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June 2, 2015

(ProQuest) The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), working in partnership with and on behalf of Health Education England, have signed a three year national license with ProQuest to provide access to a variety of core healthcare databases. This agreement will enable all NHS staff and eligible healthcare students across England to have access to over 5,000 full text scholarly and professional journals, videos and dissertations within the Hospital Collections portfolio for the next three years.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions welcomed Jesse Weaver as a full time Development Specialist. Jesse will join the ByWater team in assisting partners with their Koha Open Source ILS.

June 1, 2015

(Ex Libris) Users of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution are gathering this week at KU Leuven in Belgium for the sixth annual meeting of the Rosetta Advisory Group.

(Biblionix) Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for automation systems, today announced that six (6) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in May 2015. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries.

(ProQuest) ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well. They are being added to ProQuest’s Books unit, which encompasses the widest selection of ebooks supporting research and a rapidly evolving technology framework for discovery, access and management of book content. ProQuest’s vision is to combine these collective strengths, creating an integrated workflow for print and digital content that will save librarians time and provide a superior book experience for end users.

May 29, 2015

(OCLC) The American University of Sharjah, based in the United Arab Emirates, has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services as its new library management solution.

(LibLime) Manzanola School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Manzanola School District the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 730,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Manzanola School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Elgin County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. The library offers approximately 220,000 items in print and electronic formats to its community

May 28, 2015

(Odilo) ODILO announces an exciting new partnership with Findaway, a leading provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling eAudiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new four-year agreement.

(Zepheira) Zepheira is convening the Libhub Initiative’s Early Adopter Summit today at Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate the vision, commitment and contributions of 12 pioneering libraries from the US and Canada. These 12 institutions have completed training in the details of BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and a host of concrete steps libraries can take to establish greater visibility on the Web.

(Ex Libris) BSZ, VZG (GBV) und hbz als Bibliotheks-, Daten- und Supportdienstleister und Ex Libris als Anbieter von Softwarelösungen im Bibliotheksbereich verfügen über gemeinsame Kunden, für die alle Parteien nach bester Qualität und hoher Kundenzufriedenheit streben. Daher haben BSZ, VZG (GBV), hbz und Ex Libris ein Kooperationsvorhaben verabredet mit dem Ziel, attraktive Dienste für Alma-Kunden in Deutschland verbundübergreifend zu entwickeln.

(WT Cox Subscriptions) WT Cox Information Services announces Michael Perrine as vice president of sales and marketing.

May 27, 2015

(Follett) Follett announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

(Learning Bird) Henry Ryan, CEO of Montreal-based Learning Bird, an award-winning education technology company, has been promoting the important role of social ventures in education. Today, Ryan and Learning Bird are part of the launch group for Social Venture Connexion (SVX) Québec, a new full-service, non-profit platform for social enterprises and impact investors, held at the Montreal (Stock) Exchange.

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