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(May 23, 2013). Talis announced that Bangor University has become the latest university to select Talis Aspire.
(May 22, 2013). Capita launched a cloud-based web application, Soprano, that allows both public and academic library staff to access Capita's library management system (LMS) from any location at any time of the day. As part of the ongoing commitment to ensuring that the LMS meets the requirements of all libraries, Capita developed and tested Soprano with public and academic libraries and in response to their requirements including University of Sussex, Leeds City Council and University of South Wales. With benefits for both librarians and library users in mind, the application assists librarians to swiftly complete their day-to-day tasks anywhere using their mobile devices, delivering a faster and increasingly efficient service for library users.
(May 22, 2013). OCLC's WebJunction celebrates 10 years as an online learning community for library staff. On May 12, 2003, a celebration at the U.S. Library of Congress marked the launch of WebJunction.org, a new online community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and resources necessary for libraries to successfully provide public access to information.
(May 22, 2013). EBSCO Industries, Inc. announces the EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO Publishing businesses will merge on July 1, 2013 and will operate as a single business under the name EBSCO Information Services. Tim Collins, a 26-year EBSCO veteran and previously President of EBSCO Publishing, will serve as President of the combined entity.
(May 22, 2013). Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced that Globe University, a comprehensive system of career colleges, universities and training centers that includes Broadview University and Minnesota School of Business, has selected its VitalSource Bookshelf® platform to launch e-learning solutions to educators and students throughout the Globe University system.
(May 22, 2013). Softlink furthered its support of the 13 Project releasing an Australian School Library, Cybersafety Survey, and calling for teacher librarians to have their say about their role in supporting students.
(May 22, 2013). Con motivo del 25 aniversario de Baratz hemos creado un nuevo portal comunitario: Comunidad Baratz http://www.comunidadbaratz.com/. Aquí os informaremos puntualmente de nuestra actividad y las noticias relacionadas con nuestros proyectos, así como de noticias que creemos pueden ser de vuestro interés. Un espacio de difusión de noticias y temas de actualidad de Baratz enfocadas en el sector de la Información, la Documentación, el Conocimiento y el Desarrollo.
(May 21, 2013). The Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public digital libraries, will expand its research library to make readily available hundreds of thousands of U.S. television news programs, with $1 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
(May 21, 2013). SirsiDynix released version 4.3 of Enterprise and Portfolio, its premium tools for patron discovery and digital asset management. Version 4.3 brings 24 new features and enhancements to Enterprise and Portfolio, including eResource Central integration, EBSCO Discovery Service integration, and search speed improvements.
(May 21, 2013). Ex Libris announced that the Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern has adopted the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Both Primo and the library's Aleph integrated library system will be provided through the Ex Libris cloud environment. As the principal library for the universities in Luzern, Switzerland, ZHB Luzern required a discovery and delivery solution that would facilitate searching the multiple resources of these institutions.
(May 19, 2013). Koha development team announced the release of Koha 3.12.0, the latest stable release of the Koha open source integrated library system.
(May 20, 2013). EOS International, a leader in cloud computing library automation software, added 8 new clients in April 2013, hitting 30 new clients year-to-date. EOS.Web meets the complex needs of the library patrons and management. EOS continues to expand its products and services in several key markets. Among those added were: Cogswell College, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, Akerman Senterfitt LLP, and many more.
(May 14, 2013). ProQuest completed its acquisition of Ebook Library, significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition supports ProQuest's overall goal of enhancing the research experience through seamless discovery of content across multiple formats, including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video.
(May 17, 2013). Adding to its growing list of global distributors, Bibliotheca announced its partnership with Ecole Solutions, India's leading supplier of teaching and learning technology solutions to higher education institutions, in an effort to provide RFID technology solutions to libraries across India.
(May 16, 2013). erials Solutions is working with SA ePublications, a service of Sabinet Online, to index The African Electronic Journals in the Summon service. Aggregating the works of multiple publishers, this collection of nearly 400 journals represents the most comprehensive, searchable collection of South- and Southern-African journals in the world.
(May 16, 2013). EBSCO and Data-Planet have reached an agreement that for the first time provides statistical DataSheets within a discovery service. A growing collection of more than 5,000 summary-level data records from Data-Planet will be available within EBSCO Discovery Service allowing mutual customers to link directly to Data-Planet DataSheets.
(May 17, 2013). TLC Labs has joined New York Public Library, Kobo, Readmill, Swarm, and others to cosponsor the first Publishing Hackathon led by major media industry participants: The Perseus Books Group, Librify, BookExpo, and William Morris Endeavor (WME). The event is being hosted at The AlleyNYC, a coworking space that is the home of TLC Labs' New York City office.
(May 15, 2013). More than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the Big Library Read, a two-week pilot program launched yesterday that enables millions of library patrons to simultaneously access and read a single eBook title until June 1, 2013. The selected title, The Four Corners of the Sky, by Michael Malone, is available in OverDrive Read, Kindle (U.S. only) and EPUB formats and can be read on virtually any device.
(May 15, 2013). Copyright Clearance Center, a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and Open Access solutions, has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, which offers a forum for bringing together the entire Open Access community.
(May 16, 2013). LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency in Lagos, Nigeria is now live on LibLime Koha 4.14.