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September 6, 2016

OCLC University College London selects OCLC SCS to analyse, inform collection management. OCLC announced that University College London has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to analyse over 2 million print monographs across 19 library sites and inform decisions about relegation, retention and potential shared print collection management. UCL will use the web-based SCS GreenGlass decision-support application to analyse their own print collections and those held in other libraries. UCL will also include its owned e-books in the project, enabling GreenGlass to identify print books that are also held as e-books, adding a format dimension to the analysis. The data will then be used to formulate strategies around retention, storage and possible collaborative collection management initiatives. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2011

Ex Libris Primo customer base in the UK and Ireland continues to grow. Ex Libris announced that the number of academic, national, and research libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland that have selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution now exceeds 20. This major milestone was reached when University College London, Kingston University, and the University of Salford, decided to implement Primo to maximize the exposure of their collections to library users. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2006

Ex Libris Swets and Ex Libris collaboration on EDI serial claiming is a success. Ex Libris and Swets Information Services announced that the EDI serial claiming trials that they conducted with University College London have been successfully completed. The result of this collaboration has vastly accelerated the processing of claims for University College London. Libraries using the ALEPH 500 integrated library system are now able to automatically transmit claims to Swets using the EDIFACT standard. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2004

Ex Libris Seven new UK Sites for MetaLib and SFX. Ex Libris announced that seven institutions in the UK--The University of Bristol; the British Council; Imperial College London; the Nottingham Trent University; Queen Mary, University of London; Sheffield Hallam University; and University College London--have recently signed contracts with the company for the MetaLib library portal and the SFX link server. These contracts will increase the number of UK and Irish libraries using the award-winning Ex Libris metasearch and context-sensitive linking tools to 30. [Full Announcement].