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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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ProQuest Appoints Oren Beit-Arie to Chief Strategy Officer

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest's long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.
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Power of Libraries Award Winners announced at COSUGI 2018

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). The Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group conference, COSUGI, took place in April of this year. The opening session was hosted by SirsiDynix executives where the annual “Power of Libraries Awards” were introduced. The recipients of this award were recognized at COSUGI.Earlier this year, SirsiDynix sent out an invitation requesting libraries to submit stories about their inspirational programs that are making a difference in their communities. After reviewing each story, SirsiDynix decided on three different libraries as the recipients of this year's award—Kenosha Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, and Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Massachusetts renews Follett with SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
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Two more libraries adopt Assabet Interactive's new online Event Calendar, Room Booking, and Museum Pass modules

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). Assabet Interactive announced that the Rockport Public Library and the Billerica Public Library are the latest to subscribe to the company's full portfolio of online software for public library websites. The libraries are part of a group of almost twenty libraries in New England now using the company's online modules, which include an event calendar with a robust registration system, a room booking system that works closely with the calendar, and a museum pass reservation system. Unlike other systems, the recently developed software is integrated directly into a library's website pages, so that the main navigation is always present for patrons.
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To celebrate its 5th anniversary, IngramSpark offers free title setup during the month of July

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). IngramSpark, Ingram's award-winning, independent publishing platform, celebrates a five-year milestone and is offering free title setup on print and ebooks throughout the month of July, 2018, using promo code SPARK5.
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LYRASIS announces 6 Catalyst Fund winning projects to support innovation in libraries, archives and museums

Mon, 2018-06-18 16:33
(June 18, 2018). museums, is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster innovation among members and knowledge communities worldwide. This year, six projects were chosen by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle and $155,000 will be awarded. Additionally, LYRASIS will investigate one idea recommended to the Catalyst Fund through a feasibility study.
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Riverside Regional Library joins Missouri Evergreen

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:32
(June 18, 2018). The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Riverside Regional Library (MO), went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 39th member to go live on the system and migrated from a standalone TLC Integrated Library System.
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HighWire leads industry rollout of Universal CASA, in partnership with Google Scholar

Sat, 2018-06-16 04:29
(June 16, 2018). HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber Access' service (Universal CASA) in cooperation with Google Scholar. All content published through HighWire's Intelligent Publishing Platform will be compatible with Universal CASA - meaning researchers can access the content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source.
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Choosing LIBERO an easy decision following rave reviews from customers

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:28
(June 15, 2018). Following rave reviews from other LIBERO Customers, Insight Informatics is proud to announce that Mount Isa City Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud as its hosting library solution.
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Ingram Academic Services signs University of Pennsylvania Press

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:28
(June 15, 2018). Ingram Academic Services, an Ingram Publisher Services brand, has inked an agreement with University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press). Penn Press will use Ingram's warehousing and worldwide distribution network, digital asset management, academic marketing and other premier services to expand the Penn Press market presence and offer their publications to customers in more places.
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Rakuten : Reaches Agreement with Kobe City regarding Rakuten OverDrive Digital Library Service

Thu, 2018-06-14 04:26
(June 13, 2018). Rakuten and Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, have concluded an agreement related to Rakuten OverDrive, a digital library service offered by the Rakuten Group. Based on the agreement, Kobe City will adopt the Rakuten OverDrive digital library service for the first time on a trial basis.The adoption of the digital library service will allow residents of Kobe City to use the service at every municipal library in Kobe City.
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Allen County Public Library first to adopt OCLC Wise in U.S.

Wed, 2018-06-13 19:26
(June 13, 2018). Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. The agreement represents the first commitment by a U.S. public library to implement Wise. Uniquely holistic in its design, Wise integrates tools for increasing community engagement with the functions of library management. The system is engineered to elevate library experiences, the experiences of the people who use the library, and the dedicated staff who engage with the community. It is designed around people and driven by data—enabling libraries to evolve as their communities evolve.
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Gale introduces new Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers from the 19th Century

Tue, 2018-06-12 13:24
(June 12, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that's considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America's first youth subcultures. Read Gale's blog about the new archive.
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BLUEcloud Analytics Now Available for EOS.Web

Fri, 2018-06-08 01:17
(June 7, 2018). SirsiDynix announced the release of BLUEcloud Analytics for EOS.Web. BLUEcloud Analytics helps libraries surface insights into how their library is being used so they can make educated, data-driven decisions. Fundamentally it empowers EOS.Web customers with the enterprise class tools of analytics, dashboards, charts, and the flexibility of striking, meaningful data visualizations showing their impact in their organization.
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Bishop Grosseteste University select Talis Aspire for their first reading list system

Thu, 2018-06-07 16:16
(June 7, 2018). Bishop Grosseteste University have selected Talis Aspire to manage their online reading lists and copyright management. The decision was made by their Reading List Task Force, set up in 2017 and led by the Head of Library Services.
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CILIP HLG attendees can test drive SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus KM & ILS apps

Thu, 2018-06-07 16:16
(June 7, 2018). Lucidea, leading global provider of knowledge management and library automation software, is taking its powerful applications to the CILIP HLG Conference 2018 happening at Keele University in Staffordshire, 13th through 15th June.
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Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic Citation Index

Thu, 2018-06-07 16:16
(June 7, 2018). Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the Egyptian government's digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). This index will launch in 2020 as part of Egypt's 2030 Vision to transform Egypt into a ‘knowledge economy' and will be the first ever mapping of Arabic scholarly literature in a citation index. The ARCI will be powered by the Web of Science- the world's most trusted and only publisher-neutral citation index for researchers in Egypt and across the 22 member states of the Arab League.
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See the Liberty library management system at the ANZ Theological Library Association Conference

Thu, 2018-06-07 16:16
(June 6, 2018). Softlink Information Centres, provider of the Liberty library management system, is sponsoring and exhibiting at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA) conference in Brisbane, July 11-14.
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Scholarly iQ partners with UNSILO to create unified analytics solution

Tue, 2018-06-05 13:02
(June 5, 2018). Danish machine-learning company UNSILO and leading analytics provider Scholarly iQ (SiQ) have announced a partnership to provide a unified analytics solution for publishers and institutions. The tool will enable organisations involved in academic publishing, such as institutions, publishers, and societies, to be able to track usage of any document, and to link the usage to the key concepts contained within that document.
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RedLink adds an additional platform partner

Tue, 2018-06-05 13:02
(June 5, 2018). RedLink announced a partnership with Atypon, offering Literatum customers full integration with RedLink Network, as well as Remarq® collaboration tools in its new in-browser eReader for books and journals.
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