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December 5, 2013. BIBSYS Consortium selects Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected the Alma library management service. BIBSYS will use Alma in conjunction with Ex Libris Primo to provide next-generation library services for a consortium of over 100 institutions that includes all Norwegian universities, colleges, the National Library and a number of research libraries. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. Fælles Bibliotekssystem igangsætter nu udviklingsaktiviteter. I august måned indgik KOMBIT kontrakt med Dantek A/S om udvikling, udrulning, drift og videreudvikling af det nye Fælles Bibliotekssystem, som 88 kommuner har tilsluttet sig. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. ProQuest’s latest addition to DNSA chronicles U.S.-Mexico counternarcotics efforts. ProQuest’s unique relationship with the National Security Archive – an award-winning research institute, library and publisher of declassified documentation based at The George Washington University – is enabling researchers to explore nearly a half-century of counternarcotics cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico – an issue of persistent U.S. domestic, regional and national security concern. Digital National Security Archive: Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013 encompasses newly declassified records from the Nixon administration through the first term of the Obama presidency, tracing the often-contentious relations between the hemisphere’s largest consumer of illegal drugs and a principal producer and transit point for those substances, a topic with implications for U.S. ties to the rest of Latin America. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. Graceland University Libraries choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the libraries at Graceland University are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research goes live on LibLime Koha 4.14. LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, has gone live on LibLime Koha 4.14 as their new ILS.CODESRIA looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.14, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, additional functionality for expired & cancelled holds, and support for RDA. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance. <<more>>
December 4, 2013. SirsiDynix integrates 3M Cloud library with eResource Central eRC continues to offer more provider integrations than any other solution. SirsiDynix announced that the 3M Cloud Library has been integrated with eResource Central, bringing more than 200,000 titles and hundreds of publishers to the eRC ecosystem. Libraries using eRC and the 3M Cloud Library can update their local title metadata with one click; they can also sync thousands of titles to their catalog in minutes. Library users at eRC-enabled libraries see in-catalog availability for 3M Cloud Library titles, and they can check titles out to their devices from the library catalog. Library users can access their content on their computer, iOS or Android device, or on major ereader devices. <<more>>
December 3, 2013. Content from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce, is the latest content source to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. Patent attorneys, patent agents and others involved in intellectual property management will benefit from the addition of USPTO’s Patent Application Full Text and Patent Full Text to EDS. <<more>>
December 3, 2013. The Crowley Company begins shipping UScan+. Crowley Company president Christopher Crowley announces the formal entrance of the UScan+ Universal Film reader/scanner into the digital imaging market this week. “The original UScan, which came to market in June 2012, was quickly embraced by end-users for its small footprint, pricing and user simplicity. This next generation, the UScan+, is the result of customer feedback and their desire for additional features. <<more>>
December 2, 2013. Wolper Among 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry. EContent magazine has named Wolper Information Services to its prestigious EContent 100 list of “companies that matter most in the digital content industry.” This is the second time Wolper has been included on the EContent 100. <<more>>
November 29, 2013. ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech Ltd. announce formalized partnership. ByWater Solutions and Talkingtech LTD have announced a formal partnership regarding integration of Talkingtech’s i-Tiva patron outbound telephone notification, SMS text messaging application and inbound self service application for patrons into Koha. <<more>>
November 29, 2013. The Irish Hospice Foundation chooses Koha, supported by Interleaf Technology.. As part of a plan to deliver an improved experience for staff and students using the library and information service, the Irish Hospice Foundation has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Heritage system. Interleaf Technology has been <<more>>
