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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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The State of Open Data 2018 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 23, 2018). Open data has become more embedded in the research community – 64% of survey respondents reveal they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data.
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Follett Supports Safe Schools by Partnering with CrisisGo

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 23, 2018). In support of making every staff member, teacher and student safer at their schools, Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge.
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Evergreen completes move to web client, adds new features

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 23, 2018). The new Evergreen Release 3.2 completes the move to a modern web-based staff client, phasing out the old client, while providing other enhancements developed by the Evergreen community to enhance service for library users and improve tools for library managers.
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San Juan Bautista City Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 23, 2018). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the San Juan Bautista City Library, in California is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 8,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Follett Challenge launches 2019 contest

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 22, 2018). The Follett Challenge launches its eighth annual contest today and this year's entrants will have additional incentive to capture the Grand Prize. In addition to winning $60,000 in Follett products and/or services, the winning school will receive a personal visit from Kwame Alexander, one of the country's most acclaimed and innovative children's book authors, as part of the award celebration.
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American Society of Hematology Adds Remarq

Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 22, 2018). RedLink announced that the American Society of Hematology, publisher of clinical and scientific research in the field of hematology, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities providing collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the version of record.
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Gale Enhances Professional Development Collections on GVRL with Alignments to the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Thu, 2018-10-18 02:10
(October 16, 2018). Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers' professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale's blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers.
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Join Lucidea at ARK's 14th Annual Knowledge Management Conference

Thu, 2018-10-18 02:10
(October 16, 2018). Lucidea, provider of powerful knowledge management, legal intranet and electronic resource management solutions purpose-built for the legal sector will attend the 14th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference in New York on October 23rd and 24th at the New York School of Law. Lucidea's portfolio of best-in-class KM and library management solutions includes SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, LawPort, Inmagic Presto and LookUp Precision.
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LYRASIS Receives $1,200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support further development of CollectionSpace

Thu, 2018-10-18 02:10
(October 16, 2018). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded LYRASIS a $1,200,000 award to support the next stage of community growth and technical development of CollectionSpace. CollectionSpace is the only collections management system led by a nonprofit and designed with input from the community. It offers forward looking features that include mobile-friendly displays, an open application program interface (API), and a multitude of custom profiles for museums and other institutions that hold art, artifact, object, and specimen collections of all types and sizes. This new 3-year award will fund three key areas to further the CollectionSpace build-out: user community expansion, accelerating progress on the technical roadmap and the addition of staff to ensure continued high levels of service.
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Soutron Global Unveils major upgrade at Toronto User Group meeting: Soutron Global is committed to working with clients

Thu, 2018-10-18 02:10
(October 14, 2018). Soutron Global announced its 2018 Toronto User Group meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 25th. Soutron Global's annual Toronto User Group meeting is a powerful venue for the company to meet with its clients and listen to their needs, review the direction of the company and demonstrate new product advancements.
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La Plataforma Suiza de servicios bibliotecarios basará los nuevos servicios bibliotecarios nacionales en la plataforma Ex Libris Alma y la solución Primo

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 11, 2018). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Plataforma de Servicio de la Biblioteca de Suiza A.G. (SLSP) ha optado por basar el nuevo Servicio Nacional Bibliotecario de Suiza para las universidades académicas en la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma, con la solución Ex Libris Primo® que proporciona servicios de descubrimiento y entrega a los usuarios.
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Swiss Library Service Platform wird neue Nationalbibliotheksdienste auf der Plattform Ex Libris Alma und der Lösung Primo aufbauen

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 11, 2018). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) dafür entschieden hat, den neuen Nationalbibliotheksdienst der Schweiz für akademische Universitäten auf die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma zu stützen, während die Lösung Ex Libris Primo den Nutzern Discovery- und Delivery-Services bieten wird.
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La Swiss Library Service Platform fonda i nuovi servizi nazionali per la biblioteca sulla piattaforma Ex Libris Alma e sulla soluzione Primo

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 11, 2018). Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che la Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) ha scelto di fondare il nuovo servizio bibliotecario nazionale svizzero per le istituzioni accademiche sulla piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma, con la soluzione Ex Libris Primo® che fornirà agli utenti i servizi di discovery e delivery.
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La Swiss Library Service Platform basera ses nouveaux services de bibliothèque nationaux sur la plateforme Alma et la solution Primo d'Ex Libris

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 11, 2018). Ex Libris®, une filiale de ProQuest, est ravie d'annoncer que la Swiss Library Service Platform (plateforme de services de bibliothèque suisse) A.G. (SLSP) a choisi de baser le nouveau service de bibliothèque national suisse destiné aux universités académiques sur la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma d'Ex Libris, associée à la solution Primo d'Ex Libris pour la fourniture de services de distribution et de découverte aux utilisateurs.
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La LIUC - Università Cattaneo passa a Ex Libris Alma, Primo e Leganto per migliorare l'accesso alle risorse elettroniche per gli studenti, gli insegnanti e i ricercatori

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l'istituzione italiana LIUC - Università Cattaneo adotterà la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca, Ex Libris Alma, la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo e la soluzione per le reading list Leganto. A causa della varietà delle soluzioni tecnologiche attive finora, le informazioni si sono accumulate in silos, sono nati problemi con la gestione delle risorse elettroniche e con la fornitura dell'accesso alle stesse.
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Swiss Library Service Platform to base new National Library Services on Ex Libris Alma Platform and Primo solution

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). Ex Libris announced that the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) has opted to base Switzerland's new national library service for academic universities on the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, with the Ex Libris Primo solution providing discovery and delivery services to users.
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Follett, acclaimed author Kwame Alexander announce partnership

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). Follett and Kwame Alexander, one of the country's most acclaimed and innovative children's book authors, today announced they have formed a partnership to launch All Books for All Kids, a literacy campaign to ensure children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. The partnership will be formally introduced Saturday (Oct. 13) in Miami, where Alexander is touring to promote his new book, Swing.
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Patron Point establishes the Library Marketing Technology Innovation awards

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). Patron Point is announcing today the launch of the Library Marketing Technology Innovation Awards. Called the “LIMMYs”, public libraries of all sizes will have the opportunity to explore the wide variety of ways marketing automation technology can be applied to real-world library marketing goals and challenges.
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New record: more than 1 million books self-published in 2017

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year. The total number of self-published titles grew from 786,935 to 1,009,188, surpassing the million mark for the first time.
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OCLC partners with Taylor & Francis to create and deliver high-quality catalog records to libraries

Sat, 2018-10-13 17:04
(October 10, 2018). OCLC is partnering with Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading academic publishers, to create and deliver high-quality catalog records representing important scholarly works to libraries. As an OCLC cataloging partner, Taylor & Francis will provide published works for OCLC's team of professional catalogers to create high-quality records to be added to WorldCat and delivered to libraries. OCLC will create 7,000 full-level MARC records annually and deliver records through WorldShare Collection Manager to Taylor & Francis global library customers. In addition, OCLC will automatically maintain WorldCat holdings for Taylor & Francis customers with an OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription.
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