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November 20, 2019

(ProQuest) Kentucky students and residents now have access to a wealth of genealogical information through Ancestry Library Edition, the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource.

November 19, 2019

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the growing number of libraries benefiting from the Yorkshire and Humber LMS Framework. Following Leeds City’s successful implementation, three additional authorities have signed contracts for a new fully hosted library systems solution with SirsiDynix.

(ProQuest) University of Zagreb – the oldest and largest university in Croatia and a research hub in its region – is the first institution in Eastern Europe to adopt the award-winning ProQuest One Academic from educational technology leader ProQuest.

(University of Texas) The vast digitized collections of the University of Texas Libraries are now becoming available through a new web portal. A new access point on the Libraries’ website – the Collections portal – allows users to undertake remote research and study utilizing rich resources that have previously only been available in person or through more time-intensive on-demand processes.

(EBSCO Information Services) HBR Ascend, a digital learning resource from Harvard Business Review, is now available worldwide from EBSCO Information Services. Ascend provides trusted, real-world perspectives and practical advice to prepare college students for success in the workplace.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Uintah County Library in Vernal Utah. Aspen will be working in concert with Uintah's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic and enhanced content resources.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced James G. Neal as the 2020 Miles Conrad Lecturer. Neal will be presented with this prestigious award on February 24, 2020 at the NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore, MD.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced the successful launches of Inspire Discovery at Cairn University in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania, and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. Cairn and Hillsdale are early adopters of Inspire, a radically different library platform that delivers experiences designed to meet people’s expectations of modern media and software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, revolutionizes traditional search-and-find by delivering curated information in context. The results are displayed in an intuitive, visual interface that’s easy to use.

November 18, 2019

(SirsiDynix) The London Borough of Hounslow is the latest borough to join the London Libraries Consortium. Following Croydon Council’s successful go live, Hounslow has now called off the London Libraries Consortium framework, increasing the total number of authorities to 18. We are delighted to provide the underlying technology solution for the Consortium’s framework and look forward to expanding SirsiDynix solutions across London and beyond.

(Open Preservation Foundation) A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the DLM Forum. The agreement facilitates both parties to build a collaborative partnership to address existing and emerging challenges in long-term archiving and digital preservation, and to ensure a sustainable future for tools and knowledge.

(Open Preservation Foundation) A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the DLM Forum. The agreement facilitates both parties to build a collaborative partnership to address existing and emerging challenges in long-term archiving and digital preservation, and to ensure a sustainable future for tools and knowledge.

November 13, 2019

(University of Texas) The University of Texas Libraries are leveraging technological advances in geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance the value of map collections at The University of Texas at Austin with the launch of a new portal that is designed to facilitate discovery of geospatial datasets that are ready to use in GIS software for map making and analysis.

November 12, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school’s diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States, with almost 13 million volumes, 137,000 current serials, and more than 4.2 million annual visits. This scale and the library’s rapid growth rate were key business drivers for the strategic move to modern, cloud-based computing standards and capabilities, including multitenant software as a service (SaaS), and the selection of the Alma platform. Michigan has been a power user of the Ex Libris Aleph library management system for more than 15 years.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library activity across branches, enabling staff to analyze data, personalize marketing outreach and increase engagement with their communities. Read Gale’s blog about Gale Engage. Gale Engage is ILS-agnostic and uses data from common library sources to develop groups, enabling library staff to more easily segment audiences and target email communications, driving more meaningful and engaging interactions. The dashboard provides visuals of key performance indicators and metrics, helping libraries measure their effectiveness.

November 11, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC has partnered with Taylor and Francis to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.

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