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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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Gale makes off-campus access to scholarly content seamless and easy with Google's CASA

Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). Gale has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google's Campus Activated Subscriber Access into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative content, from any off-campus location or device. CASA is an enhanced authentication service that builds upon Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service. Without CASA, Subscriber Links in Google Scholar search results are based on IP authentication. This is great for on-campus research, but falls short for remote access, becoming a frustrating experience for users. With CASA integration, remote researchers have the same Subscriber Links and unrestricted access to Gale content as on-campus researchers, from anywhere in the world.
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Ingenta Connect Platform Integrates Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access

Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). Ingenta Connect announces the integration this week of Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) service Google Scholar's Campus Activated Subscriber Access is a new service which expands on Google's subscriber Links programme. It enables researchers to access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working remotely, and not using a university IP address.
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VitalSource Joins with McGraw-Hill Education to make digital course materials more affordable for college students

Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). VitalSource, the leading Inclusive Access provider for higher education institutions nationwide, is collaborating with McGraw-Hill Education to make powerful digital course materials more affordable for college students. The new agreement between the two companies will ensure McGraw-Hill Education's adaptive, digital courseware, including McGraw-Hill Connect, is available to hundreds of thousands of U.S. students through VitalSource's "Inclusive Access" delivery method, which provides students with all required course materials seamlessly on the first day of class at affordable prices.
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National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation Announce Grants to Digitize Essential Humanities Books

Tue, 2018-04-10 11:56
(April 10, 2018). The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest funder of the humanities in the United States, announced seven grants, totaling more than $1 million, to convert important out-of-print humanities texts into freely available ebooks.
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King County Library System opens its first makerspace with a grand opening celebration

Mon, 2018-04-09 20:55
(April 9, 2018). Any King County Library System cardholder will be able to create electronic circuits, make a robot, learn to code, craft with a 3-D pen, mix up a beat for a song, or learn other new technical or creative skills at the new Bellevue Library ideaX Makerspace starting Saturday, April 14.
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Innovative gains momentum in academic market with four new library partners

Mon, 2018-04-09 17:55
(April 9, 2018). Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, today announced four academic institutions have switched to Sierra as their Integrated Library System (ILS) over competitor alternatives. Throughout the United States, the new Innovative library partners include: City Colleges of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas, and Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. All four Sierra adopters previously used an Ex Libris ILS.
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Open Dissertations project from EBSCO Information Services goes live

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:55
(April 9, 2018). OpenDissertations.org, the project from EBSCO Information Services and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June.
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NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:55
(April 9, 2018). The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects across the country. These grants will provide digital access to the personal papers of Helen Keller and enable the creation of a new permanent exhibition at the Delta Blues Museum on the history and influence of this quintessential American musical genre.
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Bridging the Digital Divide: Brain training now available at local libraries

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:55
(April 9, 2018). As National Libraries Week kicks off, Posit Science announced that BrainHQ, its cloud-based brain exercise and assessment platform, is now available at hundreds of public and military libraries—at no charge to library patrons.
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Axiell extends presence of digital-first Library Services Platform to Germany

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:55
(April 9, 2018). Axiell announced that Mediathek Lahr will be the first public library service in Germany to use its new cloud-based, digital-first platform, Axiell Quria. The customer, which currently uses the BIBDIA LMS, will pilot the new system and will also implement Axiell Arena for patron engagement. With Axiell Quriaâ, the customer will benefit from a platform which makes daily work routines more efficient, which completely revamps how staff are guided by workflows and how search is done in the catalogue, and which removes all barriers between physical and digital assets.
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SWAN Library Consortium Expanding to 97 Libraries in Illinois

Fri, 2018-04-06 14:52
(April 6, 2018). Nineteen libraries in the Cook, DuPage, and Kane county area will be joining the Illinois library consortium, System Wide Automated Network, commonly referred to as SWAN Library Services. These libraries are currently part of two existing library consortia, Library Integrated Network Consortium and Multitype Automation Group in Cooperation and will migrate into SWAN's current 78-member library consortium on May 1, 2018.
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New Preservica SaaS portfolio redefines affordability of digital preservation storage

Thu, 2018-04-05 23:52
(April 5, 2018). Preservica has announced three new cloud-hosted active digital preservation and access solutions that build on the success of its Cloud Edition and redefine the affordability of preservation storage allowing customers to grow their archives with confidence.
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California chooses ProQuest for K12

Wed, 2018-04-04 17:51
(April 4, 2018). ProQuest's guided research and learning resources, reference solutions and ebooks will be available this fall to California's 6.2 million school children in the state's 10,000 K12 schools. ProQuest is one of three companies selected as part of California's new statewide digital educational resources program, which is designed to provide anytime-anywhere access to high-quality authoritative content to educators, students and staff in K12 schools. Encyclopedia Britannica and TeachingBooks.net are the two other selections.
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Yewno hosts high school research competition to celebrate launch of Yewno Create

Wed, 2018-04-04 17:51
(April 4, 2018). Yewno announced the close of the of the DoYewno? High School Research Competition, which celebrated the launch of Yewno Create, a platform that gives K-12 students the ability to research, write, collaborate on and publish research articles.
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La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile publica su base de datos de autoridades en español, en la Zona Comunitaria de Alma.

Wed, 2018-04-04 17:51
(March 20, 2018). Sistemas Lógicos Chile, distribuidor exclusivo de Ex Libris en Chile, una compañía de Proquest, tiene el agrado de anunciar que el Sistema de Bibliotecas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) ha puesto a disposición, en la Zona Comunitaria de Alma, su base de datos de registros de autoridad en español. Esta base de datos, la primera de este tipo en la Zona Comunitaria, contiene más de 518.000 registros de autoridad de materias, autores personales, corporativos, geográficos, series y títulos, basados en los registros de la LC Subject Headings y otros tesauros como MESH, DECS, AGROVOC, entre otros. Este vocabulario controlado beneficiará principalmente al staff y a los usuarios de las instituciones de habla hispana y es un aporte al trabajo colaborativo entre los miembros de la comunidad de usuarios de Alma.
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James Tallman joins Zift Solutions Board of Directors

Wed, 2018-04-04 14:50
(April 4, 2018). Zift Solutions, the Enterprise Channel Management leader, announced today that James Tallman has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director.
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Experience Argus Collections Management for Museum Innovators at CMA 2018

Wed, 2018-04-04 11:50
(April 4, 2018). Lucidea confirms that Argus, the collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, will be represented at this year's CMA Conference on April 9th through 12th at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.
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The Art Institute of Chicago chooses Preservica to safeguard vital institutional records

Wed, 2018-04-04 11:50
(April 4, 2018). The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the US, has chosen Preservica's AWS cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform to future-proof its vital corporate records and institutional memory.
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Artificial intelligence hypothesis validation platform Sci.ai wins Digital Science Catalyst Grant

Wed, 2018-04-04 08:50
(April 4, 2018). Research industry technology company Digital Science has awarded the first Catalyst Grant of 2018 to a team from Romania aiming to accelerate the research process through their Artificial Intelligence Platform Sci.ai.
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Follett expands Follett Book Fairs into Texas market

Wed, 2018-04-04 08:50
(April 4, 2018). Follett announced Follett Book Fairs, which launched regionally at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, will expand into Texas, effective August 2018. Nader Qaimari, Follett School Solutions' president, made the announcement at the 2018 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Dallas, and said Follett Book Fairs will begin with PreK-8 schools in the Houston and Dallas areas.
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