary Medicine Accounting Service Center, submitted the first e-doc (electronic document) of fiscal year 2012 before the system was released campus wide.

January 14, 2008

(OCLC) Cornell University Library, the State Library of Ohio and the University of Delaware Library have signed agreements to use WorldCat Local, a new service that combines the cooperative power of OCLC member libraries worldwide with the ability to customize as a solution for local discovery and delivery services.

December 11, 2007

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that members of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have achieved real-time acquisition of user statistics from within Innovative's ERM. Using the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) model, staff can now access the high-volume of information from hundreds of e-resources—enabling cost-per-use analysis and eliminating time-consuming staff chores. This SUSHI advance extends Innovative's leadership in supporting the ARL members. The first to implement SUSHI with the Innovative ERM are Cornell University, Dartmouth College, University of Arizona, Washington State University, Wayne State University, and University of Washington. To date one-in-four ARL institutions are using the Innovative ERM.

December 14, 2006

(OCLC) OCLC released the new WorldCat Selection service to help libraries save time and money, streamlining selection and ordering by moving these processes to the network level for new library materials and delivery of the corresponding WorldCat records.

September 05, 2006

(Webfeat) The Cornell University Library has upgraded its previous federated search solution with a custom configured WebFeat Search Prism. With WebFeat, Library patrons can now simultaneously search any or all of over 100 electronic resources—including the Cornell University Library catalog, foreign language resources and specialized databases unique to Cornell. WebFeat also provides improved options for displaying, sorting and saving results. In the coming months, WebFeat will be further integrated within the University Library Gateway ( expanding the number of simultaneously searchable electronic resources to nearly 400 resources.

May 18, 2006

(OCLC) OCLC is working with Cornell University Library to develop a new WorldCat Selection service that will help libraries save time and money by streamlining the selection and ordering process for new library materials and delivering the corresponding WorldCat records.

June 6 , 2004

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced Cornell University has selected Electronic Resource Management. Electronic Resource Management will improve staff control of e-resources, while populating Cornell’s Web OPAC with data to improve patron access to subscription products.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Cornell University has selected Electronic Resource Management, the first product of its kind in the marketplace. Electronic Resource Management will improve staff control of e-resources, while populating Cornell’s Web OPAC with data to improve patron access to subscription products.

June 13, 2002

(epixtech, inc.) This fall, students and faculty at Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and Princeton University will be able to initiate their own interlibrary loans with expanded access to seven Academic Research library collections. Thanks to epixtech''s Universal Resource Sharing System, these libraries have joined with Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University as part of the Borrow Direct partnership established in 1999. Borrow Direct now consists of seven ARL libraries serving thousands of students, faculty, and staff at these institutions.

December 28, 2001

(Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.) Endeavor Information Systems announced today that the ENCompass digital management system has been purchased by and delivered to a total of 17 institutions. Only commercially released in March 2001, ENCompass is on a rapid development track and will have its third release, version 2.0, available in early 2002.

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