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(November 21, 2014). SirsiDynix announced that Buy It Now is now available for all HIP and e-Library users. These users will now be able to buy books, movies, and more from outside retailers through their library's website or OPAC. As part of SirsiDynix's Community Funded Services, a portion of each Buy It Now purchase will be returned to the library, increasing revenue for libraries while providing increased buying options for patrons.
(November 20, 2014). The Kuali Foundation recently concluded Kuali Days 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the announcement that the Kuali Financial System Project Board has voted to engage with KualiCo for product development leadership. KualiCo is a new company that delivers cloud-based software for higher education. KFS is a modular, open source suite of financial
(November 20, 2014). The Library Corporation announced today that the lyndaLibrary suite of online learning resources from lynda.com is now SIP2-certified for the CARLX Integrated Library System. CARLX libraries that have purchased a subscription to lyndaLibrary's comprehensive collection of web-based training courses will now be able to offer their communities a full and seamless integration experience. Library patrons can link to the vast array of educational videos directly through CARL.X's LS2 PAC online catalog in the comfort of their own home, or anywhere with an internet connection.
(November 20, 2014). The Pines and Plains Libraries, formerly known as the Elbert County Library District is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of Pines and Plains Libraries, CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has nearly 600,000 bibliographic records and over one million items.
(November 20, 2014). EBSCO Information Services and Al Manhal have extended their partnership to add Al Manhal's diverse collection of e-books to EBSCO's collection. Al Manhal's extensive e-book collection will now be distributed worldwide via the EBSCO eBooks platform. A considerable expansion of Al Manhal's global reach, this new step will put its content onto the digital shelves of nearly all libraries worldwide. The announcement represents a major extension of the companies' partnership and will increase EBSCO's offering while greatly expanding global discovery of Al Manhal content.
(November 20, 2014). Librarians seeking a cost-effective method of preparing materials for Backstage cataloging have a new service at their disposal. Backstage's metadata and on-site services groups have joined forces to develop a program that provides on-site preparation of items for cataloging and, if desired, physical processing. The new service allows Backstage to send support staff into the library to prepare materials for cataloging in the most expeditious, cost-effective manner possible. Items can also be packed for transport to Backstage for physical processing. Technicians follow the library's material handling policies as outlined in a project profile. With Backstage's new cataloging preparation service, library staff are freed from hands-on involvement, allowing them more time for library activities and meeting the needs of their patrons.
(November 20, 2014). ProQuest is enabling researchers to access a critical missing piece for understanding historic events with a first-ever complete, digital collection of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. When complete, the collection will encompass more than 79,000 executive orders, proclamations, directives and policy statements by American presidents from Washington to Obama, bringing together disparate content and making it easy to discover and work with. ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations is part of and can be searched along with ProQuest's renowned and growing collection of U.S. government content, assembled within a technology architecture that improves research outcomes.
(November 19, 2014). Innovative announced today that 25 libraries have gone live with the Polaris ILS or the Sierra Library Services Platform in a recent six-week period. This group of academic and public libraries span Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Scandinavia.
(November 14, 2014). Auto-Graphics' SHAREit has been selected to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the largest ILL implementations in North America that serves over 2600 public, school, academic, and special libraries across Pennsylvania. After a comprehensive RFP process, Auto-Graphics' SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania library community at trainings, forums, conference events, and through the many years of providing technical support. In upgrading to the SHAREit ILL platform, HSLC's objectives for Access PA will be met by providing a more modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a flexible and efficient ILL system, and a more accurate and authoritative database that will enhance statewide ILL services.
(November 17, 2014). SirsiDynix announced today that BLUEcloud Cataloging is now available. Designed to easily accommodate new media and technology, BLUEcloud Cataloging increases staff efficiency and expedites the process of enhancing bibliographic data.
(November 17, 2014). Charles Macias MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, has won the first EBSCO/PEMSoft award for Outstanding Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Care. Dr. Ron Dieckmann, PEMSoft Chief Medical Officer, presented Dr. Macias with the award during the proceedings of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Diego.
(November 19, 2014). Ex Libris announced the release of version 9.1 of the Voyager® integrated library system (ILS). 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.
(November 18, 2014). John Leahy has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, to lead the Company's financial management team. Based in Boston, John will lead all financial activity for Cengage Learning and will report to the Chief Executive Officer Michael Hansen as part of the Executive Team, effective December 1st.
(November 17, 2014). Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram Content Group company, announced the addition of publishers AMPress, Diversion Publishing and Inkshares to its growing list of clients.
(November 14, 2014). Follett School Solutions' President Tom Schenck has been elected to the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Education Division Board of Directors. SIIA is theprincipal trade association for the software and digital industries, responsible for driving the future of edtech policy.
(November 6, 2014). Copyright Clearance Center announced it has acquired Infotrieve, Inc., a leader in enterprise SaaS software and business services for scientific, technical and medical published content. The acquisition enables CCC to deliver new value to its corporate customers and publishers by combining Infotrieve's best-in-class content management technology, document delivery solutions and business services with CCC's global copyright licensing expertise. Combined, the companies service more than 35,000 customers in more than 140 countries. Terms were not disclosed.
(October 23, 2014). Sacramento Public Library announced that it will be the first public library to launch Beanstack, a new service that provides free personalized recommendations of children's books and apps selected by its librarians. The service is powered by children's curation company Zoobean and gives the library access to a database using over 1,600 tags unique to children's media to help patrons find the right books and educational apps.
(November 12, 2014). Innovative announced new roles for executives with extensive experience on the Polaris ILS team: William Schickling and Jodi Bellinger. The appointments demonstrate Innovative's commitment to move library technology forward while keeping continuity of products and services for its worldwide customer base.
(November 17, 2014). Innovative announced that Auckland Libraries (New Zealand) will upgrade to the Sierra Library Services Platform from Innovative's Millennium ILS. With over 470,000 registered card holders and 55 branches, it is the largest public library system in Australasia. Auckland Libraries holds 3.5 million items with an annual circulation of 17 million.
(November 17, 2014). Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research.