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July 27, 2016. Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Rosetta go live at Australia’s State Library of New South Wales. Ex Libris announced that the State Library of New South Wales in Australia has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service, Primo discovery and delivery, and Rosetta digital asset management and preservation. With these three solutions, the library now offers its large user community a world-class discovery experience. <<more>>


July 27, 2016. LibrariesWest Consortium goes live with SirsiDynix Symphony and SaaS. In July of last summer, the LibrariesWest consortium grew to incorporate two new local authorities and achieve a ‘coast to coast’ service in South West England. As part of the evolution of LibrariesWest, the consortium concurrently chose to adopt SirsiDynix Symphony as their new library management system. Following a seamless migration, all authorities in the LibrariesWest Consortium are now live with Symphony and Enterprise. <<more>>


July 27, 2016. Fargo Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solution announced that the Fargo Public Library of Fargo, North Dakota is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system. <<more>>


July 27, 2016. Searching made easier - Westchester Library System catalog now searchable on popular search engines. Patrons using popular search engines, like Google, Bing, Siri and Yahoo, can find library item records in search engine results when searching for a title and including Westchester Library System. This new tool makes items in the online catalog more readily accessible to patrons in their homes or on mobile devices at their convenience, without requiring a visit to the library website to search for an item. Over time, patron use will help to improve Westchester Library System's relevance in search engine results. The increase in relevance means that engines will be able to deliver library catalog records without requiring that Westchester Library System be included in the search. Eventually simple title searches will pair a searcher's geo-location with result data and identify local libraries with the desired item. <<more>>


July 26, 2016. Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic Services. Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and academic publishers fulfill their missions. <<more>>


July 26, 2016. SPLASH Consortium joins LINK+ resource sharing network to strengthen community access to information. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium in California will join the LINK+ network, powered by Innovative’s resource sharing technology. SPLASH joins sixty other academic, public, and special libraries that are part of the LINK+ network, connecting borrowers to new collections with faster delivery than traditional interlibrary loan services. Providing access to information is the mission of the consortium, and LINK+ offers a powerful, efficient, and cost-effective way for SPLASH to instantly connect customers to more than eight million additional titles without having to invest in new materials. <<more>>


July 26, 2016. LYRASIS receives $850,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue support for CollectionSpace. LYRASIS has been awarded a grant in the amount of $850,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support ongoing development and sustainability planning for CollectionSpace, an open source collections management tool for museums. This award will allow LYRASIS and the CollectionSpace community to continue to strengthen the application and the community's efforts to create a sustainable open source collections management system for the benefit of museums and other collecting organizations. <<more>>


July 23, 2016. Franklin Public Library goes live on the Pioneer LibLime Koha union catalog. The Franklin Public Library has now joined the Pioneer Consortium LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully migrate their bibliographic, item, and patron data into the union catalog. <<more>>


July 22, 2016. Johnston County Public Library joins NC Cardinal. Equinox announced that Johnston County Public Library has been successfully migrated to Evergreen in the NC Cardinal Consortium . The Equinox team completed the migration in late May. Johnston County Public Library includes ten branches and serves almost 48,000 patrons with over 174,000 items. Johnston joins Cumberland, Neuse, Henderson, Rockingham, and Iredell in the use of the Acquisitions module within NC Cardinal. The addition of Johnston’s 10 branches brings NC Cardinal’s grand total to 153. <<more>>


July 21, 2016. Four Innovative Library Partners Go Live on Sierra. Innovative Interfaces announced that four more library partners have gone live on Sierra. These successful implementations include three libraries who have migrated from Millennium, and one library who has joined the MOBIUS consortium in Missouri. <<more>>


July 20, 2016. eResource Central expanding as Wheelers ePlatform connector goes live. SirsiDynix announced a major expansion of eResource Central (eRC) with the availability of the new Wheelers ePlatform connector. Wheelers is a specialist school and public library supplier. The addition of the Wheelers ePlatform connector to eRC will substantially expand resources available to the Asia-Pacific region. <<more>>


