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March 7, 2014
Central Access Corp. announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett’s Aspen Instructional Management System. Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state education standards.
March 6, 2014
EBL unveils the new LibCentral. ProQuest
EBL - Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their users' unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuest's ebook businesses EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform.
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest’s cloud-based library services platform, Intota. The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to follow.
Ingram enhances textbook program with used, buyback and new supply options. Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it has expanded its physical textbook selection and services with the addition of new supply models, a comprehensive assortment of used textbooks and textbook buyback programs.
3M Cloud Library adds eAudiobooks. 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the 3M Cloud Library will have an extensive collection of high quality eAudio titles. 3M will detail the new offerings at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Duquesne University Libraries select Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library and Center for Legal Information (CLI) have selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. Gumberg Library is moving from a SirsiDynix Symphony™ system while CLI is upgrading from Innovative’s Millennium ILS. This will result in a single Sierra system being shared by the two libraries which had previously operated separate systems.
Follett invests in ShowEvidence, Inc.. Follett Software Company
Follett Corporation announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology space.
Libraries in communities across the country will partner with Redbox, America’s destination for entertainment, and OCLC to produce free, fun, public entertainment events. Developed and funded by Redbox, “Outside the Box” will bring people together for these events in 20 new communities this year.During a 2013 pilot program, 12 Outside the Box events reached over 3,000 people around the country. Pilot efforts were led by public libraries and their communities, and supported by OCLC and consultants at the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Building on the pilot’s success, Outside the Box will extend to 20 new communities in 2014, reinforcing the goal of creating great places where community members can gather and connect. Public libraries will remain central to Outside the Box, leading community planning sessions and event design.
March 5, 2014
Indiana University, on behalf of Kuali OLE System Partners, has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment, an open-source, community-based library software system created by a partnership of some of the nation’s leading university libraries.
LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Public Library Association Conference (PLA) scheduled for March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
EBSCO Information Services to provide Rosetta Stone language-learning resources to libraries. EBSCO Information Services
Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of education technology and language learning solutions, will soon be available to U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries through a distribution partnership with EBSCO Information Service. EBSCO announced that it will redistribute Rosetta Stone’s well-known interactive language-learning software in the U.S. and Canada.
Ex Libris announced that the Institute of Education, a renowned center for teacher education and educational research at the University of London, has chosen to adopt the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Primo will enable the IOE’s Newsam Library and Archives to offer thousands of users access to one of the largest European collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science.
March 4, 2014
As part of a major enhancement of its information service the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation has chosen the ArchivalWare digital archive to replace its physical archive of 250,000 documents, including laws, brochures, journals, loose-leaf and IBFD materials.
VTLS enjoys success and growth in 2013. VTLS, Inc.
VTLS reports a period of growth and profitability in 2013 in multiple areas. VTLS added new customers, sold additional products to existing customers, made many product enhancements and hired seven new full-time employees at its headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. In addition, the new Open Skies library services platform is now available for delivery to beta testers. Open Skies is the new platform being offered by VTLS to integrate all library services including ILS, digital management systems, events and exhibits, open access software, e-books and licensed databases.
OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the world’s largest database of records representing resources in libraries worldwide. Links to WorldCat are now available on FamilySearch.org.
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