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August 18, 2017. National Library of Scotland chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the National Library of Scotland has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help the Library better manage its collections, increase the visibility of resources, and handle the ever-growing quantity of electronic resources and print deposits. <<more>>


August 17, 2017. Global Business College take advantage of LIBERO in the Cloud. Insight Informatics is pleased to announce that new Melbourne based college, Global Business College of Australia, is now operating Live with the LIBERO library management software. <<more>>


August 17, 2017. ProQuest Welcomes Michael Rai. Michael Rai has joined ProQuest as the new General Manager, Corporate Markets, overseeing the ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 products as well as sales of ProQuest content and book solutions to the company's corporate customers. <<more>>


August 16, 2017. University of Montana celebrates first anniversary of campusM mobile solution implementation. Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution and portal has powered the University of Montana’s campus app for a full year, with resounding success. <<more>>


August 16, 2017. OverDrive awarded B Corporation certification for its dedication to social mission and environmental accountability. OverDrive, a Rakuten Group Company announced that it has earned certification as a B Corporation. OverDrive joins thousands of companies such as Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Etsy and others to lead a global movement of using business for good. This prestigious B Corp honor acknowledges the company’s commitment to creating exceptional positive social and environmental impact. <<more>>


August 16, 2017. Applications now open for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. Crowley, LYRASIS expand partnership to support archives community. Nine months after announcing their vendor partnership to provide LYRASIS member organizations with best prices on production and patron microform and book scanners, The Crowley Company and LYRASIS have enhanced their partnership to include bound volume digitization services. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. OU Libraries initiative saves students more than $1.6M. The University of Oklahoma Libraries-funded open educational resources initiative, the Alternative Textbook Grant, has saved OU students $1,631,935 in textbook costs to date. Now in its fourth year, the Alternative Textbook Grant was established to reduce students’ textbook costs by supporting OU faculty members in the adoption, modification or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) – which include teaching, learning and research resources that are free of cost to use and repurpose – as well as affordable course content. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. ODILO chosen by European Commission to help boost literacy in schools. ODILO has been selected by the European Commission to provide their digital reading platform to European schools and universities. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. Kuennen named Vice President of Professional Learning at VitalSource. VitalSource Technologies announce the hire of Eric Kuennen as its new Vice President of Professional Learning. In his role, Kuennen will lead VitalSource’s efforts to enable customers’ and partner companies’ professional learning. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. New release of Ex Libris Summon expands research paths and facilitates learning. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced a new release of the Summon discovery service. This release helps libraries further address researcher and student needs and improve their users’ experience. Patrons will benefit from interface and system enhancements, increased opportunities for discovering content through subject-specific searches, and easy access to course reserves through search results. <<more>>


August 15, 2017. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley selects Yewno Discover research application. Yewno announced that The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its campuses. <<more>>


August 14, 2017. bibliotheca announces rebrand as it continues to lead the way in library solutions. bibliotheca unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems. <<more>>


August 14, 2017. Major plays and musicals come to Alexander Street. Now students and researchers can be immersed in the work of award-winning writers, actors and directors in action, whenever and wherever they are. BroadwayHD is one of the most important distributors of current Broadway plays and musicals – distributed exclusively to libraries via the Alexander Street™ platform. <<more>>


August 10, 2017. The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Unifies Resource Management with Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the institute’s Voyager integrated library system. NAIT is already using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be tightly integrated with Alma to optimize the student and staff experience. <<more>>


August 10, 2017. Hammond Public Library chooses TLC. The Library Corporation announced that Hammond Public Library in Indiana has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons. <<more>>


August 9, 2017. Public library industry leader Ann Melaerts joins Axiell. Axiell announced the expansion of its operations in Europe. Ann Melaerts, formerly General Manager Library Division and VP Independent business units at INFOR, joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Ann will be responsible for sales from Axiell’s solutions and services portfolio to public libraries in Europe, which includes Axiell Quria, a cloud based library services platform, and Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online discovery portal for libraries. <<more>>


August 9, 2017. Backstage promotes Theresa Kidd to sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic and Europe. Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Theresa Kidd has joined its sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. Theresa will work with libraries in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe. <<more>>


August 8, 2017. LOUIS Consortium goes live with Enterprise. SirsiDynix announced that LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has chosen to implement Enterprise as their new discovery solution. Enterprise will be integrated with LOUIS’s existing solution, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and is enhanced with the addition of Syndetics Enriched Content. <<more>>


August 8, 2017. HarperCollins Publishers audiobook catalogue now available as pay-per-use on bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary. Effective immediately, bibliotheca has added HarperCollins to its growing list of audiobook publishers participating in cloudLibrary’s pay-per-use model. cloudLibrary launched the pay-per-use model in May of 2017. Since then, the program has been adopted by libraries world-wide, offering audiobooks from publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Blackstone, Disney, and Scholastic. <<more>>


August 8, 2017. PTFS Europe, Kortext and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) agree deal to transform the reading list and course materials market for universities and students globally.. CLA and Kortext, the UK’s leading Personal Learning Platform and digital textbook provider have agreed to buy the rebus:list Reading List Management System from PTFS Europe, a leading supplier of the Koha library management system and other products to the library market. <<more>>


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Library Technology Guides collects news releases from all the major companies and other organizations involved in library automation. This resource includes the full text of over 13163 press releases and is indexed to make it searchable by company, product, date, and subject. A brief summary of each news item is available.

Coverage is from about 1991 to the present. Many libraries keep only thier current press releases on their Web site, or remove those issued in the past that are not consistent with their current stragegies. In some cases, the Press Release Archive on Library Technology Guides is the only remaining record of library automation announcements.

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