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Rollins College selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Thu, 2014-10-23 15:41
(October 23, 2014). Ex Libris announced that Rollins College, a historic private liberal arts institution in Florida, has opted for the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Until now, Rollins has been running two library systems simultaneously, SirsiDynix Symphony and ProQuest Serials Solutions, as well as the ProQuest Summon discovery solution. The migration to Alma and Primo will enable Rollins to consolidate library management and discovery into one platform.
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EBSCO partners with OpenAthens to provide single sign-on solution

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:41
(October 23, 2014). EBSCO Information Services is making it possible for organizations to provide their users with a single access portal though which they can discover and seamlessly access all library resources regardless of where that content is located. EBSCO has expanded its partnership with OpenAthens from Eduserv to provide a single sign-on solution which allows users to avoid using multiple passwords to log in to the organization's accounts.
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Odilo signs deal with The Library Network in southeast Michigan to provide eBook lending and digital content management solution

Thu, 2014-10-23 09:41
(October 23, 2014). The Library Network (TLN), a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan, has signed a 3 year agreement with Odilo for an eBook management platform. This new partnership with Odilo initially has 30 TLN member libraries participating; with plans to expand the service to the entire membership in the future. Odilo will provide technology, content and distribution services as well as full integration with integrated library systems for seamless discovery and access. The service will diversify and strengthen the availability of digital content for the patrons of TLN member libraries from “Big 5”, mid-list, small, and independent publishers, as well as from self-published and local authors. This partnership ensures that TLN member libraries will continue to be leaders in the provision of digital content to their patrons.
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Odilo llevará el libro electrónico a las bibliotecas de Michigan en Estados Unidos

Thu, 2014-10-23 09:41
(October 23, 2014). La Red de Bibliotecas de Michigan (TLN), cooperativa de bibliotecas públicas que agrupa a 65 bibliotecas en Michigan, ha firmado un acuerdo de 3 años con Odilo para usar el software y los servicios de Odilo en sus bibliotecas. El proyecto se lanza inicialmente con 30 bibliotecas miembros con planes para ampliar el servicio a más bibliotecas progresivamente.
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Fort Worth Public Library Selects the Polaris ILS

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 22, 2014). Innovative announced today that Fort Worth Public Library (TX), with sixteen locations and the six MetrOPAC libraries, has selected the Polaris ILS. FWPL holds over 2 million items and will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.
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Burlington School District goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 21, 2014). Burlington School District in Colorado is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Burlington School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 520,000 bibliographic records and nearly 950,000 items. The Burlington School District staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.
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Polaris ILS 5.0 and Polaris Leap 1.0 in General Release

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 21, 2014). Innovative announced that both the Polaris ILS 5.0 and Polaris Leap 1.0 are now in general release. Baltimore County Public Library (MD) is the first library to go live on Polaris ILS and was also a beta tester for the release.
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GBI-Genios' wiso Collections are now indexed and discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 20, 2014). Ex Libris announced that all journals and the majority of reference databases hosted on GBI-Genios' wiso-net platform have been indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources, making the content easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service. In the coming months, the e-books hosted on wiso-net will also be accessible via Primo. The wiso-net platform includes specialized information in economics; social sciences; technical studies; psychology; and law, and is used in more than 85% of economic and social science universities in German-speaking countries.
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Southern Adventist University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 20, 2014). Southern Adventist University in Tennessee has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Service as its discovery service. Southern Adventist University was recently ranked in the top 30 Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for Regional Colleges in the South.
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The ArchivesSpace team is happy to release version 1.1.0

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 19, 2014). The ArchivesSpace team released version v1.1.0 of the ArchivesSpace application. This release includes upgrading Rails to 3.2.19, which addresses another important security patch. It is recommended that users update ArchivesSpace in order to apply this patch.
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Navigator Management Partners Acquires rSmart Consulting Services

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 18, 2014). Navigator Management Partners has announced that they have acquired the consulting services of Scottsdale, AZ-based rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for higher education. With rSmart, Navigator will offer an unparalleled spectrum of Kuali services together with an increased national and higher education industry footprint.
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Liberty University Selects EnvisionWare for RFID

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 15, 2014). EnvisionWare announced that Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia has installed EnvisionWare RFID software and security in the University's new state-of-the-art library.
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Best-Selling author Barbara Freethy selects Ingram to launch Digital Best Sellers in physical format

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 15, 2014). Ingram Content Group announced that Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy has selected Ingram Publisher Services to deliver her e-books in print form to readers worldwide through Hyde Street Press, Ms. Freethy's new independent publishing company.
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LYRASIS publishes three open source software implementation case studies on FOSS4LIB

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 15, 2014). LYRASIS has published three open source software case studies on FOSS4LIB.org as part of its continuation of support and services for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations interested in learning about, evaluating, adopting, and using open source software systems.
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EBSCO Information Services opens Second Office and hires former Swets employees in the United Kingdom

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 15, 2014). EBSCO Information Services is opening a second office in the United Kingdom and has hired a number of former Swets employees to help customers transitioning to EBSCO as their subscription agent. EBSCO believes that this investment in infrastructure and staffing will provide libraries with the confidence to work with EBSCO during this critical renewals phase--and into the future.
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Resources for the Future Joins LibLime Koha 4.18

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 14, 2014). Resources for the Future (RFF) has contracted with LibLime for services to implement and support 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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Florida library selects TLC, Tech Logic automation

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 14, 2014). West Florida Public Library System is getting a major performance boost by implementing automation and material handling solutions from The Library Corporation and Tech Logic.
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KualiCo acquires rSmart SaaS business and expands team to drive development and adoption

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 14, 2014). KualiCo, the newly formed company focused on the delivery of open source administrative solutions for higher education, announced today the acquisition of rSmart's software as a service (SaaS) business. A team of employees, including rSmart co-founder and CEO Chris Coppola, will join KualiCo to accelerate sales, marketing, operations, and product development activities. The specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
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Baker and Taylor and James Bennett Poised to expand in New Zealand

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 13, 2014). Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, along with its Australian wholly-owned subsidiary James Bennett, announced today they have been chosen as the primary suppliers of library materials to Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand.
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University of Rijeka in Croatia chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

Wed, 2014-10-22 15:35
(October 13, 2014). University of Rijeka Library in Croatia has implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. Seamless implementation, a variety of customization options and EBSCO's commitment to service led the library to choose EDS.
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