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Current news from the world of library automation. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library automation industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://www.librarytechnology.org.
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3M Announces Enhanced Integration with SirsiDynix ILS

Sat, 2015-03-28 11:06
(March 27, 2015). As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure library staff are able to efficiently meet the needs of their patrons, 3M Library Systems announces the completion of full integration between the new SirsiDynix Symphony 3.5 ILS and the 3M RFID Staff Workstation.
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SirsiDynix joins hands in supporting GIANT Steps Autism Preschool

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:02
(March 25, 2015). SirsiDynix is joining hands with a number of other Utah businesses to support GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. In partnership with Wasatch Mental Health and Alpine School District, GIANT Steps aims to provide early education for preschool-aged children diagnosed with autism.
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Resources for the Future Joins LibLime Koha 4.18

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:00
(March 26, 2015). Resources for the Future (RFF) is now live on LibLime Koha 4.18 for all collection and patron management services. RFF features with 4.18 include authority control, expanded SIP2 support for renewals, the Solr search engine, and RDA compliance. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.
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LibLime to Exhibit at ACRL

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:00
(March 19, 2015). LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be participating in the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries Conference. The conference exhibit hall will be open March 25 through March 28 in Portland, Oregon. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #618, or schedule an appointment to see LLAK in depth, as well as to register to receive an Amazon Kindle.
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Drake University Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:54
(February 26, 2015). Ex Libris announced that Drake University has selected the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo are an integrated cloud-based platform that will be used for collection management, purchasing, and patron account management, among other services at Drake's Cowles Library and Opperman Law Library.
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LexisNexis Academic will soon be accessible through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services

Wed, 2015-03-25 19:49
(March 25, 2015). OCLC and LexisNexis are working together to make the LexisNexis Academic database available to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services.
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Ex Libris Alma and Primo adopted by Arkansas Tech University

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:49
(March 25, 2015). Ex Libris announced that the Ross Pendergraft Library of the Arkansas Tech University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution as well as the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Following an extensive and formal market evaluation, and continuing the trend of current Ex Libris Voyager customers upgrading to Alma, the library is aiming to streamline operations by providing a cloud-based, open, and unified platform for all collections, which integrates smoothly with the university's two satellite campuses.
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Ex Libris Alma and Primo adopted by Arkansas Tech University

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:49
(March 25, 2015). Ex Libris announced that the Ross Pendergraft Library of the Arkansas Tech University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution as well as the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Following an extensive and formal market evaluation, and continuing the trend of current Ex Libris Voyager customers upgrading to Alma, the library is aiming to streamline operations by providing a cloud-based, open, and unified platform for all collections, which integrates smoothly with the university's two satellite campuses.
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Lake Agassiz and NW Regional Choose Evergreen

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:49
(March 22, 2015). Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library, both in Minnesota, have chosen Equinox to manage their migration to Evergreen later this year. Equinox will also be providing support. These two libraries have shared an Innovative Interfaces system for over ten years and will be taking the plunge into open source together. The library systems share approximately 225,000 items and serve 95,000 patrons.
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Shake-up of centuries-old system of credit in scholarly communication

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:49
(March 19, 2015). The Wellcome Trust has been working with technology company Digital Science to introduce a new way of classifying the roles of individuals in work leading to published academic research. The new Contributor Role Taxonomy, named CReditT Taxonomy, will provide transparency in contributions to published work. Researchers can now be assigned credit and attribution for the wide variety of roles they may undertake, such as data curation, visualisation and software programming.
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LaSalle Public Library selects EnvisionWare for computer and print management

Tue, 2015-03-24 19:44
(March 24, 2015). EnvisionWare announced that LaSalle Public Library in Illinois has selected EnvisionWare Suite for computer and print management.
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Academic libraries choose Boopsie for easy, cost-effective mobile apps

Tue, 2015-03-24 19:44
(March 24, 2015). Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, announced that it has signed five new academic library customers. Murray State University, Treasure Valley Community College, Hollins University, Woodbury University, and Long Beach City College have teamed with Boopsie to develop customized mobile library apps to meet the growing demand an expectation of students, faculty and staff.
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TLC's solid 2014 sets stage for prosperous 2015

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:44
(March 25, 2015). The Library Corporation celebrated its 40th year of business by adding new customers, renewing relationships with long-time customers, and bolstering its offerings to public, school, academic, and special libraries.
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ProQuest and Google collaborate to improve researchers' workflows

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:43
(March 25, 2015). ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.
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Four Kentucky university libraries select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Mon, 2015-03-23 22:41
(March 23, 2015). Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system.
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Copyright Clearance Center's Get It Now Integrates with OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:39
(March 23, 2015). Copyright Clearance Center, a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced its award-winning Get It Now academic solution is integrated with OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, the largest ILL network in the world.
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VuFind 2.4 Released

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:39
(March 23, 2015). March 23, 2015 - Version 2.4 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software.
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Symphony, BLUEcloud Products selected by Covington County Library System

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:39
(March 23, 2015). Covington County Library System, a three-member system in Mississippi, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to selecting the Symphony Integrated Library System, CCLS has also selected Enterprise, eResource Central (eRC), and SMS Notifications.
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Jisc and ProQuest Team to Provide Ebooks to UK Further Education Colleges

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:39
(March 20, 2015). ProQuest has been chosen by Jisc to continue to provide key ebooks to Further Education Institutions across the UK. Following its 2014 tender announcement for provision of ebooks for the UK Further Education community, Jisc elected to renew its existing contract with ProQuest, which has been in place for over five years. The new agreement runs through 2016 and enables more than 400 colleges across the UK to access more than 400 key ebooks at no cost via ProQuest's ebrary platform.
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Blackboard completes acquisition of Schoolwires

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:39
(March 20, 2015). Blackboard announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Schoolwires, one of the leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. With the close of this acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its commitment to be the leading K-12 provider of school websites and parent notification solutions.
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