Library News

EAST Joins the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 12, 2018). The Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust, which includes 60 academic and research institutions with a mission to secure and provide access to the scholarly record, has joined the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, a partnership of regional shared programs focused on collaborative print journal archiving.
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Changes in store for leadership at NoveList: reorganization signals consistency of leadership and a continued focus on libraries

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 12, 2018). NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, announces the retirement of NoveList Co-Founders Duncan Smith and Roger Rohweder. During their tenure with NoveList, Smith and Rohweder have helped empower librarians and connect communities through the readers' advisory solution. Danielle Borasky has accepted the position of Vice President and will take on leadership of NoveList.
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bepress and SSRN Announce Integration Pilot with Columbia and University of Georgia Law Schools

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 12, 2018). Bepress and SSRN are pleased to announce a joint pilot to explore integration between their two platforms. The four-month pilot launches today with the participation of Columbia Law School's Arthur W. Diamond Law Library and University of Georgia School of Law's Library. Both bepress and SSRN are eager to explore potential solutions to the obstacles that professional schools and their libraries face in promoting their open access scholarship. The initial pilot offers one possible model for demonstrating the increased reach of legal scholarship when work is available through an open access repository as well as a specialized network of peers, by simplifying population of and aggregating research impact from both platforms.
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Wiener Neustadt libraries are first in Austria to go live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 8, 2018). Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences and the Public Library Wiener Neustadt are the first libraries in Austria to go live with OCLC's cloud-based WorldShare Management Services.
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Digital Science and Katalysis lead initiative to explore blockchain technologies for peer teview

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 7, 2018). Digital Science and Katalysis announced the launch of a pilot project to test blockchain technologies to support the peer review process. They are joined in this pilot project by founding partner Springer Nature.
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EBSCO Information Services to release DRM-Free E-Books to expand e-book options for libraries and improve end-user experience

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 5, 2018). EBSCO Information Services continues its commitment to providing libraries and their patrons with access to high-quality e-book content by making more than 70,000 EBSCO eBooks Digital Rights Management free. The DRM-free initiative reinforces EBSCO's commitment to working with publishers to increase e-book options for libraries.
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Ebook Central platform enhances discovery via the Syndetics Unbound service

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 5, 2018). Libraries who choose the Academic Complete subscription, ProQuest's flagship ebook resource trusted by libraries worldwide, can now provide an enhanced user experience for their patrons in the Ebook Central platform, thanks to a new integration with the Syndetics Unbound service.
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Ohio Digital Network brings Ohio to DPLA

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 5, 2018). OhioLINK announced that more than 50,000 new materials from the Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America. Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with OhioLINK, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, and the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state, including extensive digital collections at OhioLINK member institutions, Ohio Memory, and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project.
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Michigan Shared System Alliance selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 1, 2018). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Michigan Shared System Alliance has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to enhance collaboration, efficiency, and services for the Alliance's members. The Alma platform will replace the Innovative Sierra integrated library system at five of the member institutions.
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Las bibliotecas de la Universidad de Cambridge implementan las soluciones de Ex Libris Alma y Primo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 1, 2018). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar el éxito de la implantación de la plataforma de servicios de biblioteca Ex Libris Alma y la solución de descubrimiento Primo en la Universidad de Cambridge. Las soluciones Alma y Primo serán una parte integral de los servicios en las múltiples bibliotecas de Cambridge.
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Follett Challenge '18 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 1, 2018). The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Follett Challenge will be selected from among an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska; a middle school in the Bronx, N.Y.; and a high school in Durham, N.C. In an online announcement today, organizers of the Follett Challenge unveiled the seventh annual competition's three diverse Semifinalists, as well as the 10 People's Choice winners.
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EBSCO Information Services launches redesigned LearningExpress platform

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(March 1, 2018). Libraries and institutions that subscribe to the LearningExpress platforms from EBSCO Information Services can now offer users and patrons faster, streamlined access to content with an updated LearningExpress platform. The release features an improved user experience and enables simultaneous access to multiple LearningExpress products using one login email address.
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Public Library of the Year – the search for the world's best new public library

