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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(August 26, 2016). Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization have approved a new project to modernize library-vendor technical interoperability to improve the access of digital library content and electronic books. Building upon a set of API Requirements developed by Queens Library, a new NISO Working Group will create a foundational API set that the library community can build on. This set will fulfill an array of user and library needs, including quicker response times, flexible item discovery and delivery options, improved resource availability, and more seamless integration of electronic and physical resources.
(August 26, 2016). Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, builds international momentum with two more partners selecting the Vital digital asset management solution.
(August 26, 2016). ODILO announces their partnership Axiell, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic countries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.
(August 26, 2016). ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central® platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS® platform all designed to improve librarian workflows.
(August 26, 2016). Kathy McCarthy has joined CERN spin-off TIND as Vice President of Partnership Development, effective September 1st, 2016. Previously employed at Innovative Interfaces as Business Director for California, McCarthy brings nearly eight years of library automation industry knowledge and customer relationship management experience. McCarthy is TIND's first full-time U.S. hire.
(August 24, 2016). Axiell announce a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.
(August 24, 2016). bibliotheca announced a new partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for exclusive distribution of digital language learning courses into public libraries.
(August 19, 2016). ByWater Solutions announced that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(August 19, 2016). TIND was selected by Olin College of Engineering to provide their cloud-based library management system. TIND is replacing the EOS.Web ILS and Digital Commons Repository. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO's Discovery Service.
(August 19, 2016). John Wiley and Sons, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.
(August 18, 2016). Ex Libris anunció que la Universidad de Bath está implementando Leganto como solución para la gestión de listas de lectura, para mejorar el apoyo de la biblioteca en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. La Universidad se une a una creciente comunidad global de clientes que ahora son capaces de integrar las listas de lectura de cursos con los procesos de la biblioteca.
(August 18, 2016). Follett's new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts' learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources.
(August 18, 2016). EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries.
(August 18, 2016). Ex Libris announced that the University of Bath is implementing the Leganto reading list solution from Ex Libris to enhance library support for teaching and learning. The university joins a growing global community of customers that are now able to integrate course reading lists with library processes.
(August 18, 2016). OpenAthens are pleased to announce the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference, which will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporate and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management.
(August 9, 2016). The Connecticut State Library has announced that the first phase of the development of a statewide library eBook platform (eGO) will begin with Library Connection, Inc. and the Ferguson Library. This will involve the development of an eBook app for both iPhones and Android phones, that will enable library users to seamlessly access and read eBooks available from the local library as well as the developing statewide collection. The Connecticut State Library has entered into a partnership with the New York Public Library to customize their SimplyE app for use in Connecticut.
(August 18, 2016). ODILO and Claned (Finland), two young, innovative companies in the field of technology and education, have signed a collaboration agreement providing customers with pioneering technological solutions. ODILO gives Claned customers access to over 1.1 million digital content from more than 900 global providers. ODILO customers will benefit from the pioneering technology of artificial intelligence applied to education developed by Claned, a world leader in educational methodology.
(August 16, 2016). An authoritative international collection of journals and publications from more than 60 countries that make-up the One Belt, One Road trade initiative is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The only available resource of its kind, One Belt, One Road Reference Source helps researchers build a more robust understanding of the cultures and economies that make-up the initiative and helps identify new trade possibilities.
(August 16, 2016). Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources, as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product.
(August 16, 2016). OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.