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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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EBSCO Information Services releases the Atlantic Magazine Archive

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 18, 2018). Libraries can now offer patrons and researchers access to a unique historical archive of literary and cultural commentary, spanning more than 150 years of American history. Now available through EBSCO Information Services, The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, is a complete archive of the leading monthly magazine, The Atlantic. The archive enables libraries to expand their special collections with a valuable historical resource for past and contemporary research.
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Innovative appoints new Global Chief Information Officer

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry's highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.
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OCLC and Springer Nature partner to offer seamless ebook and ejournal workflows

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). OCLC partnered with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
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Lucidea's Year in Review: New Products, New Australian Office, New Books from Lucidea Press

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 17, 2018). Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of knowledge management, library automation, legal intranet and museums and archives collections management solutions. They made great strides in 2018 with exciting upgrades to their ILS and KM applications, new products for the museums and archives sectors, a new office in Melbourne, Australia, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.
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Follett announces acquisition of NextTier Education

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 13, 2018). Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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Library and Archives Canada: a new era with Aurora

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 12, 2018). In its continuing efforts to renew its library system, Library and Archives Canada has launched Aurora, a new interface to access LAC's published holdings.
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EBSCO Information Services acquires Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 11, 2018). EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications for the past 200 years. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.
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Eduserv and Jisc to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Wed, 2018-12-19 14:52
(December 11, 2018). Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK's technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.
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Regent's University of London selects Talis Aspire to manage reading lists to improve student experience

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 10, 2018). Regent's University London has selected Talis Aspire to manage the university's reading lists. After winning an award for Customer Service Excellence in 2017, the university was keen to maintain focus on student experience, ensuring the smoothest possible process for students when accessing resources.
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Fælles Bibliotekssystem leverer data til andre

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 10, 2018). Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) får en model for udstilling af data. Dermed bliver systemet fremover dataleverandør til relevante parter, herunder kommuner og Bibliotekernes Business Intelligence (BIBI). Det står fast efter at styregruppen for FBS på deres møde den 28. november 2018 godkendte, at der etableres en infrastruktur til udstilling af data fra FBS,
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NBC Learn and Newsela partner to bring engaging digital resources to schools

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 9, 2018). NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and Newsela.com will refer users to related content on the partner's respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.
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Innovative invests in future of libraries with high-value product bundles

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 7, 2018). Innovative Interfaces announced that demand for product bundles remains strong as libraries continue to recognize the value and efficiency they deliver. The company introduced bundles to further enhance the solutions that Innovative offers to libraries and to simplify the purchasing process.
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Follett's Destiny now in 23 of 25 largest U.S. K-12 districts

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). With the recent adoption by Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools, Follett's market-leading Destiny solution is now in 23 of the 25 largest K-12 school districts in the United States. Destiny's flagship product, Destiny Library Manager, is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide and trusted by more than 65,000 customers.
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Patron Point appoints Ian Downie as Partner

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). Patron Point, the first of its kind marketing automation platform for public libraries, announced the appointment of Ian Downie as Partner. The appointment comes on the back of a very strong year in which the company doubled in size.
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BBC Studios' Video Library now available through ProQuest

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 5, 2018). An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world's largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space.
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CARLI Selects Ex Libris Alma library services platform for 91 I-Share libraries

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) announced that it has selected the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform to support I-Share, the resource sharing service and library catalog that serves 91 CARLI member institutions. Ex Libris Alma was selected through a competitive State of Illinois public procurement process.
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The Crowley Company mourns the death of Christopher William Crowley

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). Vice president Patrick (Pat) Crowley of The Crowley Company, an international leader in digital imaging hardware solutions and conversion services, announced the passing of his brother and company president, Christopher (Chris) William Crowley, on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
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OCLC Research and euroCRIS release report on international research information management practices

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 4, 2018). OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices.
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Oodi opens in Helsinki, marking a new era of libraries in the world's most literate nation

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 3, 2018). Oodi – a new central library for Helsinki will open on the fifth of December 2018, a day before Finland marks its 101st anniversary as an independent country. Described as the nation's birthday gift to its citizens, the 17,250 sq m library has been designed by Finnish architecture firm ALA Architects, led by Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston.
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Softlink's Liberty chosen by the Michael Somare Library

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:30
(December 3, 2018). Softlink Information Centres announced that the University of Papua New Guinea's Michael Somare Library has chosen the Liberty library management system.
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