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August 28, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that Burlington County Library System (BCLS) in New Jersey has selected the Polaris ILS and Polaris Leap, a browser-based tool that offers key public services workflows in the stacks or outside the library. BCLS holds over 750,000 volumes and conducts over 2 million circulation transactions each year. The Library is migrating from a Horizon® system provided by SirsiDynix.

(Ingram Content Group) John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of two new Directors of the privately held company. Ingram Industries’ businesses include Ingram Content Group and Ingram Marine Group.

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions, a leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations to transform the way they work, continues to grow its customer base with Penrith City Libraries becoming the latest library service to choose Civica and Spydus10.

(Boopsie) Boopsie announced it has signed Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, a multi-service language school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies. DLIFLC’s decision to collaborate with Boopsie to support their transition to digital resources demonstrates that the leading mobile platform-as-a-services provider for libraries worldwide is gaining traction in the military library market.

August 27, 2015

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, announced today that the Arkansas State Library has selected LearningExpress Library™ and Computer Skills Center digital platforms to address the increasing need for workplace skills improvement, and to help all Arkansas residents achieve their academic, career and personal goals.

August 26, 2015

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of three new publisher clients: Pajama Press, Rocky Nook and Dalkey Archive Press. "We are pleased to welcome Dalkey Archive, Rocky Nook and Pajama Press to our growing distribution business. Each of these clients brings something special to our retail and library customers,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager, Ingram Publisher Services.

(NISO) NISO will host a two–day meeting to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5 & 6, 2015 on The Future of Library Discovery. In February 2015, NISO published a white paper commissioned from library consultant Marshall Breeding by NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with a series of presenters and panels offering an overview of the current resource discovery environment. Attendees will then participate in several conversations that will examine possibilities regarding how these technologies, methodologies, and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies, metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources.

(Axiell) Axiell has formed a unique partnership with SOLUS, which will bring enhanced mobile benefits to Axiell library customers and will provide library patrons with a state of the art, platform-independent mobile library app.

August 25, 2015

(Credo Reference) Credo announced that Ian Singer will join the company as its Chief Content Officer. Mr. Singer, who most recently served as Vice President, Group Publisher for Media Source Inc., will oversee Credo's publisher relations activities and content acquisition strategy.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Singapore Management University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Millennium integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

August 24, 2015

(ProQuest) ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com) introduced an enhanced platform interface that makes it easier for users to complete their research tasks. Driven by deep analysis of researcher behaviors on the ProQuest platform, extensive testing with users and librarians, beta testing with a variety of customer development partners, and large scale A/B testing, the enhancements make discovery and access of ProQuest’s rich, diverse content more intuitive and effective.

August 21, 2015

(PTFS) Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, will demonstrate a Multi-INT change detection service at the 2015 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference (DoDIIS). The new service enables clients to correlate change on the earth’s surface with other geospatial and textual information, as well as social media feeds, to gain a comprehensive understanding about the change.

(LibLime) The Hutchinson Memorial Library in Randolph, Wisconsin will soon participate in the South Central Library System (SCLS) LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Hutchinson Memorial Library staff will work with the SCLS ILS Support Team members and LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item and patron data from their legacy ILS system. Hutchinson staff will enjoy autonomy within the LibLime Koha union catalog, as LibLime Koha includes support for local ownership of patron records, local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records and OPAC group searching for pre-designated collections. Hutchinson library patrons will also benefit from other functionality in the software sponsored by SCLS. With the addition of Hutchinson, there will be over 3.7 million records in the SCLS LibLime Koha union catalog.

(LibLime) The Las Animas – Bent County Library District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The Library and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to AspenCat union catalog.

August 20, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Hilary Newman, Innovative’s VP of Global Partnerships and Customer Engagement, has won the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information. This annual award is presented to graduates for outstanding accomplishment in the field of library and information studies and contributions to the College of Information. A graduate of the College of Information with a Masters in Library Science, Ms. Newman has applied this knowledge at Innovative since 1995.

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