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August 31, 2016

(Overdrive) OverDrive announced an agreement with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be its exclusive international (outside the U.S.) digital wholesaler to public and school libraries and non-exclusively to U.S. public libraries and corporate libraries worldwide. The Pimsleur Language Program offers 50 languages for English speakers and has proven expertise in English as a Second Language with programs in 14 languages. Learners spend just 30 minutes a day for 30 days to achieve intermediate-level proficiency and can learn Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and more. The Pimsleur Method allows users to effectively learn a language the way native speakers do by integrating vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation into everyday conversations.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Australia’s Charles Darwin University has opted for a library services platform consisting of the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery platform. These two solutions will be replacing Intota and SirsiDynix Symphony systems.

August 30, 2016

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium have extended their CARL•X contract for an additional five years. The libraries of SPLASH have been a longstanding member of the TLC family beginning with their implementation of the CARL•Solution legacy system in 1992. They completed an upgrade to the CARL•X ILS in 2012.

(Backstage Library Works) As library collections around the world continue to reflect a diverse community of users, Backstage Library Works is meeting the challenge in providing highly-descriptive bibliographic metadata adapted to best serve the needs of libraries and their patrons. Backstage works with materials in any format to provide rich catalog records for academic, public, and special libraries.

(Creekside Digital) Joan DaShiell joins Creekside Digital as Director of Digital Services.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform to provide UAB students, faculty, and staff with easy access to key systems, such as the university’s Banner ERP solution, library services, and class schedules. By leveraging the university’s authentication services, the campusM app will deliver an experience personalized for each user, displaying relevant services and information on any device.

August 26, 2016

(NISO) Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization have approved a new project to modernize library-vendor technical interoperability to improve the access of digital library content and electronic books. Building upon a set of API Requirements developed by Queens Library, a new NISO Working Group will create a foundational API set that the library community can build on. This set will fulfill an array of user and library needs, including quicker response times, flexible item discovery and delivery options, improved resource availability, and more seamless integration of electronic and physical resources.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, builds international momentum with two more partners selecting the Vital digital asset management solution.

(Odilo) ODILO announces their partnership Axiell, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic countries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.

(ProQuest) ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central® platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS® platform – all designed to improve librarian workflows.

(TIND Technologies) Kathy McCarthy has joined CERN spin-off TIND as Vice President of Partnership Development, effective September 1st, 2016. Previously employed at Innovative Interfaces as Business Director for California, McCarthy brings nearly eight years of library automation industry knowledge and customer relationship management experience. McCarthy is TIND’s first full-time U.S. hire.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that The Edsel Ford Memorial Library at The Hotchkiss School, of Lakeville, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 70,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library.

August 24, 2016

(Axiell) Axiell announce a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced a new partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for exclusive distribution of digital language learning courses into public libraries.

August 19, 2016

(TIND Technologies) TIND was selected by Olin College of Engineering to provide their cloud-based library management system. TIND is replacing the EOS.Web ILS and Digital Commons Repository. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service.

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