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April 20, 2015

SirsiDynix furthers work with EBSCO on BLUEcloud integrations. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is furthering its work with EBSCO Information Services, a leader in library workflows, in integrating EBSCO tools and services with BLUEcloud products. This partnership between industry leaders has already resulted in a tight integration with SirsiDynix’s Enterprise discovery tool and EBSCO Discovery Services search results.

Civica’s Annual Technology Roadshow showcases the best of Scandinavian and Australian Library practices. Civica

Civica has kicked off its Annual Technology Roadshow, bringing to Australian and New Zealand library audiences Mr Kari Lämsä from the Helsinki City Library, and Mr Michael Byrne from the City of Maribyrnong in Melbourne. The Roadshow also featured the official launch of Civica’s latest integrated library solution, Spydus10.

Durham University Library and Heritage collections now searchable through Ex Libris Primo. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the Durham University Library and Heritage Collections have gone live with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution.

April 17, 2015

Sheffield Hallam University is the latest academic library to Adopt Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest teaching universities in the UK, has chosen the Alma next-generation unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Providing a fully integrated cloud-based platform, Alma and Primo will replace the Library’s previous Innovative Millennium and ProQuest Summon systems.

April 16, 2015

LibLime to Exhibit at Computers in Libraries. LibLime

LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be holding a Technology Luncheon and Listening Session at the upcoming Computers in Libraries scheduled for April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. LibLime will be exhibiting in Booth 414.

The Second Annual Azriel Morag Award for Innovation is Open for Nominations. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the 2015 Azriel Morag award for innovation is now open, and nominations from Ex Libris customers are invited. The late Azriel Morag, founder and first CEO of Ex Libris, believed in experimentation, daring, and the power of individuals to make a difference. This award will carry on his legacy. The Azriel Morag award for innovation is presented to a librarian who demonstrates exceptional innovation and initiative during the two years leading up to the date of nomination. The winner’s accomplishments and the institution that the winner is associated with will be publicized globally.

EBSCO and NewsBank expand partnership to include additional collections from Readex in EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Five additional American and international historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service, from EBSCO Information Services. Metadata from Readex’s Archive of Americana and international studies collections will be added into EDS and provide seamless access and full-text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research materials alongside their own library’s collection.

April 15, 2015

Wiley announces retirement of CEO Steve Smith; Board Elects Mark Allin as CEO. Wiley, Inc.

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced that President and CEO Stephen M. Smith has declared his intention to retire due to previously-disclosed medical reasons, effective June 1, 2015. The Board has elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Allin as his successor.

LearningExpress becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.

Ex Libris Group announces new Director of Support for North American Division. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced the appointment of Matt Baker as director of support for Ex Libris North America.

Sierra Library Services Platform 2.0 in General Release. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Sierra Library Services Platform 2.0 is in general release, including enhancements that make the staff experience more powerful and intuitive. All of Sierra’s key functional areas have been updated, including acquisitions, cataloging, resource sharing, and reports. Library staff will find that index searching with the Sierra Desktop application is more robust. The release also introduces a set of collection-development reports that enable consortia members to make more informed acquisitions decisions.

CARL.Connect expands to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions.

April 14, 2015

University of Edinburgh to implement Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the University of Edinburgh has selected the next-generation Alma unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Primo will enable the Library to achieve its goal of providing rapid and seamless discovery, access and use of collections. Alma will offer the University of Edinburgh Library automated workflows to improve many of its services, together with comprehensive analytics to provide evidence of its contribution to the institution and to ensure efficient expenditure on library resources.

Innovative to integrate Sierra with EBSCO and YBP Library Services Using New APIs. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative and EBSCO Information Services announce integration of YBP Library Services and EBSCO online ordering with Sierra. The integration will provide seamless ordering and improved workflow efficiencies.

Innovative Users Group (IUG) convenes 23rd Annual Conference in Minneapolis. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that IUG 2015, the 23rd annual Innovative Users Group Conference, has convened in Minneapolis, MN. Over 1,000 attendees, which include users of all the company’s major technology platforms (Sierra Library Services Platform, Polaris ILS, Virtua, and Vital), will participate in over 180 program sessions presented by their colleagues and Innovative staff.

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