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August 17, 2019

(Association of Research Libraries) The Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE are working together to better understand how research libraries, as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise, can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and reuse of digital content.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the selection of its patron relationship management system by the Nassau Library System, of Nassau County, NY, to drive, monitor and modernize their email notifications and promotions.

August 15, 2019

(Turning Leaf Technologies) In conjunction with Record Books, Turning Leaf Technologies has integrated RBdigital Magazines into Aspen Discovery. With this integration, all magazines purchased by a library are immediately added to the online catalog where patrons can easily find them. If a library owns copies of the physical magazine in addition to the online magazine, the two are grouped within search results.

August 14, 2019

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by the New Hampshire State Library. The New Hampshire State Library, the oldest state library in the United States, will use SHAREit to support the New Hampshire Automated Information System (NHAIS) which includes the 234 public libraries in the state as well as academic, school, and special libraries. A-G has a strong history of serving statewide systems supported through state libraries.

August 13, 2019

(Virginia Tech University) University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters believes in building the information infrastructure and services needed for research in the 21st century. Throughout his professional career, he has served on working groups, organization boards, and committees dedicated to promoting and creating open technologies, and making research, data, and scholarly activities available to the public. His latest endeavor, leading the merger of international nonprofits DuraSpace and LYRASIS, continues his professional influence in the areas of open data, open source software, and open scholarship to benefit future advances in the sciences and humanities.

August 12, 2019

(Admin Kuhn) Das Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrums Deutscher Sinti und Roma verwaltet seine Medienbestände seit Juli 2019 neu über das Open Source-Bibliothekssystem Koha. Der elektronische Bibliothekskatalog umfasst rund 13'700 Titeldatensätze, wobei die bisher separat gehaltenen Kataloge für Druckwerke, Musik und Videos zusammengeführt wurden.

August 9, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of powerful knowledge management solutions for the legal sector, will participate in ILTACON 2019, in Orlando, FL. ILTACON sessions and exhibitors focus on sharing what works and showcasing the technology necessary to support the rapidly changing law firm landscape.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the selection of its patron relationship management system by the Santa Clara County Library District, CA, to help foster its online community engagement.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., AGent Information Software (AIFS) released the earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc., is an industry-leading provider of library platform software. A-G was the first to provide Cloud-based library resource sharing solutions to library consortia.

(OCLC) OCLC, the nonprofit technology organization and global library cooperative based in Dublin, received a Diversity in Business Award representing large organizations in Central Ohio.The Awards program, administered by Columbus Business First, recognizes inclusive organizations and individuals in Central Ohio. The program highlights excellence in encouraging diversity in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion at local workplaces.

(ProQuest) A group of renowned global academic publishers have announced that they will contribute their expertise to the development of ProQuest Rialto. Rialto is a comprehensive marketplace that enables libraries to acquire content from a variety of publishers and platforms. Emerald Publishing, Oxford University Press, SAGE Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group and The University of Chicago Press will work with ProQuest to shape the new product. These publishers join a group of 10 academic libraries who have also signed on as development partners, ensuring a three-way, content-neutral conversation between libraries, the publishing community and ProQuest, a leader in educational technology. Rialto will be initially available to its development partners in December of this year before its broader launch.

August 8, 2019

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that Gibraltar Schools signed a contract in July 2019 to provide a new school Library Management System. SirsiDynix is excited to welcome Gibraltar Schools to the growing community of SirsiDynix customers.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce that three more Welsh authorities have gone live under the All Wales Library Management System framework agreement. Torfaen County Borough Council, Carmarthenshire County Council and Newport City Council went live on the single shared SirsiDynix library system, bringing the total to 18 out of 22 Welsh authorities to join. SirsiDynix welcomes them to the All Wales single shared system.

August 7, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the selection of its patron relationship management system by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, NY, to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.

August 6, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that New Zealand’s Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has chosen the Ex Libris campusM cloud-based mobile platform to provide a mobile-accessible portal that will increase student engagement in campus life. The campusM platform will replace a home-grown solution.

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