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January 30, 2015
EBSCO introduces Explora, a new EBSCOhost interface for schools and public libraries. EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO introduced Explora, an appealing new EBSCOhost interface for K12 schools and public libraries. EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons. Multiple versions of Explora will be released for schools and public libraries. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings.
January 29, 2015
Ex Libris announced that the University of Iowa has selected Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services. Alma will replace a number of systems, including the Aleph integrated library system.
A New Axis 360 Mobile Experience is Here. Baker and Taylor
Baker and Taylor introduced the new Axis 360 app! This free mobile app is our latest advancement toward a unified, easy-to-use experience for listening and reading.
OverDrive continues to be rated the best eBook app for libraries based on user ratings in the iOS (Apple) and Google Play (Android) app stores. Based on user ratings in the iOS and Android app stores, OverDrive has consistently been rated the highest compared to other library eBook apps. In addition, OverDrive has received significantly more ratings, further validating its leadership position. As of January 15, 2015, the OverDrive app had 40,806 ratings in the iOS app store with an average of 4 stars, and 63,272 ratings at 4.4 stars in the Google Play store. The current version of the OverDrive iOS app was rated 1,021 times with an average rating of 4.0. By comparison, the current version of the 3M Cloud Library iOS app averaged 1.5 stars on 82 ratings, and 3.1 stars in the Google Play app store.
Innovative's Open Library Experience at ALA Midwinter Meeting. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative will exhibit at booth #1811 in the ALA Midwinter Meeting featuring the Sierra Services Platform, Polaris ILS and Leap, SkyRiver, Vital, and more. Innovative staff will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about our new developments with APIs, the Cloud, and mobile technology including our new version of Mobile Worklists.
LibLime to Exhibit at ALA Midwinter. LibLime
ibLime, a division of PTFS, will be participating in the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) MidWinter Annual Conference. LibLime will unveil the first look at DLS 3.0, LibLime Academic Koha plus digital content management, geospatial discovery, and a new cataloging editor. DLS 3.0 includes manynew functional features.
Twenty-two member libraries of the American Theological Library Association are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system.
ByWater Solutions announces new Koha crowd funding site. ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions announced the beta release of their new Koha crowdfunding website: http://devs.bywatersolutions.com.
January 28, 2015
Ex Libris announced that Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has adopted a suite of Ex Libris solutions comprised of the Alma library management solution, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system. These solutions replace multiple disparate legacy systems used by the Library.
OCLC Research and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) have awarded research grants to Matthew Griffis of the University of Southern Mississippi, Jin Ha Lee of the University of Washington and Eric Meyers of the University of British Columbia. The awards will be presented January 29 at the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference Awards Reception in Chicago, Illinois.
Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has entered into an agreement with OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services for libraries, to add MARC records from hundreds of digitized historical book resources to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide. Accessible Archives' diverse primary source collections, which now are available through WorldCat Discovery Services, also include newspapers and periodicals from Colonial and Early America. Unlimited Prioritiesis the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, and also facilitated the negotiations for this agreement.
Improving Library ROI in Technology, Content, and HR. RMG Consultants, Inc.
RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and Content vendors from the global library industry to discuss the promise and problems of libraries' adapting and leveraging new paradigms to improve ROI in content, technology, and HR.
The University of Hertfordshire has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing library management system. PTFS Europe will implement the Koha system and provide on-going hosting and support services. The project also involves a tight integration with the University’s new discovery platform.
ProQuest continues to lead worldwide digitization of content that improves research outcomes. In 2014, the company digitized approximately 12 million pages of historical documents, moving them from archive box to search box. The company’s expert digitization and curation of vast and varied information is supported with advanced technologies. Now, these rare, previously inaccessible and unconnected documents can be discovered, explored and used by researchers in new and meaningful ways.
Public libraries across the country are finding innovative ways to deliver value to their communities, including presenting high school diplomas to adult residents through Career Online High School, an accredited high school completion and career certificate program. Career Online High School, brought to public libraries by Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is now available at more than a dozen libraries from coast to coast, with several launching this month, and has graduated its first library students.
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