November 28, 2013. RMG Town Hall 2: Discovery, e-Books, Demand-Driven Acquisitions . RMG's 2014 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Continuing the RMG 2013 Town Hall focus on the transformational impact of e-Books on libraries, RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and e-Book vendors from the global library industry for a big tent discussion on the urgent need for libraries to provide customers with easier, simpler, and satisfying user experiences to find and use licensed and open e- and p- content. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Bavaria Takes Digital Long-Term Preservation Statewide with Ex Libris Rosetta. Ex Libris announced that the Bavarian Library Network has selected Ex Libris Rosetta to provide long-term preservation services to all the academic libraries in the state. This decision extends the existing Rosetta implementation at the Bavarian State Library (BSB) to all university libraries in Bavaria. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Roger Brisson joins Ex Libris as Strategy Director Europe. Ex Libris announced that Roger Brisson has been appointed Strategy Director for Ex Libris Europe. The former head of Metadata Services at Boston University, which has run Ex Libris Alma for the past year, Mr Brisson brings with him a wealth of real-world knowledge of academic libraries and their evolving needs. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Thirteen SirsiDynix Customers Earn 5-Star Rating from Library Journal. SirsiDynix congratulated thirteen of its customer libraries for receiving the prestigious 5-star rating in this year’s Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. LJ designed its rating system to support public libraries, collect library statistics, and promote library improvement and self-evaluation. Only 3.5 percent of public libraries nationwide were honored with Star Library recognition, and only 1.1 percent of public libraries received a 5-star rating. <<more>>
November 27, 2013. Backstage cataloging and metadata services experience significant growth. Backstage Library Works announced today a 30% growth rate in its cataloging support to the library community during 2013. Increasing need for cataloging and metadata services is seen across academic, public and special institutions. Requests are on the rise for cataloging of non-Roman materials as well as special formats, including CDs, DVDs and music scores. <<more>>
November 26, 2013. Follett partners With EBSCO Information Services. Follett announced a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to provide students with expanded online access to top research databases such as MasterFILE Premier and Academic Search Premier. <<more>>
November 26, 2013. LibLime to exhibit at the SLA’s Military Libraries Workshop. LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Special Library Association’s Military Libraries Workshop scheduled for December 9-11 in Huntsville, Alabama. LibLime will be showcasing library support services and ArchivalWare Digital Library System (DLS), a browser-based enterprise content management solution that manages both print and digital collections. <<more>>
November 25, 2013. The John Cotton Dana Award accepting online entries for outstanding library public relations. The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the annual Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services. <<more>>
November 25, 2013. Butte-Silver Bow Public Library improves service by contracting with Catalyst NET Limited of New Zealand and Bywater Solutions of Santa Barbara CA for the library system's open source Koha Integrated Library System software upgrade to 3.12.. The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library system executed its software upgrade in twenty-four hours allowing the library to improve the user interface and streamline hardware and software upgrades with the support of Catalyst.NET Limited in New Zealand, an open source support company that provides development for the community version of Koha originally developed in New Zealand. <<more>>
November 24, 2013. Serials Solutions to Index HBO Kennisbank in the Summon Service. Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with HBO Kennisbank to index the results of publicly funded research contained in the institutional repositories of Dutch universities in the Summon service. Metadata from the HBO Knowledge Base will be indexed allowing researchers to discover articles, research reports and theses produced by lecturers, teachers and students within the universities alongside their library's other resources to gather the most relevant information for their projects. <<more>>
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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
For the last six years I have conducted a survey and written a report on the perceptions that libraries form of the quality of the core automation products they use and their satisfaction with the service they receive:
It's time to collect data for the 2013 edition of the survey. This is an opportunity for libraries to register their perceptions of the ILS product they use, its vendor, and the quality of support delivered. The survey also probes at considerations for migrating to new systems, involvement in discovery products, and the level of interest in open source ILS. While the numeric rating scales support the statistical results of the study, the comments offered also provide interesting insights into the current state of library automation satisfaction.
Please help your fellow libraries who might be in the process of evaluating library automation options by responding to the survey. Any information regarding vendor performance and product quality can be helpful when making strategic decisions regarding automation alternatives. A large number of responses strengthen the impact of the survey and the subsequent report.
Note: If you have responded to previous editions of the survey, please give your responses again this year. It’s helpful to understand whether things are getting better or worse.
As with the previous versions of the survey, only one response per library is allowed. While all the individuals that work in a library may have their own opinions, please respond to the extent that you can from the general experiences of your library.
The survey links each response to the listing for a library in the lib-web-cats directory. This connection provides the ability to correlate responses with the extensive library demographic data in lib-web-cats.
When viewing the entry for your library in lib-web-cats, please check for any incomplete or inaccurate information and let me know of any needed changes.
If your library isn't listed in lib-web-cats, please submit its information.
