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November 29, 2013

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech LTD have announced a formal partnership regarding integration of Talkingtech’s i-Tiva patron outbound telephone notification, SMS text messaging application and inbound self service application for patrons into Koha.

November 26, 2013

(Follett) Follett announced a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to provide students with expanded online access to top research databases such as MasterFILE Premier and Academic Search Premier.

November 20, 2013

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces and Naseej, the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world, announced today that they have signed an exclusive agreement to bring Innovative's next-generation library technology systems to the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Naseej will distribute and support Innovative's complete suite of products throughout the region, including the Sierra library services platform, which has seen unprecedented adoption by libraries worldwide since its introduction in the 2012.

November 4, 2013

(Proquest) A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep e-book holdings from ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users for easy access to those titles. The initiative builds on OCLC’s work with ProQuest’s e-book businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and e-book access. Libraries can now request that ebrary and EBL provide OCLC with holdings data for purchased collections and DDA repositories. The data will be loaded into the WorldCat knowledge base, which combines information about a library’s electronic resources with linking features that enable access to the content. E-book holdings and access will be automatically kept up to date for OCLC cataloging libraries, without the need for library staff to manually intervene.

August 7, 2013

(Bibliotheca) Bibliotheca is extending operations into the emerging Brazilian library market. In a new joint venture with existing system integrator MultiSystems, Bibliotheca will form a new office to bring the class-leading products and services of Bibliotheca Group to the South American library market.

July 16, 2013

(EOS International) A new partnership between EBSCO and EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, brings more choice to libraries looking for a discovery solution. A joint development schedule will enable more tightly integrated access between EBSCO Discovery Service and EOS International's suite of ILS systems benefiting mutual customers and continuing EBSCO's partnership initiatives. Providing access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for EOS users, adding the enhanced features and functionality available from EDS. The partnership offers library end users a choice of interfaces to begin their research creating an intuitive unified search experience.

May 17, 2013

(Bibliotheca) Adding to its growing list of global distributors, Bibliotheca announced its partnership with Ecole Solutions, India’s leading supplier of teaching and learning technology solutions to higher education institutions, in an effort to provide RFID technology solutions to libraries across India.

March 19, 2013

(Soutron Global) International library transformation company Soutron Global announces a technology partnership agreement that will allow Soutron Global to integrate EBSCO Discovery Services with Soutron’s Library and Knowledge Management systems to benefit clients seeking a single integrated search environment for their research and information resources.

March 14, 2013

(Ex Libris) Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual text analytics, and Ex Libris announced that Ex Libris has licensed the Rosette linguistics platform from Basis Technology for integration into the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Rosette enables search-based applications to analyze complex multilingual documents, including those written in Chinese.

February 28, 2013

(OCLC) ProQuest and OCLC are launching a far-reaching data exchange program that will enhance the library discovery experience for users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local service, ProQuest’s Summon service, the full-text of ProQuest Central and ebrary e-books. The program shares metadata across some of the world’s most-widely used library resources, enriching the discoverability and comprehensiveness of all the services.

February 21, 2013

(MuseGlobal, Inc.) MuseGlobal, provider of award-winning content integration platforms worldwide, announced a new development and marketing partnership with EduLib to offer MuseGlobal's 6,500+ Smart Connectors within EduLib’s new Education and Library discovery product suite.

January 3, 2013

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix and Baker & Taylor today announced a partnership with the SirsiDynix eResource Central product to deliver seamless electronic resource and e-book access, offering both borrowing and purchase options to end users. The partnership with Baker & Taylor is a major step in the project, integrating the Axis 360 platform with the eResource Central platform.

November 23, 2012

(ADLIB Information Systems) Extensis announced a strategic partnership with Adlib Information Systems, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Collection Management Systems for cultural heritage institutions. With over 1600 installations globally, their customers include the Van Gogh Museum, the National Gallery (London), The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and The Imperial War Museum (London).

November 2, 2012

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic and eTechnologies Solutions recently formed a channel partnership to sell and distribute Tech Logic’s automated library material handling products and systems to libraries throughout Latin America. eTechnologies Solutions, headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, promotes digital information solutions for libraries with a wide product portfolio of academic- and corporate-focused technologies.

October 10, 2012

(Softlink International) Softlink has partnered with QBD The Bookshop to deliver the benefits of discounted books and resources for schools through the Oliver Marketplace. Oliver Marketplace is a complementary and integrated purchasing service available through the leading school library management system and QBD online bookstore, offering Oliver school users 10% off all book purchases in an Australian-wide pilot program.Softlink Professional Services Director John Crook said Oliver users can simply ‘turn on’ the Marketplace function from within Oliver.

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