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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>>


August 14, 2014. Springer announces new impact factors for its journals. Following the release of the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports for 2013, Springer announced that 26 of its journals have received a first-time impact factor (IF). That brings the total number of Springer journals listed in the report – including many that are published on behalf of the company’s society partners –to 1,570. <<more>>


August 13, 2014. Ny ejer af leverandøren til Fælles Bibliotekssystem. I pressemeddelelse publiceret på Systematics hjemmeside d. 11. august 2014 meddeles det, at Danteks drifts- og udviklingsopgaver fortsætter i en ny ejerkonstruktion. Systematic køber Dantek, og Dantek fortsætter som selvstændig forretningsenhed i Systematic gruppen. <<more>>


August 13, 2014. RosettaBooks selects Ingram Publisher Services for Global Sales and Distribution. Ingram Publisher Services and RosettaBooks, a leading independent digital publisher of e-books, announced a sales and distribution agreement that supports RosettaBooks expanding publishing program for physical books. <<more>>


August 13, 2014. TLC: 40 Years Strong and Still Delivering the Future. The Library Corporation is celebrating its 40th anniversary by enhancing its products and expanding its family of more than 4,500 libraries worldwide. <<more>>


August 13, 2014. Four Polaris ILS Systems Go Live in Six-Week Period. Innovative announced that in the past six weeks, four libraries have gone live on Polaris ILS. <<more>>


August 12, 2014. The University of Applied Sciences Zwickau Chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announce that the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau has become the fifth library of the Southwest German Library Network to select the next generation library management system Alma. Changing user expectations, the increasing use of e-resources, and the flexible acquisition functionality in Alma were the key reasons for their decision. <<more>>


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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 10494 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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