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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>>


January 18, 2017. EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for Public Library Website Makeover Award. EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc are now accepting applications for the inaugural Stacks Public Library Website Makeover Award. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover as well as up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Entries must be received by April 3, 2017. <<more>>


January 17, 2017. OCLC agrees to acquire Relais International to provide library consortia more options for resource sharing. OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada, to significantly increase resource sharing options and capabilities for both Relais customers and OCLC member libraries and groups worldwide. <<more>>


January 17, 2017. OCLC introduces Tipasa interlibrary loan management system. OCLC introduces Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The new Tipasa system is built on the OCLC WorldShare technology platform and takes advantage of the world’s largest resource sharing network. <<more>>


January 17, 2017. Backstage promotes Alicia Sell to Vice President of Digitization Services. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Alicia Sell to Vice President, Digitization Services. Sell has been with Backstage since 2011 serving as Account Manager for the Mid-Atlantic United States, and Europe. Her vision, wealth of experience in preservation, and her commitment to clients will be utilized in the expansion of client-centric services. Sell will also represent Backstage at conferences and speaking engagements. <<more>>


January 17, 2017. ProQuest’s MLA International Bibliography named Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Scholars of literature have multiple options for accessing the Modern Language Association International Bibliography database, but only ProQuest’s delivery of the essential tool through its newly redesigned literature platform has been named to Choice’s selection of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016. <<more>>


January 17, 2017. La Universitat Politècnica de València Selecciona Alma y Primo de Ex Libris. Ex Libris anunció que la Universitat Politècnica de València, usuario de Aleph desde 2000, ha elegido el servicio de gestión de recursos Alma y la solución de descubrimiento y entrega de Primo para ayudar a la biblioteca a alcanzar sus objetivos estratégicos de optimizar la eficiencia de la biblioteca, modernizar los servicios y transformar espacios físicos para mejorar la experiencia de investigación en la Universidad. <<more>>


January 16, 2017. Tsinghua University, top university in China, selects Ex Libris Alma library management service. Ex Libris announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®. <<more>>


January 15, 2017. RMG’s 2017 ALA/Midwinter Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Will FOLIO’s Open Source Applications Architecture Inspire a Catch-Up and Go-Ahead, Across-the-Library-Industry Automation Era with Improved Interoperability among Companies, Systems, and Services; Easy, Simple, and Satisfying Library User Experiences with Content Discovery and Delivery; and New Solutions, Services, and Apps from Libraries, Consortia, Open Library Communities, Companies, and Entrepreneurs? <<more>>


January 13, 2017. Western Suburbs Library Group reaping benefits of Spydus10. Civica announced that The Western Suburbs Library Group, comprising the City of Nedlands, City of Subiaco, Town of Claremont, and The Grove library in Perth, Western Australia, has replaced its legacy software system with Civica’s Spydus10, the industry’s leading fully automated web-based information management solution for academic, government, public and corporate libraries. <<more>>


January 13, 2017. ODILO features Pay-per-Use at ALA Midwinter. ODILO reports an increased interest in the different lending models they offer, especially with their innovative Pay-per-Use, also known as pay-per-checkout. In 2016, ODILO experienced a 140% increase in new customers, with most of them taking advantage of the affordable PpU model and ODILO's extensive foreign language content. <<more>>


January 13, 2017. Innovative Wins Platinum, Gold, and Silver in 2017 Modern Library Awards. Innovative Interface announced three products have been named recipients of LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards <<more>>


January 12, 2017. Equinox transitions to non-profit to benefit libraries. Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System , became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. , a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes after several years of consideration, evaluation of community needs, planning, and preparation. The change allows Equinox to better serve its customers and communities by broadening its mission of bringing more open source technologyto a wide array of institutions dedicated to serving the public good. <<more>>


January 12, 2017. ProQuest integrates text and video in seamless search to improve research experiences. One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street’s popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. EBSCO Information Services wins Bronze in Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology. EBSCO Information Services has been awarded Bronze in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Awards for Best Advance in Performance Support Technology. EBSCO won the coveted award due to the effective combination of its powerful search platform, EBSCO Discovery Service and its robust organizational learning solution, Leadership and Management Learning Center. EBSCO Discovery Service is an enterprise research platform that helps employees connect with the most relevant information for their search. EDS also provides managers with ample leadership and management resources as well as authoritative articles from peer-reviewed journals. Leadership and Management Learning Center is a turnkey solution that provides best practices content from industry thought leaders. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. TLC’s CARL.Connect receives Gold in 2017 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce that CARL.Connect has received a gold award in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLA’s) for its Mobile Discovery platform. Setting itself apart with its ability to connect users with library services and engage with the social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) movement, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile meets the needs of a growing “always on, always in touch” population. Released in 2016, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile was designed with a sleek, responsive platform that dynamically directs users to a mobile version of the online catalog on any smartphone. It also provides a host of preeminent features that allow for a more local and personalized experience. Some of these include geolocation services, opt-in and notification, mobile app offerings, personalized reading recommendations, and access to a Digital Library Card. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. Biblionix’s Apollo receives 2017 Product of the Year Award from LibraryWorks. Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo ILS/LSP has again received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks’ Modern Library Awards. LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. Flipster Receives Gold in 2017 Modern Library Awards. The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems. The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. Crowley Company Scanners and Services receive Platinum, Gold Modern Library Awards in 2017 competition. The Crowley Company announced that for the third year running the firm has garnered several prestigious awards from the LibraryWorks, Inc. annual Modern Library Awards (MLA) program, which begin in 2015. The awards will be presented January 21st at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. <<more>>


January 11, 2017. ByWater Solutions receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards. ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in the third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. <<more>>


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