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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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KKR to acquire RBmedia

Sun, 2019-12-29 10:13
(December 29, 2019). KKR, a leading global investment firm, and RBmedia, a leading digital audiobook and related spoken content producer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire RBmedia from Shamrock Capital. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
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KKR to acquire leading digital reading platform OverDrive

Wed, 2019-12-25 03:51
(December 24, 2019). KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
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MOBIUS migrates Asbury Theological Seminary Library (KY)

Mon, 2019-12-23 15:45
(December 23, 2019). MOBIUS announced that the Asbury Theological Seminary B.L. Fisher Library, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service on December 13, 2019. Previously, the Library was a self-supported Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and support to the Asbury Seminary Library.
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Evergreen Contributors of the Month

Fri, 2019-12-20 09:32
(December 20, 2019). The Evergreen open source library system reflects the labor of thousands of library systems using it and improving it. Appropriately, each month the Evergreen community recognizes one of its contributors as Contributor of the Month.
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Aspen Discovery Announces November 2019 Release

Fri, 2019-12-20 09:32
(December 2, 2019). Aspen Discovery announced this week that the November 2019 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 8 search improvements, 3 translation improvements and 8 bugfixes.
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Koha Community announces 19.11 Release

Thu, 2019-12-19 21:31
(December 19, 2019). The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open source library system, announced this week that the Koha 19.11 release is available. This major release includes 7 security fixes, 20 new features, 146 enhancements, 367 bugfixes.
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Lucidea's Year in Review: Product Enhancements, Artificial Intelligence, & New Books from Lucidea Press

Thu, 2019-12-19 21:31
(December 19, 2019). Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of market-leading knowledge management, library automation, and museums and archives collections management solutions. They announced another very strong year in 2019 with exciting upgrades to their ILS, CMS, and KM applications, an artificial intelligence (AI) prototype, the Argus Mobile app, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.
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California Baptist University Adopts Ex Libris RapidILL System to Streamline Interlibrary Loan

Thu, 2019-12-19 15:31
(December 19, 2019). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that California Baptist University is implementing the Ex Libris RapidILL interlibrary loan and resource sharing system to maximize resource accessibility for all CBU library patrons.
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