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September 2, 2014

Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat to share its collection with the world. OCLC

Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, has contributed 2 million holdings to WorldCat, including some 770,000 unique bibliographic records, to share its collection worldwide.

Zepheira introduces Libhub Initiative focused on increasing Web visibility of libraries. Zepheira

As a founding sponsor, Zepheira’s introduction of the Libhub Initiative creates an industry-wide focus on the collective visibility of libraries and their resources on the Web. Libraries and memory organizations have rich content and resources that the Web can not see or use. The Libhub Initiative aims to find common ground for libraries, providers, and partners to publish and use data with non-proprietary, web standards. Libraries can then communicate in a way Web applications understand and Web users can see through the use of enabling technology like Linked Data and shared vocabularies such as schema.org and BIBFRAME. The Libhub Initiative uniquely prioritizes the linking of these newly exposed library resources to each other and to other resources across the Web, a critical requirement of increased Web visibility.

Softlink conducts fifth Annual School Library Industry Survey. Softlink International

Softlink is inviting school and teacher librarians and library managers across Australia to participate in the 2014 Australian School Library Survey.

London School of Economics and Political Science Goes Live with Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the London School of Economics and Political Science Library has become the 100th institution to go live with Ex Libris Alma. Libraries in nine countries are now using Alma to streamline library operations and enable them to provide higher quality services to end users. Over 360 institutions worldwide have selected Alma as their next generation resource management solution.

August 28, 2014

Pagosa Springs High School Library goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog. LibLime

Pagosa Springs High School Library of Archuleta County, CO is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Pagosa Springs High School, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 464,997 bibliographic records and 895,064 items.

August 27, 2014

L'European University Institute sceglie Primo e Primo Central Index di. Ex Libris

Ex Libris Group annunciare l’adozione di Primo e Primo Central da parte dell’European University Institute di Fiesole, Firenze.

August 25, 2014

Spydus 9 Self Service goes Live in Masterton, New Zealand. Civica

Civica announced the release of Spydus 9 Self Service, with Masterton District Library in New Zealand as the first customer to go live. Spydus Self Service, now core to Spydus 9, builds on Civica’s existing self service offering with added functionality including renewals, amendments to reservations and bookings, and viewing of patron details and summary. The Self Service module is part of the focus on supporting library patrons and providing a range of flexible solutions that cover web access, mobile and self service functions.

Jericho Public Library migrates to EnvisionWare RFID and expands self service with Library Document Station and Mobile Printing. EnvisionWare

EnvisionWare announced that Jericho Public Library in New York has migrated to EnvisionWare for RFID from Bibliotheca. The library has also installed EnvisionWare’s Library Document Station and MobilePrint Service for digitizing and printing services.

August 24, 2014

The Future of Information Infrastructure – FIZ Karlsruhe invites to the conference Research Data Management: Organizational, Technical, and Legal Challenges. Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

The increasing digitization in research and science poses new challenges to research data management. FIZ Karlsruhe will discuss innovative approaches to these issues with internationally renowned experts at the conference Research Data Management: Organizational, Technical, and Legal Challenges.

Providence College Selects MŌDERAS FastTrak Cloud Solution for Grant Management. Kuali Foundation

August 21, 2014

EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200.

Rider University (NJ) selects Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Voyager system provided by Ex Libris. The two campus libraries hold 1.6 million volumes combined.

August 20, 2014

Swets sponsors a new classroom library at Indian Primary School through educational charity, Room To Read. Swets

Swets Information Services, a global organization committed to improving the delivery and use of knowledge worldwide, and the charity Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province. The library provides facilities for over 100 pupils, aged between 6 and 11, and their four teachers.

UChicago launches Kuali OLE and new Catalog. University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Library announced its launch of the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and a new Catalog based on VuFind.

August 19, 2014

Arlington Public Library in Texas Migrates to EnvisionWare RFID. EnvisionWare

EnvisionWare announced that Arlington Public Library in Texas has migrated to EnvisionWare RFID from a 3M RFID system.

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