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September 29, 2014

Libraries praise TLC’s new Academic Reserves solution. The Library Corporation

The Library Corporation’s new Academic Reserves functionality delivers a powerful new tool to college and university libraries. Charlotte Nutter of Denver Seminary in Colorado calls it the Cadillac of Reserves modules

Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (MN) selects the Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Innovative announced that Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota, has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. TdS serves a population of over 228,000 in south-central Minnesota across 38 public libraries and one academic library. The Cooperative's collections top 1 million items. They will be migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.

Soka University of America selects EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services

Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library of Soka University of America has recently chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its new custom discovery solution for the library’s databases. SUA chose EDS to enhance its community’s research experience and the library has found working with EBSCO representatives and engineers to be an excellent experience as well.

ProQuest Collections Are Now Indexed and Discoverable through the Central Index of Ex Libris Primo. ProQuest

ProQuest and Ex Libris announced that over 200 of ProQuest’s most widely used databases have been indexed in the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic resources, making the content easily discoverable via the Ex Libris Primo discovery service.

September 25, 2014

DoverNet Library System Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions announced that the DoverNet Library System in New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. OCLC

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , a leading international education and research centre dedicated to the study of infectious diseases, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

September 24, 2014

New System Provides Access to 14 Academic Libraries in Montana Through One Search. Ex Libris

The collection holdings of 14 academic libraries in Montana are now available through a single online search, thanks to an unprecedented statewide partnership. The new system is made possible by a collaborative effort of the libraries of the four campuses of Montana State University and four campuses of the University of Montana, as well as private colleges, tribal colleges and a community college.

University of Canterbury simplifies library collection management with Intota Assessment. ProQuest

The University of Canterbury recently selected Intota™ Assessment ( from ProQuest as the best solution to address challenges in evaluating usage of their libraries’ collections and making collection management decisions based on evidence. Detailed overlap analysis helps a library determine what resources to renew, acquire or weed to generate greater return on investment of their collection. Additionally, quantitative and qualitative analysis helps identify trends or spot other collection development opportunities.

Swets Information Services B.V. declared bankrupt. Swets

Following the suspension of payment for Swets & Zeitlinger Group BV, granted by the court in Amsterdam on 19 September, the Management team, together with Mr J.L.M. Groenewegen, the appointed administrator, have been working tirelessly to investigate alternatives for the business. Unfortunately, concrete alternatives to sell the business as a whole have not materialised and due to these developments Swets Information Services B.V. filed for bankruptcy on 23 September 2014. The court of Amsterdam honoured this request and as per 23 September 2014 Swets Information Services B.V. is declared bankrupt.

September 23, 2014

The London Library to Provide Discovery and Delivery Services through Ex Libris Primo and SFX. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that The London Library—a literary library active for over 170 years—has selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and SFX OpenURL link resolver. These solutions will play a central role in enabling the Library to meet its strategic aims of improving support for research and making its collections more visible to members and prospective members.

Hennepin County Library upgrades with 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect for library patrons. 3M Library Systems

All libraries in Hennepin County will soon be equipped with 3M’s latest in self-checkout technology, the 3M SelfCheck System and QuickConnect Interface. This newly updated system enhances library patrons’ self-service checkout experience by offering more options and services, all with improved speed and efficiency. There will be more than 80 new SelfCheck System kiosks installed at 41 Hennepin County Library locations over the next several months, to be completed by the end of 2014.

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.

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