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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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Libraries Launch Texas GeoData Portal on GIS Day

Wed, 2019-11-13 12:30
(November 13, 2019). The University of Texas Libraries are leveraging technological advances in geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance the value of map collections at The University of Texas at Austin with the launch of a new portal that is designed to facilitate discovery of geospatial datasets that are ready to use in GIS software for map making and analysis.
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University of Michigan Library modernizes its systems and improves resource sharing and analytics with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Tue, 2019-11-12 12:22
(November 12, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school's diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States, with almost 13 million volumes, 137,000 current serials, and more than 4.2 million annual visits. This scale and the library's rapid growth rate were key business drivers for the strategic move to modern, cloud-based computing standards and capabilities, including multitenant software as a service (SaaS), and the selection of the Alma platform. Michigan has been a power user of the Ex Libris Aleph® library management system for more than 15 years.
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Gale delivers vital insights into library activity with Gale Engage launch

Tue, 2019-11-12 12:22
(November 12, 2019). Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library activity across branches, enabling staff to analyze data, personalize marketing outreach and increase engagement with their communities. Read Gale's blog about Gale Engage. Gale Engage is ILS-agnostic and uses data from common library sources to develop groups, enabling library staff to more easily segment audiences and target email communications, driving more meaningful and engaging interactions. The dashboard provides visuals of key performance indicators and metrics, helping libraries measure their effectiveness.
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Theresa S. Byrd takes seat on OCLC Board of Trustees

Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting.
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Chesapeake Public Library plans to increase community engagement with OCLC Wise

Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Chesapeake Public Library in Chesapeake, Virginia, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
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Greensboro Public Library commits to community engagement focus with OCLC Wise

Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Greensboro Public Library in Greensboro, North Carolina, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
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HighWire names Tim Bacci President and CEO

Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.
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OCLC and Taylor and Francis partner to offer seamless workflows

Mon, 2019-11-11 18:18
(November 11, 2019). OCLC has partnered with Taylor and Francis to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
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ByWater Solutions announced Southwestern College Deets Library is live on Koha

Fri, 2019-11-08 12:05
(November 8, 2019). ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Southwestern College Deets Library, Winfield Kansas is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 51,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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ByWater Solutions expands their offerings to support Aspen Discovery

Thu, 2019-11-07 18:01
(November 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they have acquired Turning Leaf Technologies and will be providing implementation, support, hosting and development services to the Aspen Open Source Discovery system. Mark Noble the founder of both the Pika and Aspen Discovery systems, has joined the ByWater family as the Aspen Discovery Team Lead and users will benefit from his 10 plus years of experience in developing, managing and supporting Discovery systems for Public, Academic and School Libraries.
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Follett launches Book Orders for the Classroom

Thu, 2019-11-07 18:01
(November 7, 2019). Two years after introducing its book fair business, Follett is launching Follett Book eFairs, an innovative approach to reimagining the classroom book-ordering process. Follett Book eFairs allow teachers to create an online book order in less than five minutes, make custom recommendations for students, and easily communicate with parents. Significantly, eFairs also will streamline the payment process by eliminating the need for teachers to handle cash or checks and paper order forms.
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Deutscher Verbund in NRW entscheidet sich für die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma

Thu, 2019-11-07 12:01
(November 7, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt hiermit bekannt, dass das Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) im Namen des nordrhein-westfälischen Verbundes den Vertrag mit Ex Libris über die Einführung der Bibliotheksdienstplattform Alma bei den 43 Mitgliedsinstitutionen des Verbundes unterzeichnet hat. Die Alma-Plattform wird acht verschiedene Systeme ersetzen, die derzeit im Einsatz sind.
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Submissions now open for the 2020 SEE-IT award from EBSCO Information Services and the Children's Book Council

Wed, 2019-11-06 17:57
(November 6, 2019). Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual SEE-IT Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given by EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children's Book Council to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2020.
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EBSCO Information Services releases PsycTHERAPY database

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:56
(November 6, 2019). EBSCO Information Services introduced PsycTHERAPY®, a unique streaming video database of therapy demonstrations to support clinical and counseling psychology education. Produced by the American Psychological Association, the PsycTHERAPY library offers more than 500 therapy demonstrations using the latest psychotherapy techniques.
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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:56
(November 6, 2019). Den 9. oktober 2019 udsendte KOMBIT en høring til alle bibliotekschefer vedr. opløsning af Fællesskabet FBS som forening. Projektet foreslås videreført efter KOMBITs almindelige projektmodel, da dette vil være en forudsætning for at kunne etablere et fælles governance-setup for FBS og biblioteksinfrastrukturen i forbindelse med KOMBITs overtagelse af bestillerfunktionen til DBC.
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German NRW Consortium chooses Ex Libris Alma library services platform

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:49
(November 5, 2019). Ex Libris announced that the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) has signed the contract with Ex Libris on behalf of the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) consortium in order to introduce the Alma library services platform to the 43 member institutions of the consortium. The Alma platform will replace eight different systems currently in use.
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Calcasieu Parish Public Library chooses Innovative ILS solution

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:49
(November 5, 2019). Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library software, is pleased to announce Calcasieu Parish Public Library in Lake Charles, Louisiana selected Innovative for its next integrated library system.
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Libraries and schools worldwide join largest global digital book club with compelling tale of survival

Mon, 2019-11-04 17:34
(November 4, 2019). CLEVELAND – November 4, 2019 – Public library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From November 4–18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones' powerful debut novel, I'm Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting their local public library's website or downloading the Libby app, borrowing with a valid library card and discussing online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. Hundreds of schools around the world are also participating – students can read the digital book through their school's website or Sora classroom reading app.
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Researcher behind forward-thinking work to foster understanding of vision wins inaugural Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact

Mon, 2019-11-04 11:31
(November 4, 2019). Tom Baden, a professor of neuroscience at University of Sussex, UK, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, UK has become the first winner of the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact, as announced today at a ceremony in Beijing.
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French Publisher Cairn.info Joins OASIS Publisher-Direct Program

Mon, 2019-11-04 11:31
(November 4, 2019). ProQuest announced the addition of 7,000 electronic books from Cairn.info to the lineup of aggregator- and publisher-direct platforms available on the OASIS platform.
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