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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library technology industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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ProQuest launches ProQuest One Academic

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(January 23, 2019). ProQuest launches the first product in its ProQuest One initiative, a series of solutions that will enable libraries to serve broad, evolving learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully, ultimately improving outcomes for their institutions. ProQuest One debuts with the launch of the ProQuest One Academic product: the world's most comprehensive interdisciplinary destination for research, teaching and learning. This pioneering resource unifies more than 250 years of curated content across journals, ebooks, video, dissertations, newspapers and more, covering 175+ subjects, organizing it within a single experience to improve research outcomes and teaching workflows.
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Maine Shared Collections Cooperative to expand shared print project with OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services

7 hours 12 min ago
(January 23, 2019). The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative is expanding its work with OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services on a shared print monographs retention project to analyze the group's collections and ensure that copies of important print works are identified, retained and shared among group members.
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EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. accepting entries for the Academic Library Website Makeover contest

7 hours 12 min ago
(January 23, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. are now accepting applications for the Stacks Academic Library Website Makeover Contest. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover, including a consultation with Stacks to assess the library website needs, a three-year subscription to the Stacks platform and three years of customer support. Entries must be received by April 2, 2019.
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Protecting scholarly books: new federation aims to unify comprehensive bookrRetention

7 hours 12 min ago
(January 23, 2019). Academic and research libraries have long collaborated to preserve and protect the print scholarly record. The newly formed Partnership for Shared Book Collections takes this work to the next level by coordinating collaboration for the protection of print books.
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Jeff McDaniel joins Tech Logic as Senior Solutions Specialist for Southeast United States

7 hours 12 min ago
(January 22, 2019). Tech Logic announced that Jeff McDaniel has joined the company as a Senior Solutions Specialist for the Southeast U.S. region. Most recently McDaniel served as Vice President of International Business Development and Customized Library Services for Baker & Taylor. He will provide consultative services for libraries to implement Tech Logic solutions.
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Digital Science welcomes Glasgow-based CC Technology to DS family

7 hours 12 min ago
(January 22, 2019). Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes CC Technology to the Digital Science family of companies. The Glasgow-based company has become a world-leader in the area of grants management. As CCT joins the Digital Science family we further extend the toolset that we can offer to modern funders to improve their core workflows. The CC Grant Tracker system manages the entire end-to-end lifecycle of a grant, from the launch of a call for proposals through to the monitoring and evaluation of performance and impact.
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LDH Consulting Services launches library data privacy consultancy

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28
(January 22, 2019). DH Consulting Services is proud to announce the launch of its new library data privacy consultancy. The consultancy offers a range of library data privacy services to US libraries and library vendors, including privacy audits, training, policy and procedure analysis, and privacy risk assessment.
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University of Lille chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28
(January 22, 2019). Ex Libris announce that the University of Lille has selected the cloud-based Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The decision to move from SirsiDynix Horizon, Ex Libris Aleph, and EBSCO Discovery Service was prompted by the merger of three universities (Lille 1, 2, and 3), creating the world's largest French-speaking university.
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New to Talis Aspire: Askews & Holts enhanced acquisitions supplier integration

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28
(January 22, 2019). Following feedback on ways we could make your Talis Aspire experience more efficient, we have developed an integration with Askews & Holts, which allows deeper integration with their book supplier information. This integration will enable library practitioners to make acquisitions decisions quickly, accurately and efficiently by providing price and availability information from Askews & Holts directly in Talis Aspire Reviews. There is no need to leave Talis Aspire to check current ebook holdings and pricing for all formats, and the link allows the university to directly add the item to your order, saving time with a more streamlined workflow.
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Five librarians selected as 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28
(January 22, 2019). OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2019. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
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ByWater Solutions names Joy Nelson President of Koha Division

Wed, 2019-01-23 00:28
(January 22, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced the promotion of Joy Nelson to President, Koha Division. Joy started with ByWater Solutions in July 2011 as a Migration Specialist, managing our migration process from start to finish. In February of 2013 she was promoted to the Director of Migrations where she designed a complete process for the migration team ensuring a smooth migration for all partners. In September of 2017 Joy was promoted to Vice President of Implementations where she utilized her leadership skills to unify the migration and education teams to become strong unit.
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Arlington Heights Memorial Library selects Patron Point

Fri, 2019-01-18 18:09
(January 18, 2019). Third Chapter Partners announced today that it has entered into an agreement for services with Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Arlington Heights, IL). Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company's patron relationship management system.
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Follett's new service helps K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

Fri, 2019-01-18 12:08
(January 18, 2019). Follett, a longtime leader in the K-12 library space, has unveiled Follett Genre Solutions to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres.
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The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center selects TIND DA

Fri, 2019-01-18 12:08
(January 18, 2019). The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, housed in the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA). NCDHC is migrating over 1 million images from CONTENTdm.
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Evaluating our libraries

Thu, 2019-01-17 12:04
(January 25, 2019). t the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting The Freckle Project is announcing a new research program which will be a study which seeks to understand how users regard and use their libraries.
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Koch Equity, Golden Gate to invest another $1.5 bln in Infor

Thu, 2019-01-17 06:02
(January 17, 2019). Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced an agreement to receive a $1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC and Golden Gate Capital.
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The Royal Asiatic Society selects Koha for their new library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Wed, 2019-01-16 11:59
(January 16, 2019). The Royal Asiatic Society selected the Koha library management solution to replace their existing system during Autumn 2018. We are pleased to announce that the Society has successfully gone live with their new Koha system. PTFS Europe carried out the initial implementation and now provides on-going hosting and support services.
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Urban Libraries take a leading stance to advance equitable data governance and literacy in the age of artificial intelligence

Wed, 2019-01-16 11:59
(January 16, 2019). The Urban Libraries Council has launched a new initiative to empower North American public libraries to stand at the forefront of the movement for an equitable and inclusive future for the storage, privacy and application of data as AI technology becomes more ubiquitous. This initiative began with a working group meeting held January 9-10 that convened library leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to discuss opportunities for libraries to collaborate in order to get ahead of the potential risks presented by AI and to maximize the technology's potential for public good.
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The Benedictine Library at Thomas More University goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:54
(January 15, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Benedictine Library at Thomas More University, in Kentucky is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 88,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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ProQuest y Ex Libris expanden su inversión en América Latina

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:54
(January 15, 2019). ProQuest y Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, están expandiendo su compromiso con sus clientes y usuarios latinoamericanos, abriendo tres nuevas oficinas en la región y contratando personal local adicional.
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