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August 30, 2016. The University of Alabama at Birmingham selects Ex Libris campusM as Its mobile platform. Ex Libris announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has selected the Ex Libris campusM Enterprise platform to provide UAB students, faculty, and staff with easy access to key systems, such as the university’s Banner ERP solution, library services, and class schedules. By leveraging the university’s authentication services, the campusM app will deliver an experience personalized for each user, displaying relevant services and information on any device. <<more>>

August 30, 2016. Joan DaShiell joins Creekside Digital as Director of Digital Services. Joan DaShiell joins Creekside Digital as Director of Digital Services. <<more>>

August 30, 2016. Libraries choose Backstage for cataloging expertise in non-English languages, non-Roman scripts and music scores. As library collections around the world continue to reflect a diverse community of users, Backstage Library Works is meeting the challenge in providing highly-descriptive bibliographic metadata adapted to best serve the needs of libraries and their patrons. Backstage works with materials in any format to provide rich catalog records for academic, public, and special libraries. <<more>>

August 30, 2016. Solano Partner Libraries & St. Helena Consortium Extends Contract with TLC. The Library Corporation announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium have extended their CARL•X contract for an additional five years. The libraries of SPLASH have been a longstanding member of the TLC family beginning with their implementation of the CARL•Solution legacy system in 1992. They completed an upgrade to the CARL•X ILS in 2012. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. NISO launches new project to create a flexible API Ffamework for e-content in libraries. Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization have approved a new project to modernize library-vendor technical interoperability to improve the access of digital library content and electronic books. Building upon a set of API Requirements developed by Queens Library, a new NISO Working Group will create a foundational API set that the library community can build on. This set will fulfill an array of user and library needs, including quicker response times, flexible item discovery and delivery options, improved resource availability, and more seamless integration of electronic and physical resources. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. Innovative digital asset management solution gains momentum with two more Vital selections. Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, builds international momentum with two more partners selecting the Vital digital asset management solution. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. ODILO and Axiell partner to expand digital content offering to libraries. ODILO announces their partnership Axiell, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic countries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. ProQuest Books delivers more content and technology innovation. ProQuest enriched its book offerings with new print and ebook titles and with advancements that simplify access to content. In addition to launching its innovative Access-to-Own acquisition model on the Ebook Central® platform, the company has debuted new ebook subscriptions, an online ebook catalog and expanded acquisition options for both print and electronic titles on the OASIS® platform – all designed to improve librarian workflows. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. TIND expands US operations with hiring Kathy McCarthy as VP of Partnership Development. Kathy McCarthy has joined CERN spin-off TIND as Vice President of Partnership Development, effective September 1st, 2016. Previously employed at Innovative Interfaces as Business Director for California, McCarthy brings nearly eight years of library automation industry knowledge and customer relationship management experience. McCarthy is TIND’s first full-time U.S. hire. <<more>>

August 26, 2016. The Edsel Ford Memorial Library at The Hotchkiss School goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that The Edsel Ford Memorial Library at The Hotchkiss School, of Lakeville, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 70,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. <<more>>

August 24, 2016. bibliotheca partners with Living Language as the exclusive distributor of digital subscriptions for public libraries. bibliotheca announced a new partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for exclusive distribution of digital language learning courses into public libraries. <<more>>

August 24, 2016. Axiell partners with Odlio to expand digital content offering to libraries. Axiell announce a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons. <<more>>

August 19, 2016. Olin College selects TIND ILS and TIND Repository. TIND was selected by Olin College of Engineering to provide their cloud-based library management system. TIND is replacing the EOS.Web ILS and Digital Commons Repository. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO’s Discovery Service. <<more>>

August 19, 2016. Wiley signs definitive agreement to acquire Atypon. John Wiley and Sons, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016. <<more>>

August 19, 2016. Round Rock Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. ODILO partners with Claned for educational technology solutions. ODILO and Claned (Finland), two young, innovative companies in the field of technology and education, have signed a collaboration agreement providing customers with pioneering technological solutions. ODILO gives Claned customers access to over 1.1 million digital content from more than 900 global providers. ODILO customers will benefit from the pioneering technology of artificial intelligence applied to education developed by Claned, a world leader in educational methodology. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. University of Bath enhances collaboration between librarians and faculty with Ex Libris Leganto. Ex Libris announced that the University of Bath is implementing the Leganto reading list solution from Ex Libris to enhance library support for teaching and learning. The university joins a growing global community of customers that are now able to integrate course reading lists with library processes. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. Venue and agenda announced for first OpenAthens Customer Conference. OpenAthens are pleased to announce the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference, which will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporate and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. La Universidad de Bath mejora la Colaboración entre Bibliotecarios y Docentes con Leganto de Ex Libris. Ex Libris anunció que la Universidad de Bath está implementando Leganto como solución para la gestión de listas de lectura, para mejorar el apoyo de la biblioteca en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. La Universidad se une a una creciente comunidad global de clientes que ahora son capaces de integrar las listas de lectura de cursos con los procesos de la biblioteca. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. Follett Destiny 14.0 Features Learning Management System Integration. Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources. <<more>>

August 18, 2016. EBSCO Information Services expands U.S. Software as a Service Team hiring Andrew Nagy. EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries. <<more>>

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Library Technology Guides collects news releases from all the major companies and other organizations involved in library automation. This resource includes the full text of over 12361 press releases and is indexed to make it searchable by company, product, date, and subject. A brief summary of each news item is available.

Coverage is from about 1991 to the present. Many libraries keep only thier current press releases on their Web site, or remove those issued in the past that are not consistent with their current stragegies. In some cases, the Press Release Archive on Library Technology Guides is the only remaining record of library automation announcements.

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