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(March 6, 2014). Duquesne University's Gumberg Library and Center for Legal Information (CLI) have selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. Gumberg Library is moving from a SirsiDynix Symphony system while CLI is upgrading from Innovative's Millennium ILS. This will result in a single Sierra system being shared by the two libraries which had previously operated separate systems.
(March 6, 2014). Follett Corporation announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology space.
(March 6, 2014). 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending SystemeAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the 3M Cloud Library will have an extensive collection of high quality eAudio titles. 3M will detail the new offerings at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Ind.
(March 6, 2014). EBL - Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their users' unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuest's ebook businesses EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform.
(March 6, 2014). Cooperating Libraries in Consortium of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest's cloud-based library services platform, Intota. The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to follow.
(March 6, 2014). Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it has expanded its physical textbook selection and services with the addition of new supply models, a comprehensive assortment of used textbooks and textbook buyback programs.
(March 5, 2014). LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Public Library Association Conference (PLA) scheduled for March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(March 5, 2014). Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of education technology and language learning solutions, will soon be available to U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries through a distribution partnership with EBSCO Information Service. EBSCO announced that it will redistribute Rosetta Stone's well-known interactive language-learning software in the U.S. and Canada.
(March 5, 2014). Ex Libris announced that the Institute of Education, a renowned center for teacher education and educational research at the University of London, has chosen to adopt the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Primo will enable the IOE's Newsam Library and Archives to offer thousands of users access to one of the largest European collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science.
(March 5, 2014). Indiana University, on behalf of Kuali OLE System Partners, has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment, an open-source, community-based library software system created by a partnership of some of the nation's leading university libraries.
(March 4, 2014). ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Open to applicants from around the world, the US$5,000 award has been given annually for more than twenty years, supporting promising graduate students in library and information sciences. The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association's 2014 Annual Conference to be held June 8 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
(March 4, 2014). Springer has entered into a partnership with Università degli Studi di Palermo to publish a new English-language book series. The UNIPA Springer Series is a unique cooperation that will showcase research from five core disciplines: medicine, biomedicine and life sciences; engineering and physics; mathematics, statistics and computer sciences; business, economics and law; and human, behavioral and social sciences. The topics addressed may come from one specific research field or have a multidisciplinary approach.
(March 4, 2014). VTLS reports a period of growth and profitability in 2013 in multiple areas. VTLS added new customers, sold additional products to existing customers, made many product enhancements and hired seven new full-time employees at its headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. In addition, the new Open Skies library services platform is now available for delivery to beta testers. Open Skies is the new platform being offered by VTLS to integrate all library services including ILS, digital management systems, events and exhibits, open access software, e-books and licensed databases.
(March 4, 2014). Innovative announced that Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) has upgraded to the Sierra Library Services Platform. The new open-architecture platform will allow them to meet the challenges posed by data and resource-discovery in today's library and information ecosystem. The largest research library in Ireland, it was previously using the Millennium ILS.
(March 4, 2014). OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the world's largest database of records representing resources in libraries worldwide. Links to WorldCat are now available on FamilySearch.org.
(March 4, 2014). As part of a major enhancement of its information service the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation has chosen the ArchivalWare digital archive to replace its physical archive of 250,000 documents, including laws, brochures, journals, loose-leaf and IBFD materials.
(March 3, 2014). The Forsyth County Public Library has officially joined NC Cardinal live on Evergreen. Equinox oversaw implementation and staff training and will continue to provide ongoing system administration, hosting, and technical support for the growing consortium.
(March 3, 2014). The national public library catalogue NBC+ (Nationale Bibliotheek Catalogus Plus) is live at the Public Library of Amsterdam
(March 3, 2014). Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource development that will help libraries and their users thrive in today's education landscape.
(March 3, 2014). Biblionix announced the integration of Baker and Taylor's Axis 360 digital media library and its Apollo Automation system. Already an innovator in the Integrated Library System market, Biblionix now offers patrons direct access to Baker and Taylor's extensive e-book and e-audio selections.