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January 21, 2017. NISO Announces Strong Series of Educational Programs for 2017. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces a strong series of educational programs for 2017, encompassing fourteen 90-minute webinars and six virtual conferences. All of these rich offerings are tailored to allow live viewing as well as archive use and viewing by individuals as well as groups, making them suitable for a wide variety of organizations. The 2017 programs focus on information-workforce training needs and on current and emerging issues of concern to the academic, library, and tech communities. <<more>>


January 21, 2017. NISO Announces Strong Series of Educational Programs for 2017. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces a strong series of educational programs for 2017, encompassing fourteen 90-minute webinars and six virtual conferences. All of these rich offerings are tailored to allow live viewing as well as archive use and viewing by individuals as well as groups, making them suitable for a wide variety of organizations. The 2017 programs focus on information-workforce training needs and on current and emerging issues of concern to the academic, library, and tech communities. <<more>>


January 21, 2017. Bestandsindberetning til Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen. Fra i dag kan kommunerne indberette bestandsoplysninger fra FBS til biblioteksafgift 2017.Systematic har i dag åbnet for adgang til statistikmodulet i FBS, så nu er det muligt for kommunerne at generere rapporter til bestandsindberetning til Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen til brug for biblioteksafgift 2017.Efter aftale med Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen skal bestandsindberetningen ske hurtigst muligt og senest den 3. februar. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. Washington and Lee University Chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that Washington and Lee University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery platform. The University is the eighth institution in Virginia to adopt both solutions. Replacing the Innovative Millennium library system, Alma and Primo will increase workflow efficiencies, improve analytics to support collection development and decision making, and allow Washington and Lee University to leverage the Ex Libris open API environment to provide additional services to the Washington and Lee community. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. Innovative delivers new APIs and operational efficiencies in Sierra Release 3.0. Innovative Interfaces has launched Sierra Release 3.0 to deliver a streamlined user experience, greater operational efficiencies, and more robust integration across systems. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. Innovative increases staff productivity with automated report scheduling in Decision Center Release 1.2. Innovative Interfaces has launched Decision Center Release 1.2 with new features for tracking library activity and scheduling automated reports. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. Washington State University Selects Leganto Powered by SIPX. Ex Libris announced that Washington State University has chosen Leganto powered by SIPX, the Ex Libris resource list solution. WSU will use this solution to manage course resource lists and deliver course materials to students at its five campus locations and to its distance learners worldwide, who study through the virtual WSU Global Campus. Integrated with the Ex Libris Alma library management system and the Primo discovery solution, the Leganto solution will enable WSU Libraries to easily meet the demand for course materials. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. SirsiDynix announces new mobile app development partner: SOLUS. SirsiDynix announced a new development partnership with SOLUS UK Ltd. Founded in Glasgow, Scotland only eleven years ago, SOLUS has already made their mark in the industry as the creators of powerful library applications. In their new partnership, SirsiDynix and SOLUS will be working together to advance the development of BLUEcloud Mobile, the new SirsiDynix mobile, patron discovery application that will build upon and enhance BookMyne+. The partnership will enable SirsiDynix to deliver a functionally rich app and provide the most value possible to libraries and library users. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica implementa la nueva interfaz de Primo. Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, distribuidor exclusivo de Ex Libris en América Latina, tiene el agrado de comunicar que la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica ha iniciado el uso de la nueva interfaz de Primo de Ex Libris, con lo cual se vuelve la primera institución en América Latina en ofrecer este innovador servicio. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. HELIN Library Consortium now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services. The HELIN Library Consortium, which includes seven academic libraries in the northeastern United States, is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. EBSCO Information Services open EBSCO Solar grant for 2017. EBSCO Information Services has renewed its commitment to helping libraries "go green" by bringing back an expanded version of its EBSCO Solar grant program for 2017. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO is currently soliciting grant applications to help libraries fund solar installations. EBSCO is making two $100,000 grants available to bidders that will allow the winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenditures and install a solar array at their institution. <<more>>


