April 16, 2014. Five university presses select Ingram's CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution . Ingram Content Group announced that New York University Press, Penn State University Press, University Press of Kansas, Ohio University Press and the University Press of Mississippi have selected Ingram's CoreSource digital asset management platform for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. <<more>>
April 16, 2014. Harvard Library unifies discovery of its resources with Ex Libris Primo . Ex Libris announced that the Harvard Library has decided to offer the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery system as a single search interface for Harvard University’s vast local and electronic collections. The Library is adding Primo to a suite of Ex Libris solutions consisting of the Aleph integrated library system, Primo Central Index of scholarly resources, SFX OpenURL link resolver, MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution, and bX article recommender. <<more>>
April 16, 2014. Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics to promote reading growth. Follett solidified its ongoing partnership with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading. This marriage of education-focused content and reading data helps ease educators’ struggles to connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. <<more>>
April 15, 2014. Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute to advance access to academic research. The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management to power a unique academic research portal through the Web of Science, the premier scientific search and discovery platform and industry authority in science, social science, and arts & humanities citation indexes. <<more>>
April 15, 2014. Harvard Business Review Press e-Books Now Available. EBSCO Information Services and Harvard Business Review Press have extended the availability of Harvard Business Review Press products to EBSCO Corporate, Government and Hospital users. For the first time, all digital editions of Harvard Business Review Press titles are being made available via the EBSCO eBooks platform, allowing users to purchase complete e-book versions of both new and backlist titles from the publisher. This exciting agreement builds upon an existing strong relationship between the two organizations, which also allows EBSCO users to access exclusive book summaries from Harvard Business Review Press. <<more>>
April 14, 2014. Atypon Systems acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online, Inc.. Atypon Systems and EBSCO Online, Inc. announced that Atypon has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Atypon and EBSCO will work together to transition Metapress clients to Atypon’s Literatum platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Metapress will continue to service its current clients through the transition. <<more>>
April 11, 2014. ProQuest and J.P. Morgan team to broaden access to award-winning analyst reports . ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, and J.P. Morgan, a leading global financial services firm, have joined forces to help business students and faculty make use of J.P. Morgan’s company and economic research. The companies have created J.P. Morgan Research, which contains intelligence and insight on more than 3,000 corporations worldwide and all major economies. The new research solution provides in-depth trend, forecast and macro analysis on companies and global economies, and integrates approximately 1,500 reports published each month by J.P. Morgan, plus a selection of archived items, into one single resource. <<more>>
April 10, 2014. ProQuest named SIIA Education CODiE finalist for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. ProQuest announced ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher is a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. Earning this distinction year over year represents a solid track record of technology innovation and responsiveness to the changing needs in K-12 education. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries. Representing product excellence across 31 Education categories, 119 products are finalists in this competitive and coveted achievement. <<more>>
April 10, 2014. Ex Libris Alma and Primo selected by the Natural History Museum in London. Ex Libris announced that London’s Natural History Museum has selected Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo for unified resource discovery and delivery. These tightly integrated solutions will support the museum’s strategic goal of providing a pioneering digital library of the future. <<more>>
April 10, 2014. Baker and Taylor creates innovative digital user experience with Axis 360 enhancements. Baker and Taylor announced the release of a new and enriched version of its Axis 360 service designed to improve the visual appeal and experience for library users, and to expand site administration and collection management tools for the company’s digital media circulation platform. <<more>>
April 10, 2014. Gale’s Analytics On Demand delivers powerful insights to data-driven libraries . Gale announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community—who is and isn’t using their resources—to better inform strategic planning, collection development, programming and to measure the impact of day-to-day decision making. <<more>>
April 10, 2014. EBSCO continues to reinforce dedication to discovery innovation; hires three industry leaders to address discovery needs of libraries. EBSCO has hired three industry veterans to interact closely with the library community to further understand the strategic needs of each segment, and help establish the framework for next phases of library innovation through discovery. Neil Block, Gar Sydnor, and Tamir Borensztajn are the latest additions to EBSCO’s growing discovery team. <<more>>
April 8, 2014. Spazio Reale in Italy opens the All Digital Library, powered by the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution. Ex Libris announced that the Spazio Reale in San Donnino, Italy, has chosen Ex Libris Primo as the discovery tool for the center’s Biblioteca All Digital, whose collections consist entirely of electronic materials. <<more>>
April 8, 2014. Centro Spazio Reale inaugura la Biblioteca All Digital con il lancio della soluzione di discovery Primo . Ex Libris annunciare che La biblioteca All Digital del Centro Spazio Reale di San Donnino a Campi Bisenzio (Firenze), ha scelto Primo di Ex Libris come strumento di discovery delle sue collezioni, costituite interamente di materiali in formato elettronico e digitale. <<more>>
April 8, 2014. Innovative increases presence in Northern Europe with new appointments. As part of its on-going commitment to the global library community, Innovative announced today a number of new appointments to its Northern European Sales and Marketing teams. The new team members will be based in the new Innovative office in Dublin that currently provides superior service and support to libraries in the region. <<more>>
April 8, 2014. Random House, LLC. eBook titles now available through EBSCO eBooks. EBSCO Information Services is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC. (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to more than 30,000 e-books from some of the most notable Random House authors, including Dan Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Dean Koontz, Gillian Flynn and more. <<more>>
April 7, 2014. University of South Carolina chooses EBSCO Discovery Service with Encore. University of South Carolina has selected EBSCO Discovery Service with Encore as its discovery service. The university was looking for a single search box for its users but also wanted the flexibility to have more advanced options and EDS/Encore provided the right fit. <<more>>
April 7, 2014. BHM Regional Library Live on Evergreen joins NC Cardinal. The BHM Regional Library System has gone live on Evergreen as part of the NC Cardinal consortium. Equinox Software oversaw data migration and staff training and will continue to provide hosting and technical support for the entire NC Cardinal consortium. <<more>>
April 7, 2014. NISO publishes revised recommendations for Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART). The National Information Standards Organization announces the publication of a revision to the Knowledge Bases and Related Tools Recommended Practice. The original recommended practice, issued in 2010, provided all parties in the information supply chain with straightforward guidance about metadata formatting—focused mainly on journal resources—to ensure the exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. Building on the initial recommendations, the revision includes the more granular, complex issues that cause problems in metadata supply, including consortia-specific metadata and metadata transfer for open access publications, e-books, and conference proceedings. <<more>>
April 7, 2014. Danish library collections now discoverable worldwide in real time through WorldCat. Dansk Bibliotekscenter is partnering with OCLC to synchronize DANBIB, the Danish national union catalog, with WorldCat, making real-time updates that will result in faster visibility of the collections around the world through leading websites and search engines. <<more>>
April 6, 2014. Boopsie adds serial entrepreneur as Executive Vice President of Technology. Boopsi announced the addition of Nicholas Wehr as the Executive Vice President of Technology. In this position, he will be managing the growing engineering and technical operations teams and focusing his efforts on innovation and product development. <<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 10004 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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