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Introducing FOLIO - A new collaboration bringing libraries, service providers and developers together to speed innovation and redefine the future of library automation

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 15:56
(June 24, 2016). Libraries and service providers have come together to reshape the future of libraries and develop new technologies. The new initiative, FOLIO, provides a platform for libraries, service providers, and other organizations to team up to redefine library automation via open source projects. The goal is to cultivate interest groups, form partnerships and spark conversations that will lead to the creation of new services and technologies for libraries. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a new community coming together to develop a reimagined library services platform (LSP), one that supports traditional resource management requirements and functionality, yet is engineered for innovation and growth through industry collaboration. At its core, FOLIO will allow for extensibility into new services for libraries and will dramatically change the technology ecosystem available to libraries, service providers and technology developers.
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Ex Libris continues to improve library productivity with a Mmbile app that frees librarians from their desks

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now enables librarians to access Alma from anywhere, using a mobile device. The new mobile capabilities are being rolled out gradually, with the first version now available for early-access users. A general release for all Alma users is planned for the third quarter of 2016. Librarians can now access task lists and perform fulfillment activities on the go, even scanning item barcodes to register in-house use from anywhere in the library. Built on a flexible advanced mobile application framework, Alma Mobile will grow to include more features, such as work-order processing, item returns, the creation and processing of sets, inventory management, and even mobile analytics.
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Gale adds Microsoft integration to popular products

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, today announced a relationship with Microsoft Corporation to integrate its most widely used product lines with Microsoft's Office 365. The integration makes it easier for students and researchers to download, email, share, and access their research content from anywhere using familiar tools.
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ProQuest expands publisher participation in Access-to-Own to include almost 400,000 titles

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). With its newest acquisition model launching next month, ProQuest has grown the number of titles available through Access-to-Own to almost 400,000 and dramatically increased publisher participation in just eight months. ProQuest developed Access-to-Own in collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world to provide a usage-based acquisition model that offers a balanced approach and a wider array of frontlist as well as backlist titles to libraries and the researchers they serve.
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Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public Schools select the CARL.X ILS

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). The Library Corporation announce that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public School have selected CARL.X as their next integrated library system.
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Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public Schools select the CARL.X ILS

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). The Library Corporation announce that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public School have selected CARL.X as their next integrated library system.
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OCLC's WorldShare Management Services turns five

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America--have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.
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Alma Open Platform reaches one million API transactions daily

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). Ex Libris announced that its Alma library management service now routinely handles over one million API transactions daily from hundreds of institutions around the world.
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EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost users can now visualize altmetrics from Plum Analytics

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). The overall research experience for users of EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost databases is improving with the addition of altmetrics data from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. By integrating the Plum Print widget into these platforms, users will have a view of modern metrics that allows them to uncover new research insights. EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost customers will be able to view the Plum Print to visualize the research impact of all items in the results list, including: articles, books chapters, e-books, and institutional repository materials. Powered by the PlumX Suite, the Plum Print visually changes depending on the altmetrics found in each of the five categories: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and citations, providing added research insight at the artifact level. The Plum Print will appear in the EDS and EBSCOhost search results, giving researchers a highly visual way of evaluating resources, and the ability to quickly focus on information of interest to them. Hovering over the Plum Print highlights a brief visual breakdown of the altmetrics, and clicking on it brings users to the Plum Suite platform for more in-depth information.
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EBSCO Information Services announces Austin Community College the winner of its EBSCO Solar Grant

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 24, 2016). EBSCO Information Services announced the winner of its EBSCO Solar grant. Austin Community College District's Highland Campus Library in Austin, Texas has been selected as the winner of the grant which will cover up to $150,000 of the cost of installing a solar array. The grant will allow the Library to install solar panels and reduce its electricity expenditures.
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OCLC wins Knight News Challenge award to promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:56
(June 23, 2016). OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web. The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.
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The pursuit /

New At the Library - Fri, 2016-06-24 06:56

    ISBN: 9780553392777
    Author: Evanovich, Janet


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Raised bed revolution : build it fill it plant it ... garden anywhere! /

New At the Library - Fri, 2016-06-24 06:56

    ISBN: 9781591866503
    Author: Nolan, Tara, 1977-


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The pursuit /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9780553551563
    Author: Evanovich, Janet


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Here's to us : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9780316375146
    Author: Hilderbrand, Elin


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End of watch : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9781508211358
    Author: King, Stephen, 1947-


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Teddy and me : confessions of a service human /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9781455536122
    Author: Savage, Michael, 1942-


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The second life of Nick Mason /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9780451483546
    Author: Hamilton, Steve, 1961-


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15th affair /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9781478939528
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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Wilde Lake : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2016-06-23 06:54

    ISBN: 9780062466655
    Author: Lippman, Laura, 1959-


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