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 28, 2018). The search is again on for the "Public Library of the Year”. The award is presented to the best new public library anywhere in the world in terms of focus on community needs, local culture and digital development.The world's best new public library for 2018 will soon be selected by presentation of the annual international “Public Library of the Year” award.
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LYRASIS announces release of new guidebook for open source sustainability as part of It Takes a Village project

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 28, 2018). LYRASIS announced the release of a new Guidebook as the culmination of the "It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Sustainability" project. The Guidebook is designed to serve as a practical reference source to help open source software (OSS) programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations plan for long-term sustainability. This sustainability effort includes ensuring that commitment and resources will be available at levels sufficient for the software to remain viable and effective as long as needed. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services - Grant LG-73-17-0005-17; LYRASIS appreciates their support.
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EBSCO Health names Diane Hanson as Dynamic Health Editor-in-Chief

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 27, 2018). EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus and Dynamic Health, announced the addition of Diane Hanson to the team at Dynamic Health. Hanson, who brings extensive experience in executive leadership, quality patient care as well as product strategy and management, will serve as the editor-in-chief of the nursing and allied health resource.
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Yewno offers Multilingual Discover Platform

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 27, 2018). Yewno announced that it has added German and Chinese language documents to its Discover platform. Yewno's Discover platform harnesses hundreds of millions of semantic connections and conceptual links from millions of scholarly articles, books, and databases across all academic fields. This empowers students and researchers to navigate intuitively across concepts, relationships, and disciplines, learning from resources that might have otherwise been overlooked. This not only enhances understanding and creates more impactful work, but also saves time while ensuring comprehensive coverage. The multilingual Discover platform offers users the ability to conduct their research in any one of the languages offered: English, German and Chinese, or any combination of those three languages. German and Chinese content published on the platform is in the original language, not a translation, and is acquired directly from publishers and high quality Open Access sources. This ensures accuracy and integrity of the original content, as well as original language point-of view.
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National Indigenous Training Organisation chooses LIBERO

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 26, 2018). Insight Informatics announced that its LIBERO Cloud library solution will host the library collection for Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training (Tranby), and provide a digital repository for its unique archive collection.
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Latest version of Preservica simplifies digital preservation and delivers enhanced API capabilities

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 22, 2018). Digital preservation specialist, Preservica, today announced the latest version (v5.9) of its cloud-hosted and on premise Digital Preservation and Access solution. Preservica v5.9 builds on success in enabling libraries, museums, archives and businesses to build dynamic, living archives that create sustainable value. New simplified operations and reduced clicks-per-action, combined with advanced ingest, characterization and migration capabilities, ensure Preservica can be used more easily or for more sophisticated tasks.
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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin selects Ex Libris Alma library services platform

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 22, 2018). Ex Libris announced that the University of Texas of the Permian Basin has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to integrate with the university's Ex Libris Summon discovery and delivery service. This decision comes as an increasing number of libraries in the University of Texas system elect to use the Alma platform, making it easier for the consortium to work with a standardized and proven technology infrastructure. The Alma-Summon combination will provide strong synergy between the back-office management of resources and patron-facing discovery of, and access to, scholarly resources needed for learning, teaching, and research. The Alma platform will replace the school's Innovative Interfaces Sierra integrated library system.
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OCLC extends WorldShare Management Services mobile capabilities worldwide

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). Following a successful launch in the United States, OCLC is extending its Digby mobile app to libraries worldwide, offering student library workers, volunteers and staff greater efficiency, accuracy and independence working with WorldShare Management Services. As a suite of web-based applications, WorldShare Management Services allows library staff to do their work in the library, at home, or on the go. The intuitive design of the Digby app provides clear instructions for handling pull-list and re-shelving tasks. Digby lets workers scan library materials in the stacks, saving them time and reducing their reliance on paper slips.
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