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September 16, 2014

Kate Lawrence named Vice President of User Research at EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has named Kate Lawrence Vice President, User Research. Lawrence leads the User Research Team and the research activities that enable EBSCO to gain user insight and improve the customer experience across the portfolio of EBSCO products.

The Community Zone Advisory Group introduces guidelines for the Ex Libris Alma Community Catalog. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the international group of renowned library experts who advise Ex Libris on the Alma Community Zone has completed the guidelines and policies underlying the Alma Community Catalog. The advisory group analyzed the needs and objectives of Alma users, best practices in metadata, and ways to facilitate collaboration, so as to develop the most appropriate policies for the open and shared Alma community catalog.

ProQuest Establishes Key Ebooks Partnership with Leading Irish Booksellers. ProQuest

ProQuest Ebooks has partnered with O’Mahony’s, Irish booksellers and library suppliers, to deliver key content from leading publishers to institutions across Ireland and the UK.

Four Polaris ILS Systems go live in four-week period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that in the past four weeks, four libraries have gone live on Polaris ILS, including Irving Public Library (Irving, TX), Urbandale Public Library (Urbandale, IA), Pleasant Hill Public Library (Pleasant Hill, IA), and Moorpark City Library (Moorpark, CA)

September 15, 2014

Aston University implements Rebus:list from PTFS Europe. PTFS Europe

Aston University implements Rebus:list – the reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library, eDiscovery service, VLE and back office system. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.

September 14, 2014

Metropolitan Library System Implements CARL.X. The Library Corporation

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City, introduced the CARL.X ILS live to their community and staff on September 2nd. MLS selected TLC’s CARL.X for their library automation needs after previously using a system that had been developed in-house.

September 12, 2014

Forbes Announces Agreement With EBSCO To Digitize All Content From 1917 To 2000. EBSCO Information Services

Forbes announced an agreement with EBSCO Information Services to create Forbes Digital Archive, a digital archive of the entire Forbes backfile with content from 1917 to 2000.

Recorded Books, Wavesound, and Civica Announce Zinio Integration with Spydus 9. Civica

Civica announce the partnership with Recorded Books to streamline the delivery process for Zinio magazines, the world's largest digital newsstand which offers full magazines with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video.

September 11, 2014

San Francisco University High School Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced that the San Francisco University High School Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

IMLS Awards $9.2 Million to Improve Library Services in the U.S.. Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced grants for 51 library projects, totaling $9,291,441, that will advance library and archives practice by addressing challenges in the field and by testing and evaluating innovations.

Paul Sybrowsky, Co-Founder of Dynix, Inc., Dies at Age 70. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix acknowledges the passing of Paul K. Sybrowsky, co-founder of Dynix, Inc., on Sept. 10, 2014, after battling prolonged illness. Although Paul was known for his undeniable business sense, he will be remember even more as a loving father, husband, and friend.

Introducing the I Love My Library Card: Dual-use Library/Debit Card. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix announced the launch of the "I Love My Library" card, a fully functional library card that doubles as a Visa debit card. Designed to benefit both libraries and their patrons, the ground-breaking card was created by SirsiDynix in partnership with Visa and Card Limited. Illinois' Lansing Public Library and Mississippi's Lamar County Library System launched the card on Aug. 15, with Maryland's Frederick County Public Libraries most recently launching the card on Sept. 5.

September 8, 2014

ORCID and Plum Analytics work together to maximize information available about scholarly activities. EBSCO Information Services

Researchers can now easily connect with their scholarly activities and contribution while also tracking the metrics from their work by using the combination of Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID) and PlumX, from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. The integration of the two services allows all of the metrics from the public work associated with a particular ORCID identifier to be collected when the identifier is added to a PlumX profile.

Springer US turns 50 years old. Springer

Springer Science+Business Media today celebrates 50 years of operations in the United States. While the founding of the company dates back to 1842 in Berlin, it was not until the mid-20th century that Springer had an official US branch of operations. The motivations behind the expansion to North America in 1964 were the same as those that fuel Springer’s activities today – scientific progress.

SEALS Consortium in South Africa Selects EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. EBSCO Information Services

Member Libraries in the SEALS Consortium, located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, have selected EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. The SEALS Consortium includes Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and Rhodes University.

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