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November 30, 2015

(OCLC) University of Sheffield is the first institution in the UK to select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services, the analysis tools and services that will help the University Library make more informed decisions about managing its print resources.

April 21, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Sheffield in the UK has selected the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will ensure the sustainable preservation of the digitised objects created by the University Library’s Special Collections Department and the National Fairground Archive—a unique collection of videos, texts, audio files, and pictures about the culture and history of travelling fairs and entertainment—as well as the University’s large collection of born-digital material which includes scholarly research data, administrative records, and departmental publications.

August 28, 2013

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom is now in production with the next-generation Alma library management solution. A member of Research Libraries UK and the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield participated in the Alma early adopter program, providing valuable input to Ex Libris on European and UK requirements. Alma has been selected by over 170 institutions worldwide to date.

December 2, 2012

(PTFS Europe) The Library at the University of Sheffield is in the process of implementing Rebus:list - the new reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Based on a comprehensive review of the current systems available, Rebus:list offers a significant advance in the effective management of the overall workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists.

November 25, 2010

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield, in the north of England, have chosen to provide a unified discovery experience for students and faculty using the Primo discovery and delivery solution, together with the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content. In both institutions, Primo will provide a search interface enabling users to access digital and electronic resources, as well as local holdings managed by the library’s Talis library system.

June 14, 2010

(OCLC) The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with OCLC Research, has been awarded funding from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore a library catalogue recommender system based on the requirements and preferences of users.

September 27, 2007

(Talis Information Limited) The University of Sheffield have opened its new 21st Century learning space and Information Commons, a £23 million state-of-the-art building. With RFID based self-service facilities, The University of Sheffield have successfully implemented 3M SelfCheck Systems in conjunction with the Talis Library Management System, enabling students to fast-check out items without the aid of library staff.

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