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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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UT Libraries Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Help Develop Multilingual Transcription Tool

Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). A grant of over $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help the University of Texas Libraries to collaborate in the customization of a Wikipedia-like platform for the collaborative transcription, translation and indexing of archival texts in non-English languages. The project – “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record” – grew out of a need to provide more accessible digital scholarship platforms for non-English literate archival partners in Latin America. The initial phase of this project will provide an option for non-English literate communities to meaningfully engage and contribute to the Digital Humanities through the interface internationalization and translation of an open source digital scholarship platform.
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The Crowley Company Celebrates 40 Years in Micrographics, Digitization

Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). The Crowley Company, marked its 40th year since incorporation. This Friday it wraps up a front-facing celebration of donating to 40 non-profits for 40 days.
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MOBIUS migrates Sandhill Regional Library System to NC Cardinal Consortium

Thu, 2020-02-06 14:56
(February 6, 2020). MOBIUS announced that the Sandhill Regional Library System successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, on January 16, 2020. MOBIUS performed data migration services to the Evergreen ILS as part of its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service. MOBIUS also provides data hosting and support to the NC Cardinal consortium.
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El Parlamento Vasco implementa AbsysNet en su biblioteca

Thu, 2020-02-06 08:51
(February 6, 2020). La Biblioteca del Parlamento Vasco ha elegido el SIGB AbsysNet para gestionar el funcionamiento de todos los procesos relativos con su colección y personas usuarias. Este cambio supone un salto cualitativo en cuanto a la disposición de nuevas prestaciones funcionales y al tratamiento de objetos digitales, además de disponer de nuevas interfaces más atractivas e intuitivas, tanto para el usuario profesional como para las personas usuarias del catálogo en línea.
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SirsiDynix Sees Robust Growth in 2019

Wed, 2020-02-05 20:46
(February 5, 2020). SirsiDynix is excited to announce that in 2019 nearly 100 libraries chose SirsiDynix as their new ILS provider. With its suite of BLUEcloud products and related services—SirsiDynix serves public, academic, K-12, and special libraries, worldwide. SirsiDynix is grateful to its library family for its support and is proud to serve such an important industry.
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Patron Point introduces Patron Point Verify: Address verification solution streamlines registration and card renewal processes for public libraries.

Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Patron Point announced the launch of Patron Point Verify, its address verification solution for public libraries. At many libraries, new library card applications allow customers to register for their library cards online, but they are typically not granted full access to the library services until they visit the library with proof of address. Where libraries have a membership card that expires, patrons with an expired card lose access to library services until they can get to a branch with proof of address and have their cards renewed. While this is important to ensure compliance with local library policy, it is a time-consuming process for library staff and simply inconvenient for customers. Patron Point has now added a powerful address verification service to its popular marketing automation platform to create a flexible, end-to-end solution for public libraries.
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Gale Wins 2020 Dartmouth Medal and Named to RUSA Outstanding Reference Source List

Wed, 2020-02-05 14:39
(February 5, 2020). Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale's blog about this recognition.
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Koch Industries agrees to acquire all of Infor

Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company's current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017. With the strength of its balance sheet and a AA corporate credit rating, Koch intends to quickly position Infor as one of the most well-capitalized companies in technology. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries.
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SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden's Bibsam Consortium

Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.
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The Grantsville City Library goes live on Koha with ByWater

Tue, 2020-02-04 20:32
(February 4, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Springer Nature's research sharing initiative SharedIt expanded to include conference proceedings

Tue, 2020-02-04 08:27
(February 4, 2020). Springer Nature continues its commitment to opening up research and enabling the advancement of discovery with the rollout of the SharedIt initiative to proceedings books. Following a successful pilot in 2018, SharedIt will enable to exchange/share links on individual papers in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as well as in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series from January 2020.
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VuFind 6.1 released

Mon, 2020-02-03 20:26
(February 3, 2020). Version 6.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings some aspects of the code more up to date while also adding several new features and fixes.
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Cactus Communications announces acquisition of UNSILO, a Denmark-based technology solutions company

Sat, 2020-02-01 13:53
(February 1, 2020). Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO, co-founded by Mads Rydahl and Thomas Laursen, provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through products such as Classify which helps publishers package and sell content in new ways, Recommend which supports the discovery of new and existing research, and Evaluate which helps scale up the capacity of the journal editorial office. It has partnered with leaders in the STM industry like BMJ, Wiley, Clarivate Analytics, and Taylor & Francis to develop solutions for the publishing ecosystem.
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Middle Country Public Library (NY) launches Patron Point

Fri, 2020-01-31 19:34
(January 31, 2020). Patron Point announced that Middle Country Public Library of Centereach and Selden, NY has launched the Company's patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts.
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Clarivate Analytics to acquire Decision Resources Group, creating a leading Global Provider of data-driven solutions to the life sciences industry

Fri, 2020-01-31 13:30
(January 31, 2020). Clarivate Analytics announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Decision Resources Group, a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group. The $950 million purchase price–approximately 12x trailing DRG Adjusted EBITDA, taking into account acquisition cost synergies but not revenue synergies–includes $900 million in cash and approximately $50 million in Clarivate ordinary shares to be issued following the one-year anniversary of closing. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Clarivate earnings in 2020.
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LexisNexis launches new digital library experience in collaboration with OverDrive

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:29
(January 31, 2020). LexisNexis Legal and Professional announced comprehensive updates to its LexisNexis Digital Library platform, which now has a completely redesigned interface and a number of beneficial new features that subscribers have been asking for. The LexisNexis Digital Library, a platform offering one of the largest collections of legal eBook publications, now includes a more personalized home page for individual users, better tools for managing notetaking and offline reading capabilities that are tailored to legal librarians and legal professionals.
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Dallas ISD selects TLC's Library.Solution for Schools

Thu, 2020-01-30 19:26
(January 30, 2020). The Library Corporation announced that Dallas ISD has selected Library.Solution for Schools as its Library Management Platform.
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Campus Collections Initiate Cultural Partnership with $500,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

Thu, 2020-01-30 19:26
(January 30, 2020). The University of Texas Libraries, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center have been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a collective digital infrastructure at The University of Texas at Austin that will provide expanded digital access to the rich cultural resources of the university.
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Alondra Nelson Joins Mellon Foundation Board of Trustees

Thu, 2020-01-30 13:23
(January 30, 2020). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and the Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent center for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, has been elected to its Board of Trustees.
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Springer Nature and the Materials Research Society (MRS) enter publishing alliance

Thu, 2020-01-30 07:22
(January 30, 2020). Springer Nature and the Materials Research Society (MRS) have signed a strategic new publishing agreement that will come into effect starting on 1 January 2021. At that time, the two organizations will partner to publish all five journals in the MRS portfolio—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability, and MRS Advances—as well as books. In addition, Springer Nature will host the archived content of the long-standing MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) and the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research (MIJ-NSR).
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