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March 12, 2014
Altarama announced RefTracker Express, a version of the RefTracker Information Request Management System that starts delivering benefits within hours, with minimal request service staff setup and training time required and no IT department involvement.
March 11, 2014
LibLime announces the production release of LibLime Koha 4.18.
Knowledge Unlatched announced that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The KU Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences books. Support from a minimum of 200 libraries willing to participate in the KU Pilot was required in order to achieve this goal. This target was exceeded by almost half, with close to 300 libraries from 24 countries joining KU in support of its shared cost approach to Open Access for specialist scholarly books.
March 10, 2014
Innovative and Bibliotheca announce strategic alliance focused on integration of technology solutions for libraries . Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative and Bibliotheca, a leader in RFID and bar-code based technology solutions, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance that will enhance integration of the companies' products to create value-added offerings to library customers worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement Innovative will have rights to directly resell Bibiotheca's RFID systems to Innovative customers around the world, including the Americas, Europe and Australia.
Limerick City and County Library Services merge. Interleaf Technology
As part of a reorganisation of Local Government in Ireland, Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council are merging into a single entity in mid-2014 to form Limerick City and County Council. As part of this process many IT services need to be merged. The first of these services to merge, the library system, went live on December 12th 2013Interleaf Technology worked as part of a team with representatives from both library services to bring the systems together.Limerick City and County Library
March 7, 2014
Central Access Corp. announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett’s Aspen Instructional Management System. Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state education standards.
March 6, 2014
EBL unveils the new LibCentral. ProQuest
EBL - Ebook Library, a ProQuest business, has reinvented its LibCentral administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their own and their users' unique needs. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuest's ebook businesses EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform.
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the first academic library consortium to subscribe to ProQuest’s cloud-based library services platform, Intota. The CLIC libraries will be taking full advantage of the transformative nature of the Intota library services platform, implementing in phases beginning with the Summon discovery service this spring. During 2014 they also plan to implement Intota for assessment and for e-resource management, with other components to follow.
Ingram enhances textbook program with used, buyback and new supply options. Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it has expanded its physical textbook selection and services with the addition of new supply models, a comprehensive assortment of used textbooks and textbook buyback programs.
3M Cloud Library adds eAudiobooks. 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the 3M Cloud Library will have an extensive collection of high quality eAudio titles. 3M will detail the new offerings at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Duquesne University Libraries select Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library and Center for Legal Information (CLI) have selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. Gumberg Library is moving from a SirsiDynix Symphony™ system while CLI is upgrading from Innovative’s Millennium ILS. This will result in a single Sierra system being shared by the two libraries which had previously operated separate systems.
Follett invests in ShowEvidence, Inc.. Follett Software Company
Follett Corporation announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology space.
Libraries in communities across the country will partner with Redbox, America’s destination for entertainment, and OCLC to produce free, fun, public entertainment events. Developed and funded by Redbox, “Outside the Box” will bring people together for these events in 20 new communities this year.During a 2013 pilot program, 12 Outside the Box events reached over 3,000 people around the country. Pilot efforts were led by public libraries and their communities, and supported by OCLC and consultants at the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Building on the pilot’s success, Outside the Box will extend to 20 new communities in 2014, reinforcing the goal of creating great places where community members can gather and connect. Public libraries will remain central to Outside the Box, leading community planning sessions and event design.
March 5, 2014
Indiana University, on behalf of Kuali OLE System Partners, has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment, an open-source, community-based library software system created by a partnership of some of the nation’s leading university libraries.
LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Public Library Association Conference (PLA) scheduled for March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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