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June 30, 2016

(California State Archives) Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced a new partnership between the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State's office, and the Google Cultural Institute.This partnership will make State Archives exhibits available to a global audience online. The first three exhibits highlight the history of California state parks, the California Secretary of State’s office, and showcases campaign materials created by the nation’s first political consulting firm, Campaigns Inc.

June 29, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has launched the latest version of its mobile application for library staff, facilitating more effective material handling with greater visibility into item record details.

(DuraSpace) The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Library at Daniel Morgan Academy of Washington, DC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announces the launch of Patron Point, a comprehensive program that takes user activity-based data and delivers a new level of management reporting and patron engagement.

(OCLC) Andrew K. Pace, OCLC Executive Director, WorldShare Community Development, took his seat on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has renewed its partnership to fulfill subscription services for journals from De Gruyter. The partnership ensures that the needs of De Gruyter subscribers are met while allowing the company to focus on the editorial aspects of its business.

(American Library Association) With an emphasis on the future of libraries, on diversity, equity, and inclusion and on library transformation driven by community aspirations, 16,597 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including 4,995 exhibitors) from across the world gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 23-28. The conference marked ALA’s 140th anniversary.

June 28, 2016

(Eduserv) The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), a professional membership association and registered charity devoted to advancing the highest standards of surgical care, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Eduserv. RCS is the latest publisher to join the OpenAthens access management federation to provide its members with single sign-on access to their collection of journals.

(Talis) Following a formal tendering process the University of Bristol have selected Talis Aspire to manage and deliver their online reading lists and copyright-cleared content services.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfacesannounced the successful implementation of Sierra at the University of Northampton, as part of the institution's strategic vision to merge two campuses at the heart of the community.

(Overdrive) A record number of K-12 students are reading digital books using the OverDrive digital platform for schools. In the 2015-2016 school year, approximately six million students had access to eBooks and audiobooks and the number of digital books borrowed in OverDrive-powered schools increased nearly 60 percent. More students are embracing digital books because digital technology has made reading more accessible. Through the use of OverDrive Read® and a catalog of over two million titles from more than 5,000 publishers, students are reading eBooks instantly in their browser, in class, at home, both online and offline with no software or downloads.

June 26, 2016

(Follett) Future Ready Schools (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education—announced Future Ready Librarians, an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. The Future Ready initiative helps district leaders recognize the potential of digital tools and align necessary technologies with instructional goals to support teaching and learning.

(About the Library Freedom Project) Twenty organizations- libraries, publishers, library vendors, and library organizations have endorsed the Library Freedom Project's Library Digital Privacy Pledge. These organizations are improving privacy for library users by implementing secure protocols on their web services and asking partners to do likewise.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris anunció que su servicio de gestión de bibliotecas Alma permitirá a los bibliotecarios acceder a Alma desde cualquier lugar, utilizando un dispositivo móvil.

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