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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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Catálogo de Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en WorldCat

Thu, 2020-01-30 07:22
(January 30, 2020). En junio de 2019, URICI y OCLC firmaron un acuerdo para la integración de los catálogos de la Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos del CSIC en Worldcat, el mayor catálogo colectivo de la actualidad, que contiene 480 millones de registros bibliográficos y 2.800 millones de ejemplares de bibliotecas de todo el mundo. Durante estos meses, personal de URICI y OCLC han estado trabajando conjuntamente para llevar a cabo esta tarea. A finales de 2019 se completó la integración en Worldcat de los fondos impresos de la Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos del CSIC. Esto supone que, a partir de ahora, más de dos millones de registros del CSIC, tanto bibliográficos como de archivos y del repositorio institucional Digital.CSIC, están disponibles a la comunidad investigadora internacional. Este acuerdo beneficia a ambas partes, al CSIC porque dará una gran visibilidad a los fondos de sus bibliotecas y archivos, y se integrará de forma completa en el sistema de préstamo interbibliotecario de OCLC (WorldShare), y a OCLC porque enriquece Worldcat con unos fondos especializados que en muchos casos son difíciles de encontrar en otras bibliotecas.
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Austin-Area Foundations Provide Funding to Libraries for Open Resources and Enhanced Technologies

Wed, 2020-01-29 19:18
(January 29, 2020). The University of Texas Libraries has received generous gifts from two Austin-area foundations that will support innovative efforts toward the transformation and modernization of the libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, including the promotion and distribution of open educational resources for use in the classroom.The Tocker Foundation has provided $355,000 for a collaborative project between the UT Libraries, the Austin Public Library and Austin Community College designed to promote the adoption, development and distribution of open educational resources.
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LYRASIS receives Phase 2 Funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue performing arts readiness project

Wed, 2020-01-29 19:18
(January 29, 2020). LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, is pleased to announce the receipt of a second round of funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the ongoing Performing Arts Readiness project. The new grant targets $2.3 million toward this second phase, which will build upon the core goal of strengthening resiliency among performing arts organizations by improving emergency preparedness practices.
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Mitinet Library Services receives 2nd Consecutive Platinum Award in 2020 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

Wed, 2020-01-29 19:18
(January 29, 2020). Mitinet Library Services, a leader in metadata management, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' sixth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products and services were permitted to judge and scored them on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, among other criteria.
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ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for CLiC

Wed, 2020-01-29 19:18
(January 29, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Colorado Library Consortium in Centennial, Colorado. Aspen will be working in concert with CLiC's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
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IEEE Introduces TechRxiv, a new preprint server for unpublished research

Wed, 2020-01-29 19:18
(January 29, 2020). IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the launch of TechRxiv.org, a preprint server for the global technology community. TechRxiv.org is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technologies. This is the latest offering in IEEE's expanding publishing program, which provides authors with additional tools for enhancing their research, in support of open science.
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University of Wollongong adopts Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto solutions to streamline workflows for a seamless user experience

Wed, 2020-01-29 13:15
(January 29, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that Australia's University of Wollongong has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, along with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and Leganto course reading list tool, to streamline library and faculty workflows.
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The Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library goes live on Koha with ByWater

Tue, 2020-01-28 19:08
(January 28, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library of Lancaster, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 90,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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University of Nevada, Reno, selects Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo discovery solution to simplify library systems and streamline processes

Mon, 2020-01-27 13:02
(January 27, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Nevada, Reno, has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace dated legacy systems.
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Marist College Chooses Ex Libris RapidILL Resource Sharing

Sun, 2020-01-26 12:57
(January 26, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that Marist College has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing service to update the college's interlibrary loan activities so that the needs of the community will be better served.
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California State University, Sacramento, selects Ex Libris Esploro to advance research and highlight academic activity

Sun, 2020-01-26 12:57
(January 26, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the California State University, Sacramento, has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution to capture, manage, and highlight the university's research activity and to further optimize research workflows
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Revised NISO Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice now available for public comment

Sat, 2020-01-25 12:49
(January 25, 2020). The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee invites feedback on proposed revisions to its Recommended Practice, originally published in 2014 as NISO RP-19-2014 Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Librarians, publishers, vendors, and others who are interested in how content is included in discovery systems are encouraged to share their comments by March 9, 2020.
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Ex Libris to Expand Its Offering with the Cloud-Based, User-Centric Rapido Resource Sharing Solution

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:46
(January 24, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has begun the development of its new Rapido solution for resource sharing and has established the Rapido development partner program. Rapido is built on the Ex Libris higher ed cloud platform and will be live by the end of 2020.
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EBSCO Information Services announces submissions open for the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:46
(January 24, 2020). EBSCO Information Services is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world. The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.
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Submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Are Now Open

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:46
(January 24, 2020). The American Library Association is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020. The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.
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ProQuest's TDM Studio service transforms text and data mining with efficiency, flexibility and power

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:46
(January 24, 2020). Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest's TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher's hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new solution, creating a content set has been reduced to hours, rather than the months required with traditional approaches. TDM Studio gives researchers the freedom to use the content, methods and tools they prefer – and to collaborate on projects both within and outside their university.
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The ground-breaking subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip thirteen anthropology journals to open access in 2020

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:46
(January 24, 2020). Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O). The availability of multiple models is paramount to maintaining a diverse, dynamic, and enterprising publishing ecosystem. Based on librarian curation, existing resources, and proven processes for supporting journals, a subscribe-to-open model is now emerging that makes financing sustainable open access more attainable, especially for smaller journals in the social sciences and humanities.
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January 22, 2020 CMU Joins Universities in Open Access Deal with ACM

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:41
(January 23, 2020). Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.
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EBSCO Information Services' Option Grid releases Opioid Addiction Decision Aid

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:41
(January 23, 2020). EBSCO Information Service, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.
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Brooklyn Public Library (NY) taps Patron Point to support marketing communication development

Thu, 2020-01-23 18:41
(January 23, 2020). Patron Point announced that the Brooklyn Public Library of New York (BPL) has selected its patron relationship management system as the operational platform to drive enhancements to BPL's marketing communications.
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