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December 12, 2019

(Digital Public Library of America) In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, are collaborating to incorporate DPLA’s cultural artifacts into Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this collaboration will expand the availability of artifacts such as books, maps, government documents, photos, and more from U.S. cultural heritage institutions across the web.

December 10, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare la firma del contratto di acquisizione di Innovative, azienda leader nella fornitura di ILS per le biblioteche pubbliche, accademiche e specialistiche. Innovative diventerà un’unità aziendale di Ex Libris. I prodotti di Innovative, a cui i clienti si sono affidati per molti anni, continueranno a essere supportati e migliorati.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass es eine Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von Innovative unterzeichnet hat, einem führenden Anbieter von integrierten Bibliothekssystemen für öffentliche, akademische und Spezialbibliotheken. Innovative wird zu einer Geschäftseinheit innerhalb von Ex Libris. Die Produkte von Innovative, auf die sich die Kunden seit vielen Jahren verlassen, werden weiterhin unterstützt und weiterentwickelt.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer la signature d’un accord en vue de l’acquisition d’Innovative, un fournisseur majeur de systèmes de bibliothèque intégrés pour les bibliothèques publiques, académiques et spécialisées.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar la firma del acuerdo de adquisición de Innovative, un proveedor líder de sistemas de biblioteca integrados para bibliotecas públicas, académicas y especializadas. Innovative se convertirá en una unidad de negocio dentro de Ex Libris. Se continuará dando soporte y mejorando los productos Innovative en los que han confiado los clientes durante años.

December 9, 2019

(Fried Frank) Fried Frank acted as counsel to ProQuest in its acquisition of Innovative Interfaces and its entry into an incremental term loan credit facility to finance the acquisition.

December 7, 2019

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.4 is now available, and the software update adds features for users as well as library staff. The most dramatic addition for users is the implementation of book carousels, displaying book cover images on the public catalog home page that can be animated or static, and can be updated manually or automatically maintained.

December 6, 2019

(Swiss Library Service Platform) Nous y voilà: le 1er janvier 2020, le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoindra la SLSP. Les universités cantonales, le Domaine des EPF, les hautes écoles spécialisées et la Bibliothèque nationale ont fondé ce consortium en l’an 2000. Depuis lors, la bibliothèque EPF a dirigé le consortium dans le cadre d’un projet. La transition vers une organisation permanente fait l’objet de discussions depuis quelque temps. Avec la SLSP, le cadre idéal a été trouvé. C’est pourquoi le consortium a été intégré dès le début aux demandes de projet de la SLSP. Fin août, le conseil d’administration de la SLSP a approuvé le passage du consortium à la SLSP.

(Swiss Library Service Platform) on 1 January 2020, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries will switch to SLSP. In 2000, the cantonal universities, the ETH Domain, the universities of applied sciences and the National Library founded the consortium. From the outset, the ETH-Bibliothek led the consortium as a project. The transition to a permanent organisation has been under discussion for some time. With SLSP, the right vessel was found, which is why the consortium was integrated into the project proposals for SLSP from the outset. At the end of August, the SLSP's administrative board approved the consortium's transition to SLSP.

December 5, 2019

(Iowa State University) Oxford University Press announced its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.

(UNSILO) UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ, the award-winning biological, medical and environmental sciences journal. The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ’s manuscript tracking and peer review suite.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019.

(OCLC) University College Birmingham has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as their new library management system to enhance e-resource management and integrate with existing systems at the library.

(Follett) The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris. The Innovative products that customers have relied on for many years will continue to be supported and enhanced.

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