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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.

(HighWire Press) Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.

(OCLC) Greensboro Public Library in Greensboro, North Carolina, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

(OCLC) Chesapeake Public Library in Chesapeake, Virginia, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

(OCLC) Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board’s regular November meeting.

November 8, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Southwestern College Deets Library, Winfield Kansas is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 51,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

November 7, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt hiermit bekannt, dass das Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) im Namen des nordrhein-westfälischen Verbundes den Vertrag mit Ex Libris über die Einführung der Bibliotheksdienstplattform Alma bei den 43 Mitgliedsinstitutionen des Verbundes unterzeichnet hat. Die Alma-Plattform wird acht verschiedene Systeme ersetzen, die derzeit im Einsatz sind.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they have acquired Turning Leaf Technologies and will be providing implementation, support, hosting and development services to the Aspen Open Source Discovery system. Mark Noble the founder of both the Pika and Aspen Discovery systems, has joined the ByWater family as the Aspen Discovery Team Lead and users will benefit from his 10 plus years of experience in developing, managing and supporting Discovery systems for Public, Academic and School Libraries.

(Follett) Two years after introducing its book fair business, Follett is launching Follett Book eFairs, an innovative approach to reimagining the classroom book-ordering process. Follett Book eFairs allow teachers to create an online book order in less than five minutes, make custom recommendations for students, and easily communicate with parents. Significantly, eFairs also will streamline the payment process by eliminating the need for teachers to handle cash or checks and paper order forms.

November 6, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual SEE-IT Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given by EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2020.

(KOMBIT) Den 9. oktober 2019 udsendte KOMBIT en høring til alle bibliotekschefer vedr. opløsning af Fællesskabet FBS som forening. Projektet foreslås videreført efter KOMBITs almindelige projektmodel, da dette vil være en forudsætning for at kunne etablere et fælles governance-setup for FBS og biblioteksinfrastrukturen i forbindelse med KOMBITs overtagelse af bestillerfunktionen til DBC.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services introduced PsycTHERAPY®, a unique streaming video database of therapy demonstrations to support clinical and counseling psychology education. Produced by the American Psychological Association, the PsycTHERAPY library offers more than 500 therapy demonstrations using the latest psychotherapy techniques.

November 5, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library software, is pleased to announce Calcasieu Parish Public Library in Lake Charles, Louisiana selected Innovative for its next integrated library system.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) has signed the contract with Ex Libris on behalf of the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) consortium in order to introduce the Alma library services platform to the 43 member institutions of the consortium. The Alma platform will replace eight different systems currently in use.

November 4, 2019

(Overdrive) CLEVELAND – November 4, 2019 – Public library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones’ powerful debut novel, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting their local public library’s website or downloading the Libby app, borrowing with a valid library card and discussing online at Hundreds of schools around the world are also participating – students can read the digital book through their school’s website or Sora classroom reading app.

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