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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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OCLC introduces Syndeo, a suite of services designed to facilitate national and regional library collaboration

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). OCLC introduces Syndeo, a flexible suite of services specifically designed to facilitate national and regional library collaboration. Syndeo supports OCLC cooperative cataloging, resource sharing and library management services necessary to run individual institutions along with the technology and infrastructure required of a national library. Syndeo provides improved efficiencies with support for in-region workflows, including authority file management and copy cataloging from more than 400 million records in WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Syndeo offers greater visibility of regional collections to searchers worldwide by registering collections in WorldCat. And the suite reduces maintenance costs with a new, state-of-the-art infrastructure.
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Equinox migrated Polk County Public Library to Evergreen within NC Cardinal consortium

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). Equinox announce that Polk County Public Library successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium at the end of January, 2018.
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Youngsuk YS Chi joins Ingram Board of Directors

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS' Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company's businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.
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First shows for LIBERO TV announced

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). The first episodes to LIBERO's new LIBERO TV are set to begin on March 1, 2018. LIBERO announced its new, live streamed online service to improve customers' user experience, showcase the latest features, and invite industry experts and customer views. LIBERO TV will be hosted via LIBERO's YouTube channel and will be available on Catch up for those who can't make the planned time.
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CDL and DuraSpace launch open community outreach initiative for ARK identifiers

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 21, 2018). California Digital Library and DuraSpace are pleased to announce a collaboration aimed at building an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem.
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University of Bristol selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 20, 2018). The University of Bristol, ranked among the top universities in the world, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform.
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The National Archives joins the Open Preservation Foundation

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 20, 2018). The Open Preservation Foundation welcomed The National Archives of the UK as its newest charter member.
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The University of Law to adopt Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto to advance teaching excellence and successful learning outcomes

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 20, 2018). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Law has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery system, and Leganto course reading list solution. The selection was made after the Ex Libris products received positive student feedback during demonstration sessions. Alma will replace the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system.
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Elsevier collaborates with Hypothesis to integrate Open Annotation

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 20, 2018). Elsevier and Hypothesis are announcing a collaboration to align annotation capabilities in Elsevier's Research Products with the emerging ecosystem of interoperable clients and services for annotation based on open standards and technologies.
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Cinco socios se unen a Ex Libris en el desarrollo de una nueva plataforma de servicios de investigación

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 19, 2018). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, anunció un acuerdo de colaboración con la Universidad de Lancaster, la Universidad de Sheffield, la Universidad de Iowa, la Universidad de Miami y la Universidad de Oklahoma. Los socios colaborarán de principio a fin en el desarrollo de una plataforma de servicios de investigación, Ex Libris Esploro. Este programa de desarrollo permitirá a los socios participar en la configuración de Esploro y su futura hoja de ruta, así como la oportunidad de interactuar con otros socios de desarrollo y con la comunidad de investigadores.
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Learn how to dramatically accelerate legal knowledge exchange: meet with Lucidea at ARK

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 19, 2018). Lucidea's portfolio of best-in-class solutions includes SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, LawPort, Inmagic Presto and LookUp Precision—ILS and KM solutions purpose-built to allow legal information professionals to better connect with users and deliver value that anchors and optimizes core law firm procedures.
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Hampshire College doubles student use of academic services by centralizing them in library

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 18, 2018). Student usage of academic services nearly doubled after Hampshire College centralized the services into Harold F. Johnson Library, in a large, newly renovated space starting this past September 2017. The concept behind the new Knowledge Commons was funded by a $1.2 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to the library in December 2015.
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Cambridge University Libraries go live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 15, 2018). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the successful implementation of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution at the University of Cambridge. The Alma and Primo solutions will be an integral part of services at multiple Cambridge libraries.
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Cuarenta cinco instituciones ponen en funcionamiento la solución de listas de bibliografías recomendadas de Ex Libris Leganto

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 15, 2018). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, anunció que la solución para gestionar listas de bibliografías recomendadas de Ex Libris Leganto está en funcionamiento en 45 instituciones, proporcionando las funcionalidades necesarias para crear, mantener y usar listas de lectura a profesores, estudiantes y bibliotecarios.
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Corporate Committee for Library Investment issues statement in response to White House 2019 budget proposal

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 14, 2018). he Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI), an organization of more than 90 U.S. corporations united to support federal library funding, believes that the proposed cuts to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) damage critical economic and educational infrastructure. We urge Congress to restore full federal funding for America's libraries in the FY2019 budget.
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NSW largest consortia opts for LIBERO Cloud solution

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 14, 2018). Insight Informatics, an internationally recognised library management provider, announced that its largest library consortia, Riverina Regional Library has chosen to upgrade to LIBERO Cloud.
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Follett unveils new release of market-leading Destiny

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 13, 2018). With its latest release of Destiny, Follett continues to make impactful advances to its market-leading library/resource management solution. Destiny 15.5 provides enhancements to help students and teachers more easily find the best resources to meet learning goals and objectives, and includes updates to the entire Destiny family of products – Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, Destiny Resource Manager and Destiny Analytics.
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Dark Archive to protect 600 terabytes of ProQuest data

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-03-13 14:26
(February 13, 2018). ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest SAFE (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content purchased by customers. The SAFE service will launch using Amazon Glacier, the long-term backup and data-archiving resource from Amazon Web Services, chosen for its ability to ingest and protect ProQuest's 600 terabytes of data. ProQuest will complete the first phase of the SAFE implementation by populating the dark archive with ebook content in 2018 and will support ongoing deposits.
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