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Jobs in Information Technology: December 11, 2019

LITA Blog - Wed, 2019-12-11 16:00

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ProQuest Acquires Innovative Interfaces

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2019-12-11 09:11
(December 9, 2019). Fried Frank acted as counsel to ProQuest in its acquisition of Innovative Interfaces and its entry into an incremental term loan credit facility to finance the acquisition.
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Instructure enters into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-12-10 15:09
(December 4, 2019). Instructure announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, in an all-cash transaction that values Instructure at an aggregate equity value of approximately $2 billion. As part of the terms of the agreement, Instructure stockholders will receive $47.60 in cash per share. The price per share represents an 18% premium to the Company's 3-month volume-weighted average price as of October 27, 2019, the day prior to the Company's third quarter earnings call at which it announced a strategic review for its Bridge business.
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Ex Libris firma l'accordo definitivo per l'acquisizione di Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-12-10 09:07
(December 10, 2019). Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare la firma del contratto di acquisizione di Innovative, azienda leader nella fornitura di ILS per le biblioteche pubbliche, accademiche e specialistiche. Innovative diventerà un'unità aziendale di Ex Libris. I prodotti di Innovative, a cui i clienti si sono affidati per molti anni, continueranno a essere supportati e migliorati.
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Ex Libris firma un acuerdo decisivo para la adquisición de Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-12-10 09:07
(December 10, 2019). Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar la firma del acuerdo de adquisición de Innovative, un proveedor líder de sistemas de biblioteca integrados para bibliotecas públicas, académicas y especializadas. Innovative se convertirá en una unidad de negocio dentro de Ex Libris. Se continuará dando soporte y mejorando los productos Innovative en los que han confiado los clientes durante años.
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Ex Libris signe l'accord définitif en vue de l'acquisition d'Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-12-10 09:07
(December 10, 2019). Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d'annoncer la signature d'un accord en vue de l'acquisition d'Innovative, un fournisseur majeur de systèmes de bibliothèque intégrés pour les bibliothèques publiques, académiques et spécialisées.
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Ex Libris unterzeichnet endgültige Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2019-12-10 09:07
(December 10, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass es eine Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von Innovative unterzeichnet hat, einem führenden Anbieter von integrierten Bibliothekssystemen für öffentliche, akademische und Spezialbibliotheken. Innovative wird zu einer Geschäftseinheit innerhalb von Ex Libris. Die Produkte von Innovative, auf die sich die Kunden seit vielen Jahren verlassen, werden weiterhin unterstützt und weiterentwickelt.
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Announcing the new LITA Blog Editor

LITA Blog - Mon, 2019-12-09 12:18

We are proud to announce that Jessica Gilbert Redman will be the new editor of the LITA Blog. 

Gilbert Redman has been the web services librarian at the University of North Dakota for the past three years. She coordinates and writes for the library blog and maintains the library website. She has completed a post-graduate certificate in user experience and always seeks to ensure that end users are able to easily find the information they need to complete their research. Additionally, she realizes communication is the key component in any relationship, be it between libraries and their users or between colleagues, and she always strives to make communication easier for all involved.

“I am excited to become more involved in LITA, and I think the position of LITA Blog Editor is an excellent way to meet more people within LITA and ALA, and to maintain a finger on the pulse of new and emerging library technologies. My goal for the LITA blog is to give a voice to more people involved with technology in libraries and to keep everyone up-to-date with how libraries are using technology in new and innovative ways. I want to be sure we’re telling the stories that we don’t always get to hear in order better learn about making libraries more helpful for our users,” said Gilbert Redman.

Watch for calls from Jessica for regular and guest contributors coming soon.

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Evergreen release adds new features, updates infrastructure

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-12-07 14:48
(December 7, 2019). Evergreen Release 3.4 is now available, and the software update adds features for users as well as library staff. The most dramatic addition for users is the implementation of book carousels, displaying book cover images on the public catalog home page that can be animated or static, and can be updated manually or automatically maintained.
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Softlink IC at the IALL 2019 Conference in Sydney October 27

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-12-07 14:48
(November 29, 2019). Softlink Information Centres exhibited at the 2019 International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) conference in Sydney. T
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Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.034

Library Technology Reports - Sat, 2019-12-07 14:48
(November 29, 2019). Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.034. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.
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Le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoint la SLSP

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-12-06 08:43
(December 6, 2019). Nous y voilà: le 1er janvier 2020, le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoindra la SLSP. Les universités cantonales, le Domaine des EPF, les hautes écoles spécialisées et la Bibliothèque nationale ont fondé ce consortium en l'an 2000. Depuis lors, la bibliothèque EPF a dirigé le consortium dans le cadre d'un projet. La transition vers une organisation permanente fait l'objet de discussions depuis quelque temps. Avec la SLSP, le cadre idéal a été trouvé. C'est pourquoi le consortium a été intégré dès le début aux demandes de projet de la SLSP. Fin août, le conseil d'administration de la SLSP a approuvé le passage du consortium à la SLSP.
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Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2019-12-06 08:43
(December 6, 2019). on 1 January 2020, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries will switch to SLSP. In 2000, the cantonal universities, the ETH Domain, the universities of applied sciences and the National Library founded the consortium. From the outset, the ETH-Bibliothek led the consortium as a project. The transition to a permanent organisation has been under discussion for some time. With SLSP, the right vessel was found, which is why the consortium was integrated into the project proposals for SLSP from the outset. At the end of August, the SLSP's administrative board approved the consortium's transition to SLSP.
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Ex Libris signs definitive agreement to acquire Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 20:35
(December 5, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris. The Innovative products that customers have relied on for many years will continue to be supported and enhanced.
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2020 RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar: Learning from Past Company Presidents

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 20:35
(December 5, 2019). Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing?
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Oxford University Press announces agreement in principle with Iowa State University for first US Read and Publish deal

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). Oxford University Press announced its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.
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University College Birmingham selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). University College Birmingham has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as their new library management system to enhance e-resource management and integrate with existing systems at the library.
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2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.
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PeerJ integrates the UNSILO Reviewer Finder API to optimize peer review workflows

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 08:29
(December 5, 2019). UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ, the award-winning biological, medical and environmental sciences journal. The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ's manuscript tracking and peer review suite.
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bibliotheca announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2019-12-05 08:29
(December 5, 2019). bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019.
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