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November 24, 2015. 1440 Accelerator Session: Applicants’ Deadline is November 30. 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. <<more>>

November 24, 2015. Public libraries leverage Boopsie Mobile App to reach young community members. 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. <<more>>

November 24, 2015. The University of Reading extends SirsiDynix platform to Malaysia campus. 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. <<more>>

November 23, 2015. Gale launches first major online archive of pre-20th Century Arabic Books. 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. <<more>>

November 20, 2015. Red River College using Koha Klassmates. ByWater Solutions announced that the more than 30 students enrolled in four classes at Red River College are using Koha through the Klassmates program. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Deep Web Technologies and PTFS Europe partner to deliver Explorit Everywhere! federated search solution. 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. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Keele University Moves to Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that Keele University is replacing its Innovative Interfaces Millennium and Encore systems with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. SAGE Knowledge redesigned with responsive platform, improved search, and extended content. 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. <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Follett, New Dimension Media announce partnership. Follett and New Dimension Media announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM's CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media's comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum including teacher support material, student connection activities and assessments. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. ProQuest SIPX adds new features and functionality to higher ed’s most complete digital course materials solution. ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, saving students and universities more than $3.67M to date, has launched new capabilities that make creating and sharing digital course materials easier. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. West Virginia University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. West Virginia University Libraries, which serves more than 31,000 students and comprises five libraries and the WVU Press, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top: What’s Important?. RMG once again announces a roundup of leading executives to discuss the obligations, opportunities, and challenges of the global library industry -- guided by this year’s theme -- “What’s Important?" <<more>>

November 18, 2015. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Opens New Branches with Bibliotheca Technology. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s launched a $275 million building program in 2008, which includes bringing eight new and two expanded branches to the Atlanta metro area. Each new branch is equipped with Bibliotheca self-service kiosks and automated materials handling systems, freeing up time for staff to spend more time with patrons, who love the quick and easy self-service experience. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. Learning Bird’s new release makes differentiated instruction easy, scalable. Learning Bird announced today a significant update to its award-winning learning platform. The latest release of Learning Bird is designed to further empower teachers in offering differentiated instruction in their classroom by allowing them to easily assign specific lessons to individual students or groups of students. Teachers can upload their class lists into the platform and can then selectively assign individual lessons or playlists of lessons for students to complete. Teachers can even set due dates for lesson assignments and can check back any time to see which students have completed the assignments and whether they found the assignment helpful or not. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. New Follett Top 50 Books list gives educators valuable insight into what students are reading. Follett has launched Students’ Choice, a monthly list developed by compiling regularly generated, real-circulation statistics straight from school libraries. Unlike other lists, the information compiled through Follett Destiny Library Manager provides educators with regularly updated and reliable year-long trends based on what students are checking out of their school libraries. <<more>>

November 17, 2015. La Rete Bibliotecaria Austriaca sceglie Ex Libris Alma. Il Gruppo Ex Libris annunciare che la Rete Bibliotecaria Austriaca ha deciso di adottare la soluzione per la gestione delle risorse Ex Libris Alma. Tra i 14 membri della Rete, impegnati nella prima fase di implementazione, possiamo menzionare la Biblioteca Nazionale Austriaca, l'Università di Graz, l'Università della Tecnologia di Vienna, l'Università di Innsbruck, l'Università di Vienna e l'Università di Economia e Commercio di Vienna. <<more>>

November 17, 2015. New API integrates ProQuest Dialog content into organizational workflow tools. A new API enables select content from the powerful ProQuest Dialog information service to be integrated into organizational workflow tools – such as intranets, analysis and visualization programs, and SharePoint sites. The API gives researchers the ability to retrieve and manipulate select content from leading biomedical, engineering, news and trade, and patents databases in a format that works best for them. <<more>>

November 16, 2015. Wuhan University drops Primo Central for EBSCO Discovery Service. Wuhan University, located in Wuhan, Hubei, China, has opted to replace Primo Central with EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to provide a more powerful user experience through broader content and greater functionality. Wuhan University is also ranked as the number1 academy per the 2015/2016 ranking studies done by Research Center for China Science Evaluation and Network of Science and Education Evaluation in China, on the discipline of Library and Information Science as well as Archives Management. <<more>>

November 16, 2015. ProQuest Launches British Periodicals IV. ProQuest has expanded its database of British Periodicals with the launch of Collection IV. British Periodicals is a unique, transformative resource charting contemporary comment on the interests, attitudes, and events across three centuries of British history, politics and culture. From the 17th through the 20th centuries the collections enable users to search in depth across a vast array of material, which would previously have been inaccessible to them. <<more>>

November 16, 2015. Ellsworth Correctional Facility Library goes live on LibLime Academic Koha. The Ellsworth Correctional Facility Library has gone live on LibLime Academic Koha 4.12. The experienced Library staff at the Correctional Facility worked closely with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully migrate bibliographic, item, authority, patron and transactional data to LibLime Academic Koha from their legacy commercial system. <<more>>

November 16, 2015. Spydus LMS integration now available for Cloud Library subscribers. Civica Library Solutions announced the latest partnership with Bibliotheca to bring Cloud Library e-content to libraries across Australia and New Zealand. <<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 11778 press releases and is indexed to make it searchable by company, product, date, and subject. A brief summary of each news item is available.

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