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July 31, 2014

LOUIS adds multiple SirsiDynix Symphony customers to its community. SirsiDynix

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network has extended its SirsiDynix Symphony community to include 33 sites since adding Centenary College and Northshore Technical Community College in 2013 and Xavier in 2014. LOUIS is also growing to include Our Lady of Holy Cross College and aims to add more technical community colleges in the coming years. Symphony is a driving force behind SirsiDynix’s BLUEcloud Suite, allowing libraries to benefit from efficient, intuitive technology with the flexibility to edit catalogs, fulfill user needs, accept debit payments, and more.

EBSCO eBooks Now Offers E-books from Hachette Book Group. EBSCO Information Services

Popular fiction and non-fiction e-books published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services. Hachette, a “Big 5” trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons and more.

Dalian Maple Leaf International School chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced that the Dalian Maple Leaf International School Libraries in Jinzhou District, Dalian, China are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

July 30, 2014

Swets adds OpenAthens to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries. Swets

Swets announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.

The European University Institute chooses Ex Libris Primo with its Central Index. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced the adoption of Primo and the Primo Central Index by the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy.

July 29, 2014

Baker and Taylor and Boopsie Announce Integration of the Axis 360 Digital Media Platform with Boopsie Mobile Library Apps. Baker and Taylor

Baker and Taylor announced that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media platform with Boopsie, the leading mobile app platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

University of Granada (Spain) Selects Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that the University of Granada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will upgrade from the Millennium ILS. The University Library holds over 120,000 print titles and 630,000 eBooks.

July 28, 2014

Innovative's Vital 6.1 in General Release. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Vital 6.1 is now in general release. Vital is a digital and institutional repository solution that is simple to use yet highly customizable. Version 6.1 includes additional metadata schema support, expanded API and administrator functionality, and additional image conversion options.

Waterford City and County Library Services Merge.. Interleaf Technology

Continuing the reorganisation of Local Government in Ireland, Waterford City Council and Waterford County Councils merged into a single entity in May 2014 to form Waterford City and County Council. As part of this process many IT services need to be merged. The merged library system went live after the Local Elections in late May 2014

Old Dominion University finding success with EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

In the year since Old Dominion University switched from another discovery solution to EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services, the library has witnessed a smooth transition and succeeded in making their library collection more accessible.

July 25, 2014

Baker and Taylor adds site scoping functionality to Axis 360 Digital Service. Baker and Taylor

Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced that it has developed a new function for its Axis 360 digital media service giving libraries using a shared collection the power to filter out content they wish to exclude from their Axis 360 platform.

LookUp Precision’s Latest Release – Three (Free) Exciting Developments. Lucidea

Lucidea announces the upcoming release of its powerful digital resource cost management and recovery system, LookUp Precision. This release includes three developments requested by users: a new app for iPad and iPhone, support for Chrome, and a self-service password management feature.

July 23, 2014

John C. Fremont Library District goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog. LibLime

The John C. Fremont Library District, located in Florence, CO, is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 869,000 items with over 50 libraries participating. JCFLD Library staff worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

July 22, 2014

Upper Hudson Library System (NY) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Upper Hudson Library System has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. UHLS is a cooperative consortium of the 29 public libraries serving the 450,000 residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. The combined collections accessible through the UHLS shared catalog feature over 1.5 million items and include more than 30,000 digital items.

Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. OCLC

Drew Bordas has been named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. He will be responsible for OCLC’s Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions.

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