January 20, 2017. ByWater Solutions offers Free SSL Certificates to all hosted customers. ByWater Solution announced that they will now provide SSL certificates, acquired through Let’s Encrypt, for all our hosted partners free of charge. ByWater will acquire the certificate, and include all configured URLs for their partner’s site. They will also handle the automatic renewal of the certificate. There will be no extra charge for this service. ByWater will be bringing up all new hosted installations on a secure SSL connection and will be slowly transitioning their existing customers utilizing ByWater Hosting to SSL throughout the next several months. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. OCLC Research and ALISE name recipients of 2017 Library and Information Science Research Grants. OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education have awarded research grants for three projects to be conducted by four researchers. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. bibliotheca unveils largest new product launch at ALA MidWinter. bibliotheca announces the addition of several new products to their portfolio, including the selfCheck line, electromagnetic technology and Automated Materials Handling. These new and improved products demonstrate bibliotheca’s continued leadership and commitment library innovation. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. NISO publishes Understanding Metadata primer. The National Information Standards Organization continues its Primer Series with the publication of Understanding Metadata. This comprehensive overview of information about an item's creation, name, topic, features, and more updates NISO's 2004 advice on the subject and follows on the Research Data Management Primer published in 2015. An additional such work, Linked Data for Cultural Institutions, is forthcoming, and more guides will be published periodically. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. Demco, Inc. launches Demco Software to extend libraries’ reach and drive community engagement. Demco announced the launch of Demco Software, a new division that offers mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to help 21st-century libraries better engage their communities. Demco Software unites Evanced room, event and reading program management tools with Boopsie mobile apps, integrating these solutions in one place, not offered anywhere else. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. ProQuest enhances discovery of global Calls for Papers with Pivot Service. Through a new addition to its Pivot service, ProQuest is further simplifying the workflow of researchers by integrating funding and publishing opportunities into one easy-to-use environment. The Papers Invited® database, a comprehensive collection of calls for papers issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all academic disciplines, is now available via Pivot. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. e-ImageData to showcase lowest cost microfilm scanner at ALA Midwinter show. e-ImageData, the world industry leader in innovative micrographic film equipment, will showcase the ScanPro 2200 at the ALA Midwinter show, January 20-23 in Atlanta, Ga. The 2200 is the newest and lowest cost microfilm scanner available on the market. The unit provides an affordable alternative for the budget-conscious consumer with its price tag under $5,000, while still giving users access to the superior performance of the ScanPro line. <<more>>


January 19, 2017. BLUEcloud circulation now in GA Release. SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the GA release of BLUEcloud Circulation. This powerful, new web-based circulation solution provides easy management features for administrative staff while taking full advantage of the BLUEcloud library services platform and the flexibility of the Symphony and Horizon policies. Most importantly, BLUEcloud Circulation joins the family of BLUEcloud products that SirsiDynix libraries receive as part of their current maintenance. BLUEcloud Circulation will be generally available with the 2017.01 release of BLUEcloud, planned for early February, 2017. <<more>>


January 18, 2017. Record number of libraries surpass one million eBook and audiobook checkouts with OverDrive in 2016. OverDrive announced today that 30 standalone public library systems and 19 library consortia in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million digital books in 2016. These 49 systems each achieved significant year over year circulation growth, and together surpassed the 32 systems that accomplished the feat in 2015. <<more>>


January 18, 2017. BLUEcloud eRM Now in GA Release. SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the GA release of BLUEcloud eRM, the SirsiDynix electronic resource management solution. BLUEcloud eRM is the premier solution to managing the lifecycle of electronic resources, from trial and acquisition to licensing and implementation. BLUEcloud eRM is available to libraries through SirsiDynix’s SaaS hosted environment as an add-on service.Electronic content continues to grow in popularity among all types of libraries. BLUEcloud eRM supports the modern need for libraries to supply, track, and support electronic content. Building on the open-source electronic resource management system CORAL, BLUEcloud eRM streamlines staff workflows, tracks contractual terms, and captures COUNTER statistics from disparate vendors for analysis. SirsiDynix’s SaaS hosting provides supplemental support for BLUEcloud libraries by alleviating in-house need to maintain infrastructure. <<more>>


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