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Current news from the library technology industry. 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://librarytechnology.org.
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La Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio migra a Alma

Fri, 2016-05-20 14:45
(May 19, 2016).
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La biblioteca de la Universidad de Deusto, la primera de España en adoptar Alma de Ex Libris

Fri, 2016-05-20 14:45
(May 18, 2016). Ex Libris ha anunciado que la Universidad de Deusto reemplazará AMICUS, su actual sistema de gestión de bibliotecas, por Alma de Ex Libris y migrará de un sistema de discovery en sus instalaciones a una implementación SaaS de la solución de discovery & delivery Primo de Ex Libris. Estudiantes, profesores, investigadores y personal de la biblioteca se beneficiarán de la combinación Alma-Primo.
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Ex Libris expands its operations and increases its investment in the Spanish market

Fri, 2016-05-20 08:45
(May 20, 2016). Ex Libris announce that it is increasing its investment in the Spanish market and has reached an agreement with its Barcelona-based partner, GreenData, that will see Ex Libris playing a direct role in the Spanish market. Under the agreement, GreenData will remain an Ex Libris business development partner while the marketing, sales, and support responsibilities will move to Ex Libris. GreenData's solutions experts, sales team, and support personnel for Ex Libris products will become part of the Ex Libris team and will continue to operate from GreenData's Barcelona office. The expanded team will also work closely with Madrid-based Ex Libris and ProQuest staff, thus increasing the size and reach of Ex Libris in Spain.
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Ex Libris amplía sus operaciones y aumenta sus inversiones en el mercado español

Fri, 2016-05-20 08:45
(May 20, 2016). Ex Libris, empresa propiedad de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar un incremento de sus inversiones en el mercado español y la firma de un acuerdo con su socio barcelonés GreenData que permitirá a Ex Libris participar directamente en el mercado del país. En virtud de este acuerdo, GreenData continuará siendo el socio de desarrollo de negocio de Ex Libris, mientras que esta última asumirá las tareas de marketing, ventas y asistencia. Los expertos en soluciones, el equipo de ventas y el personal de asistencia de GreenData encargado de los productos de Ex Libris pasarán a formar parte del equipo de esta última y continuarán operando desde la oficina de GreenData en Barcelona. El equipo ampliado también colaborará estrechamente con el personal de Ex Libris y ProQuest con sede en Madrid, lo que reforzará el alcance y tamaño de Ex Libris en España.
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Darien Library announces new website and groundbreaking catalog system

Thu, 2016-05-19 17:43
(May 19, 2016). Darien Library announce the forthcoming launch of its new website. The new website is designed to be a user-centric portal to library events, services, and materials. The new website will launch with SOPAC3, Darien Library's ground-breaking new catalog system.The new website overlaps with the catalog and provides a feature-rich patron account experience that includes integrations with the website's event calendar. The new system introduces linked accounts which allow family members to link to other family members' cards. Darien Library has adopted a completely new paradigm when it comes to the new catalog interface. SOPAC3 abandons the bibliographic record level search and uses its own works level concordance at the discovery layer.
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LearningExpress announces PrepSTEP High School Edition

Thu, 2016-05-19 14:43
(May 19, 2016). In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.
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UScan+ HD Microform Scanner Released to Market with Industry-First 18MP Image Sensor

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:43
(May 19, 2016). Crowley Company announced the formal release of the Uscan+ HD, the next generation in the UScan+ line of universal microform scanners. Utilizing three decades of Mekel and Wicks and Wilson technology, the company's manufacturing arms, Crowley is now offering the highest resolution on the market for this scanner type with an 18 megapixel image sensor for maximum image clarity. Microform includes: microfilm; microfiche; aperture cards; photo negatives; slides and more.
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ProQuest SIPX tops $5M in savings for college students

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:43
(May 19, 2016). ProQuest SIPX, provider of innovative course materials solutions for higher education, has saved students and universities an estimated $5.9M* by making it easy for faculty to share their selected classroom readings, including surfacing relevant quality reading options available to their students at no cost. Cost savings are growing as more universities embrace the SIPX® solution, including Vanderbilt University, Pierce College (a member of the California community college system), Hamline University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Lipscomb University, Lesley University, Normandale Community College, and a first Canadian pilot school Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Indiana State Library Chooses Auto-Graphics' SHAREit

