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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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Regent's University of London selects Talis Aspire to manage reading lists to improve student experience

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 10, 2018). Regent's University London has selected Talis Aspire to manage the university's reading lists. After winning an award for Customer Service Excellence in 2017, the university was keen to maintain focus on student experience, ensuring the smoothest possible process for students when accessing resources.
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Fælles Bibliotekssystem leverer data til andre

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 10, 2018). Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) får en model for udstilling af data. Dermed bliver systemet fremover dataleverandør til relevante parter, herunder kommuner og Bibliotekernes Business Intelligence (BIBI). Det står fast efter at styregruppen for FBS på deres møde den 28. november 2018 godkendte, at der etableres en infrastruktur til udstilling af data fra FBS,
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NBC Learn and Newsela partner to bring engaging digital resources to schools

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 9, 2018). NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and Newsela.com will refer users to related content on the partner's respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.
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Innovative invests in future of libraries with high-value product bundles

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 7, 2018). Innovative Interfaces announced that demand for product bundles remains strong as libraries continue to recognize the value and efficiency they deliver. The company introduced bundles to further enhance the solutions that Innovative offers to libraries and to simplify the purchasing process.
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Follett's Destiny now in 23 of 25 largest U.S. K-12 districts

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). With the recent adoption by Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools, Follett's market-leading Destiny solution is now in 23 of the 25 largest K-12 school districts in the United States. Destiny's flagship product, Destiny Library Manager, is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide and trusted by more than 65,000 customers.
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Patron Point appoints Ian Downie as Partner

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). Patron Point, the first of its kind marketing automation platform for public libraries, announced the appointment of Ian Downie as Partner. The appointment comes on the back of a very strong year in which the company doubled in size.
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BBC Studios' Video Library now available through ProQuest

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world's largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space.
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CARLI Selects Ex Libris Alma library services platform for 91 I-Share libraries

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) announced that it has selected the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform to support I-Share, the resource sharing service and library catalog that serves 91 CARLI member institutions. Ex Libris Alma was selected through a competitive State of Illinois public procurement process.
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The Crowley Company mourns the death of Christopher William Crowley

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). Vice president Patrick (Pat) Crowley of The Crowley Company, an international leader in digital imaging hardware solutions and conversion services, announced the passing of his brother and company president, Christopher (Chris) William Crowley, on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
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OCLC Research and euroCRIS release report on international research information management practices

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices.
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Oodi opens in Helsinki, marking a new era of libraries in the world's most literate nation

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 3, 2018). Oodi – a new central library for Helsinki will open on the fifth of December 2018, a day before Finland marks its 101st anniversary as an independent country. Described as the nation's birthday gift to its citizens, the 17,250 sq m library has been designed by Finnish architecture firm ALA Architects, led by Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston.
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Softlink's Liberty chosen by the Michael Somare Library

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 3, 2018). Softlink Information Centres announced that the University of Papua New Guinea's Michael Somare Library has chosen the Liberty library management system.
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The Coastal Alabama Community College Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 1, 2018). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Coastal Alabama Library, in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 130,000 plus holdings from Atrium and Library World ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://coastalalabama.bywatersolutions.com/
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Support for the Butte County Library Staff affected by the Camp Fire

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(November 27, 2018). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, has set up a GoFundMe page to help library staff affected by the Camp Fires in the Butte County Library System. ByWater has also contributed 10% of the total goal to help with this cause. All funds collected will go to directly to the members of the Butte County Library System who have lost their homes in the fires that ravaged the area this month. For more information and to make a donation to help these librarians please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/support-Butte-library-staff-affected-by-campfires.
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Inner City Councils in Sydney put citizens first with cloud management

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(November 12, 2018). Four of Sydney's inner city councils have selected Civica's market-leading library management system to improve community collaboration. Spydus, a cloud-hosted solution, will support core library functions, enhance citizen engagement and open possibilities for a combined library service in the future.
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Port Hedland libraries start a new chapter in the cloud

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(November 12, 2018). The Town of Port Hedland is strengthening the role of libraries at the heart of its community with a cloud-based integrated management system. Civica's Spydus10 will help the WA council improve customer experience and increase citizen engagement.
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The American University of Beirut Joins ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Publishing Program

Fri, 2018-11-30 14:15
(November 30, 2018). The American University of Beirut, an esteemed teaching-centered research university in Lebanon and the Middle East, has signed an agreement to contribute its graduate works to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database, the leading database of dissertations and theses from the world's greatest universities. It's the first university in Lebanon to contribute to the database, expanding the breadth of international content in PQDT.
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office implements Knowvation, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Fri, 2018-11-30 14:15
(November 30, 2018). The Foreign & Commonwealth Office uses Knowvation for its new UK Treaties Online service. Part of GOV.UK, the Knowvation provides full-text search and retrieval access to the UK's bilateral and multilateral treaties documents and is accessible from desktop and mobile devices. PTFS Europe implemented Knowvation and provides on-going hosting and support services.
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Updates to CARL.Connect Discovery shows TLC's commitment to user experience

Fri, 2018-11-30 14:15
(November 30, 2018). The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the release of CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4. CARL.Connect Discovery is a native discovery service that is distinguished by a focus on user experience. This round of development concentrated on solutions that improve the usefulness of the library catalog for both patrons and staff. To that end, v3.4 brings the highly anticipated FRBRized discovery experience to CARL libraries, and provides new visibility to library collections with updates to the CARL.Connect Discovery Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features.
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Springer and Labster partner to bring students in Germany cutting-edge science education materials

Fri, 2018-11-30 14:15
(November 30, 2018). Springer and Labster announced a partnership that connects traditional textbook material with computer-animated simulations. This collaboration will help to shape the future of science education by changing the way students learn science. The enhanced textbook material is available via Springer's content platform SpringerLink or through purchasing a specific textbook.
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