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October 30, 2014

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced today that Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is the first public library in Alabama to go live on the Koha integrated library system. ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of HMCPL’s 12 branches, half a million items and nearly 170,000 patrons and will be providing ongoing Koha Support and Hosting services for them.

Springer signs on as principal sponsor of Trans-Tasman 3MT. Springer

Springer is the principal sponsor of the 2014 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which challenges students pursuing higher education degrees to turn their theses into three minute presentations. The contest provides Springer a way of encouraging early career researchers to develop an ability to communicate their work to non-scientists

City of Pasadena Public Library and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department select the Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that City of Pasadena Public Library and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. CPPL contains over 700,000 volumes and GLACD holds nearly 600,000 volumes. Both will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

Kiowa County District Library goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog. LibLime

The Kiowa County District Library is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Center Consolidated Schools, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 530,000 bibliographic records and 960,000 items. Dolores Public Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

October 29, 2014

Springer and Peerage of Science team up to ease journal submission. Springer

Springer has joined forces with Peerage of Science to help authors more easily submit their manuscripts for consideration in Springer journals. Both sides are looking at how they can make the process easier and less time consuming, reduce the time to publication, and eliminate the need for re-submissions. The end goal is to make the work of peer review a more enriching experience for both authors and for reviewers, and to further recognize the hard work of those who are entrusted with this duty.

Library of Congress renews agreement with Backstage for large-scale microfilming project. Backstage Library Works

The Preservation Reformatting Division within the Library of Congress has renewed its agreement with Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) and is moving forward on an extensive microfilming project. Monographs, serials and other printed works in need of preparation and microfilming will be processed at Backstage’s preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Materials are in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Asian and Cyrillic scripts.

ResourceMate introduces Reading Program Service Lexile Framework for Reading and Accelerated Reader integration into ResourceMate Extended and Premium. Jaywil Software Development

Jaywil Software Dev. Inc.’s Instant access to Lexile scores and Accelerated Reader information. There is no need to export data to have it processed. When you add an item the scores are automatically retrieved.

October 28, 2014

Utah State University joins leading institutions to modernize grant and research management with KualiCo. KualiCo

KualiCo, an open source software company focused on the delivery of administrative solutions for higher education, announced today Utah State University has selected Cloud Enterprise for Grant and Research Management to further improve the university's research administration efficiencies and serve as a single, reliable source for proposal, award, and compliance information.

Bibliotheca launch strategic partnership for South Korean market. Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market. Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will bring the extensive range of Bibliotheca products and services direct to the South Korean market. Mr JongMin Lee, Mr Seung Cheol Kim and Mr Geon Hee Han, all formally of ECO Co. Ltd. will lead Bibliotheca South Korea – an organisation that will exclusively distribute the complete Bibliotheca library solution set.

TU Delft selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

Delft University of Technology, one of the world's leading technical universities, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

University Libraries in Hong Kong add value to their collections with digital access to South China Morning Post archives. ProQuest

The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, includes all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.

Arab World Research Source now available from EBSCO. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has introduced Arab World Research Source, a full-text database that delivers the coverage needed by researchers of Arab Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies.Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. It reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology.

LYRASIS selects participants of the HBCU Library Alliance Photographic Preservation Project. Lyrasis

LYRASIS and its partners, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), HBCU Library Alliance, Image Permanence Institute (IPI), and University of Delaware (UD) Art Conservation Department, have selected five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the third HBCU Preservation Project. The 28-month project, funded with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, addresses the preservation needs of special photographic and magnetic media collections and enables increased use of this content for instruction and research.

DynaMed adds 61 recently released Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations. EBSCO Information Services

Choosing Wisely Canada just released 61 recommendations that are now available in the evidence-based clinical support tool DynaMed™ from EBSCO Health. The new recommendations to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments are from 12 organizations and have been added to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations that previously existed in DynaMed.

October 27, 2014

NISO launches Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Standing Committee. NISO

The National Information Standards Organization announced the next phase for the Open Discovery Initiative, a project that explores community interactions in the realm of indexed discovery services. Following the working group's recommendation to create an ongoing standing committee as outlined in the published recommended practice, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery, NISO has formed a new standing committee reflecting a balance of stakeholders, with member representation from content providers, discovery providers, and libraries. The ODI Standing Committee will promote education about adoption of the ODI Recommended Practice, provide support for content providers and discovery providers during adoption, conduct a forum for ongoing discussion related to all aspects of discovery platforms for all stakeholders, and determine timing for additional actions that were outlined in the recommended practice.

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