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June 30, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the launch of an early-adopter program in Israel for the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. Eight top institutions of higher education are participating: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the University of Haifa, the College of Management—Academic Studies, IDC Herzliya, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Oranim Academic College of Education, and the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. Four of the colleges belong to the 47 member Israel College Consortium. All the early adopters will be migrating from the Ex Libris Aleph library management system to Alma, which they will use in combination with the Primo discovery and delivery solution to reap the benefits of an integrated, end-to-end system.

June 26, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the California State University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to deliver seamless, state of the art access to print and electronic resources for students and faculty. CSU campuses are migrating from various systems including Innovative Interfaces' Millennium and Sierra, ProQuest’s 360 Link and Summon and from Ex Libris Voyager and SFX.

June 25, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Systems announced an agreement to streamline libraries’ acquisition processes and optimize the experience of library patrons who are using Ex Libris solutions to access full-text content hosted on the EBSCOhost platform. The two companies have committed to expanding their collaboration to other areas as well. According to the agreement, all print and electronic book and journal orders placed via an EBSCO online collection-development or ordering system will be automatically updated in the Ex Libris Alma library management service through EBSCO’s use of the Alma Real Time Acquisition application programming interface. This first phase of the integration will streamline and further automate the acquisition process for libraries. In addition, EBSCO is making its proprietary linking technology available to Ex Libris to improve the accuracy of links from Ex Libris solutions to full text articles hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University have adopted the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution. Rosetta will enable the libraries to manage and preserve their digital collections, including born-digital objects such as web sites and research data, in perpetuity. With Rosetta, the three institutions will be able to implement the solution together and work off one infrastructure, providing end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets in all of their libraries.

June 24, 2015

(Ex Libris) In the cooperative spirit of the National Information Standards Organization, Ex Libris publicly declared its support of the Open Discovery Initiative and conformance with ODI’s recommended practice for pre-indexed “web-scale” discovery services. The ODI Working Group’s main objective is to promote transparency in content discovery and to improve the collaboration between discovery-index stakeholders.

(Ex Libris) Die Ex Libris, ein global führender Anbieter von Automatisierungslösungen für Bibliotheken, gibt mit Freude die erweiterte Zusammenarbeit mit Elsevier, einem weltweit führenden Anbieter von wissenschaftlichen, technischen und medizinischen Informationsprodukten und -leistungen bekannt. Dank der Zusammenarbeit erhalten die Anwender der Bibliotheksmanagementlösung Ex Libris Alma und des OpenURL-Linkresolvers SFX ebenso wie die Nutzer des Elsevier-Service ScienceDirect die Gelegenheit, von einem vollständig automatisierten Workflow zu profitieren, der den Volltextzugriff der Bibliothek für Fachzeitschriften und Bücher stets auf dem aktuellen Stand hält.

(Ex Libris) Il Gruppo Ex Libris, leader mondiale nei servizi di automazione per la biblioteca, ha il piacere di annunciare una collaborazione estesa con Elsevier, primario fornitore internazionale di prodotti e servizi di informazione scientifica, tecnica e medica. La collaborazione permetterà sia ai clienti della soluzione per la gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma® e del link resolver OpenURL SFX, sia ai clienti di Elsevier ScienceDirect di trarre vantaggio da un flusso di lavoro completamente automatizzato che manterrà aggiornati i livelli di accesso ai full text della biblioteca, per i periodici e per i libri.

June 23, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the metadata of e journals, dissertations, conference papers, and gazetteers hosted by Wanfang Data will be indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources. As a result, this extensive content from Wanfang Data will be easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service.

June 18, 2015

(Ex Libris) Elsevier announced an expanded collaboration with Ex Libris. The collaboration will enable mutual customers of Elsevier's ScienceDirect and the Ex Libris Alma library management solution and SFX OpenURL link resolver, to benefit from a fully automated workflow that will keep the library full text access levels up to date for both journals and books. Using the ScienceDirect Admin Tool, librarians will trigger the automated feed through a one-time activation process. The library's entitlements will then be continuously updated in the Ex Libris knowledge base that underlies Alma and SFX.

June 11, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Tennessee Board of Regents Libraries - NorthEast (TBRL-NE), consisting of the libraries of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and Northeast State Community College (NeSCC), is the 200th customer worldwide to implement the Ex Libris Alma library management service.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris se complace en anunciar que las bibliotecas de la Junta de Regentes de Tennessee del Noreste, que consiste de las Bibliotecas de la Universidad Estatal del Este de Tennessee y del Colegio Comunitario Estatal del Noreste, se han convertido en el cliente número 200 en todo el mundo que ha implementado el servicio de gestión de bibliotecas Ex Libris Alma.

June 10, 2015

(Ex Libris) Die Ex Libris, ein global führender Anbieter von Automatisierungslösungen für Bibliotheken, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Bibliotheks, -Daten und Supportdienstleister Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) und Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) hinsichtlich der technologischen Infrastruktur ihrer neuen Common Bibliographic Data Zone (CBDZ) für den Ressourcenmanagementservice Alma® entschieden haben. Die CBDZ wird auf den fortschrittlichen Funktionen der Alma Network Zone basieren.

June 5, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Leicester has chosen the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution to streamline business processes and workflows. The University has also selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to maximize the discoverability of resources while improving the user experience and user satisfaction. These solutions will replace Leicester’s SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system and ProQuest Summon discovery software.

June 3, 2015

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), the Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG), and the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) consortia have selected the Alma resource management service as the technology infrastructure for their new Common Bibliographic Data Zone, which will be based on the advanced Alma Network Zone capabilities.

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.

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