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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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Innovative Expands Library Staff Workflow Options with Mobile Worklists Release 2.4

Wed, 2017-04-26 19:17
(April 26, 2017). Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has launched Mobile Worklists Release 2.4 to give library staff increased flexibility and control when managing workflows from a mobile device. Building on the list management capabilities in Mobile Worklists, a native mobile app, the new release adds the ability to star items in a list, so users can categorize item entries based on their library's unique workflow needs.
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Small Kansas elementary school beats odds to win grand prize in Sixth Annual Follett Challenge

Wed, 2017-04-26 19:17
(April 26, 2017). Located 80 miles northeast of Wichita with a proud population of approximately 460 residents, Strong City, Kansas is renowned for its production of agriculture and cattle, and as annual host of the Flint Hills Rodeo. Now, the rural town's elementary school will be known as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Follett Challenge, a contest sponsored by Follett seeking the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills in today's schools.
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Auto-Graphics, Inc. keeps adding to its impressive statewide library resource-sharing portfolio with sales of SHAREit

Wed, 2017-04-26 19:17
(April 26, 2017). Auto-Graphics announced it is coming off one of its best eighteen-month growth periods due to winning contracts for statewide SHAREit resource sharing systems. With 14 states representing almost 6,000 connected libraries utilizing the hybrid (virtual/physical) SHAREit resource sharing solution, Auto-Graphics continues to be the undisputed leader in the library resource sharing category, enabling public, K-12, academic, special, and correctional libraries to easily share materials.
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Demco Software shares results of Reading Recommendation survey

Wed, 2017-04-26 01:16
(April 25, 2017). Demco Software announced the publication of “Going the Extra Service Mile: The State of Reading Recommendation Services in Libraries,” the whitepaper that explores findings from their early 2017 survey of librarians across the globe. The newly launched division of Demco, Inc., which offers mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to 21st-century libraries, has made the paper available for free download here.
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VitalSource Content Studio offers enhanced solutions for the creation of interactive, accessible EPUB 3 learning materials

Wed, 2017-04-26 01:16
(April 25, 2017). VitalSource Content Studio 2.0 expands the EPUB 3 authoring tool's capabilities with legacy content conversion and one-click publishing, allowing content creators to preview and publish their responsive and accessible EPUB 3 content directly into VitalSource's award-winning Bookshelf platform, and makes updates and revisions faster and easier. VitalSource Content Studio 2.0 also embeds the WIRIS math editor, enabling authors to create complex math notation that provides full accessibility support on the Bookshelf platform.
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The Camden County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Wed, 2017-04-26 01:16
(April 25, 2017). ByWater Solutions announced that the Camden County Library System, of Voorhees, NJ, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library system's eight public libraries, one community college library, and 450,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library system circulates over 1 million items per year to their user base of roughly 323,000. T
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NISO releases draft STS: Standards Tag Suite for public comment

Mon, 2017-04-24 19:15
(April 24, 2017). The National Information Standards Organization announced the release of a draft version of NISO Z39.102-201x, STS: Standards Tag Suite, for public comment. STS provides a common XML format that standards developers, publishers, and distributors can use to publish and exchange full-text content and metadata of standards. It is expected that this "standard for standards" will be published in the fall as an XML document marked up in the STS standard after comments on the draft version are addressed and it is approved by NISO Voting Members and by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute.
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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh selects Talis Aspire to boost student experience

Mon, 2017-04-24 19:15
(April 24, 2017). Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists.
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Nyt om integration mellem FBS og kommunernes økonomi- og debitorsystemer

Mon, 2017-04-24 19:15
(April 24, 2017). Integration mellem Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) og økonomi- og debitorsystemerne skal gøre det muligt at overføre fordringer fra FBS til kommunens debitor- og økonomisystem.
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Equinox adds Bedford County to SPARK Evergreen

Mon, 2017-04-24 19:15
(April 24, 2017). Equinox announced that they have successfully migrated the Federated Library System of Bedford County to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.
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MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning

Mon, 2017-04-24 10:15
(April 24, 2017). Springer is partnering with Federica Weblearning, which is an academic platform devoted to innovation, experimentation and the dissemination of multimedia distance learning. The collaboration allows authors and lecturers several options of preparing both a textbook and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on a particular topic. This initiative allows Springer to further strengthen its expertise in textbook publishing, and offer its authors and customers an enhanced pedagogical experience.
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Total Boox and Tocker Foundation continue ebooks for rural libraries

Sat, 2017-04-22 04:14
(April 21, 2017). Total Boox, the next evolution in ebook services—maximizing use with unlimited simultaneous access while minimizing cost with payment based on actual reading—and the Tocker Foundation, a non-profit supporting the work of small libraries in Texas, are pleased to announce the continuation of their groundbreaking pilot, which makes Total Boox's collection of nearly 100,000 quality ebooks available to 20 small and rural libraries across the state of Texas.
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Alexander Street enables rich exploration of modern Judaism

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:13
(April 20, 2017). The addition of Volume III: Judaism expands Alexander Street's renowned Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library to encompass, at completion, 100,000 pages documenting the evolution of Judaism from the 1890s to the 2010s. Many of the documents have never been published before.
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Ingram Content Group associates on the move

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:13
(April 20, 2017). Ingram Content Group announced an associate promotion in Tennessee, as well as a new associate to the company in New York.
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veraPDF 1.4 released

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:13
(April 20, 2017). Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association announced that the new release of veraPDF is available. veraPDF 1.4 has a new GUI wizard for creating custom policy files. Significant performance optimisations have been made to the greenfield PDF parser.
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EBSCO Health, Dartmouth and Option Grid Collaborative founders join forces to improve patient engagement and evidence-based shared decision making

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:58
(April 19, 2017). EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health's expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.
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Follett to Host K-12 Literacy Conference June 22 in Illinois

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:58
(April 19, 2017). Follett, in partnership with Northern Illinois University, will host a literacy conference event that features an impressive array of award-winning authors and is designed to give K-12 educators access to hands-on professional development. Titled “ReadingCon: Collaborating for Literacy.”
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La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile entra en producción con Alma de Ex Libris y actualiza su herramienta de Descubrimiento a Primo TC

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:58
(April 19, 2017). Sistemas Lógicos Chile S.A, empresa líder de automatización de bibliotecas en el Cono Sur, tiene el agrado de anunciar la entrada en producción del sistema de futura generación Alma y la actualización de la herramienta de Descubrimiento a Primo TC, ambas de Ex Libris, en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
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Preservica appoints CFO to support growth as digital preservation hits corporate agenda

Wed, 2017-04-19 09:58
(April 19, 2017). Digital preservation specialist Preservica today announced the appointment of Paul Allman to the board as CFO.
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NATO Defense College in Rome selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Tue, 2017-04-18 21:57
(April 18, 2017). The NATO Defense College in Rome has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library management system.
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