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September 22, 2014

Texas Tech University chooses EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Texas Tech University, a leading teaching and research institution and member of the Association of Research Libraries, has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its discovery solution.

September 19, 2014

Follett names Nader Qaimari Senior VP Content Services and Solutions. Follett Software Company

Follett announced that Nader Qaimari has been named Senior Vice President of Content Services and Solutions for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Succeeding Todd Litzsinger, who was elected Follett Corporation Chairman of the Board in January 2014, Qaimari will oversee Follett's content services and solutions, including publisher relations, textbook and supplemental materials, early childhood, digital products, library collections, and online classroom products.

September 18, 2014

Innovative Brings Solutions to Middle East and Arabian Peninsula Customers. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that five libraries in the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula have selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. The new contracts were completed through Naseej, the exclusive provider of Sierra and related Innovative products and a leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab world. The new Sierra libraries include Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Institute for Applied Technology (part of Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Training), University of Sharjah, and American University of Cairo. Holy Spirit University of Kaslik is migrating from a Berytos library management system and the remaining four are upgrading from Innovative's Millennium ILS.

Active Venture Partners backs Odilo. OdiloTID

Odilo, a company offering a comprehensive suite of products for lending digital content, has received a €2.2m investment from Active Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that targets entrepreneurial teams driving digital start-ups. ACTIVE was chosen by Telefonica to launch the first fund of the Amerigo network, a fund of funds with €300m under management.

September 16, 2014

Four Polaris ILS Systems go live in four-week period. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that in the past four weeks, four libraries have gone live on Polaris ILS, including Irving Public Library (Irving, TX), Urbandale Public Library (Urbandale, IA), Pleasant Hill Public Library (Pleasant Hill, IA), and Moorpark City Library (Moorpark, CA)

Kate Lawrence named Vice President of User Research at EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services has named Kate Lawrence Vice President, User Research. Lawrence leads the User Research Team and the research activities that enable EBSCO to gain user insight and improve the customer experience across the portfolio of EBSCO products.

ProQuest Establishes Key Ebooks Partnership with Leading Irish Booksellers. ProQuest

ProQuest Ebooks has partnered with O’Mahony’s, Irish booksellers and library suppliers, to deliver key content from leading publishers to institutions across Ireland and the UK.

Save Your Photos Day offers free scanning and preservation tips to help worldwide communities protect pictures before disaster strikes. Kodak Alaris

Every year there are more than 550 natural disasters throughout the world. For victims of fire, flood, tornadoes and other catastrophes, photos are among the most valuable possessions lost. To help individuals, families and communities prepare, before disaster strikes, the Save Your Photos Alliance is hosting its first annual “Save Your Photos Day” on Saturday, September 27.

The Community Zone Advisory Group introduces guidelines for the Ex Libris Alma Community Catalog. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the international group of renowned library experts who advise Ex Libris on the Alma Community Zone has completed the guidelines and policies underlying the Alma Community Catalog. The advisory group analyzed the needs and objectives of Alma users, best practices in metadata, and ways to facilitate collaboration, so as to develop the most appropriate policies for the open and shared Alma community catalog.

September 15, 2014

Utah State University Selects Encore Duet. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Utah State University has selected Encore Duet as its discovery solution to help the library consolidate its diverse resources. The service will also make resources more readily available to library users through an intuitive interface. The University adopted Innovative's Encore discovery solution several years ago; and, when the new partnership between Innovative and EBSCO Information Services was announced, they were intrigued by the possibilities offered by the integration of EDS content with the Encore Duet interface.

Aston University implements Rebus:list from PTFS Europe. PTFS Europe

Aston University implements Rebus:list – the reading list management system from PTFS Europe. Rebus:list offers a significant advance in cost effective management of the entire workflow involved in the delivery and presentation of reading lists. With an elegant user interface, a comprehensive web services API and a contemporary software architecture, Rebus:list delivers truly seamless integration with any library, eDiscovery service, VLE and back office system. Rebus:list offers libraries a real alternative when choosing a new reading list management system.

Utah State University Opts for EBSCO Discovery Service via Innovative’s Encore Duet. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Discovery Service via Encore Duet has been selected by Utah State University as its discovery solution to help the library consolidate its diverse resources. The service will also make resources more readily available to library users through an intuitive interface. The university adopted Innovative's Encore discovery solution several years ago and when the new partnership between Innovative and EBSCO Information Services was announced, they were intrigued by the possibilities offered by the integration of EDS via Encore Duet.

September 14, 2014

Metropolitan Library System Implements CARL.X. The Library Corporation

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City, introduced the CARL.X ILS live to their community and staff on September 2nd. MLS selected TLC’s CARL.X for their library automation needs after previously using a system that had been developed in-house.

September 12, 2014

Forbes Announces Agreement With EBSCO To Digitize All Content From 1917 To 2000. EBSCO Information Services

Forbes announced an agreement with EBSCO Information Services to create Forbes Digital Archive, a digital archive of the entire Forbes backfile with content from 1917 to 2000.

Recorded Books, Wavesound, and Civica Announce Zinio Integration with Spydus 9. Civica

Civica announce the partnership with Recorded Books to streamline the delivery process for Zinio magazines, the world's largest digital newsstand which offers full magazines with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video.

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