Thu, 2016-05-19 08:43
(May 19, 2016). Auto-Graphics and The Indiana State Library proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the new state-wide Interlibrary Loan and resource sharing system.After a competitive RFP process, Auto-Graphics was selected by Indiana State Library as the vendor of choice with their latest iteration of ILL software. SHAREit helps libraries significantly reduce the amount of time spent on managing borrowing and lending activities, greatly improving staff workflow and patron satisfaction. The system will support 166 library systems representing nearly 25 million holdings across the state. Nearly every ILS vendor is represented from large complex consortial ILS systems to local independent systems. The key to the initiative was Auto-Graphics ability to integrate 166 total libraries, running 15 different ILS systems into the SHAREit patron based ILL module.
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Alfonso X El Sabio University to move to Ex Libris Alma

Thu, 2016-05-19 08:43
(May 19, 2016). Ex Libris announced that Alfonso X El Sabio University has opted for the Ex Libris Alma library management service. This long-term Ex Libris customer will continue to use Ex Libris Primo to enable users to discover library resources.
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SirsiDynix welcomes new libraries in Q1

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:42
(May 18, 2016). The first quarter of 2016 has been a robust period of growth for SirsiDynix and its libraries. SirsiDynix is welcomed 11 new libraries to the family of BLUEcloud customers, 8 of whom have chosen to adopt SirsiDynix's SaaS. SirsiDynix's new customers represent a variety of library sizes and types. Joining from locations across the globe, new customers include libraries such as Kent Archaeological Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Lawrence Public Library, Boone County Public Library, Santa Clara County Free Library, and City of Stirling, Western Australia.
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NISO releases draft Altmetrics Recommended Practices on Data Metrics, Alternative Outputs, and Persistent Identifiers

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:42
(May 18, 2016). The National Information Standards Organization seeks comments on three draft documents related to Altmetrics: NISO RP-25-201x-2A, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications: Data Metrics; NISO RP-25-201x-2B, Persistent Identifiers in Scholarly Communications; and NISO RP-25-201x-2C, Alternative Outputs in Scholarly Communications.
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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:42
(May 18, 2016). The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.
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University of Deusto Library becomes the first in Spain to choose Ex Libris Alma

Wed, 2016-05-18 08:42
(May 18, 2016). Ex Libris announcde that the University of Deusto will be replacing its AMICUS library management system with Ex Libris Alma and will migrate from an on-premises discovery system to a SaaS implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Students, instructors, researchers, and library staff will all benefit from the Alma-Primo combination.
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Alexander County Library goes live on Evergreen with NC Cardinal

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:39
(May 17, 2016). Equinox announced that yet another library has been added to NC Cardinal recently. Alexander County Library migrated to Evergreen as part of NC Cardinal in early May. Alexander County Library is comprised of two branches serving over 21,000 patrons with over 52,000 items. NC Cardinal is leveraging the Sequoia platform from Equinox to host their Evergreen instance.
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DC Public Library goes mobile to connect with its diverse community

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:39
(May 17, 2016). Boopsie released a case study that explores its collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library. The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide worked with the Library to develop a customized app that provides convenient access to the Library's services for the system's users. Anyone may receive a free copy of the case study here.
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Axiell announces its Digital-First Library Services Platform

Tue, 2016-05-17 08:39
(May 17, 2016). Axiell, the leading vendor to libraries in Europe, announced Axiell Quria, a cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform, designed to facilitate the transformation of the modern public library. Axiell Quria is unique in how it supports library staff, making daily work routines more efficient, dramatically reducing the number of systems that staff need access to, and providing a complete overview of what is happening in the library
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SSRN — a leading social science and humanities repository and online community — joins Elsevier

Tue, 2016-05-17 08:39
(May 17, 2016). For SSRN's users, the union with Mendeley and Elsevier will create significant short- and long-term benefits.We'll be able to invest in an updated, more efficient SSRN user interface with add-ons such as a drop-in reference manager from Mendeley. SSRN will benefit from access to Scopus citation data and an ability to link working papers to their published versions with direct forwarding links. We'll also have access to Elsevier's broader collection of metrics and data analytics, which we can share with SSRN authors, readers and users. In time, SSRN will migrate onto the Mendeley technology platform, which will improve our ability to manage academic and research profiles, allow users to follow collaborators and other authors, and develop new journals and curation services.
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Exact Editions launches digital books service

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:37
(May 16, 2016). Exact Editions, launched a new digital books service. In partnership with four publishers, Exact Editions are using their expertise to deliver books in a new digital format, specifically aimed at the institutional market.
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EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association Partner to Give All AMA Members Access to DynaMed Plus

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:37
(May 16, 2016). EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association are expanding their partnership to give all AMA-members complimentary access to DynaMed Plus, the evidence-based, clinical information resource that is designed to provide the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.
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