Library News

Follett's new Destiny release offers array of enhancements

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 5, 2018). Timed to support educators for the new school year, Follett has released Destiny 16.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring significant enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Analytics. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools.
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Harvard Library goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Leganto resource list solution

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 4, 2018). Ex Libris announced that Harvard Library has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Leganto course resource list solution. The Alma platform will support new workflows and processes that make sure that Harvard Library's patrons always receive the service they need, while Leganto resource lists will be central to Harvard Library's strategy of providing comprehensive support for courses throughout the university.
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VitalSource acquires data platform Acrobatiq, dramatically expanding analytics and adaptive learning capabilities

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 4, 2018). Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. The acquisition will dramatically expand access to cutting-edge and personalized digital course experiences designed to improve student outcomes.
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SAE Institute uses OCLC WorldShare Management Services to unite 51 campuses in 25 countries on one library services platform

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 4, 2018). SAE Institute, a global college focused on the digital arts, is using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to bring together its 51 campuses in 25 countries on the same library services platform so students and staff can collaborate and access the resources they need.
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cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 4, 2018). 1 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), are announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which was announced at ESOF in Toulouse in July 2018.
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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) selects the Koha open source library management system for its library, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 3, 2018). Arts University Bournemouth has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace the existing solution from IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The University has also selected Explorit Everywhere! to provide a single search for electronic resources.
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ProQuest News discoverable in Ex Libris Primo

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). To address the teaching, learning and research needs of the academic community, ProQuest is making more of its digital news content discoverable via Ex Libris Primo, the discovery service that delivers access across the breadth of libraries' print, electronic and digital collections. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Recent Newspapers and Newsstream collections – covering nearly 3,000 titles from the early 1700s to today – are now discoverable through Primo. Researchers can quickly find the news they need in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Observer, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Times of India and thousands more titles.
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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). I henhold til vedtægterne er kommunerne opdelt i fire valggrupper efter størrelse, og der var denne gang kampvalg i valggrupperne 1, 2 og 3. I valggruppe 4 - de mindste kommuner - var biblioteksleder Anni Bagge Jensen fra Langeland Kommune eneste kandidat, og der blev derfor ikke afholdt valg i denne valggruppe.
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Cass County Public Library Joins Missouri Evergreen

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Cass County Public Library, went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 40th member to go live on the system and migrated from SirsiDynix's Symphony ILS.
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Equinox migrates Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
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TIND 1.6 is released: acquisitions, serials, elasticsearch

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). TIND has released version 1.6 to all customers. Major highlights include the deployment of acquisitions and serials functionality to all TIND ILS customers. TIND 1.6 also includes Elasticsearch as the default search engine, allowing for fast and scalable search across tens of millions of records and files.
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Lucidea's new Archives Collections Management Solutions applauded at SAA 2018

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea unveiled its new archives collections management solutions at SAA 2018 in Washington DC in August.
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SAGE Publishing launches Advance, a social sciences preprints service, in partnership with Figshare

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 31, 2018). SAGE Publishing today launched its first preprints server for the humanities and social sciences, in partnership with Figshare. Advance: a SAGE preprints community will provide academic researchers with a global platform to share early versions of their work ahead of formal peer review and publication. The open access platform will support original research and reviews, making content open to receiving feedback from colleagues and peers. The service enables researchers to disseminate and start communicating about their time-sensitive work and ideas faster and to garner engagement and feedback throughout their research process. All preprints published on Advance are eligible for publication in a wide range of SAGE's portfolio of peer-reviewed journals.
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New Zealand's Te Wānanga o Aotearoa chooses Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery solution

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 30, 2018). Ex Libris announced that Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, replacing the school's Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) is one of New Zealand's largest institutions of higher education, delivering courses at more than 80 locations.
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Consortium of UK Local Authorities choose Preservica for preservation of digital government records

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 30, 2018). Preservica announced that the Dorset History Centre, working in collaboration with the West Sussex Records Office and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, have selected Preservica's Cloud Edition for consortia, to safeguard and provide greater public access to valuable long-term and permanent government records.
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MyLibrary! Patron Mobile App now available for Polaris Libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 30, 2018). Innovative Interfaces has launched MyLibrary! Release 3.1, which now includes full app functionality for Polaris library partners in addition to Sierra library partners.
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Gale helps Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools improve student engagement with Kids InfoBits

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 30, 2018). Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools has seen an increase in student engagement by making database researching fun. The district is using Kids InfoBits from Gale, a Cengage company, to design lesson plans that focus on developing students' research and critical thinking skills. This enables students to gain comfort with database researching as they transition to higher grade levels, putting them on a path to discovery that fosters future-ready skills. Read Gale's blog about Chagrin Falls.
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IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation–Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora–No Collection Left Behind

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 29, 2018). The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora. In consultation with stakeholders this project will conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives, and gather primary research data to inform recommendations to reduce barriers to upgrading to the most current version of Fedora.
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RMIT University adopts Ex Libris Esploro research services solution to help increase research impact

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 28, 2018). Ex Libris announced that RMIT University has opted for the Ex Libris Esploro research services solution to help capture, manage, and disseminate the university's research output and data. The solution is built on the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, which RMIT has been using since 2013.
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20 Years of Harry Potter: Pottermore Publishing offering unlimited access to ebook in public libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(August 28, 2018). In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Pottermore Publishing is offering fans unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ebook for two weeks from public libraries. From August 27 to September 10, fans across North America can read the ebook on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from the library, with no cost, waitlists or holds.
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