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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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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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Ex Libris signs definitive agreement to acquire Innovative

Thu, 2019-12-05 20:35
(December 5, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris. The Innovative products that customers have relied on for many years will continue to be supported and enhanced.
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2020 RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar: Learning from Past Company Presidents

Thu, 2019-12-05 20:35
(December 5, 2019). Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing?
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Oxford University Press announces agreement in principle with Iowa State University for first US Read and Publish deal

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). Oxford University Press announced its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.
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University College Birmingham selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). University College Birmingham has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as their new library management system to enhance e-resource management and integrate with existing systems at the library.
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2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:29
(December 5, 2019). The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.
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PeerJ integrates the UNSILO Reviewer Finder API to optimize peer review workflows

Thu, 2019-12-05 08:29
(December 5, 2019). UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ, the award-winning biological, medical and environmental sciences journal. The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ's manuscript tracking and peer review suite.
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bibliotheca announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer

Thu, 2019-12-05 08:29
(December 5, 2019). bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019.
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ProQuest, Biblionix join forces to improve public library patron experience

Wed, 2019-12-04 20:26
(December 4, 2019). Public libraries who use Apollo, an integrated library system (ILS) from Biblionix that automates circulation management and collection management, now have a new way to improve the discovery experience for their patrons. The Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment service, designed to transform a library's catalog or discovery layer, will now be available to public libraries in combination with Apollo.
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Updates to Library.Solution shows TLC's commitment to user experience

Wed, 2019-12-04 20:26
(December 4, 2019). The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution version 5.5.2. The numerous features included in this iteration of Library•Solution builds upon TLC's goal of creating the industry's leading library management platform to provide users with operational efficiency.
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The University of Johannesburg selects Gale Primary Sources to improve student and faculty research outcomes

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:25
(December 4, 2019). Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the University of Johannesburg enrich the research experience of its faculty and students. The university has selected Gale Primary Sources, the world's largest collection of rare and unique digital archives. Now faculty and students have access to 27 digital collections on topics such as: law, government, political science, history, slavery, labor issues and literature.
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ProQuest One Academic database named Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:21
(December 3, 2019). The ProQuest One Academic database – the new multidisciplinary resource from ProQuest – has been named to Choice Magazine's highly acclaimed Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2019.
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Kyorinsha adopts UNSILO Technical Checks API to reduce manuscript submission delays

Fri, 2019-11-29 20:06
(November 29, 2019). UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Technical Checks API by Kyorinsha, the Tokyo-based publishing services company that supports researchers and scholarly societies, managing over 150 academic journals. The Technical Checks API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, does not replace human editors, but uses machine-learning tools to provide information in real time from scientific research manuscripts, which assist human decision-making, such as identifying funding statements and potential conflicts of interest.
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TLC welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors

Thu, 2019-11-28 20:01
(November 28, 2019). The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987.
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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Pueblo City-County Library District

Wed, 2019-11-27 13:55
(November 27, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Pueblo City-County Library District in Pueblo, Colorado. Aspen will be working in concert with Pueblo'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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Ex Libris weitet das Ex Libris Director Forum auf den DACH-Markt aus

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:55
(November 27, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, brachte die Direktoren führender akademischer und wissenschaftlicher Bibliotheken aus ganz Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zusammen, um sich über Pläne in der Branche zu informieren, ins Gespräch zu kommen und sich zu vernetzen. Die Veranstaltung gab den Bibliotheksdirektoren die Gelegenheit, von verschiedenen Wissenschaftlern und akademischen Kollegen zu erfahren, wie sie ihre Arbeitsweise mit digitalen Lösungen transformieren. Außerdem zeigten sie, wie diese Lösungen strategische Verbesserungen bewirken, die für ihre Wachstumspläne von zentraler Bedeutung sind.
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