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August 3, 2015. Biblionix adds nine new customers in June and July of 2015. Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced that nine (9) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in June and July of 2015. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. <<more>>


August 3, 2015. Civica selected as preferred systems supplier for West Australian libraries. Civica announced that it has been appointed to the WA Local Government Association Preferred Supply Panel for the Provision of Library Management Systems. This appointment coincides with the release of Spydus10, Civica’s web-based integrated libraries, archives, digital assets system with a personalised discovery OPAC. <<more>>


August 3, 2015. PlumX Suite now available from Plum Analytics. Plum Analytics introduces the PlumX Suite to ensure that the exact needs of the people and organizations that interact with research are met. The set of five products from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company, includes specific offerings that categorize and analyze research metrics for those that fund, perform, support or publish research. <<more>>


August 2, 2015. Lynn Silipigni Connaway elected President-elect of ASIS&T. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Senior Research Scientist, has been elected President-elect of the Association for Information Science and Technology for the 2016 administrative year, and President for 2017. <<more>>


August 2, 2015. Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County (MO) Selects the Polaris ILS. The Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County has selected the Polaris ILS and will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. The MLC consists of nine community libraries in St. Louis County, Missouri, offering over 700,000 volumes to its community. <<more>>


July 31, 2015. Springer Nature expands its humanities portfolio with acquisition of renowned publisher J.B. Metzler. Springer Nature and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group have agreed that, effective immediately, the Stuttgart-based publishing house J.B. Metzler will become part of Springer Nature. The acquisition follows the recent combination of the majority of Macmillan Science and Education (owned by the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group) with Springer Science+Business Media, to form the new publishing group, Springer Nature. Holtzbrinck holds a 53 percent share in Springer Nature. J.B. Metzler, which was previously part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, will continue to be based in Stuttgart and will retain the J.B. Metzler brand. <<more>>


July 30, 2015. Six months in, and 80 percent of UK library services sign up to Access to Research. Since launching earlier this year, the Access to Research initiative has grown quickly to include the majority of local authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means that researchers, students and members of the public across the UK can now access more than 10 million of the world's leading online academic papers covering a wide range of disciplines, including health and biological sciences, technology, history, medicine and social sciences, just by walking through the door of their local library. So far, over 14,500 individual users have utilized the service. <<more>>


July 30, 2015. More libraries choose TLC. The TLC family of libraries continues to grow with the recent addition of customers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mercersburg Academy, Venango County Libraries, and Ohio County Public Library are all migrating to The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. <<more>>


July 29, 2015. Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award. Paul Alivisatos, Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, has received the second Tsinghua University Press – Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2015 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from June 25-28 in Wuhan, China. Shuai Yan, Director of Journal Publishing of Tsinghua University Press, and Lu Ye, Managing Director and Editorial Director of Springer China, presented the award certification to the scientist. Hongjie Dai, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Research, and Xiaogang Peng and Xiangfeng Duan, both Associate Editors of Nano Research, jointly presented Alivisatos with the award medal. <<more>>


July 29, 2015. Innovative announces statewide SkyRiver agreement for WILS members. Innovative announced that it has signed an agreement with WILS, a non-profit membership organization in Wisconsin that facilitates cost-effective and time-saving collaborations statewide. This new partnership makes SkyRiver, Innovative’s cataloging utility that enables staff to process new materials more quickly and accurately than ever before, more readily available to WILS’ library members. <<more>>


July 29, 2015. National College of Ireland chooses Capita to improve students’ library experience. Capita’s software services business has been selected by National College of Ireland to deliver its library management system, following a competitive procurement process. <<more>>


July 25, 2015. INSPIRE goes live at Indiana State Library. Indiana State Library recently launched INSPIRE.in.gov. This new version of its online library is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service. <<more>>


July 25, 2015. John F. Helmer, founding executive director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to retire. The Orbis Cascade Alliance announced on July 16 that John F. Helmer, executive director of the Alliance, will retire from his position in March 2016. Helmer has been a part of the Alliance since its beginning in 1993 when it was a grant-funded initiative among five Oregon public universities to create a union catalog. He was part of the team that wrote the founding grant, and then he proceeded to hire staff, oversee system implementation and launch the consortium. <<more>>


July 24, 2015. Project Connect takes action to support future-ready K-12 libraries, librarians. Project Connect has announced new initiatives designed to support the cause of future-ready libraries and librarians, all with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning in a dynamic digital world. The organization’s Library Leadership Committee held its first round of think-tank sessions at the ISTE ’15 Conference in Philadelphia, where the team developed plans to advocate for school library programs through the promotion of innovative and progressive models in use around the country. <<more>>


July 24, 2015. Genoa-Hugo School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog. The Genoa-Hugo School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The School District and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to AspenCat union catalog. <<more>>


July 23, 2015. Manatee County Library Public Library System (FL) selects Polaris ILS. Innovative announced that Manatee County Library Public Library System in Florida has selected the Polaris ILS. Winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award, MCLPLS circulates over 3 million items a year and holds nearly 500,000 items. They will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix. <<more>>


July 22, 2015. Springer content available across ReadCube platform. Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications. <<more>>


July 22, 2015. Formerly out-of-view collections will become publicly accessible. With $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with Artstor, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is offering 42 liberal arts colleges and universities the opportunity to join its Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. The Consortium intends to improve teaching and learning, enhance faculty and student/faculty research, and streamline administrative capabilities through a uniform digital system of cataloging research material collections. <<more>>


July 22, 2015. ProQuest names Clay McDaniel as Vice President Global Marketing. Clay McDaniel joined ProQuest as Vice President Global Marketing. In this role, Mr. McDaniel will oversee the teams responsible for the company’s comprehensive integrated go-to-market strategies, including product and field marketing, corporate communications, brand, and marketing operations. <<more>>


July 22, 2015. New Community Center offers a place online for library staff to share ideas about OCLC services, best practices. The new OCLC Community Center offers a place for library staff to connect online, share best practices, stay up to date on new product releases and contribute ideas to improve OCLC services. Community Center is now available to users of WorldCat Discovery Services, WorldShare Management Services (WMS), WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, WorldShare Collection Manager, WorldShare Record Manager and WorldShare License Manager at www.oclc.org/community/. More OCLC services will be added to the Community Center in the future. <<more>>


July 22, 2015. Over 100 Libraries Go Live with Polaris and Sierra in June 2015. Innovative announced today that over 100 libraries went live on the Sierra Library Services Platform or the Polaris ILS just in the month of June. The 15 library systems include academic and public institutions in Australia, Europe, North America, and South Africa. <<more>>


Full Automation News Report

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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 11526 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.

We are always looking for press releases to add to this collection. If you have access to material--in either electronic form or hard copy--please contact the editor, Marshall Breeding.