Marshall Breeding Nov 18, 2013 11:00:44 Link to this thread
En los últimos cinco años, he estado realizando un estudio y publicando un informe sobre la percepción que tienen las bibliotecas en relación a la calidad de los productos básicos de su SIGB y del servicio de soporte que reciben:
Ya es momento de recopilar los datos para el informe de este año. Para las bibliotecas, representa una oportunidad el hecho de poder expresar sus opiniones acerca de los sistemas que usan, el proveedor y la calidad del soporte que reciben, si está mejorando o empeorando. Otros aspectos que recoge la encuesta son los proyectos futuros de migración a nuevos sistemas y el nivel de interés que despiertan los SIGB en código abierto.
Aunque la encuesta aporta unos baremos en base a datos estadísticos cuantitativos, sin embargo son los comentarios cualitativos los que ofrecen un panorama más real del grado de satisfacción que tienen las bibliotecas con sus sistemas de automatización.
Al responder a la encuesta, ayuda a otras bibliotecas que estén en proceso de selección de un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas. Cualquier información en relación a los proveedores o sobre la calidad del producto, puede ser de utilidad cuando se están tomando decisiones estratégicas sobre alternativas en la automatización. A mayor número de respuestas, el impacto de la encuesta será mayor así como el informe resultante.
Nota: Si ya ha respondido a esta encuesta en años anteriores, por favor vuelva a responderla este año y ayúdenos a identificar cualquier tendencia que esté mejorando o empeorando tanto los productos como el servicio de soporte.
La encuesta vincula cada respuesta al directorio de bibliotecas lib-web-cats. Esta conexión ofrece la posibilidad de relacionar respuestas con la amplia lista de bibliotecas de lib-web-cats.
Cuando vea su biblioteca en el listado de lib-web-cats, compruebe que toda la información es correcta y completa y envíeme en caso contrario los cambios necesarios.
Si su biblioteca no aparece en el listado, por favor envíeme la información.
[Translated by Nieves González]
Marshall Breeding Nov 17, 2013 00:00:00 Link to this thread
Negli ultimi 6 anni ho condotto un sondaggio e scritto una relazione sulle percezioni delle biblioteche riguardo alla qualità dei principali prodotti per l'automazione che usano e la loro soddisfazione del servizio che ricevono:
E' arrivato il momento di raccogliere i dati per l'edizione 2013 del sondaggio. Per le biblioteche questa è un'opportunità per esprimere la loro opinione rispetto al prodotto ILS che usano, al rivenditore e alla qualità del supporto ricevuto. Il servizio di assistenza è migliorato o peggiorato? L'indagine indaga anche le possibilità di migrazione verso nuovi sistemi e l'interesse nei confronti di ILS open source. Mentre le misurazioni quantitative sono alla base dei risultati statistici dello studio, sono i commenti lasciati che offrono una maggiore comprensione dell'attuale grado di soddisfazione dell'automazione bibliotecaria.
Rispondendo al questionario, aiuterete tutti i vostri colleghi bibliotecari che si troveranno a valutare opzioni di automazione. Qualsiasi informazione circa le prestazioni del rivenditore e la qualità del prodotto potrebbe essere d'aiuto nel compiere decisioni strategiche riguardanti alternative d'automazione. Un vasto numero di risposte rafforzerà l'impatto dell'indagine e della successiva relazione.
Nota: se avete risposto a edizioni precedenti dell'indagine, vi invito a rispondere anche quest'anno. Sarà d'aiuto per capire se le cose stanno migliorando o peggiorando.
Così come per le precedenti versioni del sondaggio è concessa una sola risposta per biblioteca. Anche se ciascuna persona che lavora nella biblioteca potrebbe avere le proprie opinioni, cercate di rispondere tenendo in considerazione l'esperienza generale della biblioteca.
Il sondaggio vincola ogni risposta alla registrazione della biblioteca nella directory lib-web-cats. Questa connessione permette di correlare le risposte con il vasto numero di biblioteche elencate in lib-web-cats.
Quando vi trovate nella pagina della biblioteca all'interno di lib-web-cats, per favore controllate eventuali informazioni incomplete o imprecise e fatemi sapere se ci fosse bisogno di correzioni.
Se la biblioteca non è elencata in lib-web-cats, per favore inviatemi le sue informazioni.
[Translated by Giulio Bonanome]
Marshall Breeding Nov 16, 2013 00:00:00 Link to this thread
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