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August 22, 2018

Equinox Equinox migrates Keystone College to Koha. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2017

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO automates Multicloud Application Strategy with Avi Networks and OpenStack. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2016

Ex Libris Keystone Library Network opts for Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 2016

ByWater Solutions Eleven Libraries join to form the Black Hills Library Consortium with ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that Eleven libraries in South Dakota have joined together to create the Black Hills Library Consortium. [Full Announcement].

September 25, 2013

Wolper Subscription Services. Wolper Information Services Selected as a Finalist for Business of the Year award Lehigh Valley Business to announce winners on November 18, 2013. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2009

Talis Information Limited. The University of Salford optimises Talis Keystone to manage borrower identities. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2009

Talis Information Limited. University of Plymouth adopts integration solution Talis Keystone with the Ex-Libris LMS. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2008

Talis Information Limited. Online payments for students at the University of Wolverhampton. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 15, 2008

Talis Information Limited. Integration application enables single sign on, portal integration, identity management and e-payment facilities for Manchester Metropolitan University. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2008

Talis Information Limited. Integration solution, Talis Keystone continues to grow. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2008

Ex Libris University of Notre Dame Selects Primo, Completing its Suite of Ex Libris Solutions. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 28, 2008

Talis Information Limited. University of Manchester shares its portal developments with all Talis Keystone customers. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2008

Talis Information Limited. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council chooses the Talis Library Management System. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2008

Talis Information Limited. Students at Queen’s University Belfast can now pay their library fines online with debit and credit cards. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2007

Talis Information Limited. Talis works in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Libraries to integrate their library and finance systems. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2007

ProQuest SUNY implements Serials Solutions 360 Link OpenURL link resolver. Serials Solutions announced that the State University of New York consortium has chosen Serials Solutions 360 Link OpenURL link resolver to provide its users with full-text access to e-resources. SUNY library leaders made the decision to migrate from a previous OpenURL application to 360 Link in April, citing a comprehensive knowledgebase, reliable support, and ease of setup and administration as reasons for the purchase. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2007

Talis Information Limited. The University of Manchester chooses Talis keystone, integrating library services within Campus uPortal. The University of Manchester, Britain's largest single-site University, has successfully integrated library services within their campus uPortal. Through the use of Talis Keystone, The University of Manchester has exposed rich functionality from their Talis Library Management System into their uPortal based campus portal. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2007

Talis Information Limited. Leeds Library and Information Service chooses Talis Keystone to integrate its library and finance systems. Leeds Library and Information Service selected Talis Keystone to integrate its library and finance systems The Leeds Library and Information Service comprises 54 libraries, five mobile libraries, a schools library service, four prison libraries and an 'at home' service. The library service attracted over 4.2 million visitors last year, holds a catalogue of 995,000 items and issues over 3 million items per year. [Full Announcement].

March 08, 2007

Webfeat. Keystone Library Network implementing WebFeat Enterprise Edition federated search solution. The Keystone Library Network is implementing a WebFeat Enterprise Edition federated search solution. For 17 participating libraries, including 14 Pennsylvania State System universities, the WebFeat Enterprise Edition solution enables users at each library to simultaneously search a group of shared resources provided by KLN in addition to simultaneously searching the individual library's locally subscribed resources. 10 of the KLN libraries' WebFeat systems will be able to simultaneously search in excess of 100 resources each –either from within the library or remotely. Each participating library will customize and brand their WebFeat interfaces for seamless integration with individual library web pages. [Full Announcement].

January 04, 2007

Index Data Keystone 1.5.7 released. Indexdata announced that we have just released Keystone/1.5.7 [Full Announcement].