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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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Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) selects Auto-Graphics SHAREit for resource sharing

Wed, 2018-05-02 00:19
(April 5, 2018). Auto-Graphics, Inc., provider of the first Web-based library resource management solution to library consortia and innovative developer of many resource sharing industry “firsts”, announces that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). RAILS serves approximately 1,300 academic, public, school, and special library members, which represent more than 4,200 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area across northern and western Illinois. Implementation of its new resource sharing system, named Find More Illinois, began in February 2018 with a pilot project of 21 academic, public, and school libraries from three shared catalog consortia. Expansion to other Illinois libraries that wish to participate is expected to begin as soon as fall 2018.
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Backstage Library Works and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Announce New Discount Agreement for BTAA Member Institutions

Mon, 2018-04-30 18:17
(April 30, 2018). The Big Ten Academic Alliance (www.btaa.org) and Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) have teamed up to provide BTAA member institutions with a special discount on Backstage services. By leveraging technology and specialization, Backstage works with libraries, archives, and museums to cost effectively manage physical collections, digital collections, and metadata.
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Follett Challenge announces 2018 grand-prize winner

Mon, 2018-04-30 15:16
(April 27, 2018). For the second time in three years, the Grand Prize winner of the Follett Challenge is from the state of Alaska. Tudor Elementary School, part of the Anchorage School District, learned in a video announcement it had won the seventh annual contest, which is sponsored by Follett. Created by Chuck Follett, retired president and CEO of Follett Corporation, the contest seeks and rewards innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills in today's schools.
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LIBERO Cloud is the next step for library software

Thu, 2018-04-26 09:11
(April 26, 2018). Insight Informatics is proud to announce that Parkes Shire Library Service has chosen LIBERO Cloud as its hosting service.
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Taylor and Francis and Cambridge University Press join Blockchain for peer review project

Thu, 2018-04-26 09:11
(April 26, 2018). Two more publishers have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This will allow the review process to be independently validated, and data to be fed to relevant vehicles to ensure recognition and validation for reviewers. By sharing peer review information, while adhering to laws on privacy, data protection and confidentiality, we hope to foster innovation and increase interoperability.
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Gale launches new digital archive on Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

Wed, 2018-04-25 18:10
(April 25, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is launching a new digital archive to help researchers explore the development, actions and ideologies behind political extremism. Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe and Australia is the first digital archive documenting a range of radical right and fascist movements, communist and socialist groups and new left activists in never-before-digitized primary sources.
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Ara Institute of Canterbury goes live with Ex Libris Alma Library Services Platform

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09
(April 25, 2018). Ex Libris announced that New Zealand's Ara Institute of Canterbury has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, which, together with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, is facilitating the management of Ara's wide range of electronic and physical resources.
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Innovative User Group commences 26th Annual Conference

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:09
(April 25, 2018). Innovative Interfaces kicked off IUG 2018, the 26th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Orlando, Fla. For four days, 650 library professionals from 10 countries around the world will gather to participate in more than 100 sessions presented by colleagues and Innovative staff.
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Premio a mejor desarrollo de Software Libre

Wed, 2018-04-25 00:08
(April 24, 2018). Xercode recibe el premio TIC Galicia a “Mejor desarrollo de Software Libre” por su trabajo de implantación de Koha ILS en la Rede de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia.
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Equinox migrates the Whitehall Township Public Library to the PaILS SPARK consortium

Tue, 2018-04-24 21:08
(April 24, 2018). Equinox announced the successful migration of the Whitehall Township Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System SPARK Consortium.
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The University of Gloucestershire selects Talis Aspire as part of their digital strategy

Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). The University of Gloucestershire have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver its online reading lists service and copyright management system. This decision was made as part of their wider digital strategy which will also include teaching and learning technologies such as Moodle.
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Auto-Graphics continues evolving its digital collection solution with the release of MONTAGEdc V2.2

Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). Auto-Graphics announced the latest release of the industry's easiest to use and most affordable digital collection solution, MONTAGEdc V2.2. MONTAGEdc clients local to the Auto-Graphics' California headquarters include Chaffey College and the City of Ontario Library.
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1Science launches 1findr, the world's largest curated collection of peer-reviewed articles

Tue, 2018-04-24 09:08
(April 24, 2018). 1science announced the general availability of its innovative analytics and discovery platform 1findr. From the get-go, 1findr has aimed to include all articles published in peer-reviewed journals, in all fields of research, in all languages and from every country. With both the free and the institutional editions offering twice as many open access articles as the leading competitor, 1findr is a giant leap in convenience, affordability and accessibility.
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Oxford Brookes University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services to advance library experience

Mon, 2018-04-23 21:07
(April 23, 2018). Oxford Brookes University, one of the UK's leading universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library services platform. Oxford Brookes University occupies a strong position in UK higher education. As part of its ongoing strategy, Oxford Brookes is committed to delivering infrastructure and services focused on supporting the quality and effectiveness of learning, teaching and research and enhancing the overall experience of students. The acquisition of WMS is an important element of this strategic theme.
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The Korea Times now available from ProQuest

Mon, 2018-04-23 12:07
(April 23, 2018). Sixty years' worth of content from The Korea Times is now available through ProQuest, thanks to a new partnership with the newspaper's publisher. Using the ProQuest platform, users can browse, read cover-to-cover, or search full digitized issues of the paper – including images – from 1956 to 2016. The oldest and most influential English-language newspaper in Korea, The Korea Times is globally recognized for its coverage of international business, economic and financial news, as well as perspectives on regional issues and events. On the ProQuest platform, researchers can quickly find The Korea Times content they need with features like hit highlighting, searchable PDFs, full-image downloads, and more.
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Canterbury Bankstown go live with LIBERO

Mon, 2018-04-23 06:06
(April 23, 2018). Insight Informatics announced that recently amalgamated Council, Canterbury-Bankstown, has gone live with, LIBERO.
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Nottingham College chooses the Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Sat, 2018-04-21 09:04
(April 21, 2018). Nottingham College has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the existing solutions from OCLC and IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The public interface will be integrated with the EDS discovery service from EBSCO and the interface further enhanced to provide high levels of accessibility.
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Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles

Fri, 2018-04-20 09:04
(April 20, 2018). In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that working with ResearchGate, the largest professional network for scientists and academics, is one of the important means to achieving this.
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ResearchGate welcomes cooperation agreement with three major scientific publishers

Fri, 2018-04-20 09:04
(April 20, 2018). This agreement is the result of several years of talks about working together to further facilitate the sharing of journal articles in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.
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Spanish University chooses Safari for Business, Technology Content

Thu, 2018-04-19 12:03
(April 19, 2018). ProQuest and the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, a technological university in Valencia, Spain, have announced a partnership that equips the university's library with the same business and technology resources as 4,000 companies and government institutions worldwide – helping prepare students for academic and professional success.
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