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March 5, 2015

Mary Sauer-Games begins term as President of NFAIS Board of Directors. OCLC

Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President of Product Management, is now serving as Board of Directors President of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry.

BiblioCommons working with the Society Of Chief Librarians to develop plan for unified digital platform for public libraries in England. BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons Inc. has begun work with the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) to envision a unified digital platform for all public libraries in England. The goal of the project is to enhance public library services and increase the use of these services by library patrons.

March 4, 2015

Backstage Library Works preserves more than 19,000 pages of theatre history for Ohio State University. Backstage Library Works

Backstage Library Works ( announced today the successful preservation digitization of 15 large scrapbook volumes from the Leffingwell collection documenting American theatre performance from the late 19th century through 1922. Digitization included loose items, oversized, heavy and acidic materials mounted on tissue paper, two-page spreads with items pasted across book gutters, and mounted theatre playbills containing multiple leaves. The Leffingwell scrapbooks vary in size and are held by The Ohio State University’s Lawrence & Lee Theatre Research Institute library.

Innovative pledges support to Libhub Initiative. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced today its sponsorship of the Libhub Initiative, which encourages industry-wide focus on the visibility of library resources on the Web. With enabling technologies such as linked data and shared vocabularies such as and BIBFRAME, the Libhub Initiative will exponentially expand data linking among libraries and the greater Web.

LIBROS academic library consortium is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

LIBROS, the consortium of 17 academic libraries in New Mexico, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management solution.

The University of Sussex selects the Ex Libris Alma library management service. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the University of Sussex is replacing its library management system with the Alma unified resource management service from Ex Libris. Tightly integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which the University implemented in 2013, Alma will provide the Library with a future-oriented solution for the acquisition and fulfilment of electronic, digital, and print resources. Flexible and open, the Alma service will interact efficiently with other internal and third-party systems.

ProQuest Advances Genealogical Research with HeritageQuest Online. ProQuest

ProQuest is advancing the research experience for family history enthusiasts and genealogical experts with a new version of its popular HeritageQuest® Online, a treasury of high quality genealogical and historical information. This authoritative family history resource, which can be accessed from the library or remotely through the library portal, has a new interface powered by Ancestry, enriching the search experience and streamlining the research process.

March 3, 2015

EBSCO’s partnership with ByWater Solutions enables interoperability between discovery and ILS solutions. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and ByWater Solutions have partnered to provide more choices to its customers. ByWater Solutions is the leading US provider of support and implementation services to libraries using Koha, the world’s first free and open source ILS. Working with ByWater, libraries that use the Koha ILS can readily adopt EBSCO Discovery Service as their discovery service and front-end of choice.

Biblionix outranks all in Perceptions Survey for Sixth year running. Biblionix

Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo integrated library system has again topped the Perceptions survey sixth straight year, Apollo received top rankings in ALL categories. Libraries with up to 100,000 holdings are considered “small” in this survey.

March 2, 2015

Central European University finding success with EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Central European University, an international postgraduate institution in Budapest, implemented EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services two years ago. Since then, it has provided greater exposure for library databases for its advanced degree students and has become the go-to service for their challenging and unique research topics.

Melbourne Cricket Club Library selectors impressed by Liberty from Softlink. Softlink International

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Library has partnered with Softlink to implement the Liberty Library Management System, a move that has allowed the reference library to offer online access to their extensive catalogue of sporting resources.

Custer Consolidated School District goes live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog. LibLime

The Custer Consolidated School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Custer Consolidated School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 660,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Custer Consolidated School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application.

February 27, 2015

Civica announces Spydus 10, cloud based integrated solution for libraries. Civica

Civica announced the upcoming web-based library management, discovery, digital asset management and archives solution, Spydus10. Due for public release in April 2015, the first release of Spydus10 comprises a complete suite of web-based applications that will follow the intuitive workflows that Spydus is known for. Spydus10 will have a refreshed interface for both staff and library patrons, and increased functionality aligned to Civica’s commitment to staying relevant with the evolving needs of libraries.

February 26, 2015

Biblionix outranks all in Purchasing/Budgeting survey from LibraryWorks, Inc.. Biblionix

Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo integrated library system (ILS) has topped LibraryWorks’ ( massive “2015 Library Purchasing Survey” in the IT/Automation category. The survey ranked 46 such companies.

Kelly Hart and Hallman LLP migrates To SydneyEnterprise, Lucidea's next generation library system. Lucidea

Lucidea announce that the law firm of Kelly Hart and Hallman LLP will migrate to SydneyEnterprise, Lucidea’s powerful new library automation system.

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