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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(May 5, 2016). Backstage Library Works announced an expansion of its cataloging and physical processing services to accommodate new workflows for preparing musical scores for shelf-ready delivery. Creating catalog records for scores and sheet music requires a familiarity with MARC standards, a fluency with musical terms, and often some linguistic expertise.
(May 5, 2016). Backstage Library Work announced its most recent digitization projects that are part of a continuing effort to help institutions around the world provide access to culturally and historically rich newspapers.
(May 5, 2016). Following a competitive tender process, Cranfield University has selected the BLUEcloud Campus library services platform, including SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS, for its campuses in Cranfield and Shrivenham. The comprehensive cloud-based solution from SirsiDynix will bring staff and students from both campuses together onto a single system for the first time.
(May 5, 2016). Ingram Publisher Services today announced a joint agreement with NYU Press to provide full-service distribution.
(May 5, 2016). Elk Grove Unified School District, the largest K-12 school district in northern California, has adopted LANGUAGE! Live California, a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum from Voyager Sopris Learning for 7-12 grade intervention. Provider of evidence-based preK-12 instructional solutions and professional services, Voyager Sopris Learning designed its curriculum solution to specifically help struggling adolescent readers and writers achieve grade-level reading expectations.
(May 5, 2016). Talis announced that Auckland University of Technology have selected to implement Talis Aspire to deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content service.
(May 4, 2016). Copyright Clearance Center has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content. With offices in the UK, US, Spain and Romania, Ixxus is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(May 4, 2016). Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has chosen to move to Sierra.
(May 4, 2016). Amb el sistema compartit, les biblioteques de les universitats del CSUC gestionaran les operacions bibliotecàries amb el programari Sierra i tindran una eina de descoberta amb la interfície Encore contra els megaíndexs d'EBSCO.
(May 3, 2016). 1science and EBSCO Information Services announced a partnership to provide academic libraries access to a vast number of openly accessible scholarly articles when performing a search in EBSCO Discovery Service.
(May 3, 2016). Chegg, the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism, used by more than 7 million unique users in March 2016. Chegg has acquired Imagine Easy for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, approximately $25 million of which was paid at closing and $17 million of which is to be paid by April 2017. There are potential additional payments of up to $18 million over the next three years that remain subject to contingencies. These contingent payments may be settled either in cash or common stock, at the discretion of Chegg.
(May 2, 2016). Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative to deliver a next-generation library software solution in support of its statewide consortia initiative. This initiative will bring together all state-funded higher education institutions on one library system, including all community colleges and every public university in Florida. FALSC has selected Sierra for its open architecture and ability to deliver collaborative, personalized, sustainable, and adaptable capabilities. Sierra will also support the challenges facing the large academic consortium and its individual institutions for resource sharing.
(May 2, 2016). Ex Libris announced the new Primo citation trail capability, which is part of the May 2016 release of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Leveraging Primo Central's vast quantity of data, which goes far beyond the data available in individual databases, the citation trail feature offers users new ways to explore material that pertains to their research. The Primo citation trail enables users to start from an article of interest and easily find other materials that cite that article or are cited by it. In this way, researchers and students can discover materials that are relevant to the topic at hand but that may not have come up in a result list. Users can navigate effortlessly from one citation to the next without being bound to a single area of scholarship.
(May 2, 2016). Users can now add notes records included in personal lists, to provide personal thoughts or descriptions of the content in an item. These notes can also be edited following their initial addition to a list.Use of temporary lists. An entire temporary list or individual items in a temporary list can now be added to a personal list, to save time in assembling useful lists of records from WorldCat Discovery search results.Edit lists. Users may move records among personal lists, delete items from lists and edit the name or description of a list.
(May 2, 2016). Biblionix announced that seventeen (17) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in the three month period from February through April of 2016. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.
(May 2, 2016). Gale announced the appointment of Brian McDonough as Senior Vice President for North American Sales. McDonough comes to Gale with an extensive background in integrated information solutions sales and working with customers in the library market.
(April 30, 2016). LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the El Dorado Correctional Facility has contracted with LibLime to provide implementation, support and hosting services for LibLime Academic Koha. Ellsworth will take advantage of much of the functionality offered in the application, including:
(April 29, 2016). ByWater Solutions announced that the Huntsville Public Library of Huntsville, Ontario is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(April 29, 2016). The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, a division of the University of West Florida Innovation Institute, finalized an agreement with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to upgrade the technology used to manage and share millions of books, journals and other educational resources across the state's public colleges and universities. The new system will expand access to material and improve the user experience for today's tech-savvy students. The upgrade will also allow librarians to establish and adopt world-class standards for acquisition, management and customer service. The Florida Legislature provided $1.5 million this year to implement the next-generation system.
(April 29, 2016). The Northern Territory Library, a major public research institution in Australia, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as the management system for more than 50 libraries in the region.