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November 20, 2017. Yewno appoints Publishers Communication Group to drive sales. Yewno, a leader in AI technology has appointed Publishers Communication Group as its exclusive sales agent covering the United States, Canada and Europe to sell Yewno Discover and Yewno Unearth. <<more>>


November 20, 2017. ProQuest expands resources in Jisc purchasing pilot. ProQuest is adding 24 primary sources to its offering through the Jisc Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot, following the successful adoption of its databases by 20 universities during the initial period earlier this year. The Jisc program’s goal is to lower customer cost, leveraging the collective purchasing power of UK Higher Education Institutions to enable wider adoption of digital archives. The program will now run through July 2018. <<more>>


November 20, 2017. LYRASIS Receives $90,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Study Technology in Museums. LYRASIS has been awarded a grant in the amount of $90,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research current technology uses in museums, especially in relationship to collections information management. <<more>>


November 20, 2017. Innovative names technology veteran Amy Hayes Senior Vice President of Marketing. Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Amy Hayes as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s corporate and product marketing, brand strategy, and global communications. <<more>>


November 19, 2017. LIBERO User Group 2017 Conference. The LIBERO User Group 2017 Conference was held last week, and LIBERO staff and guest speakers shared new features, planned development, customer case studies, and networking and direct support opportunities to attendees. <<more>>


November 17, 2017. Springer Nature launches a pilot with PaperHive. Springer Nature has launched a one-year pilot with PaperHive, a market-leading annotation system and copyright-compliant collaborative research platform. The partnership focuses on increasing reader engagement of university students with academic literature in various fields including biomedicine, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The pilot phase comprises books and textbooks from Springer and Springer Spektrum, the leading publisher for classical and digital educational media in the field of natural sciences and mathematics in the German-speaking region. <<more>>


November 17, 2017. Open Library Foundation Board Expands. The Open Library Foundation is expanding its board with the introduction of four new board members. The new members bring global representation and perspective to the Foundation Board. <<more>>


November 16, 2017. Agent Information Software (AIFS) releases Third Quarter 2017 Earnings. The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) (OTC:AIFS) today released the third-quarter 2017 earnings for the quarter ending September 30 for Auto-Graphics, Inc., an Industry leading library management software provider and the first to provide Web-based library resource management solutions to library consortia. <<more>>


November 16, 2017. ResourceMate is now part of Harris Computer Systems. ResourceMate is now part of Harris Computer Systems, or just ‘Harris’. Harris was founded in 1976, and we started off by providing utility billing solutions to the public sector. We have grown considerably over the years and we are now the 2nd largest software company in Canada, and among the top 100 software companies in the U.S. Harris has over 30,000 customers in over 30 different markets worldwide. <<more>>


November 16, 2017. Bowker to supply data for TitlePager. TitlePager, a resource that enables authors to create great landing page sites for their titles, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata. <<more>>


November 16, 2017. OpenAthens Cloud awarded OpenID Connect self-certification. OpenAthens announced that its new content provider solution OpenAthensCloud is now OpenID Connect self-certified through the OpenID Foundation, providingassurance that OpenAthens Cloud conforms to the OpenID Connect protocol andenabling greater interoperability. <<more>>


November 15, 2017. Swiss National Library chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the Swiss National Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. <<more>>


November 15, 2017. Innovative solution offers significant benefits for Idaho State University. Innovative announced that Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, has selected the Sierra integrated library system and the Encore Duet discovery layer for the Eli M. Oboler Library and satellite locations. From certificate-level to post-graduate, the libraries at ISU support information needs for a substantial 250 academic programs, serving over 13,000 students. Including government documents, the entire university collection holds nearly one million items. <<more>>


November 15, 2017. MOBIUS Launches MOBIUS Open Source Solutions. The MOBIUS Consortium announced today the launch of MOBIUS Open Source Solutions (MOSS), offering technical and operational support services for libraries that currently have or are considering an Evergreen open source ILS implementation. MOSS makes Evergreen implementation cost-effective, freeing staff and management time and allowing them to focus on better serving their patrons. Unlike other providers who simply offer hosting services, MOSS offers comprehensive hosting, IT and application support in a single cost-effective solution. <<more>>


November 14, 2017. Springer Nature acquires e-learning provider iversity. Effective 17 October 2017, the international publisher Springer Nature acquired the e-learning provider iversity. iversity is a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs, and collaborates with over one hundred universities, educational institutes and companies worldwide. The acquisition of the online platform will allow Springer Nature to globally expand the dissemination of its authors’ educational and research content with the aid of innovative formats. <<more>>


November 14, 2017. New South Wales’ third largest Council has launched its cloud catalogue with LIBERO. Central Coast Library Services has become LIBERO’s largest hosted solution in LIBERO Cloud, following the merge between Gosford and Wyong Councils. Central Coast Council now consists of 11 branches, 2 community libraries and a Bookmobile covering 1,600km2 with a population of around 330,000, making it LIBERO’s largest Cloud based customer. <<more>>


November 13, 2017. Troy University is First in Alabama to Offer Visual History Archive. Troy University is the first in Alabama to offer its researchers access to the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive®. Available to academic libraries through ProQuest, this fully streaming, primary-source archive includes more than 55,000 interviews with survivors of and witnesses to some of humanity’s most serious and solemn events, including the European Holocaust, the Nanjing, Rwandan, Cambodian, and Guatemalan genocides and contemporary antisemitism. Access to the Visual History Archive enriches the University’s growing Holocaust education and research program. <<more>>


November 13, 2017. VitalSource and Al Manhal collaborate for increased access to digital learning materials in Middle East. VitalSource, the world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, and Al Manhal, the leading publisher of full-text searchable electronic databases of scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed content from the Arab World, are now collaborating to expand the reach and delivery of Al Manhal’s unique content collection from over 450 Arabic language publishers. By working together, Al Manhal’s expansive collection will now be deliverable through VitalSource Bookshelf, the most widely used higher education digital-content platform in the world. <<more>>


November 13, 2017. John Szabo is appointed Chair, and Bernadette Gray-Little, Peter Sidorko take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. John F. Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, was formally appointed Chair, and Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor Emerita at the University of Kansas, and Peter Sidorko, University Librarian at The University of Hong Kong, took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board’s November meeting. <<more>>


November 9, 2017. Biblioteksstatistik for 2016. Kommuner, som har taget FBS i brug i løbet af 2015 og 2016 skal genudtrække folkebiblioteksstatistik for optællingsåret 2016, da der er fejl i de indberetninger, som de pågældende kommuner tidligere i år indsendte til Danmarks Statistik. Du kan se en samlet oversigt over de kommuner, som skal genindsende nedenfor. <<more>>


November 9, 2017. Università degli Studi di Roma. Ex Libris announced that the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (University of Rome Tor Vergata) has now gone live with the company’s Leganto course reading list solution. Along with Tor Vergata’s Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, the Leganto service will provide instructors and students with all the functionality needed for creating, maintaining, and using reading lists. <<more>>


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