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August 22, 2018

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of Keystone College to Koha. The migration encompassed 41,028 bibliographic records and 3,561 patrons including bibliographic, patron, item, and transactional data. Equinox provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services to Keystone College as well as implementation and project management. Remote training was also provided by Equinox’s staff. Keystone College was founded in 1868 as Keystone Academy as one of the first institutions of higher education in northeastern Pennsylvania. This year they are marking their 150th Anniversary.

January 30, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is one of the largest divisions of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a 72-year old company that started out as a small subscription agency in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama and has grown to a global enterprise with over 5,000 employees. EBSCO is designed to meet the information technology needs of a variety of stakeholders by developing customizable services and strong user experiences that help libraries and other institutions support their end users (researchers, students, faculty members, library patrons, healthcare providers, and others). EBSCO’s hundreds of developers and IT personnel deliver services that support a global customer base that submits an average of 4.5 million transactions per day. It is a high-performance environment that demands speed and nimbleness at every step.

April 25, 2016

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Keystone Library Network has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The Pennsylvania-based consortium of 18 academic and research libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system to the cloud-based, multitenant environment of Alma and the completely redesigned Primo user interface.

March 29, 2016

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Eleven libraries in South Dakota have joined together to create the Black Hills Library Consortium.

September 25, 2013

(Wolper Subscription Services) Wolper Information Services, a leading provider of subscription and related information management services for corporations, academic and medical institutions, government agencies and public libraries, has been named a finalist in the Business of the Year (1-50 Employees), category in the inaugural Lehigh Valley Business, Business of the Year awards program.

January 26, 2009

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that The University of Salford is the first University to adopt the Identity Management module provided via Talis Keystone. The University of Salford is in the process of transforming the way that the identities of its entire user population are managed across all key systems in the organisation. An essential part of the solution employed (using Sun Microsystems’ IdM suite) is the transition and management of up to 23,000 Talis LMS borrower identities via Talis Keystone.

January 21, 2009

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities, the University of Plymouth, has become the first Ex Libris LMS user to adopt Talis Keystone to integrate their Voyager LMS with their campus portal.

December 4, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) The University of Wolverhampton are the latest to benefit from the online payment integration solution, Talis Keystone - ePayments module. As a part of the University’s drive to promote excellence and innovation, its 23,000+ students are now able to pay their library charges online, using either debit or credit cards, enabling further efficiency savings for library staff and improving student services.

October 15, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that Manchester Metropolitan University has chosen the integration application, Talis Keystone, to enable single sign, integrate their library management system with their university portal, manage user identity throughout the university and facilitate integration with the university's online payment engine.

October 9, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that the integration solution, Talis keystone has continued to grow, as an additional eleven organizations have chosen the solution in the last six months, demonstrating the importance of integration of the library management system (LMS) with wider organisational systems.

June 19, 2008

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris Group announced that the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in conjunction with its colleagues in the Michiana Academic Library Consortium have selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution to serve as a major library portal. An Ex Libris customer for over 10 years, Notre Dame was the first North American institution to implement the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system. Since that time, Notre Dame has gone on to acquire the SFX OpenURL link server, MetaLib gateway and metasearch portal, Verde e-resource management system, and DigiTool digital asset management system, all from Ex Libris.

February 28, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) Following on from their successful integration of library services with their campus portal, The University of Manchester has released, under an open source licence, the code that enabled them to embed library functionality into their uPortal based campus portal. More than 35,000 students now have live access to their library account information within the campus portal, and with single sign-on, directly access their library management system.

January 21, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has chosen the Talis Library Management System to manage their 31 libraries, 3 mobile libraries and a service for housebound customers.

January 10, 2008

(Talis Information Limited) Talis announced that Queen’s University Belfast is now live with e-payments through Talis Keystone. The 25,000 students at one of the largest Universities in the UK are now able to pay their library charges online using either debit or credit cards, enabling further efficiency savings for library staff and improving student services.

July 26, 2007

(Talis Information Limited) Working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council's Library Service on a bespoke finance integration project, Talis has enabled library invoice data to be transferred from the Talis Library Management System into the Council's SAP finance system. This has streamlined workflows, improved efficiency and led to substantial cost savings.

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