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Tsinghua University, top university in China, selects Ex Libris Alma library management service

Library Technology Reports - 10 hours 37 min ago
(January 16, 2017). Ex Libris announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service to replace the university's Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®.
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Innovative Wins Platinum, Gold, and Silver in 2017 Modern Library Awards

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-01-15 08:42
(January 13, 2017). Innovative Interface announced three products have been named recipients of LibraryWorks' third annual Modern Library Awards
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The bear and the nightingale : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-01-14 11:41

    ISBN: 9781101885932
    Author: Arden, Katherine,


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The old man /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-01-14 11:41

    ISBN: 9780802125866
    Author: Perry, Thomas, 1947-


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Scorched earth : restoring the country after Obama /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-01-14 11:41

    ISBN: 9781455568246
    Author: Savage, Michael, 1942-


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The paleo thyroid solution /

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-01-14 11:41

    ISBN: 9781939563248
    Author: Russ, Elle,


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Real food fake food : why you don't know what you're eating and what you can do

New At the Library - Sat, 2017-01-14 11:41

    ISBN: 9781616204211
    Author: Olmsted, Larry,


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Western Suburbs Library Group reaping benefits of Spydus10

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-01-13 11:40
(January 13, 2017). Civica announced that The Western Suburbs Library Group, comprising the City of Nedlands, City of Subiaco, Town of Claremont, and The Grove library in Perth, Western Australia, has replaced its legacy software system with Civica's Spydus10, the industry's leading fully automated web-based information management solution for academic, government, public and corporate libraries.
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ODILO features Pay-per-Use at ALA Midwinter

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-01-13 11:40
(January 13, 2017). ODILO reports an increased interest in the different lending models they offer, especially with their innovative Pay-per-Use, also known as pay-per-checkout. In 2016, ODILO experienced a 140% increase in new customers, with most of them taking advantage of the affordable PpU model and ODILO's extensive foreign language content.
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Equinox transitions to non-profit to benefit libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-01-12 20:16
(January 12, 2017). Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System , became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. , a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes after several years of consideration, evaluation of community needs, planning, and preparation. The change allows Equinox to better serve its customers and communities by broadening its mission of bringing more open source technologyto a wide array of institutions dedicated to serving the public good.
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ProQuest integrates text and video in seamless search to improve research experiences

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-01-12 20:16
(January 12, 2017). One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street's popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery.
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Equinox Transitions to NonProfit to Benefit Libraries

Equinox Blog - Thu, 2017-01-12 12:48

Equinox Transitions to Nonprofit to Benefit Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, Georgia, January 12, 2017 – On January 1, 2017, Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System, became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc., a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes after several years of consideration, evaluation of community needs, planning, and preparation.  The change allows Equinox to better serve its customers and communities by broadening its mission of bringing more open source technology to a wide array of institutions dedicated to serving the public good.

About the conversion from for-profit to nonprofit, Mike Rylander, president of the new Equinox Open Library Initiative said, “Everyone at Equinox is dedicated to the mission of helping libraries of all types adopt and use open source software.  We have been involved in this work for ten years now, and our move to become a nonprofit helps us further that mission.  Importantly, this change also matches more closely the cooperative, community-focused ethos of the open source technologies with which we work.  We could not be more excited to move forward in this new direction.”

Jason Etheridge, an Equinox founder, added, “In 2009, we wrote an open letter to the community called the Equinox Promise, where we pledged to adhere to ideas such as transparency, code sharing, maintaining a single code set, and, in general, working with and within the Evergreen and Koha communities.  This built on the original vision of Evergreen as software that should be open source for both philosophical and pragmatic reasons.  Equinox becoming a nonprofit is another promise, one with legal teeth, where our charitable purpose is put front and center.  I see no better way to participate in the gift culture known as open source, and in our Evergreen and Koha communities.”

While daily operations at Equinox will not change, company leaders highlight that going forward there will be new opportunities for service expansion and enhancement, as well as creative funding options for projects that enhance library services.  Grace Dunbar, Equinox Vice President, pointed out, “By becoming a nonprofit organization, Equinox will actually be able to do more and grow our service offerings to the library community.  I think it’s important to note we’re not changing our services—we still offer a complete suite of services for seamless migration, support, and development for open source software library software. However, by making the change to nonprofit we will be able to grow in a way that does not require a merger or acquisition with a proprietary software company and will allow us to integrate more resources into our mission.”

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About Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc.
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions.  As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software.  At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies.

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The sleepwalker : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2017-01-12 11:16

    ISBN: 9780385538923
    Author: Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-


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Ring of fire /

New At the Library - Thu, 2017-01-12 11:16

    ISBN: 9781101984765
    Author: Taylor, Brad, 1965-


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Follett opens new office in Dubai

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 23:15
(January 11, 2017). Follett announced it has opened a new office in Dubai, further committing its support of international schools in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa regions.
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TLC's CARL.Connect receives Gold in 2017 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 20:15
(January 11, 2017). The Library Corporation is pleased to announce that CARL.Connect has received a gold award in LibraryWorks' third annual Modern Library Awards (MLA's) for its Mobile Discovery platform. Setting itself apart with its ability to connect users with library services and engage with the social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) movement, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile meets the needs of a growing “always on, always in touch” population. Released in 2016, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile was designed with a sleek, responsive platform that dynamically directs users to a mobile version of the online catalog on any smartphone. It also provides a host of preeminent features that allow for a more local and personalized experience. Some of these include geolocation services, opt-in and notification, mobile app offerings, personalized reading recommendations, and access to a Digital Library Card.
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Biblionix's Apollo receives 2017 Product of the Year Award from LibraryWorks

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 20:15
(January 11, 2017). Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo ILS/LSP has again received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks' Modern Library Awards. LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.
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Flipster Receives Gold in 2017 Modern Library Awards

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 20:15
(January 11, 2017). The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems. 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/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
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Crowley Company Scanners and Services receive Platinum, Gold Modern Library Awards in 2017 competition

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 20:15
(January 11, 2017). The Crowley Company announced that for the third year running the firm has garnered several prestigious awards from the LibraryWorks, Inc. annual Modern Library Awards (MLA) program, which begin in 2015. The awards will be presented January 21st at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
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ByWater Solutions receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2017-01-11 20:15
(January 11, 2017). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in the third 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/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
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