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Ingram expands its network with new Global Connect relationship in Spain

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 12, 2017). Lightning Source, part of Ingram Content Group, is expanding its “Global Connect” print-on-demand and distribution network to Spain through an alliance with PodiPrint, one of the largest media publishing and distribution groups in Spain.
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Gale and Texas Public Libraries deliver program to give residents access to accredited high school diplomas

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 12, 2017). Five Texas libraries have partnered with Gale, a leading provider of library resources and a Cengage company, to offer the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate at public libraries across the state. Qualifying Texas adults can enroll in the Career Online High School program starting today through the following public library systems: Houston, Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine and Sulphur Springs.
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Self-Publishing ISBNs climbed 8% between 2015-2016

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 12, 2017). Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.
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Springer Nature launches research solution for the life sciences

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 12, 2017). Springer Nature has launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects.
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Innovative adds system-wide Unicode Support in Polaris Release 5.6

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 12, 2017). Innovative Interfaces launched Polaris Release 5.6 with system-wide support for Unicode characters, integration of items from Vital in the PowerPAC discovery solution, and additional functionality in the Polaris Web Application. Polaris is an integrated library system solution to manage physical and digital resources, library operational workflows, and patron accounts.
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Amigos Library Services partners with ByWater Solutions

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). ByWater Solutions announced that Amigos Library Services has added ByWater and Koha to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries who are new to Koha will receive a discount on Koha implementation and ongoing support and hosting services from ByWater as part of this agreement. By partnering with ByWater, Amigos Library Services members will have even more reason to adopt the fastest growing and most used ILS in the world.
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Industry Leaders International Baccalaureate and Emerald Publishing Deploy the Ixxus Publishing Platform

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). Data systems integration and knowledge engineering experts Ixxus today announced that scholarly publisher Emerald Publishing and world-renowned educational foundation International Baccalaureate recently became the two latest organizations to deploy the Ixxus Publishing Platform to meet their most challenging digital transformation initiatives.
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central platform user experience

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform has enhanced its book detail pages to boost usability with simplified workflows, more chapter-level capabilities, and improved file naming conventions that make it easy to organize downloaded resources.
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OpenAthens Cloud launches at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). OpenAthens builds upon its global access tools for digital content providers through its new cloud-based single sign-on solution OpenAthens, the international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, today officially launches its cloud-based content provider solution at one of the world's largest publishing events, the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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Ingram Signs Six New Global Agreements for Digital Distribution

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) adds six new clients to CoreSource, Ingram's digital asset management and distribution platform. The new CoreSource customers include: Author Solutions LLC, Center for Creative Leadership, Wits University Press, Hymns Ancient & Modern, Edinburgh University Press, and The American Nurses Association.
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EBSCO Health introduces Dynamic Health

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 11, 2017). Dynamic Health, a comprehensive collection of evidence-based skills content and corresponding skills checklists intended to help nurses and allied health professionals develop critical clinical, transcultural and patient instruction skills, is now available from EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services.
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NISO Publishes Standards Tag Suite (NISO STS) Standard

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 9, 2017). The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new American National Standard, STS: Standards Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2017. The purpose of this "standard for standards," which will be known as NISO STS, is to define a suite of XML elements and attributes that describes the full-text content and metadata of standards. NISO STS provides a common format that preserves intellectual content of standards independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered.
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RedLink introduces Group Conversations in new release of Remarq

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 9, 2017). RedLink is pleased to announce the latest release of Remarq, which includes three levels of group collaboration, Private Groups – only those invited by the host are aware of the group and can participate, Protected Groups – publishers can create these groups, which anyone can find and request to join, and Public Groups – these groups are open to anyone at any time.
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Nyhedsbrev fra Fælles Bibliotekssystem

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 6, 2017). Med oktobers ankomst er den nye supportmodel trådt i kraft. Det kan du både læse og se mere om i dette nyhedsbrev, der også byder på tips og tricks, information om kommende ændringer i FBS og indhold i den kommende release 1.9.
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Evergreen 3.0 revolutionizes how library staff does business

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 6, 2017). The Evergreen community announced the release of Evergreen 3.0, a major upgrade that will change the way library staff use and interact with Evergreen.Evergreen 3.0 features a new staff client that can run in a web browser on a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone, helping libraries to better meet the high expectations of users. Bringing library services on the road has never been easier. Staff will use the same client interfaces on all devices, which are automatically optimized for whatever screen is in use.
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Waco-McLennan County Library looks forward to new patron opportunities, using Innovative Solution in new year

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 6, 2017). Innovative Interfaces announced that the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS).
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Backstage begins RFID tagging 1.9 million items for East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 6, 2017). Backstage Library Works has begun production on a massive RFID tagging project for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. The project is part of the library's conversion to a unified RFID inventory system, which upon completion, will deliver greater accuracy in circulation and inventory while making library staff more available to patrons. Backstage will tag over 1.9 million barcoded items contained in fourteen library branches, one outreach services facility, and an external storage facility.
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Springer Nature's Bookmetrix to launch a new metric for eBook collection performance at Frankfurt Book Fair

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 5, 2017). Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature's various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as well as librarians.
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International Libraries taking advantage of Australian made software

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 5, 2017). Libraries across the world using LIBERO's using Version 6, can now upgrade their systems to LIBERO Cloud. LIBERO Cloud means libraries can now store their data in an off-site server, which provides significant benefits including full maintenance and security of your data. Our overseas libraries using LIBERO are based in Europe, Africa, and United Arab Emirates.
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Ex Libris first in the industry to achieve ISO 22301 Certification for business continuity management

Library Technology Reports - 6 hours 49 min ago
(October 3, 2017). Ex Libris announced that the company is the first in the library industry to achieve ISO 22301:2012 certification. ISO 22301:2012 is the first international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization that focuses exclusively on business continuity management. This Ex Libris certification joins two others awarded to the company—ISO 27001:2013, certification for information security management systems; and ISO/IEC 27018:2014, certification for the protection of personally identifiable information in the cloud computing environment.
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