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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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Big opportunities for small libraries: IMLS launches new special initiative

Mon, 2019-01-07 17:11
(January 7, 2019). The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February 25, 2019. This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives, and related organizations to serve their communities, and awards sizes range from $10,000 to $50,000.
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ByWater Solutions Announces Koha Integration with Recorded Books

Fri, 2019-01-04 16:51
(January 4, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Search and Circulation Integration with RBdigital content will be available for libraries for Spring of 2019.
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BMJ and UNSILO partner to create AI-based subject collections

Fri, 2019-01-04 16:51
(January 4, 2019).
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Syosset Library (NY) personalizes the library experience with Patron Point

Thu, 2019-01-03 22:42
(January 3, 2019). The Syosset Library (NY) has taken a big step in offering its patrons a more personalized experience on the web. With the adoption of the Patron Point patron relationship management platform, the Library will begin to offer targeted email communications that not only provide individualized content, but also highlight products and services of specific interest to patrons.
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Axiell wins procurement of digital book platform for all Finnish libraries

Fri, 2018-12-28 15:51
(December 28, 2018). Axiell Media announces the win of the competitive procurement for digital media to all the 790 Finnish public libraries. The company is with the framework the main supplier of systems and products for the distribution of digital literature to the libraries. With the solution, Finland's patrons will have improved access to digital reading when Axiell Media enters the Finnish market.
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Axiell wins Zug Cantonal Library with cloud-based, digital-first library services platform

Fri, 2018-12-28 15:51
(December 28, 2018). Axiel announced it has won the Zug City and Cantonal Library in Switzerland as a customer for its public library software. After an evaluation project which lasted nearly a year, the city council of Zug decided in favour of Axiell Arena and Quria®. The Library will use these solutions to present and manage its entire media inventory (physical and digital) and all other offerings and information via a single platform. With Axiell Quria, the customer will benefit from a platform which makes daily work routines more efficient. It completely revamps the way staff are guided by workflows and how catalogue search is performed, which therefore removes all barriers between physical and digital assets.
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Announcing Incoming NDSA Coordinating Committee Members

Sun, 2018-12-23 09:22
(December 21, 2018). Digital Library Federation announced four new members to the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Coordinating Committee, Stephen Abrams, Salwa Ismail, Linda Tadic, and Paige Walker!
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bibliotheca hosts open house at award-winning Gwinnett County Public Library

Fri, 2018-12-21 21:07
(December 21, 2018). On November 29, 2018, over 20 forward-thinking library directors and management team members from across the southeast met at Gwinnett County Public Library's Suwanee branch in Georgia to discuss the role of innovative technology in library service.
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OverDrive Announces 2018's Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library

Fri, 2018-12-21 09:01
(December 21, 2018). As the country gathers to celebrate the year-end holidays, many communities also celebrate their public libraries and how they've transformed into innovative community centers offering services that include access to digital books. To shine a light on readers' digital habits, Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries, has announced the Most Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library in 2019. This is based on data from over 90 percent of public libraries in the US.
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New Orleans Public Library secures Disaster Plan with Hosted Polaris ILS

Thu, 2018-12-20 17:57
(December 20, 2018). Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, announced New Orleans Public Library has selected the Polaris Integrated Library System as a hosted solution.
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New toolkit guides libraries in enhancing their support of entrepreneurs

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 19, 2018). Public libraries are uniquely positioned to support individuals in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams by offering free access to technology, meeting spaces, skills training, information and networking opportunities. However, there is no set model for how libraries can best leverage those assets, and there are opportunities for all libraries to elevate their position in their community's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Gale and libraries connect Ohio partner to provide residents and students free access to new digital resources

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 19, 2018). Libraries Connect Ohio has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment.
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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 19, 2018). Tusind tak for et godt år 2018. Vi har igen i år haft travlt, og jeg synes at vi har nået en række vigtige resultater.
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Urbandale Public Library (IA) selects Patron Point

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 19, 2018). Patron Point announced that the Urbandale Public Library has selected Patron Point as its patron relationship management system. "We want to explore more patron-centered communications that draw upon an individual's interests," states Julie Wells, Director of the Urbandale Public Library. “That way we can deepen our relationships with patrons and, ultimately, increase use of our collections, services, and programs.”
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Gale helps Yolo County Library improve public service and program outcomes with Analytics On Demand

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 18, 2018). Data analytics has helped Yolo County Library improve program outcomes and services. The library is using Analytics On Demand from Gale, a Cengage company, to better understand the households in its communities and design customized library services and resources to fit their needs. Now, Yolo County librarians can make data-driven decisions to identify new outreach strategies that promote their programs to the communities they serve.
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Bart Murphy named OCLC Chief Technology and Information Officer

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 18, 2018). Bart Murphy, an innovative technology leader with significant application development and infrastructure management experience, has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer of OCLC.
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EBSCO Information Services releases the Atlantic Magazine Archive

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 18, 2018). Libraries can now offer patrons and researchers access to a unique historical archive of literary and cultural commentary, spanning more than 150 years of American history. Now available through EBSCO Information Services, The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, is a complete archive of the leading monthly magazine, The Atlantic. The archive enables libraries to expand their special collections with a valuable historical resource for past and contemporary research.
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Innovative appoints new Global Chief Information Officer

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry's highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.
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OCLC and Springer Nature partner to offer seamless ebook and ejournal workflows

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). OCLC partnered with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
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Lucidea's Year in Review: New Products, New Australian Office, New Books from Lucidea Press

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of knowledge management, library automation, legal intranet and museums and archives collections management solutions. They made great strides in 2018 with exciting upgrades to their ILS and KM applications, new products for the museums and archives sectors, a new office in Melbourne, Australia, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.
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