April 29, 2016
(Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative) The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, a division of the University of West Florida Innovation Institute, finalized an agreement with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to upgrade the technology used to manage and share millions of books, journals and other educational resources across the state’s public colleges and universities. The new system will expand access to material and improve the user experience for today’s tech-savvy students. The upgrade will also allow librarians to establish and adopt world-class standards for acquisition, management and customer service. The Florida Legislature provided $1.5 million this year to implement the next-generation system.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Huntsville Public Library of Huntsville, Ontario is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Universidad de Cambridge ha elegido el servicio de gestión de recursos de Ex Libris Alma® y el sistema de descubrimiento Primo para ayudar a modernizar la gestión de bibliotecas y mejorar la experiencia de búsqueda para sus estudiantes, profesores e investigadores.
(Equinox) Equinox announced that NC Cardinal , one of the largest Evergreen Consortia, now has two new members. Iredell County Public Library and Henderson County Public Library were recently migrated to Evergreen. These two additions bring NC Cardinal’s total library count to 143.
(OCLC) The Northern Territory Library, a major public research institution in Australia, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as the management system for more than 50 libraries in the region.
April 28, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the 400th customer of the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based resource management solution, Cardiff Metropolitan University, has gone live. Building on the solution’s unparalleled success, Ex Libris is now focusing on developing new services to address the next level of library needs and practices.
(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc. continues to add to the over 4,000 library locations worldwide that rely on its custom-branded mobile apps to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. The leading platform-as-a-service provider today announced that Lovington Public Library will replace its current ILS app with an affordable, easy to deploy and maintain Boopsie app that will enable 24/7 remote library access on patrons’ devices of choice.
(Follett) Follett announced it is realigning its domestic sales and customer service organizations to better support customers’ needs and to ensure schools and districts have dedicated representatives with direct expertise in the products and services they use. Follett sales team is doubling in numbers, and will provide better service through more frequent and personal customer contact. Further, Follett is creating newly specialized sales and customer service teams for Library/Classroom Content, New/Used Textbooks, Technology/Enterprise Solutions, and Private/Parochial. Library customers will once again have a dedicated customer service representative with intimate knowledge of each districts' needs.
April 27, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Cambridge has chosen the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to help modernize library management and improve the search experience for students, instructors, and researchers.
April 26, 2016
(Contex) Following an extensive customer survey, Contex released two new products to completely transform the wide format scanning market. Aimed at the professional scanning market, ScanStationPro provides an incredible scanning experience while also being capable of an amazing 626 full size wide format scans per hour. Our research shows that the end-to-end scanning process is 30 percent quicker with ScanStationPro compared to any other large format scanner in the market.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the incorporation of Ulrich’s periodical data into the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and SFX link resolver. Ulrich’s, ProQuest’s leading source of authoritative bibliographic information, significantly enriches Primo discovery and SFX services. Ulrich’s contains comprehensive information about more than 390,000 print, electronic, and microform serials of all types from around the world. The data delivers unbiased, in-depth details about publications and provider packages in more than 950 subject areas and 200 languages. Continuously updated, the data includes bibliographic information and access points of value to researchers and librarians, such as ISSN, title, publisher name, peer-review status, online availability, A&I coverage, subject area, language of text, and URLs for journals and publishers.
(Follett) Featuring an innovative and successful STEM program that teaches 21st-century learning skills in a unique way, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, located on Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base, is the grand-prize winner of the fifth annual Follett Challenge.
(ProQuest) ProQuest announces the launch of nine regional databases of locally published scholarly journals across all major disciplines. With over 3,000 academic titles across the nine databases, published by scholarly organizations and societies, educational institutions, and academic presses, each collection represents hundreds of the most authoritative scholarly publishing in that geographic area.
April 25, 2016
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Keystone Library Network has selected the Ex Libris Alma resource management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. The Pennsylvania-based consortium of 18 academic and research libraries will be upgrading from the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system to the cloud-based, multitenant environment of Alma and the completely redesigned Primo user interface.
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.