August 28, 2014. Pagosa Springs High School Library goes live on CLiC AspenCat LibLime Union Catalog. Pagosa Springs High School Library of Archuleta County, CO is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the accumulation of Pagosa Springs High School, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 464,997 bibliographic records and 895,064 items. <<more>>
August 27, 2014. L'European University Institute sceglie Primo e Primo Central Index di. Ex Libris Group annunciare l’adozione di Primo e Primo Central da parte dell’European University Institute di Fiesole, Firenze. <<more>>
August 25, 2014. Spydus 9 Self Service goes Live in Masterton, New Zealand. Civica announced the release of Spydus 9 Self Service, with Masterton District Library in New Zealand as the first customer to go live. Spydus Self Service, now core to Spydus 9, builds on Civica’s existing self service offering with added functionality including renewals, amendments to reservations and bookings, and viewing of patron details and summary. The Self Service module is part of the focus on supporting library patrons and providing a range of flexible solutions that cover web access, mobile and self service functions. <<more>>
August 25, 2014. Jericho Public Library migrates to EnvisionWare RFID and expands self service with Library Document Station and Mobile Printing. EnvisionWare announced that Jericho Public Library in New York has migrated to EnvisionWare for RFID from Bibliotheca. The library has also installed EnvisionWare’s Library Document Station and MobilePrint Service for digitizing and printing services. <<more>>
August 24, 2014. Providence College Selects MŌDERAS FastTrak Cloud Solution for Grant Management. <<more>>
August 24, 2014. The Future of Information Infrastructure – FIZ Karlsruhe invites to the conference Research Data Management: Organizational, Technical, and Legal Challenges. The increasing digitization in research and science poses new challenges to research data management. FIZ Karlsruhe will discuss innovative approaches to these issues with internationally renowned experts at the conference Research Data Management: Organizational, Technical, and Legal Challenges. <<more>>
August 21, 2014. EBSCO’s eBook Collection Continues to Expand with Release of 12 New Subject Sets. EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBook Subject Sets, which increases the total number to more than 200. <<more>>
August 21, 2014. Rider University (NJ) selects Sierra Library Services Platform. Innovative announced that Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ) has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Voyager system provided by Ex Libris. The two campus libraries hold 1.6 million volumes combined. <<more>>
August 20, 2014. Swets sponsors a new classroom library at Indian Primary School through educational charity, Room To Read. Swets Information Services, a global organization committed to improving the delivery and use of knowledge worldwide, and the charity Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province. The library provides facilities for over 100 pupils, aged between 6 and 11, and their four teachers. <<more>>
August 20, 2014. UChicago launches Kuali OLE and new Catalog. The University of Chicago Library announced its launch of the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and a new Catalog based on VuFind. <<more>>
August 19, 2014. Education Publisher Kendall Hunt Selects Ingram for Content Logistics. Ingram Content Group and Kendall Hunt Publishing announced a third-party logistics agreement that integrates Kendall Hunt's leading pre K-12 and higher education course content with Ingram's inventory management, logistics and print solutions. <<more>>
August 19, 2014. Managing research and authoring is now seamless with Google Docs add-on for ProQuest Flow. ProQuest Flow, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to interoperate with Google Docs. The new add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. As a result, researchers can find, share and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a common virtual workspace, supported by automated citations and bibliographies. The free add-on is available in the Google Add-on Store. <<more>>
August 19, 2014. Five librarians selected as 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellows. OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. <<more>>
August 19, 2014. Lehigh University Launches New Open-Source Library Environment. Lehigh University has launched the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), the first university in the nation to implement the open-source, community-based library management system. <<more>>
August 19, 2014. Arlington Public Library in Texas Migrates to EnvisionWare RFID. EnvisionWare announced that Arlington Public Library in Texas has migrated to EnvisionWare RFID from a 3M RFID system. <<more>>
August 18, 2014. Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library Selects LibLime Koha 4.18. Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library at Samaritan Health Center has contracted with LibLime to provide them with support and migration services for LibLime Koha 4.18. The hospital library located in Watertown, NY will now operate using LibLime Koha’s newest features including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, expanded functionality for expired and cancelled holds, and RDA support. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance. <<more>>
August 18, 2014. collectionHQ’s new user interface goes live. collectionHQ collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, announced the release of its latest version, v4.0. <<more>>
August 17, 2014. University of Virginia upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight. University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the libraries’ Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service. <<more>>
August 15, 2014. Fifteen Libraries Go Live with Sierra Library Services Platform in One-Month Period. Innovative announced that 15 libraries have gone live with the Sierra Library Services Platform in the most recent four-week period. <<more>>
August 14, 2014. Kuali OLE Announces Partnership with HTC Global Services, Inc.. The Kuali Foundation is proud to announce that HTC Global Services, Inc has joined the Kuali OLE partnership as a Tier 1 investment partner. <<more>>
August 14, 2014. 3M Library Systems receives Payment Application Data Security Standard Validation. 3M Library Systems sets the library industry security standard by becoming Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validated for fines and fees collection. <<more>>
Major US Companies: 3M Library Systems Auto-Graphics, Inc. Biblionix Bibliotheca Book Systems, Inc. ByWater Solutions Civica COMPanion Corporation CyberTools for Libraries Deep Web Technologies, Inc. EBSCO Information Services EOS International Equinox Software Ex Libris Follett Software Company Gateway Software Corporation Infor Library and Information Solutions InfoVision Software, Inc. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Jaywil Software Development Keystone Systems, Inc. LibLime LibLime -- PTFS Library Resource Management Systems, Inc. LibraryWorld Lucidea Mandarin Library Automation Media Flex, Inc. MondoIn OCLC Polaris Library Systems ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation VTLS, Inc.
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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 10505 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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