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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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An alternative to LinkedIn Learning public libraries have been looking for - Introducing Gale Presents

Tue, 2019-12-17 21:26
(December 17, 2019). Coming Winter 2020, Gale will be launching Gale Presents: Udemy, a dynamic content platform powered by Udemy for Business, that utilizes the best data-driven curation process to deliver over 3,500 high-quality, on-demand video courses across more than 75 different categories. With just a library card (no LinkedIn account needed), library patrons will be able to access these courses for free at participating public libraries.
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RBmedia announces new ChristianAudio publisher

Tue, 2019-12-17 21:26
(December 17, 2019). RBmedia, the largest independent audiobook producer in the world, announced that Megan Dobson has joined its ChristianAudio brand as the new publisher. In her new role, Megan will acquire all content for ChristianAudio, manage relationships with partner publishers, agents, and authors in the Christian market and oversee ways to grow this important RBmedia brand.
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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Tue, 2019-12-17 21:26
(December 17, 2019). Som varslet i sidste nyhedsbrev, valgte styregruppen for Fællesskabet FBS den 21. november 2019 at følge indstillingen om opløsning af Fællesskabet FBS. Det betyder, at projekt Fælles Bibliotekssystem overgår til det nye setup for governance - Bibliotekernes Data & IT (BDI) - pr. 1. januar 2020, som også omfatter Fælles Biblioteksinfrastruktur.
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LibKey Discovery Now Integrated with WorldCat Discovery

Tue, 2019-12-17 09:24
(December 17, 2019). Third Iron, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced an integration of their service LibKey Discovery and OCLC WorldCat Discovery. LibKey Discovery delivers one-click linking to PDF articles and links that take the user from article records back to the original journal issue or to the most recent issue of the journal. Libraries can easily add LibKey Discovery to their OCLC WorldCat Discovery service using the OCLC Service Configuration module.
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The newest version of Library.Solution introduces the Inventory module

Tue, 2019-12-17 09:24
(December 17, 2019). The release of Library.Solution for Schools 5.5.x introduced updated inventory workflows to support a librarian's shelf management tasks.
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Digital Science partners with Springer Nature on Nature Index

Fri, 2019-12-13 09:14
(December 13, 2019). Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, announced a collaboration with Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, in compiling the Nature Index. The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships compiled by Nature Research, tracking roughly 60,000 research articles per year from 82 high-quality natural science journals. It provides absolute and fractional counts of article publication at the institutional and national level and, as such, is an indicator of high quality research output and collaboration at the global and local level.I
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Faulker-Van Buren Regional Library System selects SirsiDynix as their ILS vendor

Fri, 2019-12-13 09:14
(December 13, 2019). SirsiDynix announced today that Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library System has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner.
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Council Bluffs Public Library selects SirsiDynix as their ILS Vendor

Fri, 2019-12-13 09:14
(December 13, 2019). SirsiDynix announced that Council Bluffs Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner.
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DPLA cultural artifacts coming to Wikipedia through new collaboration with Wikimedia Foundation

Thu, 2019-12-12 21:14
(December 12, 2019). In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, are collaborating to incorporate DPLA's cultural artifacts into Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this collaboration will expand the availability of artifacts such as books, maps, government documents, photos, and more from U.S. cultural heritage institutions across the web.
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ProQuest Acquires Innovative Interfaces

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

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

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

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

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

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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Evergreen release adds new features, updates infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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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