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July 27, 2017. Southampton Solent University selects Talis Aspire to enhance student experience and library workflows. Following a formal tendering process, Southampton Solent University has selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists, replacing an existing Refworksbased solution. <<more>>


July 27, 2017. Insurance Veteran Paul Barber to Lead EBSCO Industries’ Business, Personal and Employee Benefits Insurance Practice. S.S. Nesbitt & Co. Inc., a Southeastern insurance agency and division of EBSCO Industries Inc. (EBSCO), announced today it has appointed insurance veteran Paul Barber as president. <<more>>


July 27, 2017. Chicago Public Schools selects Follett Aspen For Its new student information system. Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools has selected Follett Aspen for its new student information system. CPS intends to transition to Aspen in 2019. <<more>>


July 27, 2017. Ingram Content Group associates on the move. Ingram Content Group today announced associate promotions and new associates to the company. <<more>>


July 27, 2017. Bland County Public Library chooses TLC. The Library Corporation is pleased to announce that land County Public Library has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons. Bland County joins the TLC family of more than 4,500 libraries worldwide. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. iCast Hebrew Audiobooks teams with Overdrive to offer audiobooks to schools, public libraries, and higher education institutions worldwide. iCast Hebrew Audiobooks today announced that more than 700 titles out of their catalogue of 1,200 audiobook titles are now available to public libraries, schools and higher education institutions worldwide through OverDrive’s leading eBook and audiobook lending platform. Within the next few months, iCast Hebrew Audiobooks will make their full catalogue available through OverDrive. The Hebrew audiobooks collection is the first one available to schools and public libraries worldwide, and contains the best of Hebrew literature for every age and taste. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. VitalSource and Macmillan Learning team up to provide enhanced digital solutions. Macmillan Learning, a premier educational content and digital solutions company, and VitalSource Technologies, the world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, announced a new collaboration to provide students with greater access and an improved learning experience with Macmillan Learning’s digital products. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. RedLink launches new release of Remarq. RedLink announcee the latest release of Remarq which includes robust collaboration components and supports author and editorial updates as well as publisher and editor administration and analytics. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. San Diego State University provides expansive access to consortial resources, powered by Innovative resource sharing technology. Innovative Interfaces announced that San Diego State University Library and Information Access (SDSU) has committed to using Innovative Resource Sharing, the consortial borrowing system of choice for member libraries in the San Diego Circuit. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. Equinox adds Granville County Library to their Evergreen Sequoia platform. Equinox announced that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. Equinox adds Bangor Public Library to SPARK Evergreen. Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Bangor Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


July 25, 2017. The Society of the Four Arts goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Society of the Four Arts’ King Library, of Palm Beach, FL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library’s 70,000 plus holdings and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. <<more>>


July 24, 2017. South Perth and Manning Libraries go Live with LIBERO. Insight Informatics, a library focused management system company, announced this week that the City of South Perth Libraries, South Perth and Manning, are now operating Live on LIBERO. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. EBSCO Information Services expands library technical services team hiring Wendy Evans as specialist. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. ProQuest expands Wiley content in the Academic Complete database. The ProQuest® Academic Complete ebook subscription database, the first and leading ebook subscription for libraries worldwide, is expanding access to premier ebooks from Wiley. Under a new five-year agreement, Wiley will make an additional 4,000 ebooks available via Academic Complete and its 10 single-subject subscriptions. Wiley and ProQuest have long partnered to offer researchers unlimited, multi-user access to important multidisciplinary content. By 2022, Academic Complete will carry more than 14,000 Wiley titles. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. BBC Monitoring extends global access by joining the OpenAthens Federation. BBC Monitoring has joined the OpenAthens Federation, further expanding its single-sign-on options for universities and other international organisations who wish to access BBC Monitoring’s broadcast, press and media sources in multiple languages from over 150 countries worldwide. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. LIBERO continues to dominate in New South Wales. LIBERO by Insight informatics continues to dominate the public library sector in New South Wales, as Yass Valley Library go Live with the latest LIBERO Cloud Management System. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. Civica Announces Latest Upgrade to Spydus10. Civica recently announced the release of Spydus 10.1.5. Spydus is Civica’s integrated library management system and the release of Spydus 10.1.5 reiterates the company’s commitment towards its customers. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. Follett’s new Destiny Analytics gives K-12 districts greater insight into managing their key resources. Designed to provide customers with real-time insights into how their educational resources are being managed, Follett announced it is offering Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its market-leading Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Resource Manager platforms. The multi-featured reporting solution will allow administrators and educators to explore data from both platforms, including student patron records, and to discover trends and exceptions that are displayed into easy-to-understand graphs and charts. <<more>>


July 21, 2017. Adoption of Yewno Discover accelerates in baccalaureate colleges and universities. Yewno announced that the Yewno Discover research application has been selected to support essential teaching, learning and research needs by the libraries of Bryan College (TN), Hillsdale College (MI), Roger Williams University (RI), and Stonehill College (MA). <<more>>


July 20, 2017. The Broad Museum goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that The Broad Museum, of Santa Monica , CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed their Koha implementation and customization and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. <<more>>


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Major US Companies: Auto-Graphics, Inc. Axiell Biblionix Bibliotheca Book Systems ByWater Solutions Civica COMPanion Corporation EBSCO Information Services Equinox Software Ex Libris Follett Infor Library and Information Solutions InfoVision Software, Inc. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Keystone Systems, Inc. LibLime LibLime -- PTFS LibraryWorld Lucidea Mandarin Library Automation Media Flex, Inc. mk Solutions OCLC ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation


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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 13101 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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