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February 18, 2019

University of Oklahoma. OU Libraries Creates registry for artificial intelligence research. The University of Oklahoma Libraries invites higher education institutions to share their artificial intelligence (AI) projects in a new online registry. Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry (PAIR), is an online database to support collaboration and grant funding across higher education insitutions exploring AI research. [Full Announcement].

October 19, 2017

University of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Libraries part of team winning a $95K IMLS grant. The University of Oklahoma Libraries is among a team of three universities, led by Nathan Hall, associate director of digital imaging and preservation services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, that has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant in support of 3D visualization and virtual reality (VR) technologies. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2017

University of Oklahoma. OU Libraries initiative saves students more than $1.6M. The University of Oklahoma Libraries-funded open educational resources initiative, the Alternative Textbook Grant, has saved OU students $1,631,935 in textbook costs to date. Now in its fourth year, the Alternative Textbook Grant was established to reduce students’ textbook costs by supporting OU faculty members in the adoption, modification or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) – which include teaching, learning and research resources that are free of cost to use and repurpose – as well as affordable course content. [Full Announcement].

August 7, 2017

University of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Libraries receives national recognition as Education Futurist. The University of Oklahoma Libraries has been recognized nationally as a recipient of the 2017 Campus Technology Impact Award, which recognizes colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus. OU Libraries received recognition in the category of “Education Futurists” for its Innovation @ the Edge project – a leading innovation and maker space within the Bizzell Memorial Library. OU was one of only ten institutions selected nationally from nominations across the nation and one of only two honored with the “Education Futurists” Award. [Full Announcement].

March 20, 2014

Ex Libris University of Oklahoma selects Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that the University of Oklahoma Libraries, along with libraries at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, and University of Oklahoma College of Law, have selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. Chosen after a thorough evaluation of commercial solutions, Alma will replace SirsiDynix Symphony and EBSCONET ERM Essentials systems. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2013

Ex Libris University of Oklahoma Libraries select Ex Libris Primo, SFX, and bX. Ex Libris announced that the University of Oklahoma Libraries—including libraries at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, and University of Oklahoma College of Law—have selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, the bX article recommender, and the SFX OpenURL link resolver. These Ex Libris solutions will replace EBSCO EDS and LinkSource systems. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2009

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix welcomes 26 more libraries to SaaS. SirsiDynix announces that SirsiDynix SaaS, the industry leading Software as a Service, welcomes 26 more libraries. There over 450 SirsiDynix Symphony, SirsiDynix Unicorn, and SirsiDynix Horizon customers in production on SaaS across the world. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2007

Webfeat. University of Oklahoma Libraries Launches Customized WebFeat System. The University of Oklahoma Libraries became the latest Association of Research Libraries institution to launch a WebFeat federated search system. The University is the first academic library to make extensive use of the WebFeat API to customize their system. Library patrons may now search the Library's vast holdings and many research databases simultaneously with a single intuitive interface. Researchers can search over 130 databases through the Library Online Resource Access page of the Libraries' website [Full Announcement].

June 26, 1999

SIRSI Corporation. University of Oklahoma Libraries selects SIRSI. The University of Oklahoma Libraries selects Sirsi Corporation''s Unicorn Library Management System System. They will implement two Unicorn servers. The first, located on the Norman, OK campus, will support the seven University Libraries and the Law Center Library. The second, located at the Health Sciences Center Library on the Oklahoma City campus, will serve the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences libraries in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. [Full Announcement].