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December 7, 2016. ACT Health chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo for Canberra Hospital Library. Ex Libris announced that ACT Health, the body responsible for health services in the Australian Capital Territory, has chosen to implement the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution at the Canberra Hospital library to provide medical information for doctors, nurses, and allied health clinicians. These solutions will replace the library’s Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system. <<more>>


December 7, 2016. Hartford Public Library enriches catalogs with Syndetics Unbound. Hartford Public Library has teamed with ProQuest to offer a more dynamic and engaging patron experience with Syndetics Unbound, a catalog enrichment service that combines two best-of-breed technologies: the Syndetic Solutions service and the LibraryThing for Libraries system. <<more>>


December 7, 2016. Springer offers flexible purchasing option for Springer Book Archives. Springer now offers its Springer Book Archives in smaller year set packages. The new SBA packages are divided up into eras, and make it easier for libraries to purchase individual subject collections according to their own needs and current budget situation. The three year sets – Vintage (1840-1989), Modern (1990-1999) and Millennium (2000-2004) – provide greater purchasing flexibility, thus providing an accessible e-resource for libraries and organizations worldwide. <<more>>


December 6, 2016. Teagle Foundation announces new grant supporting education at DPLA. The Digital Public Library of America is delighted to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to extend its work around curated sets of primary source materials for the classroom. For the last two years, with funding from the Whiting Foundation, DPLA has built Primary Source Sets with a diverse group of educators in K-12 and higher ed. <<more>>


December 6, 2016. Croatia is the world’s first country to become a Free Reading Zone. Croatia has just made history by becoming the first country in the world turned into a Free Reading Zone, i.e., an open virtual library accessible to all people free of charge regardless of their location inside the country. This includes not only Croatian citizens but millions of tourists from around the world who visit the country each year. All people inside the country’s borders may download a free reading app, called Croatia Reads, which recognizes their whereabouts via IP address. The app is powered by Total Boox, an ebook service known to publishers and librarians for its revolutionary model which makes ebooks instantly available—with no restrictions—while paying publishers for reading and affording readers a seamless and uninterrupted reading experience. <<more>>


December 6, 2016. Ingram Content Group announces New Associates. Ingram Content Group today announced a promotion and three new associates to the company. <<more>>


December 6, 2016. Radboud University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Radboud University, a research university in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. <<more>>


December 5, 2016. Flower Mound Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the Flower Mound Public Library, of Flower Mound, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. <<more>>


December 5, 2016. Big (and Open) Data for Scholarship of All Sizes: A New Release of the HathiTrust Research Center Extracted Features Dataset. HathiTrust today announces the release of a significantly expanded open dataset, the HathiTrust Research Center Extracted Features Dataset, Version 1.0. This dataset provides researchers with open access to data extracted from the full text of the HathiTrust Digital Library at an unprecedented scale. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. Leganto powered by SIPX—the Ex Libris Resource List Solution for North America. Ex Libris announced the introduction of Ex Libris Leganto powered by SIPX, designed for the unique needs of colleges and universities in North America. The capabilities of the two leading products in the resource list market, Ex Libris Leganto and SIPX, have been combined to create an integrated, end-to-end course resource list solution. With Leganto powered by SIPX, students and schools save money, schools improve teaching and learning processes, and libraries maximize the use of their collections. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. OpenAthens rolls out quick and easy dashboard for new publisher product. OpenAthens has delivered the first phase of OpenAthens Access, its new software as a service product for service providers. The new dashboard unifies two previously separate systems for easier resource set up and quicker membership to federations. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group chooses Koha, supported by Interleaf Technology. St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Heritage system. Interleaf Technology has been contracted to implement the Koha system and to provide on-going support services. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. 15 libraries chosen for Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project. Fifteen small U.S. public libraries have been selected to participate in the ‘Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces’ project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). The libraries, chosen from 106 completed applications, are located in 12 different states and serve communities ranging in size from 1,000 to 21,000 people. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. Credo Commits to Learning Community with edX Partnership. Credo announced it is contributing features and enhancements to the open edX initiative, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. EdX offers interactive online courses and MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) from the world’s best universities and institutions. <<more>>


December 1, 2016. ProQuest selected as NICE framework content provider for the NHS. ProQuest has been chosen as a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework content provider, which will allow purchasers from UK National Health Service organizations to search, select and order titles from the OASIS® system. OASIS offers the broadest book database in the industry and powerful search tools to help locate titles quickly and efficiently. <<more>>


November 29, 2016. German hbz Consortium selects Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Ex Libris announced that the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen (hbz) has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to serve the consortium’s member institutions. Every one of the more than 40 hbz member institutions from North Rhine-Westphalia will be able to deposit digital collections and research data in the central Rosetta system and use Rosetta to manage and preserve these assets. The hbz consortium's efforts in the field of digital preservation are supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia. <<more>>


November 29, 2016. Glen Oaks Community College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the E.K. Shaheen Library at Glen Oaks Community College, located in Centreville, MI. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 30,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. <<more>>


November 29, 2016. Backstage completes complex microfilming project for the Center for Research Libraries. On behalf of the Center for Research Libraries and its Middle East Materials Project, Backstage Library Works ) recently microfilmed 10 years of the Palestinian newspaper, al-Hadaf (The Target). The Arabic-language newspaper began weekly publication in 1969. Three leading institutions, New York University, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University contributed a total of 56 newspaper volumes dating 1979 to 1989. Extracting a continuous run from the three sources required complex interfiling, collation and reel breaking. Backstage teams microfilmed a total of 24,849 pages, producing 24 reels of preservation quality microfilm. <<more>>


November 29, 2016. American Doctoral Dissertations now includes access to full text and expanded coverage of 20th Century. American Doctoral Dissertations, a free database made available by EBSCO Information Services, OhioLINK, H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included. <<more>>


November 28, 2016. University of Bergamo selects Ex Libris Alma to help deliver modern, innovative library services. Ex Libris announced that Italy’s University of Bergamo has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service to help the University Library meet its strategy of developing innovative services that will enhance the teaching, learning, and research experience at the University. <<more>>


November 28, 2016. Buckinghamshire New University goes live with Rebus:list 2.0 from PTFS Europe. Buckinghamshire New University rolls out Rebus:list 2.0, PTFS Europe’s reading list management system. Rebus:list has always offered libraries an effective alternative when choosing a reading list management system. This major new release incorporates the latest technology and standards, such as a responsive screen, FRBR and CSL support, custom report generator, RESTful API and LTI VLE integration. <<more>>


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