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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library automation industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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Lucidea acquires Eloquent systems, provider of KM solutions to archives, libraries, museums and records managers

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 29, 2017). Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records. They provide an array of tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders easily find exactly what they need, through a single venue.
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University of Pretoria Library expands digital access to its resources with Demco Software

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 29, 2017). Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria has launched a customized app that provides one-click access to its library's assets, empowering researchers to use resources and services when and where they need them. Fully hosted and maintained by Demco Software, the University of Pretoria's Boopsie mobile app will feature custom branding on a user-friendly interface, facilitating seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers. A modifiable banner will increase visibility of key resources, and unique features will expand access to the library. Key among these are Ask a Librarian, Catalog Search, Subject Guides, Library Locator, Location and Hours, and social media integration.
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El Consorcio Madroño de Madrid elige Alma y Primo de Ex Libris para ayudar a ofrecer servicios de calidad orientados al usuario

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 29, 2017). Ex Libris anunció que el consorcio Madroño ha elegido la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Alma y la solución de descubrimiento y entrega Primo para mejorar la colaboración, la eficiencia y los servicios para los miembros del consorcio. Alma reemplazará el sistema de biblioteca integrado SirsiDynix Symphony.
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Consorcio Madroño chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo to help deliver user-oriented quality services

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 28, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the Consorcio Madroño has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to enhance collaboration, efficiency, and services for the consortium's members. Alma will replace the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system.The six member universities of the Madroño Consortium, all leading institutions in Madrid, had previously used individual, local, on-premises (non-cloud) deployments of the same integrated library system (ILS) and discovery tool.
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University of Oklahoma Libraries conducts first multi-state, multi-campus, curated VR class

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 28, 2017). The University of Oklahoma Libraries announced that they've conducted what is believed to be the first multi-state, multi-campus, curated virtual reality class. The Innovation @ the Edge, located in the University of Oklahoma Libraries, is a pioneer in developing pedagogical and research content for virtual reality headsets. During this VR class, partner institutions, including two separate physical locations at University of Central Oklahoma, Archaeology Southwest and University of Arizona, Tucson and two separate physical locations at the University of Oklahoma along with a session leader in a home office, connected in shared virtual reality space, bringing together 15 people total in order to tour a cave with rare archaic cave art that is located on private land and is otherwise inaccessible to the public.
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Backstage's Bethleham office debuts expansion

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 28, 2017). Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage's growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage's capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture.
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Ken Varnum Appointed new ITAL Editor

Sat, 2017-09-30 11:19
(September 28, 2017). Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library, has been appointed as the new editor of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), the Library and Information Technology Association's refereed, open access journal. His term will run through June 30, 2020.
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Dove Medical Press joins Taylor and Francis Group

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 27, 2017). Taylor & Francis Group, a leading publisher of specialist academic books and journals and part of Informa PLC, has acquired the Open Access publisher, Dove Medical Press. This acquisition signals Taylor & Francis Group's ongoing commitment to developing both its Medical Journal and OA programs.
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Emerald's new open access programme, Emerald Reach, helps authors extend impact

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 27, 2017). Emerald Publishing launched Emerald Reach – its new open access programme designed to deliver rigorous high-quality open access content, support authors and extend their impact. Recognizing that being open access alone does not necessarily mean content is more discoverable, Emerald Reach works harder on behalf of authors to drive discoverability. The aim of the programme is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research and maximize its potential to deliver impact. 
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Yewno Includes all Cambridge University Press digitized content in its knowledge discovery product

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 27, 2017). Yewno Discover will now be dramatically enhanced by the inclusion of Cambridge University Press' full digitized academic content. Over the last 2 years, the knowledge discovery product has benefited from the inclusion of Cambridge University Press journal articles. Yewno's relationship with the Press has now deepened with the inclusion of their full digital content, as the Discover product continues to prove its potential as a vital tool for researchers and students.
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EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2018

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 27, 2017). The 2018 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.
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Utah State Library Chooses Innovative System to power bookmobiles and libraries in multi-agency consortium

