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March 25, 2017. Chela Scott Weber to join OCLC Research as a Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence. OCLC Research is pleased to announce that Chela Scott Weber will join the division as Practitioner Researcher-in-Residence. In this position, Chela will investigate and shape the OCLC research agenda, focusing on the areas of challenge and opportunity for special collections, archives, and distinctive collections with research and academic libraries. <<more>>

March 24, 2017. EBSCO Information Services and the American Association for the Advancement of Science announce new, expanded agreement. EBSCO Information Services and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have reached an expanded distribution agreement allowing EBSCO to sell AAAS journals, including Science, via the AAAS platform. The arrangement will also allow libraries to purchase Science through Flipster®, EBSCO's digital newsstand. <<more>>

March 24, 2017. Innovative improves electronic resource management for libraries with expanded consortium and search capabilities in Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.1. Innovative Interfaces has launched Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.1 with access to additional title-level metadata and new features for consortia to manage coverage across member libraries. <<more>>

March 22, 2017. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions for library management and discovery. Ex Libris announced that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library selected the Ex Libris solutions as an integrated, best-in-class implementation to meet patron expectations and take the library into the future. Alma and Primo will replace Atkins’ existing OCLC® WorldShare Management Services platform. <<more>>

March 22, 2017. Ingram Content Group announces Chief Legal Officer and Chief Information Technology Officer. Ingram Content Group announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Kelly Arnold joins the company as Chief Legal Offficer and Deanna Steele joins as Chief Information Technology Officer. <<more>>

March 21, 2017. Library loans list reflects strong cultural diversity in local communities in support of Harmony Day. New research by Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information and collection management solutions through its market leading Spydus portfolio, reveals that Chinese language books and media are the most popular library resources in Australia that cater to members who consume media in languages other than English. Just under 750,000 Chinese language loans were processed last year. Interestingly, the data also showed that just under 50 languages and dialects are available to borrow in public library collections across Australia. <<more>>

March 21, 2017. Gale Celebrates Women’s History Month with Release of New Women’s Studies Archive. Gale, a Cengage company, has launched a new archive on women’s studies that explores the many contributions of women throughout history. Part of the growing Gale Primary Sources program, the Women’s Studies Archive represents Gale's focus on publishing material that supports diversity studies and provides historical context around current topics. <<more>>

March 21, 2017. ProQuest’s OASIS increases customer choice with addition of Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library Platform. ProQuest is teaming with Rittenhouse Book Distributors so libraries can order ebooks from the R2 Digital platform via the OASIS system. This partnership brings to eight the number of partner platforms to join OASIS over the past year. <<more>>

March 20, 2017. Equinox adds Bladen County to the Evergreen Sequoia platform. Equinox announced that Bladen County Public Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on March 17th 2017. <<more>>

March 17, 2017. L'Area Comune dei Dati Bibliografici tedesca entra in produzione con l'Università di Mannheim come primo membro istituzionale. Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che l’Università di Mannheim, membro del consorzio Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), è la prima università tedesca connessa all'Area Comune dei Dati Bibliografici (CBDZ). La CBDZ nasce da una collaborazione tra BSZ e due altri importanti consorzi tedeschi—Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) e Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz). Il servizio di gestione delle risorse Ex Libris Alma® e, in particolare, le funzionalità avanzate della Network Zone di Alma, fungono da infrastruttura tecnologica per la CBDZ. <<more>>

March 16, 2017. Donovan joins VitalSource as Managing Director for EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Building on its considerable and sustained global presence, and as part of the ongoing expansion of its international team, VitalSource Technologies LLC has hired John Donovan as Managing Director, leading the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. <<more>>

March 16, 2017. Public libraries are bridging the gap and stimulating STEAM activities. Public libraries are increasingly looking to reaffirm their crucial role within the community by offering activities and services that will help community members improve their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills. This week, some great examples of STEAM focused activities and services are going to be showcased at “STEAM into Sydney”. This event is part of the IFLA International Federation of Library Associations) Public Libraries Section’s Mid Term meeting, which is taking place in Australia for the first time, and is supported by Civica, Australia’s leading provider of library information and collection management solutions. <<more>>

March 16, 2017. EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate. EBSCO Information Services and MOTOR Information Systems (MOTOR), the world’s premier supplier of automotive data for over 100 years, have partnered to offer AutoMate, a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts. <<more>>

March 15, 2017. Readers around the globe join largest digital book club to devour Art of the Pie. Grab your aprons and rolling pins because Big Library Read, the first global digital Book Club through libraries, is back starting March 16. This time, you’re heading to the kitchen. Called “one of the best cookbooks of 2016” by NPR, and others, Art of the Pie (Countryman Press) is the featured eBook in the worldwide digital version of a local book club. Millions of readers from around the world will have access, at the same time, to this “Pie-Baking Bible” from Kate McDermott through participating public libraries’ digital catalogs. More than 20,000 libraries in 28 countries will participate. <<more>>

March 15, 2017. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland selects Koha. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, ranked third in the world for performing arts education, has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace the existing solution from Capita. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The Royal Conservatoire has also selected Explorit Everywhere! to provide a single search for electronic resources. Koha Library Management System <<more>>

March 15, 2017. The Show Must Go On - performing arts emergency preparedness initiative receives implementation funding. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $2,500,000 grant to LYRASIS, a leading member-based non-profit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, to implement a project with nine partner organizations that will strengthen emergency preparedness within performing arts organizations. <<more>>

March 15, 2017. Curtis Institute of Music partners with Preservica to make over 90 Years of musical artistry available on-demand. The halls of the Curtis Institute of Music are certainly alive with the sound of gifted young performers, but these days Curtis is putting digital preservation top of the agenda to ensure that their art will be available on-demand and preserved indefinitely. Preservica’s Cloud hosted digital preservation and access software has been chosen by Curtis’s digital repository team to provide streaming and long-term preservation of student recordings and digitized versions of hundreds of shelves of CDs, cassette tapes, and DVDs, some of which are now starting to decay. In addition, Curtis will preserve reels of films and videotape which are quickly becoming obsolete as the equipment to play them becomes rare. Without the right digital preservation technology, these recordings are at risk of being lost forever. <<more>>

March 15, 2017. Ingram taps bookseller Stephen Sparks to write new poetry newsletter. Ingram Content Group announces the launch of a newsletter, Little Infinite, focused on highlighting poetry’s hottest titles, excerpts, publisher profiles and all things poetic. <<more>>

March 15, 2017. La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas ha Iniciado el Uso de Alma. Sistemas Lógicos Chile, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la entrada en producción del sistema Alma de Ex Libris en la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). Gracias a la excelente experiencia en el uso de diversos productos de Ex Libris, iniciando por la adopción de Aleph en el año 2008, y continuando con Primo en 2011, la UPC decidió seleccionar Alma como su plataforma de próxima generación, tomando además en consideración que es un producto capaz de facilitar los cambios tecnológicos que se requieren en la gestión de su importante sistema de bibliotecas. <<more>>

March 14, 2017. The Conway Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the Conway Public Library of Conway, NH is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 40,000 plus holdings from TLC last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them <<more>>

March 14, 2017. Gutenberg Technology and VitalSource announce technology collaboration. Publishers now have a simple tool to create and distribute interactive content, thanks to a new collaboration between Gutenberg Technology Inc., an industry-leading, cloud-based tools creator for educational content, and VitalSource Technologies LLC, an Ingram Content Group company and leading educational technology provider. <<more>>

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