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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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National Library Board of Singapore receives Digital Innovation Award

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 19, 2018). Rakuten OverDrive, the world's leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and adapted to serve their nation's readers.
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RedLink Network welcomes new members to Advisory Council

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 18, 2018). RedLink Network announced new members of its Advisory Council for the new term. Continuing their service are Ann Michael, President, DeltaThink; Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS/CHOR Inc.; Andrea Lopez, Sales Director, Annual Reviews; and Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform, Groupon. New members include Rita Scheman, Director of Publications and Executive Editor, American Physiological Society; Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries, and INASP Associate; and Carly Ryan, Licensing Programs Manager at SCELC, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Rotating off the Council are Ann Osterman, Virtual Library of Virginia; Nick Lindsay, MIT Press; and Rick Anderson, University of Utah. We thank them for their participation, particularly through the launch and initial growth phase of RedLink Network.
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Tech Logic develops custom, single-sided sorter for New Monticello Library

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 18, 2018). Tech Logic partnered with Johnson County (KS) Library System to design and install a unique, custom automated materials handling solution, that includes a drive up book drop and overhead conveyance leading to a 7-bin, single-sided sorter for their new, highly-anticipated Monticello branch.
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ILS Powerhouses SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus Coming to CILIP in Leeds, 26th September, 2018

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 17, 2018). Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in Leeds on 26th September.
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MARCIVE provides metadata conversion for catalog visibility

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 17, 2018). MARCIVE, Inc. has performed metadata conversion on behalf of Creativebug for Cuyahoga County Public Library. Creativebug is an award-winning on demand video streaming service for arts and crafts and Cuyahoga County Public Library is the first library to subscribe. Craft books are among the highest-circulating items in the CCPL collection, and they feel Creativebug's videos are a great complement to the highly circulated genre.
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OCLC Research and CARL partner to gauge innovation trends, priorities in research libraries

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 14, 2018). OCLC Research, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in research libraries. The survey is being sent to library directors at 31 institutions in Canada.
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Skidmore College selects TIND Digital Archive

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 14, 2018). Skidmore College has selected the TIND Digital Archive to replace CONTENTdm as the platform for its digitized primary source collections.
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Southern Cross University selects Ex Libris Esploro research services solution

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 13, 2018). Ex Libris announced that Australia's Southern Cross University will be joining the Ex Libris Esploro early adopter program. The Esploro research services solution will facilitate the capture, management, and dissemination of the university's research output and data across all disciplines and consolidate information about researchers, their publications, and their data. The seamless integration of the Esploro service with both the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, along with the Esploro service's interoperability with other academic systems, will help the university increase the efficiency of its library staff, research administrators, and scholars.
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PPF Provides Subscription Management Solutions for Five New Publisher Partners

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 13, 2018). Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment (PPF) partnered with five subscription management clients over the past year, providing various combinations of fulfillment, customer service, trials, renewals, reporting, marketing, distribution and ecommerce solutions.
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SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons' workflow

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 12, 2018). SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron's workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text. At the same time, the service enables libraries to promote their services exactly when and where they are needed by delivering targeted, customisable messages directly into users' workflows.
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Knowledge Unlatched and University of Michigan Library announce collaboration to advance Open Access

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 12, 2018). Knowledge Unlatched, a not-for-profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library, a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under the arrangement, U-M Library will provide a North American base for KU which has recently also established presences in Germany and Australia.
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Gale transforms digital humanities research with launch of new Digital Scholar Lab

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 11, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale's Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.
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Authorea is acquired by Atypon and joins the Wiley family

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 9, 2018). Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction.
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Art Market Magazine and Lens Magazine announce a new collaborative partnership with EBSCO

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 9, 2018). Both Art Market Magazine and Lens Magazine are to be added to EBSCO database. This means that all content from each magazine will be widely available on the databases of universities, academic libraries and public libraries across the world.
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EPFL is live on TIND Institutional Repository

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 7, 2018). TIND was selected by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to provide their cloud-based Institutional Repository (TIND IR), replacing locally developed Invenio Software. Infoscience, the EPFL institutional repository, is now successfully migrated to TIND's SaaS repository.
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University of Leeds wird die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma und die Discovery-Lösung Ex Libris Primo einsetzen, um ihre Effizienz und Entscheidungsfindung zu verbessern

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 7, 2018). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die University of Leeds, eine führende Forschungs- und Lehruniversität in Großbritannien, für die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma und die Discovery- und Delivery-Lösung Ex Libris Primo® entschieden hat, um die Effizienz zu verbessern, Arbeitsabläufe zu optimieren und die Entscheidungsfindung zu unterstützen. Alma und Primo werden die Software Innovative Sierra ablösen.
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La Universidad de Leeds utilizará Alma y Primo de Ex Libris para mejorar la eficiencia y la toma de decisiones

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 7, 2018). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Universidad de Leeds, una universidad líder en investigación y enseñanza del Reino Unido, ha seleccionado la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma y la solución de descubrimiento Ex Libris Primo para mejorar la eficiencia, agilizar los flujos de trabajo, y dar soporte a la toma de decisiones. Alma y Primo reemplazarán el software Innovative Sierra.
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L'Università di Leeds userà la piattaforma di servizi per la biblioteca Ex Libris Alma e la soluzione per il discovery Primo per migliorare l'efficienza e il processo decisionale

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 7, 2018). Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l'Università di Leeds, istituzione leader nel Regno Unito in materia di insegnamento e ricerca, ha scelto la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma e la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo per migliorare la propria efficienza, ottimizzare i flussi di lavoro e supportare i processi decisionali. Alma e Primo sostituiranno il software Innovative Sierra.
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L'Université de Leeds utilisera la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma et la solution de découverte Primo d'Ex Libris pour améliorer l'efficacité et la prise de décisions

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 7, 2018). Ex Libris, une filliale de ProQuest, est ravie d'annoncer que l'Université de Leeds, une université d'enseignement et de recherche de premier plan au Royaume-Uni, a sélectionné la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma et la solution de découverte et d'accès Primo d'Ex Libris pour améliorer l'efficacité, simplifier les flux de travail et faciliter la prise de décisions. Alma et Primo remplaceront le logiciel Innovative Sierra.
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New partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning enables institutions to launch and sustain affordability initiative

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:32
(September 6, 2018). EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning, an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool. The collaboration will benefit college and university customers as they strive to offer affordable, reliable and relevant resources to students, while supporting faculty's teaching and learning goals.
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