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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.

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.

Lehigh University Launches New Open-Source Library Environment. Kuali Foundation

Lehigh University has launched the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), the first university in the nation to implement the open-source, community-based library management system.

Five librarians selected as 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellows. OCLC

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

Managing research and authoring is now seamless with Google Docs add-on for ProQuest Flow. ProQuest

ProQuest Flow, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a common virtual workspace, supported by automated citations and bibliographies. The free add-on is available in the Google Add-on Store.

Education Publisher Kendall Hunt Selects Ingram for Content Logistics. Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group and Kendall Hunt Publishing announced a third-party logistics agreement that integrates Kendall Hunt's leading pre K-12 and higher education course content with Ingram's inventory management, logistics and print solutions.

August 18, 2014

Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library Selects LibLime Koha 4.18. LibLime

Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library at Samaritan Health Center has contracted with LibLime to provide them with support and migration services for LibLime Koha 4.18. The hospital library located in Watertown, NY will now operate using LibLime Koha’s newest features including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, expanded functionality for expired and cancelled holds, and RDA support. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

collectionHQ’s new user interface goes live. collectionHQ

collectionHQ collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, announced the release of its latest version, v4.0.

August 17, 2014

University of Virginia upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight. EBSCO Information Services

University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the libraries’ Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 15, 2014

Fifteen Libraries Go Live with Sierra Library Services Platform in One-Month Period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that 15 libraries have gone live with the Sierra Library Services Platform in the most recent four-week period.

August 14, 2014

Kuali OLE Announces Partnership with HTC Global Services, Inc.. Kuali Foundation

The Kuali Foundation is proud to announce that HTC Global Services, Inc has joined the Kuali OLE partnership as a Tier 1 investment partner.

3M Library Systems receives Payment Application Data Security Standard Validation. 3M Library Systems

3M Library Systems sets the library industry security standard by becoming Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validated for fines and fees collection.

Springer announces new impact factors for its journals. Spring Hill College

Following the release of the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports for 2013, Springer announced that 26 of its journals have received a first-time impact factor (IF). That brings the total number of Springer journals listed in the report – including many that are published on behalf of the company’s society partners –to 1,570.

August 13, 2014

Four Polaris ILS Systems Go Live in Six-Week Period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that in the past six weeks, four libraries have gone live on Polaris ILS.

TLC: 40 Years Strong and Still Delivering the Future. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation is celebrating its 40th anniversary by enhancing its products and expanding its family of more than 4,500 libraries worldwide.

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