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 26, 2017). Innovative Interfaces announced that the Utah State Library Division has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS) to promote autonomy among consortium members and extend equal patron access to resources. The Utah State Library's consortium represents several partner agencies as well as bookmobile services to 11 counties in Utah and a resource sharing collection housed at the State Library. State agency partners include the Division of State History, Utah State Archives, the Division of Natural Resources, and the Utah State Law Library. Polaris was the solution best equipped to satisfy the diverse needs of all programs and library partners.
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Tuttle joins PGW starting in January 2018

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 25, 2017). Tuttle Publishing announces that beginning in January 2018 their titles will be sold and distributed to the industry by Publishers Group West, an Ingram Publisher Services LLC brand.
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NISO releases Issues in Vocabulary Management Technical Report

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 25, 2017). The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new Technical Report, NISO TR-06-2017, Issues in Vocabulary Management. This document is one outcome of the NISO Bibliographic Roadmap Development Project, which was conducted in 2013-14 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The technical report builds upon the work outlined in the 2014 project summary report Roadmap for the Future of Bibliographic Exchange by discussing policies supporting vocabulary use and reuse, documentation for vocabularies, and requirements for the preservation of RDF vocabularies. The audiences for this technical report start with the communities NISO has brought together: libraries, publishers, and service providers. But beyond these communities, NISO aims for the document to help the many individuals and groups building and sharing bibliographic and other descriptive data, as well as knowledge managers within a variety of organizations using vocabularies to solve problems.
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Knight Foundation announces major Trust, Media and Democracy initiative to build a stronger future for journalism

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 25, 2017). he John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a major initiative to support the role of strong, trusted journalism as essential to a healthy democracy. The initiative is anchored by the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, a panel of thinkers and doers from diverse backgrounds committed to creating more informed and engaged communities. This nonpartisan commission (participants list below) will explore causes for the erosion of trust in democratic institutions, in particular the press. It will also identify new thinking and solutions around rebuilding trust.The Knight Commission will be chaired by Jamie Woodson, executive chairman and CEO of Tennessee's State Collaborative on Reforming Education, and Tony Marx, president of The New York Public Library, and run by the Aspen Institute, with $2 million in support from Knight.
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NJ State Library appoints Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer as Deputy State Librarian

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 21, 2017). New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute announced today that Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer will rejoin the New Jersey State Library as the new Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services. Reporting to the State Librarian, the Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services oversees the interpretation of library law for New Jersey's libraries and supervises statistical processes. The Library Support Services unit also manages the State Library's grant programs, which includes the per capita state aid program and the federal Library Services and Technology Act, for which Ms. Moller-Peiffer will serve as the LSTA Coordinator.
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Voyager Sopris Learning Names New VP of Research

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 21, 2017). Voyager Sopris Learning today announced Alisa Dorman, with more than 20 years of experience in education, has been hired as its new Vice President of Research and Product Effectiveness. Dorman joins Voyager Sopris Learning from the Office of Literacy for the Colorado Department of Education, where, for the past three years, she was Executive Director and led the state's early reading initiative.
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World premiere at Drammen Public Library for Axiell's digital-first Library Services Platform

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:18
(September 19, 2017). Axiell announced that Drammen Public Library in Norway has gone live with Axiell Quria, the company's new cloud-based, digital-first Library Services Platform. The platform makes daily work routines more efficient, completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue and removes all barriers between physical and digital assets. In addition, the cloud-based platform will dramatically reduce the lifetime cost while also being able to reduce the time it takes for launching additional functionality, for continuous improvement of the library service.
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New Jersey PreK-12 District selects Follett's Aspen Student Information System

Wed, 2017-09-20 08:13
(September 19, 2017). Bernards Township School District in Basking Ridge, N.J., capped an extensive two-year search by selecting Follett's Aspen for its new student information system. The PreK-12 district implemented Aspen in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.
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William F. Laman Public Library chooses TLC

Wed, 2017-09-20 08:13
(September 19, 2017). The Library Corporation announced that the William F. Laman Public Library has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to deliver premier library management software and services for its patrons and staff. Laman Public Library will go live with Library.Solution on September 20, 2017.
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