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December 22, 2014. Civica Library Solutions appoints General Manager and Director of Operations, Singapore. Civica announced that Sukhvinder Singh Chopra has been appointed as General Manager and Director of Operations, Singapore. <<more>>

December 19, 2014. Status Oria etter systemarbeid. Oria er nå fullt ut oppdatert med de siste postene fra Bibliotekbasen siden systemarbeidet i begynnelsen av desember. Vi har også satt i gang igjen den jevnlige høstingen slik at nye og endrede poster blir overført til Oria hver kveld/natt slik at de er tilgjengelige påfølgende dag. <<more>>

December 18, 2014. Oxnard Public Library (CA) Selects the Polaris ILS. Innovative announced that Oxnard Public Library has selected the Polaris ILS and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. OPL has an annual circulation of nearly 570,000 and holds 370,000 book volumes across its three branches. <<more>>

December 18, 2014. Welsh Consortium Chooses Ex Libris Solutions for Shared Library Management and Discovery. Ex Libris announced that WHELF, a consortium of all the Welsh University Libraries, as well as the National Library of Wales and the Welsh NHS Libraries, has selected the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management service and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to deliver a new bilingual shared library system for Wales. <<more>>

December 18, 2014. Comunicado de la BNE en relación a RDA. RDA se está convirtiendo en un estándar internacional de facto y, como ha puesto de manifiesto la encuesta realizada este año sobre el tema, un buen número de bibliotecas españolas ha manifestado su intención de migrar a este nuevo estándar (Biblioteca de Catalunya, Biblioteca de Galicia, gran parte de las bibliotecas universitarias, etc.). En estos momentos, RDA está presente en las principales bibliotecas del mundo, sobre todo del ámbito anglosajón, así como en varias bibliotecas nacionales europeas. Además, teniendo en cuenta que es la continuación natural de AACR2, es de suponer que se implante de forma generalizada en el mundo hispanoamericano. Su presencia, por tanto, será cada vez más importante en el ámbito de los grandes catálogos colectivos, como OCLC, y en servicios de información bibliográfica suministrados por editores y otras plataformas relacionadas.   <<more>>

December 18, 2014. Udrulningsplan for Bibliotekssystemet opdateret. Horsens blev i november måned den første kommune, der kunne tage Bibliotekssystemet i pilotdrift. Dette er forløbet som planlagt, og udviklingen af systemet skrider godt frem. <<more>>

December 18, 2014. MARCIVE assists LC in creation of LCGFT authority records. Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT), is replacing the former Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama, Etc. (GSAFD). While many libraries still use GSAFD terms in their catalogs, this controlled vocabulary list is no longer updated by the American Library Association. LCGFT provides a live, developing international standard for genre and form access to individual works of fiction, drama, poetry, humor, and folklore, etc. in all formats. Subject headings describe what a work is about, while genre/from terms describe what a work is. <<more>>

December 17, 2014. Coos County Libraries choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Coos County Libraries of Coos County Oregon are now live their installation of the Koha open source ILS. <<more>>

December 17, 2014. NC LIVE and Gale Partner to Broaden Access to Essential Library Resources for North Carolina Residents. Residents of North Carolina have expanded access to resources that will enhance economic development, support education and help improve quality of life through an agreement arranged by NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, and Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage Learning. Through local public and academic libraries, residents can access educational ebooks and literature, material to support study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics topics and leading periodical content to support business development. <<more>>

December 17, 2014. Los Angeles Public Library selects CARL.X for the future. The Library Corporation announced that the Los Angeles Public Library has extend their CARLX contract for an additional four years. <<more>>

December 17, 2014. Bayside Library Service live with Overdrive digital content integration. Civica announces that Bayside Library Service, Australia, is the first Spydus customer to go live with Overdrive digital content integration. Civica has been working with the APIs provided by Overdrive to ensure an enhanced borrower experience which enables digital content discovery, loans, and reservations from the Spydus Integrated Library Management System. <<more>>

December 16, 2014. Universiteit Maastricht kiest voor OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Universiteit Maastricht (UM), een van de beste universiteiten van Nederland, heeft OCLC WorldShare Management Services gekozen als bibliotheekbeheersysteem. <<more>>

December 16, 2014. Maastricht University selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Maastricht University, a leading international university in the Netherlands, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. <<more>>

December 16, 2014. East Tennessee State University Selects Ex Libris Alma, Primo and bX Recommender. Ex Libris announced that Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College have together selected a suite of Ex Libris solutions, comprised of the Alma resource management solution, the Primo discovery and delivery solution, and the bX article recommender service. ETSU is replacing a number of legacy systems including Innovative Interfaces Sierra. <<more>>

December 16, 2014. UW System Libraries unite to improve user experience. Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform in January. <<more>>

December 15, 2014. Idaho State University Makes the Switch to EBSCO Discovery Service. Idaho State University Library, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research high institution, has opted to replace Primo Central Total Care with EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services as its discovery solution. Side-by-side comparisons of the discovery tools prompted the university to make the switch to EDS. <<more>>

December 15, 2014. Pagoh Education Hub and Pagoh Polytechnic Select Virtua and Vital. Innovative announced today that Malaysia's Pagoh Education Hub (PEH) and Pagoh Polytechnic have selected Virtua and Vital. Their libraries will hold approximately 50,000 and 30,000 items respectively and will be implementing their first automation systems. Both are under construction and are due to open in 2015. <<more>>

December 12, 2014. Backstage appoints new sales representative. Backstage Library Works announced the recent hire of Jenny Draeger as sales representative for Backstage’s Midwest region. Jenny will work with libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as Ontario and Nunavut, Canada. <<more>>

December 11, 2014. Innovative mobile apps for Axiell´s library customers. <<more>>

December 11, 2014. Innovative mobile apps for Axiell´s library customers. Axiell has formed a unique partnership with SOLUS, which will bring enhanced mobile benefits to Axiell library customers and will provide library patrons with a state of the art, platform-independent mobile library app. <<more>>

December 10, 2014. Follett Challenge Deadline Set for Jan. 9. It has never been easier to enter the Follett Challenge as contest organizers have streamlined the application process and now provide valuable resources and tips to help schools and districts make their entry stand out among their peers. The deadline to enter the fourth annual competition is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. <<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 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 ProQuest SirsiDynix Softlink International Soutron Global Surpass Software The Library Corporation

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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 10913 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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