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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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National Library of Scotland chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 18, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the National Library of Scotland has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help the Library better manage its collections, increase the visibility of resources, and handle the ever-growing quantity of electronic resources and print deposits.
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Global Business College take advantage of LIBERO in the Cloud

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 17, 2017). Insight Informatics is pleased to announce that new Melbourne based college, Global Business College of Australia, is now operating Live with the LIBERO library management software.
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ProQuest Welcomes Michael Rai

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 17, 2017). Michael Rai has joined ProQuest as the new General Manager, Corporate Markets, overseeing the ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 products as well as sales of ProQuest content and book solutions to the company's corporate customers.
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University of Montana celebrates first anniversary of campusM mobile solution implementation

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 16, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution and portal has powered the University of Montana's campus app for a full year, with resounding success.
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OverDrive awarded B Corporation certification for its dedication to social mission and environmental accountability

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 16, 2017). OverDrive, a Rakuten Group Company announced that it has earned certification as a B Corporation. OverDrive joins thousands of companies such as Ben & Jerry's, Patagonia, Etsy and others to lead a global movement of using business for good. This prestigious B Corp honor acknowledges the company's commitment to creating exceptional positive social and environmental impact.
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Applications now open for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Scholarship

Sun, 2017-08-20 16:53
(August 16, 2017). Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.
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Crowley, LYRASIS expand partnership to support archives community

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). Nine months after announcing their vendor partnership to provide LYRASIS member organizations with best prices on production and patron microform and book scanners, The Crowley Company and LYRASIS have enhanced their partnership to include bound volume digitization services.
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OU Libraries initiative saves students more than $1.6M

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). The University of Oklahoma Libraries-funded open educational resources initiative, the Alternative Textbook Grant, has saved OU students $1,631,935 in textbook costs to date. Now in its fourth year, the Alternative Textbook Grant was established to reduce students' textbook costs by supporting OU faculty members in the adoption, modification or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) – which include teaching, learning and research resources that are free of cost to use and repurpose – as well as affordable course content.
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ODILO chosen by European Commission to help boost literacy in schools

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). ODILO has been selected by the European Commission to provide their digital reading platform to European schools and universities.
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Kuennen named Vice President of Professional Learning at VitalSource

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). VitalSource Technologies announce the hire of Eric Kuennen as its new Vice President of Professional Learning. In his role, Kuennen will lead VitalSource's efforts to enable customers' and partner companies' professional learning.
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New release of Ex Libris Summon expands research paths and facilitates learning

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced a new release of the Summon discovery service. This release helps libraries further address researcher and student needs and improve their users' experience. Patrons will benefit from interface and system enhancements, increased opportunities for discovering content through subject-specific searches, and easy access to course reserves through search results.
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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley selects Yewno Discover research application

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 15, 2017). Yewno announced that The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its campuses.
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bibliotheca announces rebrand as it continues to lead the way in library solutions

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 14, 2017). bibliotheca unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.
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Major plays and musicals come to Alexander Street

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 14, 2017). Now students and researchers can be immersed in the work of award-winning writers, actors and directors in action, whenever and wherever they are. BroadwayHD is one of the most important distributors of current Broadway plays and musicals – distributed exclusively to libraries via the Alexander Street™ platform.
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SSRN launches ChemRN – a new network dedicated to chemistry

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(August 7, 2017). Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announces SSRN, its world leading working paper repository and preprint server, today launches the Chemistry Research Network – ChemRN.
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More researchers to now benefit from Plum Analytics Metrics

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:50
(July 27, 2017). Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced PlumX Metrics from Plum Analytics are now integrated into several of its leading research products, and its journal and society partner sites.
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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Unifies Resource Management with Ex Libris Alma

Sat, 2017-08-12 13:48
(August 10, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the institute's Voyager integrated library system. NAIT is already using the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will be tightly integrated with Alma to optimize the student and staff experience.
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Hammond Public Library chooses TLC

Sat, 2017-08-12 13:48
(August 10, 2017). The Library Corporation announced that Hammond Public Library in Indiana has chosen the Library.Solution integrated library system to provide premier automation services for its staff and patrons.
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Backstage promotes Theresa Kidd to sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic and Europe

Sat, 2017-08-12 13:48
(August 9, 2017). Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Theresa Kidd has joined its sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services. Theresa will work with libraries in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe.
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Public library industry leader Ann Melaerts joins Axiell

Wed, 2017-08-09 13:47
(August 9, 2017). Axiell announced the expansion of its operations in Europe. Ann Melaerts, formerly General Manager Library Division and VP Independent business units at INFOR, joins Axiell as Vice President & Business Area Director for Axiell Public Libraries. Ann will be responsible for sales from Axiell's solutions and services portfolio to public libraries in Europe, which includes Axiell Quria, a cloud based library services platform, and Axiell Arena, an advanced and robust online discovery portal for libraries.
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