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(December 9, 2013). Ex Libris announce that the University of Houston has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the SFX OpenURL link resolver. After defining the library's long-term requirements and evaluating a number of commercial options, the university librarya member of the Association of Research Librarieschose to integrate Primo with its existing systems.
(December 8, 2013). Dublin Business School has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Heritage system. Interleaf Technology has been contracted to implement the Koha system and to provide on-going support services.
(November 20, 2013). Innovative Interfaces and Naseej, the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world, announced today that they have signed an exclusive agreement to bring Innovative's next-generation library technology systems to the region. Under the terms of the agreement, Naseej will distribute and support Innovative's complete suite of products throughout the region, including the Sierra library services platform, which has seen unprecedented adoption by libraries worldwide since its introduction in the 2012.
(December 5, 2013). Individuals and organizations interested in submitting a nomination for the Opening Minds INNOVATION Awards, sponsored by Follett, have until Friday, Dec. 13 to apply online. The Opening Minds USA awards seek to recognize innovations that are advancing the field of early childhood education to better the lives of young children and their families.
(December 5, 2013). LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, has gone live on LibLime Koha 4.14 as their new ILS.CODESRIA looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.14, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, additional functionality for expired & cancelled holds, and support for RDA. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.
(December 5, 2013). ProQuest's unique relationship with the National Security Archive an award-winning research institute, library and publisher of declassified documentation based at The George Washington University is enabling researchers to explore nearly a half-century of counternarcotics cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico an issue of persistent U.S. domestic, regional and national security concern. Digital National Security Archive: Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013 encompasses newly declassified records from the Nixon administration through the first term of the Obama presidency, tracing the often-contentious relations between the hemisphere's largest consumer of illegal drugs and a principal producer and transit point for those substances, a topic with implications for U.S. ties to the rest of Latin America.
(December 5, 2013). ByWater Solutions announced that the libraries at Graceland University are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
(December 5, 2013). Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected the Alma library management service. BIBSYS will use Alma in conjunction with Ex Libris Primo to provide next-generation library services for a consortium of over 100 institutions that includes all Norwegian universities, colleges, the National Library and a number of research libraries.
(December 5, 2013). I august måned indgik KOMBIT kontrakt med Dantek A/S om udvikling, udrulning, drift og videreudvikling af det nye Fælles Bibliotekssystem, som 88 kommuner har tilsluttet sig.
(December 4, 2013). SirsiDynix announced that the 3M Cloud Library has been integrated with eResource Central, bringing more than 200,000 titles and hundreds of publishers to the eRC ecosystem. Libraries using eRC and the 3M Cloud Library can update their local title metadata with one click; they can also sync thousands of titles to their catalog in minutes. Library users at eRC-enabled libraries see in-catalog availability for 3M Cloud Library titles, and they can check titles out to their devices from the library catalog. Library users can access their content on their computer, iOS or Android device, or on major ereader devices.
(December 3, 2013). Crowley Company president Christopher Crowley announces the formal entrance of the UScan+ Universal Film reader/scanner into the digital imaging market this week. The original UScan, which came to market in June 2012, was quickly embraced by end-users for its small footprint, pricing and user simplicity. This next generation, the UScan+, is the result of customer feedback and their desire for additional features.
(December 3, 2013). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce, is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. Patent attorneys, patent agents and others involved in intellectual property management will benefit from the addition of USPTO's Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text to EDS.
(December 2, 2013). EContent magazine has named Wolper Information Services to its prestigious EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry. This is the second time Wolper has been included on the EContent 100.
(November 29, 2013). As part of a plan to deliver an improved experience for staff and students using the library and information service, the Irish Hospice Foundation has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Heritage system. Interleaf Technology has been
(November 29, 2013). ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech LTD have announced a formal partnership regarding integration of Talkingtech's i-Tiva patron outbound telephone notification, SMS text messaging application and inbound self service application for patrons into Koha.
(November 26, 2013). LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Special Library Association's Military Libraries Workshop scheduled for December 9-11 in Huntsville, Alabama. LibLime will be showcasing library support services and ArchivalWare Digital Library System (DLS), a browser-based enterprise content management solution that manages both print and digital collections.
(November 25, 2013). The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library system executed its software upgrade in twenty-four hours allowing the library to improve the user interface and streamline hardware and software upgrades with the support of Catalyst.NET Limited in New Zealand, an open source support company that provides development for the community version of Koha originally developed in New Zealand.
(November 28, 2013). RMG's 2014 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Continuing the RMG 2013 Town Hall focus on the transformational impact of e-Books on libraries, RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and e-Book vendors from the global library industry for a big tent discussion on the urgent need for libraries to provide customers with easier, simpler, and satisfying user experiences to find and use licensed and open e- and p- content.
(November 27, 2013). SirsiDynix congratulated thirteen of its customer libraries for receiving the prestigious 5-star rating in this year's Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. LJ designed its rating system to support public libraries, collect library statistics, and promote library improvement and self-evaluation. Only 3.5 percent of public libraries nationwide were honored with Star Library recognition, and only 1.1 percent of public libraries received a 5-star rating.