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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library automation industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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NZ's newest Koha public library: Whanganui District Libraries

Thu, 2018-02-01 18:37
(February 1, 2018). Whanganui Library was the first public library of New Zealand to quietly leave the Kōtui consortium in 2017. In March they put out an RFP for a new Library Management System, to which we responded proposing Koha. We worked together seamlessly for two months solid, and with the timely delivery of data overnight from Sirsi Dynix in the USA, Koha went live without a hitch in June.
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FOLIO Library Services Platform to benefit from Services Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions

Thu, 2018-02-01 15:37
(February 1, 2018). EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform will be able to rely on hosting and services support.
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Odilo se incorpora a Library Simplified de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York

Thu, 2018-02-01 09:37
(January 30, 2018). La empresa española Odilo se incorpora como proveedor del proyecto Library Simplified liderado y promovido por la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York (NYPL) en colaboración con algunas de las bibliotecas más importantes de Estados Unidos, una vez finalizado de forma satisfactoria la integración técnica entre Odilo y la aplicación Simply-e.
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OCLC signs agreements with leading publishers worldwide to make more content discoverable through libraries

Wed, 2018-01-31 18:37
(January 31, 2018). OCLC has signed agreements with distinguished publishers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality books, e-books, journals, databases and other materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.
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Capital Area District Libraries bgin Patron Point iplementation

Wed, 2018-01-31 18:37
(January 30, 2018). Thrd Chapter Partners is announcing today that Capital Area District Libraries has begun implementation of its marketing platform, Patron Point. A key strategic goal for CADL is to re-define the ways its marketing communicates to its patrons.
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Library groups announce partnership to establish ORCID US community

Wed, 2018-01-31 18:37
(January 30, 2018). LYRASIS, a member-based nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, is proud to announce a partnership with the NorthEast Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance to create a US community to support ORCID, a non-profit organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier for individual scholarly researchers.
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Ingenta partners with RedLink to offer Remarq

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:37
(January 31, 2018). Ingenta has announced a collaboration to support integration of Remarq, the collaboration platform from RedLink, for its publishers. This collaboration enables Ingenta CMS platform customers to offer group discussions, annotation, editorial tools, and copyright-compliant sharing on the Version of Record, driving community engagement.
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Springer Nature launches enhanced Metadata Downloader for book and journal metadata updates and title lists

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:37
(January 31, 2018). An enhanced Metadata Downloader which will replace the current MARC downloader has now been launched by Springer Nature. This improved web tool provides librarians and library cataloguers with easily downloadable metadata updates which can be embedded into library catalogues, as well as title lists for a library's licensed content.
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Axiell Media delivers Swedish ebooks and audio books to the Helmet Library Consortium in Helsinki

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:37
(January 31, 2018). Axiell Media, the largest distributor of e-booksand audiobooks in the Nordic region, has signed a cooperation agreement withHelmet Libraries for the distribution of Swedish e-books and audiobooks. Currently,Axiell Media distributes over 20,000 titles from 650 publishers to about 300 libraries inSweden and Finland. In addition to the Helmet library consortia, nine other Finnishlibraries are using the service.
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EBSCO Health Resource named 2018 Best in KLAS for clinical decision support

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:37
(January 31, 2018). Two EBSCO Health clinical resources were named among the top performing point-of-care reference tools in the 2018 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that Nursing Reference Center Plus™ and DynaMed Plus® were among the top performing clinical decision support – point of care clinical reference tools, with Nursing Reference Center Plus ranked number one and DynaMed Plus coming in as a close second.
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EBSCO Information Services awards five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:37
(January 31, 2018). EBSCO Information Services has awarded five librarians, including two first-time attendees, $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting, February 9th-13th in Denver, Colorado. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives at a breakfast during the conference.
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Taking the journal article to the next level: Taylor and Francis partner with Code Ocean

Tue, 2018-01-30 12:36
(January 30, 2018). Taylor and Francis and Code Ocean announce a new partnership that enables researchers to easily share and run code, making journal articles more robust. Readers will enjoy new interactivity where the Code Ocean widget is embedded within an article. They can run the code instantly within the page to easily reproduce and replicate data findings, so results can be verified and tested, and knowledge improved.
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Innovative Mobile Worklists wins Platinum third year in a row in 2018 Modern Library Awards

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:36
(January 30, 2018). Innovative Interfaces announced three products received distinctions from LibraryWorks' fourth annual Modern Library Awards.
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VitalSource and Blackboard announce collaboration to seamlessly power inclusive access model in the LMS

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:36
(January 30, 2018). Blackboard announced a new collaboration with VitalSource, the leading “Inclusive Access” provider. This new collaboration provides students with seamless access to course materials in an Inclusive Access model within Blackboard's leading learning management systems, Blackboard Learn and Moodlerooms. The collaboration expands upon the existing relationship between both companies and makes VitalSource's extensive catalog of digital textbooks and publisher learning platforms readily available, while also lowering the cost of course materials for students.
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Evergreen to highlight opportunities for new workflows at ALA Midwinter

Tue, 2018-01-30 09:36
(January 30, 2018). The Evergreen open-source community is leading a session at the 2018 American Library Association Midwinter meeting to show how Evergreen 3.0 is helping libraries serve their users in the modern age. Evergreen at the desk, on the road, and everywhere in between is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E.
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The Archives of the Episcopal Church selects Arkivum PERPETUA as their assured data safeguarding and digital preservation solution

Mon, 2018-01-29 12:36
(January 29, 2018). Arkivum, a leading provider of compliance driven long-term data safeguarding and digital preservation solutions, has announced that The Archives of the Episcopal Church (Episcopal Archives) in Austin, Texas, has chosen Arkivum PERPETUA as their data archiving, preservation and safeguarding solution.
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Mid-North Coast chooses LIBERO as their hosted solution

Mon, 2018-01-29 09:36
(January 29, 2018). LIBERO announced that Mid-North Coast Co-operative Library Services will move forward with LIBERO Cloud. The library staff needed a cloud solution to remove the stress from maintaining their own server.
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Record number of libraries surpass 1 million eBook and audiobook checkouts in 2017

Sun, 2018-01-28 15:35
(January 23, 2018). OverDrive announced today that 58 library systems set a new record for lending 1 million eBooks and digital audiobooks in 2017. This milestone reaffirms the consistent growth of digital lending in the library and represents a significant increase from the 49 that reached 1 million checkouts in 2016. The libraries are based in the U.S., Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.
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Human Rights Studies Database Honored by Choice Magazine

Sun, 2018-01-28 15:35
(January 23, 2018). The Human Rights Studies Online database, from Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company, was recognized by Choice as one of the magazine's 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners for curating and contextualizing human rights atrocities from the 20th and early 21st centuries.
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Kitchener Public Library takes major step in library marketing with Patron Point

Sun, 2018-01-28 12:35
(January 28, 2018). The Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has selected its marketing platform, Patron Point after conducting a multi-vendor Integrated Library System procurement process. This process, for the first time, established requirements specific to library marketing technology functionality as a significant element of the procurement.
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