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September 27, 2016

(Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum) A new library management system which will promote collaboration between cross-sector libraries in Wales was celebrated at an event in the National Assembly.

(Credo Reference) Credo, the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions, announced today it has introduced new content for its InfoLit Modules, as well as a dramatically upgraded platform that enables instructional customization. Credo’s InfoLit Modules – a mix of videos, tutorials, and assessments – are a library of ready-to-use instructional assets to support librarians in teaching information literacy and research skills.

(OCLC) OCLC and Internet Archive announced the results of a year-long cooperative effort to ensure the future sustainability of purl.org. The organizations have worked together to build a new sustainable service hosted by Internet Archive that will manage persistent URLs and sub-domain redirections for purl.org, purl.com, purl.info and purl.net.

(FOLIO) The first FOLIO code is now available. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community project to develop an open source library services platform. This first release of the base FOLIO code is a critical milestone to have reached since its announcement in June opening up the code to community review and comment.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO has hired Catherine Reid as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Reid brings 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations to EBSCO. She will be responsible for HR strategy and service delivery. Reid was most recently the Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Reuters, where she was responsible for more than 1,200 employees in 40 different countries.

September 26, 2016

(Villanova University) Version 3.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds a significant number of new features and enhancements while maintaining compatibility with version 3.0, released earlier in the year.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of Horizon 7.5.4. The latest Horizon update provides new, powerful capabilities to a long-standing, dependable solution, helping Horizon libraries provide the Best Library User Experience for both library staff and end users. SirsiDynix is dedicated to providing libraries with progressive and continually-advancing solutions.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris released version 5.1 of the Rosetta digital management and preservation system. The new version was created in collaboration with the Rosetta User Group and reflects the needs and priorities of the growing Rosetta customer community.

September 24, 2016

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announced three new associates to the company: Kurt Hettler, Rachel Bressler, and Peter Antone.

September 23, 2016

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC’s integrated library system.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to welcome two more school systems to the growing list of Library.Solution users. Muncie Community Schools of Indiana and Notre Dame School of Bethleham, Pa., recently entrusted the operations of their school libraries to TLC’s integrated library system.

September 22, 2016

(Ingram Content Group) Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of technology in their classrooms, digital textbooks are proving to be an outlier as a trusted learning tool, according to a recent survey of 500 college students conducted by Wakefield Research for VitalSource. Even as nearly one-in-five are not happy with the technology in their classrooms and almost three-quarters of students do not believe an increase in available classroom technology would improve their grades, they overwhelmingly believe they would have more success with interactive textbooks.

(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services, empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the H.N. Pullar Library at the Textile Museum of Canada of Toronto, Canada, is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO's Altmetrics Initiative, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The document outlines altmetrics definitions and use cases, alternative outputs in scholarly communications, data metrics, and persistent identifiers in scholarly communications. This guidance was necessary because, before the project began, scholars had long expressed dissatisfaction with traditional measures of success, such as the Impact Factor, but needed standards relating to other viable assessment methods.

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