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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library technology industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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Aman Kochar succeeds David Cully at Baker & Taylor in expanded role

Sat, 2019-09-14 18:08
(September 10, 2019). Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company's public library business unit. Cully retired August 30
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Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl appointed COO of Follett Corporation

Sat, 2019-09-14 18:08
(August 28, 2019). Follett Corporation announced two executive leadership appointments tied to the company's strategic expansion of technology and services that improve student outcomes in schools, colleges and communities across North America. Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl has been appointed COO of Follett Corporation, and Roe J. McFarlane has been named Wahl's successor as President of Follett Higher Education. Wahl and McFarlane will report to Pat Connolly, Follett Corporation President and CEO.
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Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) and McSweeney's announce full-service sales & Fulfillment Agreement

Sat, 2019-09-14 18:08
(August 23, 2019). Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, a leading provider of sales and fulfillment services, announced the signing of a full-service worldwide agreement with McSweeney's Literary Arts Fund, the independent nonprofit publishing company started by Dave Eggers and based in San Francisco.
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Michigan Publishing and LYRASIS announce partnership to deliver ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:03
(September 12, 2019). Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, announced the creation of a new partnership to advance the work of the American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book collection.
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New study finds large print books improve student reading confidence and comprehension skills

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:03
(September 12, 2019). New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets. View/download the study whitepaper or infographic.According to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in U.S. schools are reading at a basic or below basic level.
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Pueblo City-County Library goes live on Aspen Discovery from Turning Leaf Technologies

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:03
(September 12, 2019). Turning Leaf Technologies and Pueblo City-County Library announced the launch of Aspen Discovery for their patrons. During the implementation, Turning Leaf added support for Hoopla and Cloud Library and improved the existing Koha integration to provide an exceptional customer experience and increase access to additional eContent sources.
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The increasing importance of failure in supporting modern research

Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). Digital Science has launched a report focusing on falsifiability and reproducibility in scientific research. The report addresses three areas including appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code. Making Science Better: Reproducibility, Falsifiability and the Scientific Method looks at the current state of reproducibility in 2019, as well as the importance of falsifiability in the research process.The analysis comes from the Digital Science portfolio company, Ripeta, which aims to make better science easier by identifying and highlighting the important parts of research that should be transparently presented in a manuscript and other materials.
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La Universidad Nebrija pone en acceso abierto la producción científica de sus profesores y alumnos

Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). La Universidad Nebrija ofrece a su comunidad educativa un nuevo servicio de acceso abierto a la producción científica y académica, el «Repositorio Nebrija». Este nuevo repositorio abierto creado con AbsysNet permite la integración con distintos recolectores gracias al protocolo de comunicaciones OAI-PMH. Su objetivo es dotar de mayor visibilidad a los trabajos de la comunidad universitaria.
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ALA launches national campaign against e-book embargo

Thu, 2019-09-12 12:01
(September 12, 2019). The American Library Association and Public Library Association announced a public campaign in response to recent efforts to limit library access to e-books. In a press conference held at the Nashville Public Library during the 2019 Digital Book World conference, ALA debuted an online petition at eBooksForAll.org for members of the public to urge Macmillan Publishers CEO John Sargent to reverse the proposed embargo on e-books sold to libraries.
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LYRASIS announces partnership with Educopia for next generation library publishing

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:58
(September 11, 2019). LYRASIS announced a partnership with the Educopia Institute to support its recent Next Generation Library Publishing project. This Next Gen Library Publishing project recently received an award in the amount of $2,200,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
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EBSCO continues expanding value-add distribution theme with second new platform investment

Tue, 2019-09-10 17:54
(September 10, 2019). EBSCO Capital announces the acquisition of Bailey International, an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of mobile hydraulic power solutions, headquartered in Knoxville, TN.
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Joan Lippincott Retirement

Tue, 2019-09-10 17:54
(September 10, 2019). Dr. Joan K. Lippincott, CNI's long-time associate executive director, will retiring effective January 1, 2020
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Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:51
(September 10, 2019). Equinox announced the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide .
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Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for the life sciences IP market

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). Clarivate Analytics announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the fast-growing biologics market. It complements Derwent's GENESEQ database and leading patent research platform Derwent Innovation, providing users with an intuitive solution to easily search, analyze and find context in sequence data within patents. GENESEQ is a proprietary database trusted by the largest players in biologics today. It is the only database to provide annotated analysis to help simplify the complexity of searching and identifying biological sequences (DNA, RNA and protein sequences) covered in patents from over 50 patent issuing authorities.
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EBSCO Information Services partners with ConTech 2019 to connect librarians and library students with new technologies

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and ConTech 2019 are partnering to ensure more librarians attend the event in December. EBSCO will sponsor the conference — a sponsorship that will include a submission process that will allow four librarians to attend for free as well as a 50 percent discount for all librarian attendees, along with two opportunities for library student bursaries.
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Strategic partnership to improve access to civil legal justice through public libraries

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). OCLC's WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization, Legal Services Corporation, are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries.
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North Palm Beach Library goes live on Koha

Sat, 2019-09-07 23:43
(September 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the North Palm Beach Public Library, in Florida is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway is 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service

Thu, 2019-09-05 17:37
(September 5, 2019). The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced that Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service.
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Softlink IC Liberty's London Conference on September 12!

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Softlink's Technical Services Manager, Sarah Thompson and General Manager John Crook are looking forward to catching up with our Liberty customers at the September 12th 2019 London Liberty User Group Meeting. This year Softlink information Centres will also hold an hour long Liberty and illumin Showcase following the conference from 4.00 pm – 5.00pm.
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Ex Libris integrates altmetric badges into the Esploro research services solution

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Ex Libris and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badges with the Esploro research services solution. The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication. The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.
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