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(March 25, 2014). Follett's PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity is part of Follett's strategy to deliver increased value to customers by integrating and leveraging the content and technology capabilities of its previously separate businesses: Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.
(March 25, 2014). Soutron Global announced that LAC Group outsourcing client Sedgwick LLP has selected Soutron and the LAC Group to provide timely, efficient and effective enterprise-wide legal library and knowledge management services. Sedgwick is an international trial firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with 15 offices, dozens of practice areas, and approximately 370 attorneys worldwide.
(March 24, 2014). ProQuest has completed the digitization of the archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), making one of the most famous chronicles of the civil rights movement accessible to millions of researchers and students. Nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association's national, legal and branch offices throughout the United States are now fully searchable and accessible through academic, research and public library websites as part of ProQuest® History Vault, an initiative to digitize historically rich primary sources, opening their discovery to broader audiences.
(March 24, 2014). Ex Libris announced the release of version 9 of the Voyager integrated library system. Deployed by over 1300 institutions around the world, Voyager now provides faster, more efficient processes for librarians that will enable them to dedicate more of their time to user needs.
(March 24, 2014). The National Information Standards Organization is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP 20 201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with developing a flexible model for DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) that works for publishers, vendors, aggregators, and libraries. The draft Recommended Practice discusses and makes recommendations about key aspects of DDA, goals and objectives of a DDA program, choosing parameters of the program, profiling options, managing MARC records for DDA, removing materials from the consideration pool, assessment of the program, providing long-term access to un-owned content, consortial considerations for DDA, and public library DDA.
(March 24, 2014). Ex Libris announced that the University of Western Australia, a member of the Group of Eight coalition of Australian universities, has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution to replace a number of disparate systems, including Innovative Interfaces Millennium. UWA sought a solution that would provide streamlined, unified workflows and enable the university to handle both electronic and print collections within a single system.
(March 20, 2014). LYRASIS, the organizational home of CollectionSpace, has hired Angela Spinazze as the CollectionSpace Program Director. CollectionSpace is an open source, web-based collection information management system (CMS) for museums and other collecting organizations. It was developed by a network of North American and European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) in New York, which originated the project, and the University of California, Berkeley. LYRASIS became the organizational home for CollectionSpace in January 2014, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
(March 20, 2014). Ex Libris announced that the University of Oklahoma Libraries, along with libraries at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, and University of Oklahoma College of Law, have selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. Chosen after a thorough evaluation of commercial solutions, Alma will replace SirsiDynix Symphony and EBSCONET ERM Essentials systems.
(March 20, 2014). Civica Library Solutions continues to transform libraries and enrich communities by announcing a new partnership with Preservica, a world leader in digital preservation technology with cloud and on-premise solutions.
(March 19, 2014). The Georgia Public Library Service is helping library patrons find great books to read by offering NoveList Select, the catalog enrichment service from NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Readers will be able to see reading recommendations, series information and e-resource recommendations directly in the library catalog.
(March 19, 2014). In celebration of National Library Week April 13-19, Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, is calling all library lovers to show how their library makes their community a more beautiful placephysically or metaphorically. To enter, library staff, students or patrons need only to submit a picture of the nominated library along with a short write-up for any of the 5 award categories.
(March 19, 2014). VTLS sponsored and participated in American Libraries Live's February episode, The Library Website. Thomas O'Connell, VTLS Product Manager, was part of the virtual panel for a 60-minute discussion about library websites. The episode streamed live for viewers on the American Libraries Live website at americanlibrarieslive.org, and the video recording of the episode is now archived on the website for viewing.
(March 19, 2014). Baker and Taylor announced a new service backed by collectionHQ's data: ESP Evidence-based Selection Planning. ESP brings the art of Baker & Taylor's collection development expertise together with the science of collectionHQ's data analytics, to create a decision support system integrated with Title Source 360 to equip libraries with the information to select the right titles and quantities, for the right locations.
(March 17, 2014). The Brooklyn Public Library and BiblioCommons Inc. are the recipients of a $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create and pilot a library-based digital badging system built on the Mozilla Open Badge standard.
(March 16, 2014). Backstage Library Works announced the appointment of two new sales representatives who will increase support for libraries in the United States and Canada. Katherine Gambone will begin serving libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region. Matthew Hogan will work with libraries in the Midwest and Canada.
(February 18, 2014). Copyright Clearance Center named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Sarah Dahlen, California State University, Monterey Bay; Bruce Massis, Columbus State Community College; Monecia Samuel, The College of Westchester; and Michele Woods, Xavier University of Louisiana. Each of the four received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
(March 17, 2014). Innovative announced that Escondido Public Library and Technology Center has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. The library holds over 160,000 titles and circulates over 750,000 items each year. It is migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.
(March 17, 2014). The Library Corporation announced the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City will be joining the CARL.X customer base. MLS selected CARL.X as their next Integrated Library System in December 2013. With this move, MLS will enjoy the flexible, adaptable and cutting edge CARL.X technologies and collaborations that are currently in use by some of the industry's largest and forwarding thinking libraries in the United States and beyond.
(March 17, 2014). EBSCO Information Services and Electronic Resources and Libraries will once again join together to offer a fellowship to support valuable research on trending topics of interest in the information industry. The ERL/EBSCO Library Research Fellowship will provide up to $4,000 to fund researchers interested in conducting research on issues related to management of electronic resources in the ever-evolving information industry.
(March 14, 2014). The Department of Health has chosen the ArchivalWare digital repository system to provide on-line access to its collection of circulars and guidance documents issued by the department since 1970, and other archive materials over time.