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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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Fri, 2018-01-19 09:23
(January 19, 2018). December var første måned, hvor vi tydeligt kunne se effekten af de seneste måneders arbejde med at stabilisere driften af FBS. Selvom vi oplevede to databasefejl tidligt på morgenen henholdsvis d. 20. og 31. december, så var det for den resterende tid en måned med stabil drift, et stort antal forespørgsler (godt 142 millioner) og en gennemsnitlig svartid på 182 millisekunder, hvilket er næsten en halvering i forhold til november.
Categories: Library News

DuraSpace Board of Directors Changes Leadership

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:23
(January 18, 2018). After serving for several years on the Board, and for three years on the Executive Group, Laura Wood, Associate University Librarian for Research and Education at Harvard Library, is stepping down from her post as Board President. To fill this vacancy the Board has approved the following slate: Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech, will serve as President, Tom Cramer, Assistant University Librarian and Director, Digital Library Systems & Services Chief Technology Strategist Stanford University Libraries, and Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will remain in their current positions as Vice President and Secretary, respectively, and Rob Cartolano, Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, will serve as Treasurer to fill the position vacated by Tyler. Laura will remain on the Board through the spring.
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Three South African Universities go live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Thu, 2018-01-18 12:22
(January 18, 2018). Ex Libris announced that the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the University of Cape Town, and the University of the Western Cape are now operational with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. They join Stellenbosch University, the first university in Africa to choose Alma, which went live in early 2017.
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University College Dublin to use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to transform library collections

Thu, 2018-01-18 12:22
(January 18, 2018). University College Dublin, one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities, will use OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to tackle collection management challenges as it redefines its library services and facilities.
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Gallic Books Expands Their 2018 Global Presence with Ingram

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:22
(January 18, 2018). Gallic Books expands their UK and global presence with Ingram Publisher Services LLC international distribution network.
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U.S. Department of State to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:22
(January 18, 2018). The U.S. Department of State has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the library management system that offers more efficient back-office operations, integrated services, and a single-search discovery interface for library users.
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ProQuest's Civil War Collection Honored by ACRL Choice

Wed, 2018-01-17 15:22
(January 17, 2018). A unique and comprehensive set of Civil War manuscripts and records is now available on a History Vault module – and Choice has recognized it as one of the magazine's 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners.
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Follett Challenge video voting to begin next week

Wed, 2018-01-17 15:22
(January 17, 2018). The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge's “People's Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year's competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People's Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.
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Follett Challenge video voting to begin next week

Wed, 2018-01-17 15:22
(January 17, 2018). The public voting will begin next week for the seventh annual Follett Challenge's “People's Choice” awards as the 133 schools and districts entered in this year's competition vie for prizes worth $8,000 each in products and services from Follett. The 10 “People's Choice” prizes will be awarded to those schools/districts that receive the highest number of online votes from the public for their three- to five-minute videos, which were submitted as part of the application process.
Categories: Library News

Gale and NC LIVE Help North Carolinians Prepare for College and Career Advancement

Wed, 2018-01-17 12:22
(January 17, 2018). NC LIVE, North Carolina's statewide library consortium, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 200 academic and public libraries across North Carolina with access to Gale's Testing & Education Reference Center, an interactive eLearning tool powered by Peterson's, the leading provider of education and career guidance. This tool provides college and career planning assistance to help users make informed, confident decisions about their professional future.
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FinELib and Elsevier reach agreement for subscription access and open access publishing

Wed, 2018-01-17 12:22
(January 17, 2018). The FinELib consortium and information analytics business Elsevier today signed an agreement making Elsevier's globally published research articles available to Finnish academic institutions, while providing Finnish researches with incentives to publish open access if they so choose.
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New King County Library System director Begins leadership role

Tue, 2018-01-16 18:21
(January 16, 2018). Most recently the Director and Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, Lisa Rosenblum began her first day today as the new director of King County Library System, one of the busiest library systems in the country.
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ByWater Solutions at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2018

Tue, 2018-01-16 18:21
(January 16, 2018). ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.
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Deakin University in Australia Selects Yewno Discover Research Application

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Yewno announced that Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span seven countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy and now, Australia.
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Follett disrupts collegiate campus ecommerce with $50 million technology investment

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Follett Corporation, higher education's leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company's collegiate eCommerce platform. The company's shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.
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Follett President and CEO Ray Griffith to retire; board appoints Sodexo's Patrick Connolly to succeed Griffith

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:21
(January 16, 2018). Follett Corporation announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018. The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.
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Latest LIBERO upgrade focuses on mobile device experience

Tue, 2018-01-16 09:21
(January 16, 2018). LIBERO's latest upgrade makes working on mobile devices more capable and enjoyable than ever.
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National Taiwan University opts for Ex Libris Alma library services

Tue, 2018-01-16 09:21
(January 16, 2018). Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school's library management system. In addition, NTU's local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.
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Yewno powers better book discovery to top publishers De Gruyter book content now available through Yewno Discover

Mon, 2018-01-15 12:20
(January 15, 2018). Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announced that publishers who use Ingram Content Group services can make book content discoverable over the Yewno platform. De Gruyter now joins Stanford University Press, Brill, and Wiley as publishers with books provided by Ingram and now discoverable through Yewno.
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Five librarians selected as 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

Mon, 2018-01-15 12:20
(January 15, 2018). OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
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