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LookUp Precision's Latest Release – Three (Free) Exciting Developments

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:57
(July 25, 2014). Lucidea announces the upcoming release of its powerful digital resource cost management and recovery system, LookUp Precision. This release includes three developments requested by users: a new app for iPad and iPhone, support for Chrome, and a self-service password management feature.
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Baker and Taylor adds site scoping functionality to Axis 360 Digital Service

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:57
(July 25, 2014). Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced that it has developed a new function for its Axis 360 digital media service giving libraries using a shared collection the power to filter out content they wish to exclude from their Axis 360 platform.
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John C. Fremont Library District goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:54
(July 23, 2014). The John C. Fremont Library District, located in Florence, CO, is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 869,000 items with over 50 libraries participating. JCFLD Library staff worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.
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Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC

Tue, 2014-07-22 19:22
(July 22, 2014). Drew Bordas has been named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. He will be responsible for OCLC's Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.
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Upper Hudson Library System (NY) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform

Tue, 2014-07-22 19:22
(July 22, 2014). Innovative announced that Upper Hudson Library System has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. UHLS is a cooperative consortium of the 29 public libraries serving the 450,000 residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. The combined collections accessible through the UHLS shared catalog feature over 1.5 million items and include more than 30,000 digital items.
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Full-Service law firm Bishop and McKenzie LLP selects Soutron for Library Management

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:53
(July 22, 2014). Soutron Global announced that Bishop and McKenzie LLP, a client-focused, full-service law firm has selected Soutron as their global library management solution. Bishop and McKenzie is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and houses a diverse collection spanning over 100 years worth of legal resources.
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Ex Libris Rosetta reaches a landmark with the release of Version 4

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:53
(July 21, 2014). Ex Libris announced the release of version 4.0 of the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. This major new release streamlines the management of preservation roles and enhances the communication between Rosetta and discovery systems, enabling users to easily discover collections that are preserved in Rosetta.
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Open University of Cyprus switches to EBSCO Discovery Service

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:18
(July 21, 2014). After trying two other discovery solutions, Open University of Cyprus has made the switch to EBSCO Discovery Service, the discovery solution from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO was able to deliver the service and support the university was looking for as well as provide unique customization options and a fully integrated solution.
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Kent County Public Library live on Sequoia

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:16
(July 21, 2014). Kent County Public Library has become the first library system to move to Equinox's new Sequoia service platform. Equinox has hosted Kent for six years, making them the natural choice for Sequoia's maiden voyage. Kent County Public Library is composed of 3 locations serving 14,000 patrons with 50,000 items.
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Anet and OCLC sign first WorldCat group agreement in Belgium

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:29
(July 18, 2014). Anet, a consortium of 20 Belgian academic and special libraries, including the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp Heritage Library, has signed an agreement with OCLC to add some 2 million records to WorldCat.
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Center Consolidated Schools goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:29
(July 17, 2014). Center Consolidated Schools, located in Center, CO, is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Center Consolidated Schools, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 464,997 bibliographic records and 869,343 items. Center Consolidated Schools staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.
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YBP Library Services Selected as Primary Book Supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries

Fri, 2014-07-18 19:29
(July 16, 2014). YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker and Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom.
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ByWater Solutions welcomes Carmen Hernandez as Koha ILS Trainer

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:04
(July 17, 2014). ByWater Solutions welcomed Carmen Hernandez as our new Koha ILS Trainer. Carmen will join the ByWater team in training our newest partners on how to use their Koha Open Source ILS systems.
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DynaMed joins with Guideline International Network to improve the quality of healthcare

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:04
(July 17, 2014). DynaMed from EBSCO Health is collaborating with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) to promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed aims to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care while G-I-N promotes the creation of high quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care.
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New Encore 4.4 Release expands content and community integration

Wed, 2014-07-16 18:53
(July 16, 2014). Innovative announced that Encore 4.4 is now in general release, and includes integration of eBooks supplied by OverDrive, ChiliFresh ratings and reviews, new EBSCO Discovery Service integration features for Encore Duet, and new customization of the user experience. Encore is the premier discovery solution for both academic and public libraries, offering single search functionality for the entire collection in real time.
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Softlink building on growth

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:52
(July 16, 2014). After six years as CEO, Kim Duffy has stepped into the position of Non-Executive Chairman, with Chief Operating Officer of five years, Nathan Godfrey taking the reigns as Softlink's new Managing Directo.
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The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) expands visionary service with Innovative and EBSCO Information Services

Tue, 2014-07-15 18:49
(July 15, 2014). The Library of Michigan has implemented Encore Duet as a unified discovery-to-discovery tool for its digital library, the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). Included are large and diverse print collections, digital repositories, as well as articles from Gale Cengage Learning and eBooks provided by EBSCO Information Services. Innovative and EBSCO Discovery Service partnered to harvest and index MeL's digital repositories to tightly integrate with Encore Duet browse results and the sophisticated facet scheme offered by EDS. Libraries that purchase Encore Duet are combining the best of the best resources from Innovative and EBSCO to provide end users with a unique discovery experience.
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Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research eBooks to be Available for Purchase via the EBSCO eBooks Platform

Tue, 2014-07-15 18:49
(July 14, 2014). EBSCO Information Services and The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research have partnered to make ECSSR titles more accessible for academic users as well as public library users looking for Arabic and English publications covering various political, economic, social and informational fields. The ECSSR titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of titles from the publisher.
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Baker and Taylor announces Axis 360 API integration now available for Innovative's Polaris ILS

Tue, 2014-07-15 18:49
(July 14, 2014). Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that API integration between its Axis 360 digital media platform and Innovative's Polaris ILS has been completed, achieving a new milestone in simplified patron experience and digital library administration benefits.
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IMLS announces new grant to OCLC to strengthen early learning activities in libraries

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:48
(July 13, 2014). The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a National Leadership Grant to OCLC to help guide public libraries in offering programs for young children that will build critical literacy skills.
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