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Eastern Michigan University goes live with Alma and Summon Integration

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). Ex Libris announced that Eastern Michigan University has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform integrated with the Ex Libris Summon discovery service. The first library to implement this integrated solution, Eastern Michigan now benefits from improved resource management workflows and an optimized resource discovery experience. Alma replaces the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system while the university has retained Summon as the preferred discovery service.
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OASIS operates with Alma and Alexander Street

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). ProQuest is simplifying workflows for librarians with two initiatives that bring together complementary assets to enrich its OASIS search, select and order system.
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Lynchburg College opts for Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). Ex Libris announced that Virginia's Lynchburg College has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library's electronic and print collections and to improve efficiency across the board with integrated workflows. The Ex Libris solutions will replace the Innovative Interfaces Millennium library system.
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EBSCO Information Services announces winners of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). EBSCO Information Services announced initial winners of its inaugural EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. Winning proposals came from Villanova University, which aims to develop the integration of VuFind with FOLIO, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which looks to integrate their hardware circulation module with FOLIO.
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OCLC celebrates 50 years of innovation and collaboration with libraries worldwide

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). OCLC, the library technology and research organization that changed the way libraries work, is celebrating 50 years of innovation and collaboration with libraries around the world.On July 6, 1967, the nonprofit Ohio College Library Center was established to create a shared electronic library for Ohio colleges and universities. Frederick Kilgour, founder and first President, had a plan to build a shared, online cataloging system that would effectively merge library catalogs through a computer network and database so that libraries could work collaboratively, save time and share resources.What began 50 years ago as a regional computer system for 54 Ohio colleges has become OCLC, a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to over 16,000 libraries in 120 countries.
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Clarivate Analytics announces landmark partnership with Impactstory to make open access content easier for researchers to use

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). Clarivate Analytics today announced a novel public/private strategic partnership with Impactstory that will remove a critical barrier for researchers: limited open access (OA) to high-quality, trusted peer-reviewed content. Under the terms of the partnership, Clarivate Analytics is providing a grant to Impactstory to build on its oaDOI service, making open access content more easily discoverable, and the research workflow more efficient from discovery through publishing.
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EBSCO Information Services announces 2017 EBSCO Solar Grant winners

Library Technology Reports - Sun, 2017-06-25 12:45
(June 25, 2017). EBSCO Information Services is awarding its 2017 EBSCO Solar grant to the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia and The Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, Illinois. The grants will provide each library with $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grant offsets the cost of installing solar panels and allows libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.
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New At the Library - Fri, 2017-06-23 09:44

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Minnesota Consortium MnPALS Selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo Solutions

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-06-23 09:44
(June 23, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the MnPALS consortium has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to streamline workflows for all types of resources and to increase the discoverability of those resources by patrons and staff users of the consortium's member institutions.
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Alexander Street partners with A+E Networks

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2017-06-23 09:44
(June 23, 2017). Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, has added streaming access to over 200 videos from A+E Networks for college and university libraries and faculty via the Academic Video Online solution. The videos come from A+E Networks' HISTORY, the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner.
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Over 150 library partners leverage the Innovative Open Library Stack for Cloud-based, Multi-tenant Applications

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). Innovative Interfaces announced that the cloud-based, multi-tenant Innovative Open Library Stack (IOLS) now serves more than 150 library systems.
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Nate Cothran prompted to President of Backstage

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President. Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client's workload.
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Syndetics Unbound integrated with Primo and Summon

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). ProQuest and Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, are helping libraries improve the research experience and expand exploration by integrating ProQuest® Syndetics Unbound with the Ex Libris Primo and Summon discovery services.
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Future Ready Librarians announce Micro-Credential Pilot for Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced today a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by five U.S. school districts in the fall. As with FRL, the development of the micro-credential is a joint partnership between Follett's Project Connect, the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Digital Promise.
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HarperCollins publishers to provide libraries and schools cost-per-circ option as additional use model to manage their ebook and audiobook collections

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). HarperCollins has joined the growing list of publishers working with OverDrive to add Cost-per-Circ as an additional use model for their eBooks and audiobooks. The CPC model will be available for a portion of the HarperCollins eBook and audiobook catalog, alongside the current metered access one copy/one user. OverDrive has always advocated for more and broader access for libraries and their readers. Working closely with the publishing community, libraries and school partners can mix their collections with a variety of access models starting later this year.
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Gale Small Business Builder, Online Planning Tool for Entrepreneurs, Launches at 2017 ALA Conference and Exhibition

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). Gale, a Cengage company, launched Gale Small Business Builder, an online planning tool for individuals who are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, actively starting a business or operating an existing enterprise.
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SirsiDynix premiering Power of Libraries store at ALA 2017

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:44
(June 22, 2017). SirsiDynix will be attending the ALA Annual in Chicago. This year the BLUEcloud team is pleased to premiere the Power of Libraries message from SirsiDynix. Located at booth 5016, the SirsiDynix team will be sharing free “I Believe in The Power of Libraries” buttons, which are also available through the new Power of Libraries store.
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Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App From Your Library

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 12:43
(June 22, 2017). OverDrive has launched a new tool designed to bring new users to the library. Meet Libby, the innovative and fun new reading app for ebooks and audiobooks introduced worldwide on June 20. Based on the experience of 36,000 library partners and one billion digital books borrowed, OverDrive designed Libby to get library users reading quickly, anytime and anywhere, in just one tap.
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Alexander Street Supports Performing Arts Design

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 06:43
(June 22, 2017). Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, is enabling researchers to go behind the scenes of the world's greatest theatre, dance, and opera performances through Performance Design Archive Online, the only international multimedia collection to cover all aspects of theatre production design.
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collectionHQ and SOLUS announce joint initiative

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2017-06-22 06:43
(June 22, 2017). collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution and SOLUS, a global library technology provider, announced a new joint initiative to support collection management in public libraries. The joint initiative surrounds the launch of SOLUS' Gizmo mobile device and the compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with the SOLUS Staff App. Gizmo, an Android-powered handheld tool, supports the SOLUS Staff App to allow librarians to deliver better customer service by responding to patron queries, searching the collection and placing hold requests all from the library floor. The compatibility of collectionHQ Action Plans with Gizmo via the Staff App takes that portability one step further by allowing users to carry out multiple collection management tasks simultaneously from anywhere in the library. From Gizmo, users can then update item statuses and locations directly to their Integrated Library System, saving valuable staff time.
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