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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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The Library Network implements CARL•X

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). The Library Corporation announced that The Library Network, a coalition of 50 public libraries in Southeast Michigan, has migrated to TLC's CARL.X ILS. The Library Network used SirsiDynix Symphony as their ILS for the past 15 years. However, TLC's success with large library systems—and reputation to treat customers as partners—convinced TLN stakeholders, who unanimously agreed to make TLC their ILS provider for the future.
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Österreichischer Bibliothekenverbund und Servicezentrum gehen mit der Alma Network Zone live

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). Ex Libris gibt bekannt, dass 13 Mitglieder des Österreichischen Bibliothekenverbundes (OBV) und der Österreichischen Bibliothekenverbund und Service GmbH (OBVSG) ihre Verbunddatenbank erfolgreich in eine Network Zone der Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma® migriert haben. Diese Zone dient als Katalogisierungssystem für alle OBV-Mitglieder, einschließlich derer, die das System Ex Libris Aleph® oder Ex Libris Alephino einsetzen, bis diese zur Alma-Plattform migriert wurden. Die Migration wird voraussichtlich 2021 abgeschlossen sein.
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ProQuest expands remote and mobile access with Google Scholar

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world.
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Austrian Library Network and Service Center go live with Alma Network Zone

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). Ex Libris announced that 13 members of the Österreichische Bibliothekenverbund (Austrian Library Network, or OBV) and the Österreichische Bibliothekenverbund und Service GmbH (Austrian Library Network and Service, or OBVSG), have successfully migrated their federated database to a network zone of the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. This zone will serve as the cataloging system for all OBV members, including those running the Ex Libris Aleph or Ex Libris Alephino® system, until the latter have migrated to the Alma platform. The migration is expected to be completed in 2021.
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Equinox adds Emmaus Public Library to the PaILS SPARK consortium

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). Equinox announced the successful migration of Emmaus Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
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The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). ByWater Solutions announced that the University Libraries at Virginia Tech are now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 1.5 million plus holdings from Sierra earlier this month and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services to the library. The University Libraries have also be implemented the Coral ERM through ByWater and the Ebsco Discovery Service to work alongside Koha for a unified Library Management System that allows students to easily find all of the resources needed in one interface. The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are the first R1 research libraries to adopt Koha as their LMS and marks a turning point for the Koha project in terms of large scale academic library adoption.
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DRM-Free Titles Coming to the Ebook Central Platform

12 hours 33 min ago
(June 20, 2018). Researchers who use ProQuest's industry-leading Ebook Central platform will soon be able to download more than 100,000 DRM-free full books and DRM-free chapters from nearly 1 million books for access on any device. The move is part of ProQuest's ongoing commitment to improve usability and remove obstacles to access.
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EBSCO Information Services and Modern Language Association create full-text version of MLA International Bibliography

Tue, 2018-06-19 19:35
(June 19, 2018). EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.
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Equinox transitions Branch District Library to Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment

Tue, 2018-06-19 19:35
(June 19, 2018). Equinox announced the successful transition of Branch District Library to their Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment.
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Lara Henry promoted to Vice President of Metadata Services

Tue, 2018-06-19 19:35
(June 19, 2018). Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Lara Henry to Vice President of Metadata Services.
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Backstage promotes Kelly Barrall to Vice President, Digitization Services

Tue, 2018-06-19 19:35
(June 19, 2018). Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Kelly Barrall to Vice President, Digitization Services.
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bibliotheca introduces ground-breaking upgrades for cloudLibrary at ALA 2018

Tue, 2018-06-19 19:35
(June 19, 2018). bibliotheca will be introducing three exciting new cloudLibrary modules at this summer's ALA conference in New Orleans, June 22 – 25, 2018.
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Orex y Biblibre unen fuerzas para ofrecer soluciones opensource avanzadas a grandes instituciones y a redes de bibliotecas

Tue, 2018-06-19 10:34
(June 19, 2018). Orex y Biblibre han anunciado en las ‘15 Jornades Catalanes d' Informació i Documentació' un acuerdo de colaboración que permitirá a las bibliotecas españolas implementar Koha y Bokeh con la garantía y experiencia técnica de Biblibre y la cercanía y calidad de servicio de Orex Digital
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University of Cergy-Pontoise Selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile Platform to Enhance Student Communication and Engagement

Tue, 2018-06-19 10:34
(June 19, 2018). Ex Libris announced that the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP) in Paris, a leading international university, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile platform to enhance communication and services for students and staff across its six campuses. The platform will enable the university to deliver dynamic, personalized content and apps on smartphones, tablets, and web browsers.
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ProQuest Appoints Oren Beit-Arie to Chief Strategy Officer

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). ProQuest has named Oren Beit-Arie as Chief Strategy Officer. After successfully leading Ex Libris strategy, he has assumed a new role overseeing the continuing development and promotion of ProQuest's long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with general managers across the company, he will manage a comprehensive product roadmap and support the development and launch of critical initiatives.
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Power of Libraries Award Winners announced at COSUGI 2018

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). The Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group conference, COSUGI, took place in April of this year. The opening session was hosted by SirsiDynix executives where the annual “Power of Libraries Awards” were introduced. The recipients of this award were recognized at COSUGI.Earlier this year, SirsiDynix sent out an invitation requesting libraries to submit stories about their inspirational programs that are making a difference in their communities. After reviewing each story, SirsiDynix decided on three different libraries as the recipients of this year's award—Kenosha Public Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, and Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Massachusetts renews Follett with SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
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Two more libraries adopt Assabet Interactive's new online Event Calendar, Room Booking, and Museum Pass modules

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). Assabet Interactive announced that the Rockport Public Library and the Billerica Public Library are the latest to subscribe to the company's full portfolio of online software for public library websites. The libraries are part of a group of almost twenty libraries in New England now using the company's online modules, which include an event calendar with a robust registration system, a room booking system that works closely with the calendar, and a museum pass reservation system. Unlike other systems, the recently developed software is integrated directly into a library's website pages, so that the main navigation is always present for patrons.
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To celebrate its 5th anniversary, IngramSpark offers free title setup during the month of July

Mon, 2018-06-18 19:33
(June 18, 2018). IngramSpark, Ingram's award-winning, independent publishing platform, celebrates a five-year milestone and is offering free title setup on print and ebooks throughout the month of July, 2018, using promo code SPARK5.
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LYRASIS announces 6 Catalyst Fund winning projects to support innovation in libraries, archives and museums

Mon, 2018-06-18 16:33
(June 18, 2018). museums, is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster innovation among members and knowledge communities worldwide. This year, six projects were chosen by participants in the LYRASIS Leaders Circle and $155,000 will be awarded. Additionally, LYRASIS will investigate one idea recommended to the Catalyst Fund through a feasibility study.
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