December 1, 2015
(Follett) Follett Aspen Instructional Management System has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library of Clayton, North Carolina is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
(TIND Technologies) TIND, an official CERN spin-off, was selected through formal tender by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library to provide their cloud-based Digital Library System based on CERN open source software. TIND will provide a flexible, scalable and integration solution replacing multiple ILS-, repository- and search platforms, including Horizon (SirsiDynix) and DSpace. The UN manages a vast collection of digitized and born-digital material that will be made accessible and preserved safely in the cloud-platform. The eventual scale of the collection is estimated at over 10 million files.
November 30, 2015
(OCLC) University of Sheffield is the first institution in the UK to select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services, the analysis tools and services that will help the University Library make more informed decisions about managing its print resources.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix customers across the globe are increasingly implementing BLUEcloud Products for use in their libraries. BLUEcloud products offer libraries next-generation management technology and discovery tools. The process of upgrading to BLUEcloud is straightforward, requiring no migration and no conversion; this simplicity has contributed to robust adoption of BLUEcloud products.
(Open Preservation Foundation) The National Library of Portugal (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) joins the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as its latest affiliate member.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the National Library of New Zealand has adopted the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, with its Primo Central index of scholarly e-resources. As a result the National Library will deploy a fully integrated platform to manage and expose its vast collections of electronic, print, and digital resources. Primo will also be integrated with the National Library’s installation of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation system, enabling future generations to access the rich digital heritage of New Zealand.
November 27, 2015
(Overdrive) Rakuten Kobo announced a change of leadership. President Michael Tamblyn will become Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Takahito (Taka) Aiki, who will remain involved in the company as Chairman, effective January 1, 2016.
November 24, 2015
(SirsiDynix) The University of Reading has signed a multiyear agreement to expand its license for Symphony to its Malaysia campus. From April to October, Library staff worked with SirsiDynix consultants to plan the project and configure the system. The Malaysia Campus went live in mid-October. The University of Reading has been a SirsiDynix customer since 1997, using products like the Enterprise discovery tool to help students find and use library materials. With this license expansion, the Malaysia campus will likewise use SirsiDynix Enterprise as its online catalog.
(Boopsie) Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today reported the impressive effect that integration of its Digital Comics and Graphic Novels subscription can have on circulation and usage of the resources that are popular with readers of all ages.
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group is reminding prospective startups for the 1440 Winter Session 2016 that the deadline for applications is November 30, 2015. The accelerator program, 1440, is named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology.
November 23, 2015
(Gale Group) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, today announced the first module of Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, the first major text-searchable online archive of pre-20th century Arabic printed books. Module One, which includes a wealth of content on Islamic literature, law and other religious items, is part of Gale’s ongoing Arabic digitization program offering the world’s most important Arabic collections to researchers, instructors and students.
November 20, 2015
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the more than 30 students enrolled in four classes at Red River College are using Koha through the Klassmates program.
November 19, 2015
(PTFS Europe) Deep Web Technologies and PTFS Europe have partnered to provide the Explorit Everywhere! federated search solution to European libraries and organisations. Explorit Everywhere! comprehensively and quickly searches all subscription resources, library catalogs and public websites for relevant information, increasing research efficiency.
(Sage) SAGE is delighted to announce that SAGE Knowledge, an expansive social science digital library for students, researchers, and faculty, is now live on a new platform for use on all devices and featuring multiple content types. Originally launched in 2012, SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, with a range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now streaming video with SAGE Video.