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Forbes Announces Agreement With EBSCO To Digitize All Content From 1917 To 2000

Fri, 2014-09-12 12:57
(September 12, 2014). Forbes announced an agreement with EBSCO Information Services to create Forbes Digital Archive, a digital archive of the entire Forbes backfile with content from 1917 to 2000.
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Recorded Books, Wavesound, and Civica Announce Zinio Integration with Spydus 9

Fri, 2014-09-12 06:57
(September 12, 2014). Civica announce the partnership with Recorded Books to streamline the delivery process for Zinio magazines, the world's largest digital newsstand which offers full magazines with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video.
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Paul Sybrowsky, Co-Founder of Dynix, Inc., Dies at Age 70

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:54
(September 11, 2014). SirsiDynix acknowledges the passing of Paul K. Sybrowsky, co-founder of Dynix, Inc., on Sept. 10, 2014, after battling prolonged illness. Although Paul was known for his undeniable business sense, he will be remember even more as a loving father, husband, and friend.
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Introducing the I Love My Library Card: Dual-use Library/Debit Card

Thu, 2014-09-11 15:54
(September 11, 2014). SirsiDynix announced the launch of the "I Love My Library" card, a fully functional library card that doubles as a Visa debit card. Designed to benefit both libraries and their patrons, the ground-breaking card was created by SirsiDynix in partnership with Visa and Card Limited. Illinois' Lansing Public Library and Mississippi's Lamar County Library System launched the card on Aug. 15, with Maryland's Frederick County Public Libraries most recently launching the card on Sept. 5.
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San Francisco University High School Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:54
(September 11, 2014). ByWater Solutions announced that the San Francisco University High School Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
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IMLS Awards $9.2 Million to Improve Library Services in the U.S.

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:54
(September 11, 2014). The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced grants for 51 library projects, totaling $9,291,441, that will advance library and archives practice by addressing challenges in the field and by testing and evaluating innovations.
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ORCID and Plum Analytics work together to maximize information available about scholarly activities

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:45
(September 8, 2014). Researchers can now easily connect with their scholarly activities and contribution while also tracking the metrics from their work by using the combination of Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID) and PlumX, from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. The integration of the two services allows all of the metrics from the public work associated with a particular ORCID identifier to be collected when the identifier is added to a PlumX profile.
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Springer US turns 50 years old

Tue, 2014-09-09 09:44
(September 8, 2014). Springer Science+Business Media today celebrates 50 years of operations in the United States. While the founding of the company dates back to 1842 in Berlin, it was not until the mid-20th century that Springer had an official US branch of operations. The motivations behind the expansion to North America in 1964 were the same as those that fuel Springer's activities today – scientific progress.
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SEALS Consortium in South Africa Selects EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative's Encore Duet

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:42
(September 8, 2014). Member Libraries in the SEALS Consortium, located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, have selected EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative's Encore Duet. The SEALS Consortium includes Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and Rhodes University.
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Music and Theatre Library of Sweden Selects Sierra Library Services Platform

Fri, 2014-09-05 15:32
(September 5, 2014). Innovative announced that the Music and Theatre Library of Sweden has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. Its unique holdings include 120,000 books, 378,000 pieces of sheet music, 40,000 theater scripts, and 30,000 special collection items. The Library will migrate from a Mikro Marc system provided by Bibliotekenes IT Center Ltd.
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Moffat Schools production load goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog

Fri, 2014-09-05 15:32
(September 4, 2014). Moffat Consolidated School District 2, located in Moffat, CO, is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Moffat School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 500,000 bibliographic records and 900,000 items. The Moffat 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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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Fri, 2014-09-05 09:29
(September 5, 2014). Hermed seneste nyt fra KOMBIT om Fælles Bibliotekssystem. Projektet er fortsat i fremdrift i det nu fuldt bemandede udviklingsprojekt, og i projektet har vi intensiveret forberedelsen af ibrugtagningen af den nye løsning.
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IMLS awards grant to OCLC to help libraries continue to support community health initiatives

Thu, 2014-09-04 21:28
(September 4, 2014). The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded OCLC a grant to continue work helping libraries support health information initiatives in their communities. In July 2013, OCLC received an IMLS grant to increase libraries' ability to respond to customer health information needs, launching the “Health Happens in Libraries” program. IMLS is supporting an expansion of that effort with a $199,050 grant to OCLC. OCLC and its partner, ZeroDivide, will develop additional resources for individual libraries to highlight ways they can lead or support health initiatives.
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Kansas City Public Library's (MO) Civil War Project, Powered by Innovative's Vital, Wins Awards

Thu, 2014-09-04 18:28
(September 4, 2014). Innovative announced that the Kansas City Public Library's (MO) Civil War on the Western Border website, a custom implementation of Vital - Innovative's digital repository solution - has received three awards in 2014.
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Albemarle Regional Library chooses TLC

Thu, 2014-09-04 15:27
(September 4, 2014). Every public library in North Carolina has the option of joining the statewide NC Cardinal consortium, which provides an open-source automation system to its participants. Albemarle Regional Library recently decided to migrate from the State Library of North Carolina's consortium and join the 50 percent of the state's public libraries using Library.Solution, The Library Corporation's next-generation automation system.
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Civica releases collectionHQ interface update with new features for superior analysis

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:26
(September 3, 2014). Civica announced the latest version of the collectionHQ interface which further enables libraries to manage and evaluate their collections. The new features include new fields for 65X subject areas for more in-depth analysis of your subject areas, series information that conform to the new RDA practices, Edition, Publication Dates, Added author, and Corporate author, as well as holds/reservations data to activate collectionHQ's Holds Reporting Tools. The update also allows for the auto upload of data from Spydus to collectionHQ.
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Innovative's Polaris Leap is now in Beta Release

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:26
(September 3, 2014). Innovative announced that Polaris Leap is in beta release, with general availability on track for October. Polaris Leap is the web client for Polaris ILS that performs public services workflows, such as registering new patrons and checking out items. Its responsive design allows Polaris Leap to work on devices such as tablets and laptops, enabling library staff to serve their patrons anywhere - even outside library walls.
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Ingram and ProQuest Expand Ebook Collaboration

Wed, 2014-09-03 15:19
(September 3, 2014). Ingram Content Group and ProQuest announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide. Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library available through Ingram's OASIS content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary's vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies' shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders, EBL has also been integrated with Ingram's e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition services.
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DynaMed to utilize information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Wed, 2014-09-03 12:19
(September 2, 2014). Healthcare professionals will be able to access information about the latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the point of care following an agreement between EBSCO Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Information from NCCN will be summarized along with other evidence and guidelines in the content available from the clinical reference tool DynaMed.
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New tool for preserving family records delivers scanned documents and photos directly to genealogy site

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:18
(September 3, 2014). Fascination with tracing family histories shows no signs of slowing down, which means tools that simplify and enhance the process are increasingly in demand. For example, popular genealogy research company, Ancestry.com, has grown to approximately 2.7 million subscribers. Resources such as FamilySearch, a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, feature a massive global collection of freely accessible genealogical records, photos, and stories. FamilySearch also hosts a physical library at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and has more than 4,700 family history centers in 125 countries around the world.
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