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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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Ingram Content Group announces Associates on the move

3 hours 27 min ago
(September 24, 2016). Ingram Content Group today announced three new associates to the company: Kurt Hettler, Rachel Bressler, and Peter Antone.
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School libraries sign on to Library.Solution ILS

Fri, 2016-09-23 11:03
(September 23, 2016). The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC's integrated library system.
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School libraries sign on to Library.Solution ILS

Fri, 2016-09-23 08:03
(September 23, 2016). The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC's integrated library system.
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Students desire classroom technology that is interactive, engaging

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:57
(September 22, 2016). Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of technology in their classrooms, digital textbooks are proving to be an outlier as a trusted learning tool, according to a recent survey of 500 college students conducted by Wakefield Research for VitalSource. Even as nearly one-in-five are not happy with the technology in their classrooms and almost three-quarters of students do not believe an increase in available classroom technology would improve their grades, they overwhelmingly believe they would have more success with interactive textbooks.
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NISO releases Altmetrics Recommended Practice

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:56
(September 22, 2016). The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO's Altmetrics Initiative, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The document outlines altmetrics definitions and use cases, alternative outputs in scholarly communications, data metrics, and persistent identifiers in scholarly communications. This guidance was necessary because, before the project began, scholars had long expressed dissatisfaction with traditional measures of success, such as the Impact Factor, but needed standards relating to other viable assessment methods.
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The Textile Museum of Canada Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:56
(September 22, 2016). ByWater Solutions announced that the H.N. Pullar Library at the Textile Museum of Canada of Toronto, Canada, is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
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EBSCO and Stacks Inc. announce the release of Stacks – a user-focused web platform that creates the best library experience possible

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:56
(September 22, 2016). Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services, empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.
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Third millennium BC objects move to the cloud

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:51
(September 21, 2016). The University of Manchester's digital collection of rare books, medieval manuscripts, maps, and historic archives, including 4500-year old clay tablets and contemporary email correspondence, is moving to Preservica, a digital preservation and access solution hosted on the AWS cloud, to ensure it is accessible and future-proofed indefinitely
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VitalSource announces new associates Schreiber and White

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:51
(September 21, 2016).
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UPSO platform now available through ProQuest OASIS

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:51
(September 21, 2016). ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on University Press Scholarship Online platform via the OASIS system. A groundbreaking online library, UPSO grants access to more than 20,000 monographs in subjects covering almost every area of academia. With an ever-growing family of publishers – including Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press and Edinburgh University Press – contributing their outstanding scholarly lists to the platform, UPSO library is an essential resource, built around high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books. This agreement expands the rich selection of ebook platforms already represented via the OASIS system.
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collectionHQ Dashboard available now

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:51
(September 21, 2016). collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution has today announced the release of its new Dashboard that enables users to monitor the progress of collection management tasks and identify changes in circulation and turnover over time.
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EBSCO Offers Five Scholarships to Attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Wed, 2016-09-21 10:51
(September 21, 2016). The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017.
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Simon Fraser University selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:43
(September 19, 2016). Ex Libris announced that Simon Fraser University, located in British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery platform. These solutions will replace SFU's Millennium system from Innovative, which has been in place for over 20 years, and will enable the library to introduce more efficient workflows.
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New partnership between EBSCO and Mackin makes accessing ebooks easier for schools

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:43
(September 19, 2016). EBSCO Information Services and Mackin have partnered to make EBSCO eBooks available to order on the Mackin.com ecommerce site. The collaboration between EBSCO and Mackin, a leading provider of high-quality library and classroom materials to librarians and educators in K-12 schools, gives MackinVIA customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of relevant EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred acquisition platform. MackinVIA, the free digital resource management system, is used by over 9 million students and has recently won the Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016 for the second year in a row.
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OCLC WMS global user community gathers in Dublin

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:43
(September 19, 2016). More than 120 library professionals from around the world are meeting at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to offer best practices and discuss their experiences with WorldShare Management Services, the cloud based cooperative library management system.
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Follett's Nader Qaimari a panelist at EdNET Conference session exploring educator-education provider relationship

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:43
(September 19, 2016). Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett's PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas.
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) goes live with the Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:43
(September 19, 2016). The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has gone live with Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution. The team at PTFS Europe have implemented Koha and are providing on-going hosting and support services.
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Research impact tracking from scholarly blog posts expands with partnership Between Plum Analytics and ACI Information Group

Thu, 2016-09-15 18:42
(September 15, 2016). A partnership between Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company and ACI Information Group will give PlumX Suite users access to metrics collected from the world's only scholarly blog service. Scholarly blogs are increasingly part of the public discourse around research, and this partnership will allow researchers, librarians and funding organizations to see who is interacting with a piece of research and what they are saying in ACI's collection of more than one million scholarly blog posts.
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Paola Free Library joins NEKLS and chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Thu, 2016-09-15 12:41
(September 15, 2016). ByWater Solution welcomed the Paola Free Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System. The Paola Free Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, adding of over 30,000 items to the union catalog. The library is the 52nd library site to join NExpress, which contains over one million items and services over 160,000 patrons in northeast Kansas. Prior to migrating to Koha, Paola Free Library was utilizing the Atriuum ILS.
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Historic Environment Scotland - Arainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba - implement the Koha open source library management, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Thu, 2016-09-15 09:36
(September 15, 2016). Historic Environment Scotland has chosen Koha as its new library management system to manage the library's valuable resources. PTFS Europe has implemented the Koha system and is providing on-going hosting and support services.
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