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March 27, 2015

3M Announces Enhanced Integration with SirsiDynix ILS. 3M Library Systems

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure library staff are able to efficiently meet the needs of their patrons, 3M Library Systems announces the completion of full integration between the new SirsiDynix Symphony 3.5 ILS and the 3M RFID Staff Workstation.

March 26, 2015

Resources for the Future Joins LibLime Koha 4.18. LibLime

Resources for the Future (RFF) is now live on LibLime Koha 4.18 for all collection and patron management services. RFF features with 4.18 include authority control, expanded SIP2 support for renewals, the Solr search engine, and RDA compliance. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

March 25, 2015

ProQuest and Google collaborate to improve researchers’ workflows. ProQuest

ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.

TLC’s solid 2014 sets stage for prosperous 2015. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation celebrated its 40th year of business by adding new customers, renewing relationships with long-time customers, and bolstering its offerings to public, school, academic, and special libraries.

Ex Libris Alma and Primo adopted by Arkansas Tech University. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the Ross Pendergraft Library of the Arkansas Tech University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution as well as the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Following an extensive and formal market evaluation, and continuing the trend of current Ex Libris Voyager customers upgrading to Alma, the library is aiming to streamline operations by providing a cloud-based, open, and unified platform for all collections, which integrates smoothly with the university’s two satellite campuses.

Ex Libris Alma and Primo adopted by Arkansas Tech University. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the Ross Pendergraft Library of the Arkansas Tech University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management solution as well as the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Following an extensive and formal market evaluation, and continuing the trend of current Ex Libris Voyager customers upgrading to Alma, the library is aiming to streamline operations by providing a cloud-based, open, and unified platform for all collections, which integrates smoothly with the university’s two satellite campuses.

LexisNexis Academic will soon be accessible through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. OCLC

OCLC and LexisNexis are working together to make the LexisNexis Academic database available to mutual subscribers through OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services.

SirsiDynix joins hands in supporting GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is joining hands with a number of other Utah businesses to support GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. In partnership with Wasatch Mental Health and Alpine School District, GIANT Steps aims to provide early education for preschool-aged children diagnosed with autism.

March 24, 2015

Academic libraries choose Boopsie for easy, cost-effective mobile apps. Boopsie

Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, announced that it has signed five new academic library customers. Murray State University, Treasure Valley Community College, Hollins University, Woodbury University, and Long Beach City College have teamed with Boopsie to develop customized mobile library apps to meet the growing demand an expectation of students, faculty and staff.

LaSalle Public Library selects EnvisionWare for computer and print management. EnvisionWare

EnvisionWare announced that LaSalle Public Library in Illinois has selected EnvisionWare Suite for computer and print management.

March 23, 2015

Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Integrates with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Service. Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center, a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced its award-winning Get It Now academic solution is integrated with OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, the largest ILL network in the world.

VuFind 2.4 Released. Villanova University

March 23, 2015 - Version 2.4 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its library discovery tool. The university chose EDS to increase resource usage and improve library visibility at its Marvin E. McKee Library.

Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers. Springer

After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release of SciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. The open source software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer program and other fake-paper generators like Mathgen and Physgen. Springer uses the software in its production workflow to provide additional, fail-safe checking. Springer and the University are releasing the software under the GNU General Public License, Version 3.0 (GPLv3) so others in the scientific and publishing communities can benefit.

Symphony, BLUEcloud Products selected by Covington County Library System. SirsiDynix

Covington County Library System, a three-member system in Mississippi, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix. In addition to selecting the Symphony Integrated Library System, CCLS has also selected Enterprise, eResource Central (eRC), and SMS Notifications.

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