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February 25, 2020

ProQuest ProQuest Rialto Marketplace debuts in three libraries, addressing the pain of selection and acquisition. Three university libraries – the University of Edinburgh, the University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University – have gone live with ProQuest Rialto, and librarians are already seeing positive results. [Full Announcement].

January 9, 2016

Kuali Foundation. Texas A&M announces new partnership with Kuali Open Library Environment. Texas A&M University Libraries announced plans to join the Kuali OLE community and the Kuali Foundation as a partner. Texas A&M joins over 10 research libraries, including other leading universities such as Cornell University, Duke University, Indiana University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, University of Chicago, University of London Library Systems Association, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. These libraries plus the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service center (HBZ, Cologne, Germany), the common Library Network (GBV, Goettingen, Germany), HTC Global and EBSCO make up the current membership of OLE. [Full Announcement].

August 4, 2015

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Strong demand for Innovative products drives sales worldwide. Innovative announced that, in the first half of 2015, over 600 libraries selected Innovative library systems, which include the Sierra Library Services Platform and the Polaris ILS. These selections show the growing excitement around Innovative’s Open Library vision for libraries, known as the Open Library Experience. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2014

Texas A&M University. TAMIU's new Cloud-Based Killam Library System reins in savings, offers silver lining of faster service. This August, the Killam Library transitions to a Cloud-based Integrated Library System, becoming the first In Laredo to do so and only the second Texas A&M University System campus to be at the forefront of fast-developing library digital service standards. The Killam Library will be using the WorldShare Management System (WMS), a Cloud-based suite of integrated library management applications providing flexible, open access to library data, developed and operated by OCLC. At the Killam Library, it will eliminate time-consuming processes and increase access to materials around the world. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2014

EBSCO Information Services Texas A&M University Libraries selects EBSCO Discovery Service. The Texas A&M University Libraries, including the Dee J. Kelly Law Library, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service to provide students and faculty with upgraded access to articles, books, images, video and other resources. The library will migrate from Primo Central to EDS in order to provide a better overall experience to students and researchers of every discipline and at every level. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2014

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Texas A&M University - Central Texas selects Sierra Library Services Platform. Texas A&M University - Central Texas (TAMCT) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from an Evergreen system. The Central Texas campus joins other Texas A&M campuses that are current Innovative customers: Commerce, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, and Texarkana. The TAMCT library holds over 80,000 books and over 350,000 eBooks and e-journals. [Full Announcement].

November 6, 2012

Proquest ProQuest joins forces with TAMU scholars to make 15th Century Books behave like born-digital text. ProQuest is participating in a project that will vastly accelerate research of 15th through 17th Century cultural history. The company will provide access to page images from the veritable Early English Books Online and newcomer Early European Books to the Early Modern OCR Project at Texas A&M. EMOP will use the content to create a database of typefaces used in the early modern era, train OCR software to read them and then apply crowd-sourcing for editing. The project will turn the rich corpus of works from this pivotal historical period into fully searchable digital documents. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2012

ProQuest University of Texas at Austin Libraries selects the Summon service to improve discovery. The University of Texas at Austin Libraries selected the Summon service from Serials Solutions to provide improved discovery of the library’s vast collection of more than 8 million volumes, hundreds of thousands of unique electronic journal and ebook titles and valuable digital repositories. A cornerstone of the Summon service is its single unified index, which will make the breadth of the Libraries' collections discoverable without reliance on federated search and without bias toward any single collection, content vendor or content types. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2011

Ex Libris Research Libraries in North America Continue to Select Ex Libris Primo with the Primo Central Index. Ex Libris announced that the North American Primo community is continuing to expand rapidly, with the addition of numerous research institutions that have opted for locally hosted or cloud-based implementations of the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Academic institutions in North America that have recently selected Primo and the Primo Central Index include Boston University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, Texas Woman’s University, Tulane University, University of Alberta, University of Kansas, University of Texas at Dallas, and Virginia Commonwealth University. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2011

OCLC 32 libraries lead the way to Web-scale innovation—OCLC Web-scale Management Services on target for July 1 general release. Since OCLC announced it was making its cloud-based library management services available to early adopters just 10 months ago, 32 libraries have committed to using OCLC Web-scale Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement. The early-adopter phase has now ended, and July 1 will mark general release of these innovative cloud-based services. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2011

Relais International Texas A&M University - Commerce selects Relais ILL Hosted Service. Relais International is pleased to announce that Texas A&M University - Commerce has selected the Relais ILL Hosted Service. [Full Announcement].

December 5, 2008

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. The University of Texas at Dallas' McDermott Library Selects Encore. Innovative announced today that McDermott Library at The University of Texas at Dallas has selected the Encore discovery services platform. The Library will implement Encore with their Voyager ILS, provided by Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2003

SIRSI Corporation. The University of Texas at Tyler selects Sirsi. Sirsi Corporation announced that the University of Texas at Tyler has selected the Sirsi suite of products and services for academic libraries to promote learning, enhance research capabilities, and improve access to resources. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 1999

Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.. The blending of history, literature and high technology at Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University selected Voyager to replace their NOTIS system. The nine libraries in the Texas A&M University consortium have combined holdings of over 3.5 million volumes. They expect to be in full production by January 2000. [Full Announcement].