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February 23, 2015

Innovative and EBSCO Information Services extend strategic partnership. Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Inovative and EBSCO Information Services have extended their strategic partnership to incorporate all platforms in the expanded Innovative product portfolio, including Polaris ILS, Vital, and Virtua. The partnership activities between the two companies for Innovative's Sierra Services Platform and Encore Duet will continue.

January 28, 2015

Accessible Archives MARC records added to WorldCat and Digitized Collections added to WorldCat Discovery Services. OCLC

Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has entered into an agreement with OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services for libraries, to add MARC records from hundreds of digitized historical book resources to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide. Accessible Archives' diverse primary source collections, which now are available through WorldCat Discovery Services, also include newspapers and periodicals from Colonial and Early America. Unlimited Prioritiesis the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, and also facilitated the negotiations for this agreement.

Five Partners Join Ex Libris in Developing Online Reading-List Solution. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced a development partnership with the libraries of the University of Oklahoma in the US, Imperial College and Kingston University in the UK, KU Leuven in Belgium, and UNSW Australia. The partners will participate in the development of a new reading-list solution that is now in the works at Ex Libris.

Memorial University of Newfoundland selects Ex Libris Solutions. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has adopted a suite of Ex Libris solutions comprised of the Alma library management solution, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system. These solutions replace multiple disparate legacy systems used by the Library.

January 27, 2015

Law Libraries at the University of Colorado and University of Georgia choose Boopsie to develop custom mobile solutions. Boopsie

Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, continues to expand its footprint in the legal industry with the addition of two new customers and a partnership with NELLCO, a leading consortium of law libraries. The University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Georgia School of Law–both NELLCO members–join Boopsie’s growing roster of law libraries, law firms and law schools working with Boopsie to extend library services through mobile apps.

Ex Libris and HARRASSOWITZ collaborate to streamline library operations. Ex Libris

Ex Libris has entered into a collaborative partnership with HARRASSOWITZ, a leading provider of book and subscription services for academic libraries specializing in the distribution of scholarly books, periodicals, e-resources, and music scores. The collaboration will provide library staff with a new, streamlined acquisition process compatible with both Ex Libris Alma and the HARRASSOWITZ acquisitions systems. In addition, the collaboration will enable libraries to reduce costs associated with acquisitions and to avoid unnecessary spending.

ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries provide 25,000 early modern books as open access text. ProQuest

The full text of more than 25,000 titles from the acclaimed ProQuest resource Early English Books Online (EEBO) are now openly available on the websites of the University of Michigan Library and the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. The new open access titles are the result of work of the Text Creation Partnership, a longstanding effort to transcribe early modern print books, creating standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions. Through funding from ProQuest, Jisc and a collective of libraries, these text files are jointly owned by more than 150 libraries worldwide, creating a significant database of foundational scholarship.

University of Arizona selects Ex Libris Rosetta. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that the University of Arizona has adopted the Rosetta digital management and preservation solution as a key component of its repository services. Designed to expose the University’s rich digital collections for the benefit of diverse audiences, the project will better enable the University of Arizona to provide sustained access to scholarly digital content and research to both university members and the broader academic community.

January 26, 2015

Zepheira launches Linked Data Readiness Assessment product for libraries. Zepheira

Zepheira, the industry leader in the creation of linked data vocabularies for addressing the Web visibility of library and memory organizations, is launching a new Linked Data Readiness Assessment (RA) Product. RA allows libraries and memory organizations to determine the state of their current collections, systems, and staffing to determine what should be done to make them more visible to their communities – patrons or customers of the library who access information via Web search engines or students and faculty who access information via internal environments such as on-campus systems.

LYRASIS to become exclusive North American membership partner for Open Library of Humanities. Lyrasis

LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership to become the exclusive membership and administrative agent for the Open Library of Humanities in North America. With a strong history of productive partnerships in the open access field, including Knowledge Unlatched, Reveal Digital, and SCOAP3, LYRASIS is at the forefront of the rapidly changing scholarly communications landscape.

SirsiDynix to speak about BLUEcloud Campus, EDS integration at ALA Midwinter 2015. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix has scheduled five BLUEcloud Campus presentations for ALA Midwinter 2015, where Rick Branham, SirsiDynix VP of Global Accounts & Academic Initiatives, and Carla Clark, BLUEcloud Campus Product Manager, will shed valuable light on the library service platform’s progress, including integration with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The presentations will take place from Saturday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Feb. 2 and will last approximately one hour each.

Ex Libris Alma and Primo are the solutions of Choice for Loyola University Chicago. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced Loyola University Chicago has selected Ex Libris Alma for resource management and Ex Libris Primo for resource discovery and delivery. Loyola University is migrating from a number of legacy systems including the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system.

January 25, 2015

Ex Libris Alma and Primo selected by Creighton University in Nebraska. Ex Libris

Ex Libris announced that Creighton University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide unified resource management and discovery. This integrated cloud-based platform will replace several systems, including SirsiDynix Symphony and ProQuest Summon.

January 23, 2015

LYRASIS Announces Candidates for Open Board of Trustee Positions. Lyrasis

The LYRASIS Board of Trustees Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for open positions on the LYRASIS Board. Elected candidates will serve three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018. The election will be held in April and is open to all designated LYRASIS member voting representatives, who will receive an email with a link to the ballot.

January 22, 2015

EBSCO expands partnership with the American Medical Association. EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services and the American Medical Association are expanding their relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the top medical journals around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will now act as a sales agent for The JAMA Network.

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