July 20, 2016. Launch of INN-Reach Release 3.0 Sets the Stage for Seamless Integration Among All Libraries Using Innovative Resource Sharing Solutio. Innovative Interfaces has launched INN-Reach Release 3.0, delivering the same level of integration to Polaris library partners that libraries using Millennium or Sierra experience with the Innovative resource sharing solution. Through the use of Direct to INN-Reach APIs, this release eliminates the need for a Direct Consortia Borrowing (DCB) broker system, allowing all INN-Reach activities to be performed within Polaris or the Polaris Leap web application. <<more>>


July 19, 2016. Vi presentiamo FOLIO – Una nuova collaborazione tra biblioteche, fornitori di servizi e sviluppatori che lavoreranno insieme per promuovere l’innovazione, le nuove tecnologie e ridefinire il futuro dell’automazione in biblioteca. Biblioteche e fornitori di servizi hanno creato un tavolo comune di collaborazione per ridisegnare il futuro delle biblioteche e per sviluppare nuove tecnologie. La nuova iniziativa, FOLIO, prevede la collaborazione di biblioteche, fornitori di servizi ed altre organizzazioni, finalizzata alla creazione di una piattaforma open source, volta a ridefinire l’automazione delle biblioteche. L'obiettivo è quello di coltivare gruppi con interessi comuni, stabilire partnership e dare inizio a conversazioni che porteranno alla creazione di nuovi servizi e tecnologie per le biblioteche. <<more>>


July 19, 2016. EOS.Web advancing library data security on path to achieving FedRAMP compliance. EOS.Web is moving nearer to achieving FedRAMP compliance. EOS.Web, a SirsiDynix company, provides sophisticated library management solutions for special libraries. In an effort to meet the needs of its unique and exceptional libraries, EOS.Web is pursuing FedRAMP compliance, a federal authorization which recognizes highly secure and responsible cloud services. EOS.Web aims to become the first provider in the industry to achieve FedRAMP compliance. <<more>>


July 19, 2016. God’s Bible School goes live on ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutionsannounced that the Libraries of God’s Bible School of Cincinnati, OH. are now live on their Koha open source integrated library system with support from ByWater Solutions. <<more>>


July 18, 2016. OpenAthens announces Publisher Manifesto. Following an extensive program of research into librarians and end-users’ views and experiences of Identity and Access Management, OpenAthens announces their Publisher Manifesto: a series of commitments that aim to address the common issues around IAM faced by publishers and vendors, and highlight the next steps for the publishing industry in managing access to knowledge. <<more>>


July 15, 2016. The Katharine Brush Library at the Loomis Chaffee School goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School, of Windsor, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 30,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. <<more>>


July 15, 2016. PPF reaches subscription fulfillment agreement with NACE International. Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription services for NACE International. As part of the partnership, PPF will provide subscription management services for NACE, including fulfillment, renewals, customer service and reporting. <<more>>


July 15, 2016. Highland City Library chooses SirsiDynix Symphony. Local Utah library Highland City Library selects SirsiDynix Symphony for new ILS. In their migration away from Innovative Interfaces’ Polaris, Highland City Library chose to supplement their Symphony ILS with sophisticated SirsiDynix solutions, including Enterprise, MobileCirc, BLUEcloud Analytics, and SaaS. <<more>>


July 12, 2016. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus selects Alma and Primo. Ex Libris announced that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and provide access to the Health Sciences Library’s large collection of electronic and physical materials. The library will be migrating from Innovative Millennium. Key to the university’s choice was the cloud-based, multitenant nature of the Alma service as well as improvements in the management and discovery of electronic and physical resources enabled by the combination of Alma and Primo. The Health Sciences Library will benefit from reports that help librarians analyze collections and manage them with greater efficiency. In addition, the rich Alma interfaces and APIs will facilitate the solution’s integration with third-party systems and will enable the library to expand its services. <<more>>


July 12, 2016. The Rockefeller University Press Participating in Copyright Clearance Center’s Text Mining Solution. Copyright Clearance Center announced that The Rockefeller University Press is participating in its text mining solution, RightFind XML for Mining. <<more>>


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Major US Companies: Auto-Graphics, Inc. Biblionix Bibliotheca Book Systems ByWater Solutions Civica COMPanion Corporation EBSCO Information Services Equinox Software Ex Libris Follett Infor Library and Information Solutions InfoVision Software, Inc. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Keystone Systems, Inc. LibLime LibLime -- PTFS LibraryWorld Lucidea Mandarin Library Automation Media Flex, Inc. mk Solutions OCLC ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation


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