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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library technology industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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Chalmers University of Technology is the first institution to go live with FOLIO library service platform

Mon, 2019-10-21 16:58
(October 21, 2019). Chalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO is an open source service platform created by a community of librarians, services providers and developers. Adopting the FOLIO platform allows Chalmers to manage both its electronic resources and print materials on the same platform.
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Ninth annual Follett Challenge launches with more chances to win

Mon, 2019-10-21 16:58
(October 21, 2019). With newly added opportunities for PreK-12 schools and districts to win prizes, the Follett Challenge today launched its ninth annual contest that rewards innovative educational programs teaching 21st century skills to students. For 2020, the Follett Challenge is significantly increasing the number of semifinalists to nine, from which the grand prize winner will be selected.Follett again will reward a total of $200,000 (USD) in products and/or services to groundbreaking educational programs that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the United States, Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply. The 2019 contest marked the first time a school or district from outside the United States claimed the grand prize when Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada, earned the honor.
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OCLC and Europeana partner to share access to open cultural heritage resources through WorldCat

Mon, 2019-10-21 16:58
(October 21, 2019). OCLC and Europeana, the digital platform for European cultural heritage, are working together to add records of millions of digitized items to WorldCat, making this open content easily discoverable and freely accessible to readers, researchers and students through libraries.The addition of Europeana Collections will add dramatically to the open content resources that are accessible through WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections.
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Hyku Open Source Institutional Repository Development partnership awarded $1M Arcadia grant to improve open scholarship infrastructure

Fri, 2019-10-18 16:06
(October 18, 2019). The University of Virginia is pleased to announce a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project.
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Mitteilungen/Produktionsbeginn des Max-Delbrück-Centrums für molekulare Medizin Berlin-Buch mit Koha 18.11

Fri, 2019-10-18 16:06
(October 18, 2019). Die Bibliothek des Max-Delbrück-Centrums für molekulare Medizin in Berlin-Buch verwaltet ihre Bestände seit Oktober 2019 neu über das Open Source-Bibliothekssystem Koha. Der elektronische Bibliothekskatalog umfasst rund 43'000 Titeldatensätze sowie angehängte Normdaten für Personen, Körperschaften und Schlagwörter. Neben Katalog und Ausleihe wird auch die Erwerbung eingesetzt.
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The Palos Verdes Library District selects SirsiDynix's SaaS-hosted ILS and BLUEcloud solutions

Fri, 2019-10-18 16:06
(October 18, 2019). SirsiDynix is pleased to announce their newest customer, the Palos Verdes Library District. After careful deliberation, they have chosen to migrate their integrated library system (ILS) to SirsiDynix's Symphony ILS and the next-generation SaaS-hosted Library Services Platform, BLUEcloud.
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KCLS boycotts Macmillan Publishers' eBook embargo

Fri, 2019-10-18 16:06
(October 18, 2019). Effective November 1, 2019, the King County Library System will no longer purchase newly-released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers, one of five major publishers in the U.S. This decision comes after months of discussion and advocacy to urge Macmillan to reconsider instituting a new library eBook embargo, set to go into effect on November 1. Under Macmillan's new lending model, public libraries of any size will only be allowed to purchase one copy of a newly-released eBook for the first eight weeks after publication.
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Kanopy appoints digital library pioneer Kevin Sayer as its new CEO

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:56
(October 16, 2019). Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company's new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy's Executive Chairman of the Board.
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Rakuten OverDrive supports UK public libraries through an important new all-party Parliamentary Group Report

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:56
(October 16, 2019). In support of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries' report, Public Libraries: The Case for Support, Rakuten OverDrive presented evidence in the House of Lords in Parliament on 15 October. This report calls for sustainable UK library funding by providing data and research on libraries' positive impact on users, communities and the local economy.
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Los Angeles Public Library partners with Capira Technologies to engage patrons with a new mobile app solution

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:56
(October 16, 2019). Capira Technologies continues to expand its growing list of library clients with a new partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library system—which represents the largest population in the nation - more than 4 million people —has signed on to begin the development of a custom mobile library app to better engage LAPL's patrons.
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Princeton University Press and RBmedia announce exclusive audiobook publishing partnership

Wed, 2019-10-16 09:51
(October 16, 2019). Princeton University Press and RBmedia today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to publish over 120 audiobooks in the next three years. The collaboration brings together Princeton University Press' world-class content and RBmedia's position as a market leader in scholarly, trade, and reference audiobook publishing.
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Self-Publishing grew 40 Percent in 2018, new report reveals

Wed, 2019-10-16 09:51
(October 16, 2019). According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of 40 percent in 2018 – and shows no signs of slowing down. Bowker's annual study, “Self-Publishing in the United States, 2013-2018,” highlights self-publishing trends based on the number of ISBNs registered in the Bowker Books In Print® database. A book's ISBN is a 13-digit product identifier used by libraries, booksellers, publishers and internet retailers for ordering, listing, sales records and inventory.
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Equinox migrates Eastern Cluster of Eastern Seminaries to Koha

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:33
(October 14, 2019). Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.
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Tech Logic announces the appointment of Jeff McDaniel as the Director of Sales and Business Development

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:33
(October 14, 2019). Tech Logic has appointed Jeff McDaniel as the Director of Sales and Business Development.
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Ethiopian National Archives and Library Agency select Soutron & MAKE Enterprise for New Library, Archives and Records Management Solution

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:33
(October 14, 2019). Soutron are delighted to announce authorised business partner in Ethiopia, MAKE Enterprise, have been for the last two years working towards a new solution for the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia.After a thorough tender process, the software provided by Soutron was chosen to help the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia manage their extensive collections, archives and records.
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CARL and LAC Co-Lead National Shared Print Project to Better Track and Preserve Published Materials

Fri, 2019-10-11 14:54
(October 11, 2019). The Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have joined forces to improve preservation of Canadian publications in Canadian libraries. CARL member libraries and others are committed to ensuring proper stewardship of our Canadian published heritage, in both print and digital forms. With space and resources at a premium, collective efforts to manage print publications are becoming increasingly necessary. In order to study the current situation and recommend future action, CARL and LAC have established a working group to design and implement a national strategy for collective print preservation and access for Canadian publications, building on some very successful regional initiatives. Digitization will be relevant as it impacts print retention requirements and the provision of access. To ensure the national strategy draws upon and complements similar efforts in other countries, the working group will also liaise and collaborate with international print preservation initiatives.
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Greenwood Public Library (IN) selects Patron Point

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:29
(October 9, 2019). Patron Point announced that the Greenwood Public Library (IN) has selected its patron relationship management system to elevate its web marketing efforts.
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Copyright Clearance Center announces RightsLink for Scientific Communications

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:29
(October 9, 2019). Copyright Clearance Center announces the release of RightsLink for Scientific Communications, formerly RightsLink Author, which builds on a market-leading platform to help publishers quickly model and support a wide variety of transformative agreements. Moreover, CCC offers professional services that help organizations address the ever-evolving user expectations, promote a data-driven culture, and drive business model innovation.
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EBSCO Information Services and MCN Healthcare partner to offer healthcare policy expertise

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:23
(October 8, 2019). EBSCO Information Services has partnered with MCN Healthcare to seamlessly integrate skills and procedures content from Dynamic Health into the MCN platform. Dynamic Health is EBSCO's evidence-based resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. MCN provides custom policy content, document management software and compliance expertise to healthcare organizations.
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Fresno County Public Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:23
(October 8, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno California is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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