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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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BiblioCommons features FRBRized grouped search results in BiblioCore catalog—live with libraries across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 2018-03-22 17:36
(March 22, 2018). For years the library community has been dreaming of a FRBRized catalog. After many iterations and a year of live beta testing, BiblioCommons has realized this dream by launching Grouped Search for libraries using the BiblioCore catalog across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
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Bavarian State Library offers German and English content via Yewno research platform

Thu, 2018-03-22 17:36
(March 22, 2018). Yewno announced that the Bavarian State Library will offer researchers the option of performing research in either English or German using the Yewno Discover platform.
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GALILEO to provide users with federated single sign-on access in new agreement with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens

Thu, 2018-03-22 11:36
(March 22, 2018). The GALILEO consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials. The software delivers all of GALILEO's library resources to its 10 million users by simply having them sign in via a single login.
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Wed, 2018-03-21 20:35
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and Capita partner to provide fully automated workflow solution for libraries

Wed, 2018-03-21 17:35
(March 21, 2018). GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOhas partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.
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Gale improves user experience and discoverability of Gale Small Business Builder with new integrated access to business and legal resources

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is making it easier for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to find and access their library's key business and legal resources. Gale Small Business Builder now provides integrated access to Small Business Resource Center, DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms. Libraries that subscribe to one or more of these products now have access to additional business and legal content through Gale Small Business Builder, giving their patrons a direct path to the resources and tools they need within their business planning workflow.
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Patron Point expands program offerings

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Patron Point announed a significant expansion to its Proven Programs offerings. From the original set of four, the expansion includes nine new programs in three broad categories including: Core (patron lifecycle): Welcome, Renew, Anniversary, Engage, Restore, and Rising Adult; Preference (programs driven by patron preferences): Promote, News, Read, and Hot Authors; and Growth (attracting new users): Attract, Refer, and Social. Libraries can mix and match programs to affordably achieve their marketing goals.
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Gale integrates video and classroom tools into GVRL eBook Platform, improving student engagement

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, is taking instruction and student engagement to the next level. Video and curriculum-aligned classroom tools have been integrated into selected eBooks on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Now teachers can incorporate content from these eBooks---text, video, classroom activities and more---into their lesson plans, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience for students, while meeting curriculum standards.
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Rockefeller University Press Adds Remarq

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). RedLink announced that Rockefeller University Press is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on the Journal of Cell Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of General Physiology.
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New national study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:35
(March 21, 2018). The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. The research updates OCLC's seminal 2008 study that explored voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding.
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TLC and Mackin to offer full MackinVIA content integration

Tue, 2018-03-20 17:34
(March 20, 2018). The Library Corporation has partnered with Mackin Educational Resources, merging MackinVIA eRe ource platform services with TLC's Library.Solution ILS. Released on March 8th, the integration of MackinVIA and Library•Solution's Public Access Catalog begins a partnership that unifies MackinVIA's capabilities with TLC's customer base.
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Public libraries worldwide reach milestone with one billion digital book checkouts

Tue, 2018-03-20 17:34
(March 20, 2018). While some thought digital was going to signal the decline of libraries, it has instead strengthened library systems and positioned them as a hub for innovation, education and a place of reading happiness beyond the bookshelves. After surpassing one million digital book checkouts in 2007 and 100 million in 2012, leading digital reading platform OverDrive today proudly announces another remarkable milestone – libraries around the world have reached one billion digital book checkouts.
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Spydus technology outlook for 2018

Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(March 20, 2018). Rapid advancements in technology and changing customer needs have ensured that Civica's cutting-edge integrated library management system, Spydus, is on top of the latest technology trends to continuously improve service delivery outcomes. Jeremy Langley, Product Manager, Libraries, shares his technology vision for library management.
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National Library Board of Singapore signs new contract with Civica

Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(March 6, 2018). Civica, one of Australia's leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the award of a multimillion-dollar contract from the National Library Board of Singapore to supply the Spydus library management solution and associated services for four years with an option to extend to eight years.
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Libraries need to evolve to bridge the gap between digital and physical experiences, reveals UTS and Civica research

Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(February 26, 2018). Bridging the gap between online and physical experiences is a key challenge for libraries, reveals the latest Civica Changing LandscapeTM Report: the intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces – Physical-digital, communicating the new normal. The report was developed by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services for organisations around the world helping transform the way they work.
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Civica releases Spydus 10.1.6 with a focus on improved customer journey

Tue, 2018-03-20 02:33
(February 19, 2018). Civica, one of Australia's leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce the release of Spydus 10.1.6. Spydus is Civica's market-leading, web-based, and cloud-hosted library management system, which includes patron discovery, archives and digital asset management, electronic resource management, event management, and a full business intelligence suite.
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Equinox migrates Thorold Public Library to Evergreen within LINC

Mon, 2018-03-19 23:32
(March 19, 2018). Equinox is pleased to announce that Thorold Public Library in Thorold, Ontario successfully migrated to Evergreen under the Sequoia agreement with the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative.
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The Sainsbury Archive chooses Preservica to create new cloud-based digital archive

Mon, 2018-03-19 23:32
(March 14, 2018). The Sainsbury Archive, which charts the growth and history of one of the UK's largest supermarkets, has chosen Preservica's AWS cloud-hosted digital preservation platform to actively preserve invaluable digital assets relating to the company's operations. These currently date from the opening of the very first store in Drury Lane, London in 1869, and the Archive also plans to use Preservica to safeguard exclusively born-digital records in the future.
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Insight Informatics and Mid North Coast: A friendship worth keeping:

Mon, 2018-03-19 23:32
(March 1, 2018). Recently, MNC agreed to move to LIBERO's hosted solution, LIBERO Cloud, and will move forward with peace of mind that industry experts will take care of its library resources.
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LibraryThing acquires Litsy

Mon, 2018-03-19 20:31
(March 19, 2018). LibraryThing, creator of the social site LibraryThing.com and a leading provider of software for libraries, has acquired the mobile app Litsy.
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